The “Staying Healthy as You Age” class, hosted by the Florida Department of Health in Marion County (DOH-Marion) on Thursday, February 22, 2024, aims to provide seniors aged 55 and over with valuable information on how to promote healthy aging. 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 for individuals to become more aware of heart disease and its prevention and treatment options in their community. DOH-Marion encourages all Floridians to adopt a lifestyle that promotes heart health and well-being by maintaining healthy cholesterol levels, adding regular physical activity into their weekly schedule, and consuming nutritious foods that support a healthy cardiovascular system. Heart disease is the leading cause of death both nationally and in Florida.
The DOH-Marion has partnered with Marion County Senior Services to offer this class for seniors aged 55 and over. During the class, participants will 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 event or any questions they may have.
As a nationally accredited organization by the Public Health Accreditation Board, the Florida Department of Health works tirelessly to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people living within its state borders through integrated statewide efforts aimed at improving overall public health outcomes. More information about DOH-Marion can be found on their official website @HealthyFla or on Facebook by visiting [FloridaHealth]. Additionally, further details about their work can be found on [FloridaHealth]