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How are you keeping your heart healthy?

3/11/2024

Did You Know? Someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds in the United States (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention).

February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month

In addition to Black History Month, February is also American Heart Month, a time for everyone to focus on their cardiovascular health. Adults age 65 and older are more likely than younger people to suffer from heart disease. Aging can cause changes in the heart and blood vessels that may increase a person's risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Regularly monitoring your blood pressure, with support from your health care team, can help lower your risk for heart disease and stroke. You can check your blood pressure at the doctor’s office, at a pharmacy, or even at home. Find more information about monitoring your blood pressure from the CDC. 

class of the week

Older adult men smiling at each other.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

This is a group exercise class for people with arthritis who want safe ways to stay active, reduce pain and move more easily. Participants will practice stretching, breathing, endurance and balance activities tailored to their ability and skill level. The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program can help control pain, boost energy and mood and increase confidence about staying active and managing arthritis. 

February 28 - April 22
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
In-person: The Legends of Cottage Grove
Class Leader: Luke Rowh

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