Blood pressure clinic open every Thursday afternoon: looking for a few good nurses

Dee-Dee Patrick

January is the time for new beginnings. Make a change that will impact your life in a positive way. Keep track of your heart health by getting your blood pressure and heart rate (pulse) checked routinely.

Did you know this service is available to you, free of charge, here at PebbleCreek? The Nurses Group of PebbleCreek monitors blood pressures every Thursday from 1:30–3:30 p.m. in the Saguaro Room, directly across from the Activity Center Office (Eagle’s Nest) through the month of May. We will provide you with a card that has your BP and pulse recorded so you can track your individual readings or share with your health care provider. You can also bring in your own electronic cuff to compare it to the reading received on our electronic unit which is calibrated annually by Banner Estrella Medical Center.

If you are a nurse (RN or LPN), retired or active, come join us at a breakfast meeting. It is an opportunity to socialize, meet individuals with similar backgrounds and listen to an informative presentation. Topics in the past have ranged from physical therapy, formulary pharmacology and the latest interventions in cardiology, ophthalmology and dermatology to name a few. We also avail you of the opportunity to become a certified volunteer of Banner Estrella Medical Center. Through this avenue you can participate in our BP clinic and provide a valued service to the PebbleCreek community. And it is fun!

No membership fees; just good networking, camaraderie and informative speakers. Meetings are typically held on the third Wednesday of the month at 9:00 a.m. in the alcove of the Eagle’s Nest dining room or the Palm Room. Call Dee-Dee Patrick at 708-494-0008 or contact her at for more information.