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Heart Health Matters: DOH-Marion Encourages Seniors to Live a Healthy Lifestyle for American Heart Month


Feb 13, 2024
DOH-Marion to Offer ‘Staying Healthy as You Age’ Class

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County (DOH-Marion) is hosting a “Staying Healthy as You Age” class for seniors aged 55 and above on February 22, 2024. The event will take place from 11 am to noon at the Marion Oaks Community Center located at 280 Marion Oaks Lane in Ocala, FL 34473.

In honor of American Heart Month, DOH-Marion encourages all Floridians to adopt a lifestyle that promotes heart health and well-being. This includes maintaining healthy cholesterol levels, incorporating regular physical activity into their daily routine, and consuming nutritious foods that support a healthy cardiovascular system. Heart disease is the leading cause of death both nationally and in Florida.

The “Staying Healthy as You Age” class is a partnership between DOH-Marion and Marion County Senior Services. The goal of the class is to help participants discover ways to promote healthy aging, including maintaining a positive attitude, eating 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.

Interested individuals can attend the class without needing to register in advance. For more information or to register for the class, please contact Melissa Marino at (352) 644-2624.

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