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Sharing How to Manage Essential Hypertension

Ready2Nurse is continuing our ongoing health talk series at the Villages—sharing the latest research and recommendations for essential hypertension wellness management. The Villages is a delightful 55+ Silicon Valley residential community in San Jose, CA, offering a stunning array of leisure, relaxation, exercise and educational activities for residents. We thank them for welcoming us into their beautiful community.

At our most recent presentation, Amy Wang, FNP-C, PA-C, enjoyed engaging with some familiar faces and discussing pragmatic steps to improving heart health! Our discussion addressed residents’ shared concerns about medication management, blood pressure measurement guidelines, nutrition, and other health complications.

Here are some take-aways for better heart health management!

– Shop locally for groceries to ensure meals are healthy and fresh!

– Partake in 30 minutes of moderate exercise daily—some of the classes residents enjoyed at the Villages were line dancing, jazzercise, and tai chi.

– Get a full night of sleep by sticking to a regular sleep routine.

All in all, listening to residents’ stories helped shed light into the everyday challenges that seniors face, as well as just how resilient the human spirit is when facing multiple comorbidities. Ready2Nurse is sincerely grateful for the Villages Medical Auxiliary Resident Services Coordinator, Cristina Freyer, LMFT, for allowing us the opportunity, VMA volunteer Lorretta for assisting with workshop space and materials arrangement, media specialist John for setting up our technology, and all residents for their detailed questions and participation in our health talk.

Coming Together As a Community

One small action may seem insignificant but in truth can have a remarkable impact. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are getting daily reminders of the role each individual plays in society, and the synergistic effect our decisions and actions can have. Choosing to follow with the shelter-in-place order and practice social distancing helps with the current health crisis we are facing as a community. We are living in ambiguous and uncertain times, which often can create fear and anxiety. Despite all of this, we also are witnessing great compassion and generosity of the human spirit. Ready2Nurse Home Health Agency is a budding startup agency, and we truly are grateful for our community for stepping up to provide assistance in various ways. For example, Charlotte Pang, who has been a constant supporter of our mission from the beginning, donated protective masks that she sewed to help our staff stay safe as we continue to care for our patients. She also donated masks to local hospitals. Although this pandemic has brought about many horrible situations, there are bright points amidst the darkness with individuals coming together as a community to do what we can to support one another.

Concerned about COVID-19?

We are in an unprecedented time with the pandemic outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  We actively are working with Santa Clara County Public Health, California Department of Public Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines to ensure safe and efficient actions are taken.  The health and safety of our patients, families, and team are our utmost priorities.

As the situation with COVID-19 continues to develop, the following may serve as resources to get the information you need.

– Santa Clara County is using 2-1-1 to serve as a call center for questions about COVID-19.


– The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is providing daily COVID-19 updates online.


– The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also has information on what you need to know regarding COVID-19 and resources for the community.