February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month

Heart Month Events

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Thursday, FEBRUARY 1, 2018

Lower Manhattan
11:00am – 5:00pm

Hands Only CPR Expo
NYPD Headquarters • 1 Police Plaza
Collaboration between NYP and NYPD to raise awareness and educate the community about hands-only CPR.

Friday, February 2, 2018


National wear red day
Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center
11:30am – 12:00pm: Wear RED to support women in the fight against Heart Disease — their No. 1 killer. Meet at 11:30am to show your support and take a group photo.

Indoor Milstein Mile
Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center
12:00pm – 12:30pm: Participants will enter a raffle to win an APPLE WATCH!!! Come clock your 30 minutes of exercise for the day!

Weill Cornell

National wear red day
Wear RED to support women in the fight against Heart Disease — their No. 1 killer
11:45am: Meet in Greenberg Pavilion 4th floor Atrium to show your support and participate in a group photo.

Perelman stair challenge
Greenberg Stairwell
12:00pm - 12:30pm: Register in Greenberg Pavilion 4th floor Atrium
Collaboration with Weill Cornell Imaging.

Allen Hospital

National wear red day
Executive Suite
10:00am – 10:15am: Wear RED to support women in the fight against heart disease! We will take a group picture in the Executive Suite after huddle.

Heart Month Giveaways
Allen Lobby
12:00pm – 5:00pm: Stop by our table in the lobby to collect heart healthy resources and a free giveaway!

Heart Walk
Allen Lobby
12:30pm and 1pm: Meet in the Allen Lobby for a heart healthy walk with our NYPBeHealthy Coach, Michelle Elmuccio; an indoor route will be available in case of inclement weather.

Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Go Red for Women Day
Carrington Atrium Lobby
11:00am - 2:00pm: Health fair featuring free heart healthy screenings, registered dietitians and pharmacists will be available to answer questions about maintaining a balanced diet and medication management. Participants will be quizzed on their heart health knowledge for the opportunity to win prizes and giveaways. Please call the Department of Public Affairs for more information; 718-780-5367

Hudson Valley Hospital

"Go Red for Women" Day
1980 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567
All Day: Wear RED to support women in the fight against Heart Disease – their No. 1 killer.
1:45pm: Meet in the Main Lobby to show your support and take a group photo. You also will receive pins.

Physician in the Kitchen
Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen • Dempsey House • 1992 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Program with Dr. Ricardo Esquitin.
Topic: Cholesterol & Heart Health

Lawrence Hospital

National Wear Red Day Celebration
Main Hospital Lobby and Conference Room
10:00am - 1:00pm: Join us for special activities to help you reduce your risk for heart disease.

  • Free Cholesterol, BMI and Blood Pressure Screenings
  • Learn Hands-only CPR
  • Introduction to Yoga Class
  • Heart Healthy Cooking Demo
  • Physician Lecture

Pre-registration is not required. For more information call 914-787-5004.

Saturday, FEBRUARY 3, 2018

11:00 am – Half-time

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Presents St. John’s University Men’s Basketball Vs. Duke University
Madison Square Garden • 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, Section 110, Main Concourse
Stop by our marketing table on the Main Concourse, Section 110, during the SJU vs. Duke game to meet members of our cardiology team and learn about our cardiac health services.

Tuesday, FEBRUARY 6, 2018

10:00am – 1:00pm

Heart Health Screening Fair
Riverview Terrace • Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center

  • Cholesterol and Glucose Screening (please come fasting x 4 hours, if possible)

  • Blood Pressure Screening and Management Advice from Experts of the NEW Hypertension Center

  • BMI/Waist Circumference

  • Expert Counseling on Personalized Risk Reduction

  • Peripheral Vascular Disease Screening

  • Carotid Intimal Thickness Screening and Stroke Prevention

  • And much more...

Wednesday, FEBRUARY 7, 2018

5:30pm – 7:00pm

The Link Between Diabetes & Your Heart
Pryor Cashman, Conference Room F/G • 7 Times Square, New York, NY
Cardiovascular Research Foundation – Mini Med School, Women’s Heart Health Initiative
Join us for a FREE seminar from Columbia experts on living with diabetes or caring for a loved one with diabetes. You will receive valuable information about healthy lifestyle habits and how to prevent diabetes from leading to heart and vascular disease.
Register at crf.org/whhi or call 646-434-4608

Weill Cornell
11:00am - 2:00pm

Heart health fair
Cayuga Room (behind Garden Café F-09K)

  • Cholesterol and Glucose Screening

  • Blood Pressure Screening

  • BMI/Waist Circumference

  • Healthy Living Counseling

  • Simple Swaps for Heart Health

  • Smoking Cessation

  • Stress Screening

  • Vein Screening

  • Diabetes Screening

  • Cardiac Screening Awareness

  • Sleep Awareness

  • Stroke Awareness

  • HandsOnly CPR

  • myNYP

  • NYP BeHealthy

Friday, FEBRUARY 9, 2018

11:30am – 1:00pm

Cooking Demonstration with NYP Food & Nutrition
Riverview Terrace • Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center

In honor of the new hypertension guidelines which emphasize that lower blood pressure is better overall, learn how to take control of your risk through diet!

Experts from the Hypertension Center at Columbia Doctors will be available to offer expert guidance on how to manage and prevent high blood pressure.

We will be raffling off prizes. Multiple winners!

Tuesday, FEBRUARY 13, 2018

11:00am – 2:00pm

Healthy Living Nutrition Information Table
Allen Second Floor
Meet on the second floor of the Allen in the hallway facing the rooftop garden. Clinical nutritionists will provide handouts on a heart healthy diet; they are also hosting an activity and giveaways.

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Healthy Heart Tips Presentation
Thayer Conference Rooms
Dr. Gerald W. Neuberg, Director, Intensive Care Unit, will offer heart healthy tips as part of the Health Outreach Spring Series.

Hudson Valley
9:00am – 12:00pm

Healthy Heart Fair
Main Lobby • 1980 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567
Join us in a commitment to get heart healthy this year. Cardiologists, primary care physicians and stroke specialists will be on hand to share information and answer questions. Free screenings are available and experts will teach about the importance of nutrition, physical therapy and exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid risks associated with heart disease. Light refreshments, giveaways and raffles.

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Community Lecture – Buchanan Seniors Group
Buchanan Village Hall • 236 Tate Avenue, Buchanan, NY 10511
Lecture by Dr. Frank Dorsa.
Topic: Heart Health and What You Need to Know.

Wednesday, FEBRUARY 14, 2018

10:00am - 2:00pm

"Love your heart" On Valentine's Day
Riverview Terrace • Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center

  • Mindfulness & Stress Relief

  • Aromatherapy

  • Align & Flow

  • Step Classes

  • Aerobic Exercise

  • Expert Nutrition Advice

  • Reiki

  • Crystal Healing

  • Chair Massage

  • Pet Therapy

  • Music at Bedside

Hudson Valley
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lunch & Learn Lecture
1980 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567
Heart Disease Prevention Panel: Dr. Craig Hametz, Cardiologist; Adam Strauss, Director, Food and Nutrition Services; Jodie Ferrari, RD, Clinical Nutrition Manager; and Christine Oz PT, OCS, Physical Therapist

Lower Manhattan
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Heart Month Table event for Valentine’s Day Cards and NYP BeHealthy Information
83 Gold Street Lobby
Elizabeth Schwartz will be hosting a table event to distribute Heart Month Valentine’s Day cards. Jocelyn O’Keefe (Wellbeing coach) will provide information about habits to keep their heart healthy.

Thursday, FEBRUARY 15, 2018

Weill Cornell
11:00am - 2:00pm

Healthy Living Fair
Cayuga Room (behind Garden Café F-09K)

  • Plant Based Protein Sources and Hummus 3 Ways

  • Nutrition for Your Heart

  • Meditation

  • Aromatherapy

  • Reiki

  • Chair Massage

  • Wii Sports

  • Chair Yoga

  • Tai Chi (11:00am-12:00pm)

  • Anger Management

  • NYP BeHealthy

Hudson Valley
12:00pm – 1:30pm

Physician in the Kitchen
Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen • Dempsey House • 1992 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567
Program with Dr. Patrick Thomas.
Topic: Supporting Heart Health

11:00am - 12:00pm

Fainting Health Lecture
KCS Flushing Senior Center, 42-15 166st, Flushing, NY, 11358
Join NYP Queens’ Dr. Joon-Hyuk Kim for a free community lecture on fainting.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Lower Manhattan
11:00am - 1:00pm

Clinical Nutrition table event
83 Gold Street Lobby
“Hummus 3 Ways” by Chef Patrick. Samples will be available to attendees. Receive recipe cards, educational handouts and give-aways on portion control.

Wednesday, February 23, 2018

Hudson Valley
10:30am - 11:30am

Community Lecture • Jefferson Village Seniors Group, Yorktown
Jefferson Village Community Center • Hill Boulevard Yorktown, NY 10598
Lecture by Dr. Alan Slater.
Topic: Heart Health and What You Need to Know

Monday, February 26, 2018

Weill Cornell
11:00am - 12:00pm

cooking demonstration
Greenberg Pavilion 4th fl. Atrium
Ancient Grains for a Youthful Heart
Susanna Slukhinsky, RD, CDN
Paige Whorley, RD, CDN, CNSC

Hudson Valley
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Healthy Campus Walk
Ground Floor Conference Room • 1980 Crompond Road Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567
Meet in the main lobby for a healthy walk around the hospital campus. Refreshments and giveaways.

Tuesday, FEBRUARY 27, 2018

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Meet the Doctor – Improving Your Heart Health
Lake Isle Country Club, 660 White Plains Road, Eastchester
Featuring Mark Apfelbaum, MD, Interventional Cardiologist and Director of the NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Anthony Pucillo, MD, FACC, Cardiologist and Director of Cardiac Operations at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital
Join us for a free presentation on the signs and symptoms of peripheral arterial and heart disease. Our experts will also talk about the latest diagnostic and treatment options for cardiovascular disease and answer your questions. All are welcome. To register, please call 914-787-5000.

Wednesday, FEBRUARY 28, 2018

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Heart Healthy Nutrition Class
2FE Solarium
Clinical Nutritionists will offer tips and demonstrations on heart healthy eating.

Hudson Valley
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Ask the Doctor: Lunch & Learn Community Lecture
Ground Floor Conference Room • 1980 Crompond Road Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567
Dr. Patrick Thomas.
Topic: Understanding New Guidelines for Hypertension

All Month

Hudson Valley

Little Hats, Big Hearts
1980 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567
Through the American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts program, each baby born in February will receive a red knitted hat to help raise awareness about congenital heart defects.

THURSDAY February 8th and 22nd

Weill Cornell
1:30pm - 2:30pm

HandsOnly CPR Class
(Adult Non-certification Class)
Greenberg Pavilion 4th fl. Atrium
To register, call 212-746-9294 or email perelmanheartedu@nyp.org

Every MONDAY (except 2/19)

Weill Cornell
10:00am - 11:00am

Blood Pressure Screening
Greenberg Pavilion 4th fl. Atrium
Joy Guevarra, MSN, ANP-c; Mi-Sun Kim, MSN, ANP-c; Helen Eng, MSN, ANP-c


Weill Cornell
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Zumba (2/6 & 2/20), Cayuga Room
Jianjun Xie, MD, PhD, Certified Zumba Instructor
Piloxing (2/14 & 2/28), Cayuga Room
Erin Treemarcki, DO, Certified Piloxing Instructor


Weill Cornell
12:30pm - 1:00pm

Mindfulness Meditation
Collaboration with Pastoral Care & Education
Cofer Memorial Chapel – East 68th Street entrance, just past security
Hospital Channel 100

Linda Van Ness, Certified Integrative Restoration (iRest) Teacher®

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