July 1, 2011
Pat Paton, a founder of the Pulmonary Hypertension
Association and current board member, will be the featured speaker at the July
meeting of the Brevard County Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group on Thursday,
July 14, 2011. The group meets at Grace United Methodist Church, 65 Needle
Blvd., Merritt Island, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The support group is facilitated
by Janet Rooks, MA, coordinator of Parrish Senior Solutions, located in
Ms. Paton will discuss the journey of living with pulmonary
Pulmonary hypertension is abnormally high blood pressure in
the arteries of the lungs, which makes the right side of the heart need to work
harder than normal.
This is the only pulmonary hypertension support group in
Brevard County. Anyone living with pulmonary hypertension and their family
members are welcome to attend. A light dinner will be served.
For more information, contact Janet Rooks at 321-268-6800.
RSVP no later than Monday, July 11.
service of Parrish Medical Center, Parrish Senior Solutions, 805-A Century
Medical Drive, Titusville, Fla., assists seniors and caregivers (spouse,
children, family member or friend) with finding the services and information
they need. Geriatric patients and their caregivers will find information about
support services, educational materials, and information about health concerns
and community resources. It also serves as a lifeline to long-distance
caregivers—children who do not live in the area but want to ensure their
parents and loved ones have the services and support they need.