February 08, 2022

Northern Riverview Recognized Heart Month Last Feb by Wearing Red

The staff at Northern Riverview on Route 9W in Haverstraw are observing Heart Month in February, which is designated every year by the American Heart Association. From every department in the facility, staff at the 180-bed skilled nursing facility are wearing red throughout the month and what’s more, there have been educational programs geared to eating right in order to take care of one’s heart. According to the CDC, heart disease is still the number one killer in the United States. In a 2018 statistic by the CDC and LiveStories, when measuring deaths in men and women due to heart disease in Rockland County versus New York State and the country, Rockland County comes in third, per 100,000. Traditionally, more men die from heart disease versus women and it affects the African American community the most, over white and other races. For American Indians/Alaska Natives and Asians/Pacific Islanders, heart disease is second only to cancer. In the United States in 2021 according to the CDC, almost 700,000 deaths have been attributed to heart disease, followed by cancer just above 600,000 and COVID-19 at a little over 350,000 comes in third. In this group photo taken on Friday, February 4th, National Wear Red Day – Heart Awareness Day, Northern Riverview’s Recreation Direction Lori Silverstein holds up a heart healthy sign as some of the staff surround her.

 

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