The Florida Department of Health in Marion County (DOH-Marion) is hosting a class for seniors aged 55 and over called “Staying Healthy as You Age” on Thursday, February 22, 2024. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to noon at the Marion Oaks Community Center located at 280 Marion Oaks Lane in Ocala, FL 34473.
February is American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness about heart disease and promote prevention and treatment in the community. DOH-Marion encourages all Floridians to adopt a lifestyle that promotes heart health and well-being, including maintaining healthy cholesterol levels, adding physical activity into their weekly schedule, and eating 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 being offered in partnership with Marion County Senior Services for seniors aged 55 and over. The class aims to help participants discover ways to promote healthy aging, including 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. Interested individuals can contact Melissa Marino at 352-644-2624 for more information about the class.
The Florida Department of Health is nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board and works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. For more information about DOH-Marion’s programs or services visit www.HealthyFla or on Facebook @HealthyFla