In February, American Heart Month is celebrated across the nation to raise awareness about heart disease and its prevention and treatment. The Florida Department of Health in Marion County (DOH-Marion) is inviting seniors aged 55 and over to attend the “Staying Healthy as You Age” class on Thursday, February 22, 2024. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at the Marion Oaks Community Center, located at 280 Marion Oaks Lane in Ocala, FL 34473.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death both nationally and in Florida, making it crucial for Floridians to adopt a lifestyle that promotes heart health and well-being. DOH-Marion encourages all Floridians to maintain healthy cholesterol levels, incorporate physical activity into their weekly schedule, and consume nutritious foods that support a healthy cardiovascular system.
DOH-Marion has partnered with Marion County Senior Services to offer the “Staying Healthy as You Age” class for seniors aged 55 and over. The class aims to help participants discover ways to promote healthy aging by maintaining a positive attitude, following a nutritious diet, engaging in regular physical activity, getting regular medical check-ups, stimulating the brain with mental exercises, and leading an active social life.
There is no need to register in advance for the class. For more information about the class or any other questions related to this topic please contact Melissa Marino at 352-644-2624.