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 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.
The “Staying Healthy as You Age” class is part of American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness about heart disease and encourage prevention and treatment in the community. DOH-Marion encourages all Floridians to adopt a lifestyle that supports heart health and well-being, including maintaining healthy cholesterol levels, adding physical activity into their weekly routine, and eating nutritious foods that support a healthy cardiovascular system. Heart disease is the leading cause of death both nationally and in Florida.
DOH-Marion has partnered with Marion County Senior Services to offer the class for seniors aged 55 and over. The goal of the class is to help participants discover ways to promote healthy aging by 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’s no need to register in advance for the class. For more information or to RSVP, interested individuals can contact Melissa Marino at 352-644-2624.
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 the department visit X @HealthyFla on Facebook or go to FloridaHealth.gov