NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY
Bristol Elder Services, Inc. (Bristol) is currently conducting an assessment regarding the needs of elders and caregivers in the greater Attleboro, Fall River, and Taunton areas. The information we gather during this process will be used to develop our Strategic Plan for the next four years.
Please take a few minutes to complete our online survey. Your contribution will help shape the future of services offered by Bristol. This survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete.
Click here to access the survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WCVKGL8
September is National Cholesterol Education Month
Seventy-one million American adults have high cholesterol, but only one-third of them have the condition under control. September is National Cholesterol Education Month – a good time to resolve to get your cholesterol screened.
Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that your body needs. But when you have too much in your blood, it can build up on the walls of your arteries and form blockages. This can lead to heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. One way to prevent these diseases is to detect high cholesterol and treat it when it is found.
How can you prevent or treat high cholesterol?
- Eat a healthy diet: Avoid saturated fat and trans fat, which tend to raise cholesterol levels. Other types of fats, such as polyunsaturated fats, can lower cholesterol. Eating fiber can also lower levels.
- Get regular exercise: Physical exercise can help lower cholesterol. The Surgeon General recommends that adults engage in moderate-intensity exercise for 2.5 hours every week.
- Maintain a healthy weight: Being overweight or obese can raise your cholesterol level.
- Quit smoking.
Be sure to follow your doctor’s instructions and stay on your medications, if prescribed, to control your cholesterol.
For more information see “Your Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol with TLC” at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/files/docs/public/heart/chol_tlc.pdf