While retired Nurse Ola Raymond and Phyllis Garrison gave Free blood pressure checks to ILA Local 1414 members, Jacqueline Tomlin, Director of Marketing and Promotions for Antioch Foot & Ankle Group, awarded Local 1414 member, Al Stevens with $50 cash. Mr. Stevens is a patient at Antioch and a member of the Antioch Referral Club (ARC). He referred 3 new patients to Antioch and was awarded $50 cash for his loyalty and confidence in the Antioch Medical Team. Antioch continues its commitment to prevent diabetes and to enhance the overall good health and wellness of ILA Local 1414 by partnering with nurses like Ms. Raymond and Ms. Garrison. Together the retired nurses took the blood pressure of more than 40 ILA Local 1414 members and counseled those with blood pressure that was above normal.
The Antioch Team provided information on being at risk for Type 2 diabetes, healthy eating tips and physical fitness recommendations. For those ILA members that are diabetic, the team talked about foot complications associated with diabetes and how they can be prevented. The team also talked with members about other foot conditions associated with working long hours on your feet and ways to relieve the pain associated with tired, aching feet. The nurses and the Antioch Team stressed the importance of overall good health and wellness. The ILA members were encouraged to see their primary care physicians and to take good care of their feet.
The team left the workers with the message, Antioch wants to be a “Blessing To Your Feet”.