Sunrise Senior Living is a Proud Supporter of the American Heart Association

Provides New Resources to Promote Heart Health for Seniors  

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 8:30 am EDT

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MCLEAN, Va.
"Our Sunrise communities support positive lifestyle changes by providing nutrient-rich diets and encouraging physical activity, in addition to bringing a resident-centered care approach to support seniors living with cardiovascular conditions like high blood pressure."

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sunrise Senior Living is proud to support the American Heart Association in its efforts to share valuable information with seniors and their families about ways to maintain heart health as we age. New tips and toolkit resources are now available at heart.org/seniorhealth as well as SunriseSeniorLiving.com/heart and include:

  • American Heart Association’s Benefiting the Lives of all Seniors is Why Resource Guide with Life’s Simple 7® steps to living a healthy life
  • Infographics to get Heart Smart and participate in exercises that maintain health and physical independence
  • Sunrise Senior Eats® Blog with recipes, nutrition information and food news for seniors
  • Sunrise Blog feed with content such as caring for seniors with heart disease and heart health tips by season
  • Sunrise Heart Health Tips & Recipes Pinterest Board, covering diet, wellness and more

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and stroke comes in at number five on the list, according to the American Heart Association.

“These new resources, with support from Sunrise Senior Living, offer easy-to-follow, useful tools related to exercise and diet, which we know play a critical role in older adults’ heart health. We hold a shared commitment to providing support to seniors and their caregivers on the journey to maintaining a healthy heart,” said Russell Pate, PhD FAHA, professor at the University of South Carolina's Arnold School of Public Health and spokesperson for the American Heart Association.

“It is incredibly important for seniors to maintain good heart health, as it contributes to one’s overall health and studies show it may help fight memory loss,” added Sue Coppola, senior vice president of Care for Sunrise. “Our Sunrise communities support positive lifestyle changes by providing nutrient-rich diets and encouraging physical activity, in addition to bringing a resident-centered care approach to support seniors living with cardiovascular conditions like high blood pressure.”

In recognition of National Walking Day on April 1, Sunrise’s Sue Coppola will be participating in an American Heart Association Support Network online chat at 2:00 p.m. ET, to help answer questions and share heart healthy advice with seniors and caregivers.

For ongoing information regarding aging and senior-related topics, also check out Sunrise’s Twitter (twitter.com/SunriseSrLiving) and Facebook (facebook.com/SunriseSeniorLiving) accounts.

About Sunrise Senior Living

Sunrise Senior Living, a McLean, Va.-based company, employs approximately 29,000 people. As of February 1, 2015, Sunrise operated 302 communities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, including 15 Gracewell Healthcare communities, with a total unit capacity of approximately 27,100. Sunrise offers a full range of personalized senior living services, including independent living, assisted living, care for individuals with Alzheimer's and other forms of memory loss, as well as nursing and rehabilitative services. Sunrise's senior living services are delivered by team members who are trained to encourage independence, preserve dignity, enable freedom of choice and protect the privacy of residents. To learn more about Sunrise, please visit SunriseSeniorLiving.com.

 

Contact:

Sunrise Senior Living
Jennifer Clark, 703-854-0329
Corporate Communications

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