EMMC Provides Stroke Education and Screening to Hundreds at Senior Expo


(Bangor, Maine) – In recognition of National Stroke Awareness Month, the EMMC Primary Stroke Care Grant 5 team, along with wellness coaches from Beacon Health, attended the Eastern Area Agency on Aging’s Senior Expo on Tuesday, May 13. The group provided stroke prevention education, blood pressure and cholesterol screening, and stroke risk factor counseling to hundreds of area seniors. Pictured from left to right are: (back) Rebekah Flanders, NT; Angela Wheelden, RN, BSN, ONC; Kendall Fitzpatrick, RN, BSN; Erika Greer, RN, BSN, ONC; (front) Mary Brown, RN, ONC; and Laura Witherly, RN, BSN, ONC. Beacon Health wellness coaches who participated in the screenings but are not pictured include Lynn DeGrenier, Kevin Dunton, Alyssa Hanson, Lisa Trimper, and Jennifer Fitzpatrick.  Atlantic Partners EMS staff also assisted with the blood pressure screenings.