American Heart Month offers additional educational opportunities for Quad Cities’ residents

Senior Star at Elmore Place will host an informative presentation in recognition of American Heart Month at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10 at 4500 Elmore Avenue.

Presented by Diane Heath, representative of the Quad Cities local chapter of the American Heart Association, discussions will focus on ways to make lifestyle changes that reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Having this information on hand is vital to a healthy lifestyle as, according to the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association websites, heart disease is the number one leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, one of every three deaths in the United States is caused by heart disease and stroke, 56% of adults have been told by a healthcare professional to improve their health and 60% of adults don’t know their blood pressure or cholesterol numbers.

"These statistics and a number of other astonishing facts listed on the American Heart Association and American Stoke Association websites shed light to why education is important,” said Marc Strohschein, executive director of Senior Star at Elmore Place. "As a community that’s all about education, we strive to provide our residents and our greater Quad City friends with the tools to age well. Hosting seminars such as this will be part of a year-long healthy aging initiative that brings attention to a proactive approach to living well.”

Please RSVP no later than February 9 by calling 563.484.5114.

For more information about Senior Star at Elmore Place or to schedule a tour, call 563.484.5114 or visit the website

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