Marathon County (WAOW) — Volunteers provide free blood pressure screenings to seniors and vulnerable populations at various locations monthly.
RSVP of Marathon County, part of the United Way Umbrella, is a volunteer effort for those 55 or older, connecting them to their community.
The volunteer nurses go to a variety of senior living spaces, churches, and food shelters to give the complimentary screenings.
The program will be at the Riverview Towers from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM, and Sturgeon Bluffs 10 AM to 11 AM the first Thursday of every month.
Volunteers typically service the same locations allowing community members to build a relationship with the provider.
“Those nurses build some great relationships with those folks, and month after month, seeing the same face. I think there a little more apt to take to heart, no pun intended, that information the nurse is giving them,” said Susan Krolow, RSVP Program Director for the United Way of Marathon County.
One in three Americans have high blood pressure, or pre-high blood pressure, and don’t even know it according to Krolow.
For a full location of monthly screening locations visit their website here.
If you would like to get involved with RSVP, visit here.