The Y to celebrate Heart Healthy Month with screening events

27 January 2022
Heart in hands


In honor of Heart Healthy Month in February, the YMCA of South Hampton Roads and the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and Eastern Shore are hosting three events to promote heart wellness and tackle food insecurity.

These events will be held at three different YMCA locations throughout Hampton Roads on February 2, 15 and 23. They are free and open to the public, so feel free to stop by at the locations and times listed below. These Heart Healthy Month events will be broken up into three major components: a health component, a fitness/wellness component, and a food component

Health Component:
Old Dominion University’s School of Nursing will be conducting

  • Blood pressure screening
  • HgA1C assessment 
  • Cholesterol screenings
  • Hearing screening
  • Heathy heart education (from the American Heart Association)

Fitness/ Wellness Component:

  • Personal trainer to discuss healthy routines

Food Component:

  • Healthy food options
  • Food pantry information (Foodbank)
  • Nutrition information (Foodbank & ODU)
  • Food cards (from ODU)
  • Information on SNAP benefits

Dates and Locations:

  • February 2: Greenbrier Family YMCA, 5—7pm
  • February 15: YMCA on Granby, 1—2:30pm
  • February 23: Indian River Family YMCA, 10—12pm