February is American Heart Health Month, a federally designated event that brings awareness to the dangers of heart disease and promotes ways to prevent it. At the Villages Health, we want to do our part to bring awareness to this important event by offering ten free courses that teach our community how to take care of their heart.
According to the CDC, cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, yet is highly preventable. “Our goal is to teach all Villagers how to improve their heart health so they are more likely to have their retirement dreams come true,” says Jeffrey Lowenkron, Chief Medical Officer for the Villages Health.
The Villages Health Learning Center will provide practical tools and tips to protect your heart, with topics covering Stroke & Heart Attack Prevention, Stress Management, Cholesterol, Hypertension and Nutrition. These courses are available at no cost to the entire Villages community and surrounding areas. You do not have to be a patient to attend a course – so don’t forget to bring a friend along!
“We invite our entire community to get involved in protecting their heart by registering for a course or scheduling a wellness exam with a primary care physician as a first line of prevention,” says Robert Herman, MD, FACP, FACC, a cardiologist at The Villages Health Specialty Care Center. “If a need arises, our three cardiologists and other specialty doctors are available to provide services to all members of our community, and we accept most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicare supplement.”
For more information about our cardiology services, please call 352-205-4032.
To learn more about or to register you and a friend for a free heart-healthy course in February, please visit https://thevillageshealth.com/protect-your-heart/.