Community and Vocational committee
Some of our members still believe in Santa, it appears!
The Rotary Club of Knutsford, in association with the Stroke Awareness Society, offer a free 'know your own blood pressure' measurement each year.
High blood pressure is a symptom of arteries blocked with cholesterol. It is a primary cause of strokes and there are no visible symptoms until it happens. Regular blood pressure checks are the only help.
Each year, the Rotary Club of Knutsford, in association with the Stroke Awareness Society, offer free blood pressure tests to members of the public. Volunteer nurses do the tests and give advice.
Each year, around May time, , between 50 and 100 people visited us in town. About 20 to 30 are advised to see their doctor within the next day or two, and up to about 5 are are advised to go the the doctor NOW!.
Interestingly, old people do not feature much in this work. They are mostly already on suitable medication.
This is just one way that the work of this committee provides a valubale service to the community.