Hanover Township Offering Free Blood Pressure Screenings

  • Hanover Township Community Health Director Kristen Smith administering a blood pressure screening to a resident at the Senior Center in Bartlett.

    Hanover Township Community Health Director Kristen Smith administering a blood pressure screening to a resident at the Senior Center in Bartlett. Courtesy of Hanover Township

 
 
Updated 5/14/2021 8:58 AM

The Hanover Township Office of Community Health is offering free blood pressure screenings throughout May as part of National High Blood Pressure Education Month.

"High blood pressure, or hypertension, is often referred to as the silent killer because many people experience no symptoms and are unaware they have a condition," said Kristen Smith, director of Community Health. "We encourage residents, especially those with a family history of hypertension, to come to the Township and take advantage of a free screening."

 

A normal blood pressure should be under 120/80. Adults aged 40 and over are advised to have their blood pressure checked at least annually or more frequently at a doctor's request especially for those with elevated blood pressure or those on blood pressure medication. Younger adults should also have their blood pressure checked to know their baseline.

Residents can call the Township at (630) 483-5665 to schedule a screening at offices in Bartlett, Elgin and Hanover Park.

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