In honor of National Wear Red Day, a national campaign to raise awareness for women’s heart health, the ladies of The Albemarle flooded the auditorium with shades of red and were taught how to adopt heart healthy habits. Each lady was given vital information about heart disease and stroke since it is the cause of death of 1 in 3 women each year. That translates to 1 woman every 80 seconds, much of which could have been prevented by education and precautions. The ladies who attended the luncheon were also given a health screening so they would know what their vitals were.
Afterwards, Barbara Knox, The Albemarle’s Dining Services Director, prepared a heart-healthy meal for the women to try, including her award-winning Peanut Soup, mixed Dark Greens and Red Peppers with Chopped Walnuts and Balsamic Vinaigrette, Pan-seared Salmon, Red Quinoa and Brown Rice Pilaf, Steamed Broccoli Florets, Whole Grain Rolls and Angel Food Cake with Fresh Berries and Dark Chocolate Sauce. Participants went home with happy hearts, increased awareness of heart health and two heart-healthy recipes.