With the recent revision on what classifies hypertension, close to 50 percent of Americans now have high blood pressure, with some maybe not even realizing it. Having high blood pressure can make one more at risk for stroke and heart attack, and so it’s important to know not only if you have high blood pressure, but that you are doing what you can to reverse it.
UF Extension is offering three blood pressure series-based classes, two in January and on in February, called Keeping the Pressure Down. Each series is four weeks for an hour and half. Come learn about lifestyle factors that can not only help prevent hypertension, but, for those with high blood pressure, learn how to go back to having a normal blood pressure reading.
At the Galen Wilson Senior Center, located at 8600 Galen Wilson Blvd, Port Richey, FL 34668, classes will be held from 1pm to 2:30pm on the following Tuesdays: January 8, 15, 22, and 29. Please call 727-834-3317 to sign up.
At the Land O Lakes Senior Center, located at 6801 Wisteria Loop, Land O Lakes, FL 34638,classes will be held from 1pm to 2:30pm on the following Thursdays: January 10, 17, 24, and 31. Please call 813-929-1200 to sign up.
At the Dade City Senior Center, located at 13853 15th St., Dade City, FL 33525, classes will be held from 1pm to 2:30pm on the following Tuesdays: February 5, 12, 19, and 26. Please call 352-521-5151 to sign up.
Space is limited at all three sites.
Please note that although these are being held at senior centers, that the classes are open to all ages. Thanks to the donation by Pasco County Government, these classes are free of charge! Make this year the year you take care of your health. Hope to see you there.