COD’s Office of Community Care hosts its annual I Heart Health Fair
February is a month all about showing your loved ones how much you care about them and with it being National Heart Month, it’s also about showing your heart and body how much you care about it too.
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of Americans. It continues to surpass COVID-19; it is expected to grow exponentially with a death due to heart disease occurring every 36 seconds within the U.S.
This February, the City of Dallas Office of Community Care will be spreading not only love, but also awareness for National Heart Month by hosting the “I Heart Health” Community Fair with a focus on cardiovascular health and wellness.
For this event, the Office of Community Care and the West Dallas Multipurpose Center will be partnering with the American Health Association- Dallas and will feature a variety of health screenings as well as other opportunities and demonstrations allowing you to learn more about supporting your health and wellness.
This event will provide a chance for community members to interact with health professionals while providing access to and awareness of healthy lifestyle practices such as cooking and nutrition demonstrations and how to better grocery shop for heart health, even on a budget. Community partners will be available to discuss insurance opportunities for those without insurance and provide assistance in signing up for Texas Benefits like SNAP and children’s CHIP and Medicaid.
The event is an indoor/ outdoor event that will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at the West Dallas Multipurpose Center, 2828 Fish Trap Road, Dallas, TX 75212.
The Office of Community Care invites all adults and seniors in the community, especially those with chronic health conditions and/or those who suspect they may have an undiagnosed chronic health condition to participate.
To learn more about American Heart Month and heart health click here.