A focus on the heart

It would make sense that Full Life Care would pick February to host a series of lunchtime discussions on heart health. What better Valentine gift?

All this month, Wellness Program nurses Max Tuvloff and Cori Sutton are visiting selected Seattle Housing Authority Senior buildings as part of Full Life’s Wellness Program to prepare heart-healthy soup and answer important questions about high blood pressure (hypertension) and how to maintain a healthy blood pressure range. Max and Cori are bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and tips on diet and lifestyle that will keep hypertension under control.

The team actually began its work last week. They visited Reunion House and Primeau Place on Thursday (accompanied by nursing students from University of Washington) and Blakeley Manor on Friday. The pair plan to visit seven more facilities throughout the month (see the schedule below).

Maintaining a good blood pressure range is essential to protect against heart disease, stroke and a host of other maladies. That’s of special concern as people grow older, since research has shown that blood pressure tends to naturally rise with age. Even more reason for everyone to practice healthier habits throughout their lives.

Here are the remaining upcoming sessions:

Feb. 10

11 a.m.

Carroll Terrace


Feb. 11

11 a.m.

Phinney Terrace


3 p.m.

Schwabacher House


Feb. 17

11 a.m.

Nelson Manor


1:30 p.m.

Ballard House


Feb. 21

11:30 a.m.

Columbia Place


Feb. 24

11 a.m.

Sunrise Manor