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On Monday September 1st the Wallkill ShopRite

attended the Touro College cookout to welcome
students into the new neighborhood. The Touro
College building, which used to be the old Horton
hospital is now a College with 135 students.
We did have a good time!
Bob invited all the OCCC graduates out
to dinner to celebrate their accomplish-
ments. A beautiful evening on the river
filled with fun and laughter!
School is back in ses-
sion! Look out for chil-
dren and school busses!

September 19 through October 12 we will be adminis-
tering the Associate Engagements Surveys. Your
opinion is very important to us. Make sure you see a
member of Store Management
September is
Cholesterol Awareness Month

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United
States, but there are steps you can take to help prevent it. It is im-
portant to know what cholesterol is and to eat a healthy diet. Add some of these foods to your
diet and we promise your heart will thank you!

What is cholesterol and where does it come from? Cholesterol is a waxy substance that
comes from two sources: your body and food. Your body, and especially your liver, makes all the
cholesterol that you need and circulates it through the blood. Cholesterol is also found in foods
from animal sources. Excess cholesterol can form plaque between layers of artery walls, making it
harder for your heart to circulate the blood.

LDL (Bad) Cholesterol: Considered bad cholesterol because it contributes to plaque, a thick,
hard deposit that can clog arteries and make them less flexible. If a clot forms and blocks a nar-
rowed artery, a heart attack or stroke can result.

HDL (Good) Cholesterol: Considered good cholesterol because it helps remove LDL cholester-
ol from the arteries. A healthy level of HDL cholesterol may also protect against heart attack and

Triglycerides: Another type of fat used to store excess energy from your diet. Elevated triglycer-
ides can be caused by overweight and obesity, physical inactivity, cigarette smoking, excess alco-
hol consumption, and a diet very high in carbohydrates.

Foods for a Healthy Heart
Fruits and vegetables especially dark green and orange varieties, are heart healthy.
Try some of these other delicious foods for a heart healthy boost: Avocado, Berries, Kale, Al-
monds and Walnuts, Salmon, Oatmeal, Flax, Beans, Soy, Spinach, Broccoli, Sweet Potatoes, &

The American Heart Associate recommends that all adults age 20 or older have
their cholesterol and other traditional risk factors checked every 4-6 years.