Linda Sullivan, the Town’s Board of Health Nurse, will be holding free Blood Pressure Screenings on a monthly basis over the next six months. The screenings will be held at the Flynn Building (9:30 – 10:30 a.m.) and at the DPW Building (1:30 – 2:30 p.m.) on July 22, August 26, and September 23. (Future times will be announced at a later date but are usually held on the 4th Tuesday of the month).
NOTE: A single high blood pressure reading usually isn’t enough for a diagnosis. Because blood pressure normally varies throughout the day — and sometimes specifically during visits to the doctor — diagnosis is based on more than one reading taken on more than one occasion. On the first visit, Nurse Sullivan will supply blood pressure charts to each employee and then update them on a monthly basis. High blood pressure often has no signs or symptoms. The only way to find out if you have high blood pressure is to be tested for it.
An appointment is not necessary – just stop by either the Flynn Building or the DPW building on the dates listed above.