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Promoting Healthy Aging: A Workshop for Seniors in Florida

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Feb 13, 2024
DOH-Marion to Offer ‘Staying Healthy as You Age’ Class

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is hosting a class called “Staying Healthy as You Age” on February 22, 2024, from 11 am to noon at the Marion Oaks Community Center in Ocala, FL. This event is open to seniors aged 55 and over who want to learn how to promote healthy aging and improve their overall health and well-being.

February is American Heart Month, which aims to raise awareness about heart disease and encourage people to adopt healthy habits that support cardiovascular health. DOH encourages all Floridians to make lifestyle changes that promote heart health, such as eating nutritious foods, maintaining healthy cholesterol levels, and engaging in regular physical activity. Heart disease is the leading cause of death both nationally and in Florida.

In partnership with Marion County Senior Services, DOH is offering this class to help seniors learn how to maintain a positive attitude, follow a nutritious diet, engage in regular physical activity, get regular medical check-ups, stimulate their brain with mental exercises, and lead an active social life. There’s no need to register in advance for the class; interested individuals can simply contact Melissa Marino at 352-644-2624 for more information.

DOH is a nationally accredited public health department that works to protect and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts. To learn more about DOH or any other public health initiatives in Florida, visit X @HealthyFla or Facebook or go to FloridaHealth.gov for further details.

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