HAVERFORD, PA, March 6, 2017 – Residents and community members of Brandywine Living’s Upper Providence and Haverford Estates locations recently attended seminars facilitated by Main Line Health, in honor of Heart Health Month.
The seminar, titled “10 Myths About Heart Disease,” was a part of the Better Than Ever Educational Series, which included a panel of speakers from both Brandywine Living and Main Line Health in a roundtable discussion regarding the truths and myths surrounding heart disease.
Panel members included Matthew Levy, DO, Cardiologist, Lankenau Heart Institute (LHI) at Paoli Hospital; Michael Tobin, MD, Cardiologist, LHI at Bryn Mawr Hospital; John Peacock, DO, Geriatrician, Main Line Health; and Marilyn Morales, RN, BSN, HNB-BC, Reiki Master, Director of Wellness at Brandywine Living.
“Since February is Heart Health Month, Brandywine’s seminar series was a perfect opportunity to discuss the 10 common myths of heart disease. Both events had great attendance and offered insightful information on heart health that will be beneficial to – the community.”
The Better Than Ever Educational Series is an ongoing effort between Brandywine Living and Main Line Health to educate residents and community members. Freddie Barson, community member, has been attending seminars at Haverford Estates. “I come away learning something new every time I attend a session. They’re always excellent and beautifully presented,” he remarked.
Brandywine Living is a market leader in luxury senior living, including assisted living, memory care and independent living. Founded in 1996, and headquartered in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, Brandywine currently operates 27 communities in five states (PA, NJ, NY, CT & DE) with the capacity to serve over 2,700 residents.
Brandywine is actively expanding its portfolio in the Mid-Atlantic and currently has over $100 million of construction in progress (including a community in Livingston, NJ scheduled to open in 2017). Brandywine is under agreement for additional sites in Northern VA and Montgomery County, MD, and anticipates opening five communities in the D.C. metropolitan area. www.Brandycare.com.
About Main Line Health
Founded in 1985, Main Line Health (MLH) is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. At its core are four of the region’s respected acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—as well as one of the nation’s premier facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital; Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; and Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, a home health service. Main Line Health also consists of Main Line HealthCare, one of the region’s largest multi-specialty physician networks, and the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a non-profit biomedical research organization located on the campus of Lankenau Medical Center. Main Line Health is also comprised of five outpatient health centers located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton and Newtown Square.
Main Line Health Hospitals, with more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians, are the recipients of numerous awards for quality care and service, including System Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for nursing excellence, and being named among the nation’s best employers by Forbes magazine. Main Line Health is among the area’s leaders in medicine, providing advanced patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy. To learn more, visit mainlinehealth.org.
John Peacock, DO, Geriatrician at Main Line Health, Marilyn Morales, RN, BSN, HNB-BC, Reiki Master, Director of Wellness at Brandywine Living, and Matthew Levy, DO, Cardiologist at Lankenau Heart Institute at Paoli Hospital.