Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
Take Action to Improve Heart Health
The YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program is designed to help adults with hypertension lower and manage their blood pressure. The four-month program focuses on regulated home self-monitoring of one’s blood pressure using proper measuring techniques, individualized support, and nutrition education for better blood pressure management. A trained Healthy Heart Ambassador works with participants to identify blood pressure patterns and share self-monitoring tracking and results with their healthcare provider. The program helps increase awareness of triggers that elevate blood pressure and provides knowledge for heart-healthy eating habits.
Healthy Heart Ambassadors will train participants to properly use a self-monitoring blood pressure cuff and emphasize the value of regular self-monitoring. Ambassadors will also provide ongoing personalized support as they strive to achieve their program goals. Participants will:
- Measure and record their blood pressure at least two times per month
- Attend two personalized consultations per month with a Healthy Heart Ambassador
- Attend monthly Nutrition Education Seminars
- Record and track their blood pressure readings at home
Eligible participants - This program is open to adults 18 and older diagnosed with high blood pressure. Individuals must not have had a recent cardiac event, have atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias, or be at risk for lymphedema.
How Do I Participate
The November 14th Informational session was canceled due to low enrollment.
Please watch for new dates coming in January 2024.
Questions? Contact our Health and Wellness Director, Laura Clary.
By phone: 315.990.0696
Registrants must complete a waiver and submit it before beginning the program.
- The waiver is available to download HERE
- At the Member Services Desk, when you register in person
- Available to download if you register online.