Learn to Manage High Blood Pressure at a No-cost In-person Workshop in Lowell

We received the following press release from the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.

LOWELL, MICH. — Enjoy a healthier life by learning to manage your high blood pressure, one of the leading causes of kidney disease. The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) will offer an in-person workshop focused on managing high blood pressure in Lowell starting on July 3. Workshops on managing high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and kidney disease are also offered online.

High Blood Pressure Control in-person workshop

  • Wednesdays, 9:00 am to 10:30 am
  • Sessions 1-8: July 3 to August 21

New participants can join through Wednesday, July 10.


Lowell Senior Neighbors
865 Lincoln Lake Ave. SE Lowell, MI 49331

Each participant will receive a new blood pressure monitor. To register for this workshop, visit www.nkfm.org/HBPC, email [email protected] or call 800-482-1455.

At no cost to participants, the multi-week workshops feature facilitators working with small groups to explore skills and tools that help people with chronic pain or disease to improve the quality of their lives. Session topics include controlling symptoms, decreasing stress, advocating for yourself, communicating with health providers, and more.

The virtual workshops are over Zoom and open to all residents in Michigan (and their caregivers) with access to a computer, tablet, or smartphone. A meeting link will be sent to registered participants.

Information on upcoming High Blood Pressure Control virtual workshops can be found at www.nkfm.org/HBPC.

Why is the NKFM interested in helping people with type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure?

Diabetes and hypertension are two major causes of kidney disease, and 33% of Michigan adults, or one in three, are at risk for kidney disease. If you have kidney disease, you also have a higher risk for severe COVID-19 complications. The NKFM is raising awareness about kidney disease and working hard to change these numbers.

Take our one-minute Kidney Risk Quiz today to find out if you are part of the 33% and what you can do about it.

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