Eat, get pleasure from, flourish: WellSpan celebrates the opening of its new cardiovascular middle with occasions for heart-healthy consuming
On the first Friday in York, Friday May 7th, learn how to make a heart-healthy garden salad with salmon, fresh berries and a dressing of the Greek goddess. WellSpan Health is offering healthy cooking demonstrations to celebrate the opening of its new Heart & Vascular Center in York.
Do you want more heart-healthy dishes?
Try zoodles with pomodoro sauce, zucchini and prawns from Presto Fast Italian, a salmon, avocado and kale bowl from Prince Street Café or one of the various chicken dishes with fresh vegetables and spices from Garden Gate Fine Foods, Tutoni’s, Neama’s Egyptian Food and Soul food in the park.
These are just a few of the healthy dishes served at 10 York restaurants participating in the first WellSpan Heart Healthy Dining Week, May 8-15. Working with Downtown Inc. and the York County Economic Alliance, each of these restaurants will have a heart-healthy option on their menu during the week. Guests have the option to eat, dine, or dine al fresco, observing current CDC guidelines on social distancing and the wearing of masks.
“We are excited to be part of the first Heart Healthy Dining Week, which will explore ways you can lead a heart healthy lifestyle and enjoy delicious food, whether you are preparing a meal at home or eating out. The participating restaurants have outdone themselves with the menu offerings – so creative, full of flavor and good for you! The demonstration kitchen at the WellSpan Heart & Vascular Center shows people how to prepare their own inspired meals at home and make healthy menu choices while eating, ”said Elaine Bonneau, director of Downtown Inc. and an affiliate of the York County Economic Alliance.
It’s all on the occasion of the opening of the WellSpan Heart & Vascular Center, which is located next to the Apple Hill campus in York. The center provides patients with the latest cardiovascular care, as well as the tools and resources they need to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle.
The two-story $ 33 million center on South George Street is home to WellSpan Cardiology, WellSpan Cardiac Surgery, and WellSpan Vascular Surgery, as well as the WellSpan Heart Failure Program and non-invasive procedures such as echocardiograms, electrocardiograms, and vascular ultrasound. The new center will also offer a cardiac rehabilitation program housed in a spacious, bright gym with large windows overlooking the campus.
In addition to maintenance, the center has a demonstration kitchen for cooking classes that are supplied with fresh products from a roof garden. Patients can also exercise on a roof lane and on a hiking trail that meanders through campus. Fresh seasonal groceries can also be purchased on campus at the J-Mar Farms booth on Monument Road in the back of the center. The products from the stand will be presented in the demonstration kitchen and during meals in the Center’s Healthy Heart Café.
First Friday, May 7th
Sandy Gladfelter, one of WellSpan’s health educators, is offering healthy cooking demonstrations on Beaver Street from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
“Come to me and learn how to prepare fresh food into delicious dishes,” said Gladfelter. “Make it a part of your everyday life. We want to walk next to you and support you on your way to heart health. It starts in your kitchen! “
Heart Healthy Dining Week, 8.-15. May
The participating restaurants include:
- The Cantina York
- Presto Fast Italian on the Central Market
- Revival Social Club
- The left bank
- Prince Street Cafe
- Neama’s Egyptian Cafe
- Soul food in the park
- Garden gate in the central market
- Wise Sauce at Penn Market
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