Florida Department of Health Hosts ‘Staying Healthy as You Age’ Class to Promote Heart Health and Overall Well-being

Marion County Department of Health to Offer ‘Staying Healthy as You Age’ Class

In Florida, the Department of Health (DOH) is committed to promoting healthy aging among seniors aged 55 and older. To this end, they are hosting a “Staying Healthy as You Age” class on Thursday, February 22, 2024. This event will take place at the Marion Oaks Community Center in Ocala from 11 a.m. to noon.

During American Heart Month, the DOH encourages all Floridians to adopt healthy lifestyle habits that promote heart health and overall well-being. They recommend maintaining healthy cholesterol levels, incorporating physical activity into weekly schedules, and consuming nutritious foods to support a healthy cardiovascular system. Heart disease is a leading cause of death both nationwide and in Florida, making it crucial for individuals to prioritize heart health.

The DOH-Marion is partnering with Marion County Senior Services to offer this class to seniors in the community. The goal of the class is to provide participants with resources and information on healthy aging through various methods such as maintaining a positive attitude, focusing on good nutrition, physical activity, regular medical exams, stimulating the brain with mental exercises, and maintaining an active social life. There is no pre-registration required for this event; interested individuals can contact Melissa Marino at 352-644-2624 for more information.

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board and works at state, county, and community levels to protect, promote and improve the health of all individuals in Florida. For more information about DOH or any other health concerns you may have visit their website at www.FloridaHealth.gov or follow them on social media @FloridaHealth

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