Own it, Check it, Sort it!
The Croí Third Age Mayo project, which aims to promote healthy cardiovascular ageing, is delighted to partner with local pharmacies across Mayo for the month of September to offer free blood pressure checks to people over 55 years of age who have not had their blood pressure checked in the past year.
High blood pressure (hypertension) can put a strain on your arteries and organs, which can increase your risk of developing serious problems such as heart attacks and strokes. Members of the public found to have high blood pressure will be offered advice and information, as well as the opportunity to take part in a free blood pressure management programme, delivered by the Croí multi-disciplinary health team.
“If you’re over the age of 55, you should have your blood pressure checked once a year. A blood pressure test is a simple way of checking if your blood pressure is too high. If you have high blood pressure, you can work with your doctor to control it and reduce your risk of heart disease or stroke,” says Dr. Lisa Hynes, Croí Head of Health Programmes.People over 55 years of age interested in a free blood pressure check can simply contact one of the participating pharmacies. See croi.ie/third-age-mayo-bp to learn more.The pharmacies participating in the pilot programme are:
- Achill – Molloy’s
- Balla – Life Pharmacy
- Ballaghaderreen – Molloy’s
- Ballina – Molloy’s Garden St., Molloy’s Bunree Rd., McKane’s, Kilroy’s
- Ballinrobe – Hynes
- Ballyhaunis – Curley’s
- Bangor Erris – Lavelle’s
- Belmullet – Lavelle’s, McCormack’s
- Castlebar – MacAuliffe’s, O’Donnell’s, Staunton’s, Treacy’s
- Charlestown – Colleran’s
- Claremorris – Davey’s
- Crossmolina – Molloy’s, Quinn’s
- Foxford – Heneghans
- Kilkelly – Life Pharmacy
- Killala – Lavelle’s
- Kiltimagh – Heneghans
- Knock – Life Pharmacy
- Louisburgh – Staunton’s
- Swinford – O’Connell’s
- Westport – Treacy’s, McVann’s, O’Donnell’s, O’Connell’s, Lally’s.