October 2 – October 30
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Please see below for the full schedule and locations
Up to 50% of strokes occur without warning, and the rate of stroke death in Erie County is higher than the national and New York state average.
Helping to combat these alarming statistics, Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns, Phil Haberstro from the Wellness Institute of Buffalo and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo have teamed up to offer free stroke prevention screenings at select auto bureaus across Erie County.
Free Stroke Prevention Screenings Schedule
October 2: Southgate Plaza, 1088 B Union Road, West Seneca
October 8: Eastern Hills Mall, Williamsville/Clarence Auto Bureau, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville, NY
October 11: Rath Building, 170 Pearl Street, Buffalo 14202
October 16: Cheektowaga/ Depew Auto Bureau, 2122 George Urban Blvd., Depew, NY
October 22: Sheridan Plaza, 2309 Eggert Road, Tonawanda
October 23: Cheektowaga/ Depew Auto Bureau, 2122 George Urban Blvd., Depew, NY
October 29: Sheridan Plaza, 2309 Eggert Road, Tonawanda
October 30: Southgate Plaza, 1088 B Union Road, West Seneca
Carotid artery screening is a painless, non-invasive test that uses ultrasound technology to detect blockages in the two large blood vessels in the neck that supply blood to the brain. Blockages in these arteries account for up to 75% of strokes and can be treated.
Catholic Health clinicians will be offering free blood pressure and carotid artery screenings at the designated locations. We will also be passing out free hand sanitizers as flu season approaches. These screenings are free, confidential and open to the public.
Why You Should Get Screened
This unique wellness initiative at the auto bureaus began in February of 2018 when Clerk Kearns and Mercy Hospital partnered to offer free blood pressure screenings at various auto bureau locations. Over 200 residents were screened and 38% were found to have high blood pressure and advised to seek treatment.
Mercy Hospital came back again in October of 2018 to conduct Carotid Artery Screenings. Another 200 residents were screened. Twelve participants were found to be at risk of stroke, due to calcification within the arteries.
These numbers definitely add up and highlight serious health concerns within our community. Take advantage of these screenings to help ensure the health and wellness of yourself and your loved ones.