Free screenings at Feb. 20 workshop for American Heart Month
02.09.2018 | By Jeannie Peng Mansyur
February is American Heart Month, and the Community Education Center at San Jacinto College will deliver a free Healthy Heart Workshop and Screenings to the public on Tuesday, Feb. 20.
This workshop, in partnership with Legacy Community Health, will take place from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Interactive Learning Center, C-1.108, on the San Jacinto College Central Campus. It will provide information about heart disease and explore topics such as high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes. Free blood pressure screenings will be offered.
Approximately 2,300 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of one death every 38 seconds, according to the American Heart Association. American Heart Month, a federally designated event, is a time to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved.
As with all Community Education events at the College, free heart healthy snacks and giveaways will be available. In March, the Community Education Center will feature a workshop on nutrition during National Nutrition Month.
The San Jacinto College Central Campus is located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 281-478-2786 or email CommunityEducation@sjcd.edu.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students each year benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers eight areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.