Edgewood Manor Observes National Wear Red Day to Promote Heart Disease Awareness

Skilled Nursing Facility Staff Begins a Month of Cardiovascular Health Awareness

Port Clinton, Ohio (Feb. 2023) – The staff at Edgewood Manor, an 80-bed subacute and skilled nursing facility, showed their support in the fight against heart disease by donning red attire on National Wear Red Day, observed on Friday, February 3. The initiative is part of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign to spread heart health awareness.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and is largely preventable. To help reduce this toll, February is also American Heart Month, a time for the entire community to focus on improving cardiovascular health.

Edgewood’s observance of National Wear Red Day and American Heart Month focuses on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. The facility’s Administrator, Lori Opfer, said, “to help raise awareness, some staff have chosen to participate in the Biggest Loser Challenge from January 30th through April 24th. Staff members participating paid $10 initially and pay $1 for any pound they gain. The winner will receive all money contributed. Great motivation to start a healthier lifestyle and decrease the risk of heart disease.”

Edgewood is encouraging staff to participate in a jean’s day fundraiser. Every Friday in February, staff can donate $1 to wear jeans to work, with the money going to the American Heart Association.

Effects of Heart Disease on Women

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, heart disease affects women differently than men. Factors that can raise women’s risk of coronary heart disease more than that of men include:

  • Diabetes
  • Low levels of HDL cholesterol
  • Mild to moderate high blood pressure
  • Smoking

About Edgewood Manor

Edgewood Manor is an 80-bed skilled nursing facility in Port Clinton, Ohio, providing long-term care, short-term care, rehabilitation, occupational therapy, physical therapy, rehab-to-home, speech therapy, hospice care, respite care, and a secure memory care unit. The center is currently accepting new admissions for short-term rehabilitation and long-term care. For further information, please contact Samantha Diffenbacher at 419-236-4296 or sdiffenbacher@edgewoodmanorhc.com.

Edgewood Manor staff participated in National Wear Red Day in February to raise heart disease awareness with its residents, staff, and community.

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