The importance of cardiac health will be the main topic at Care Connection for Aging Services’ senior centers, in February, to celebrate American Heart Month.

All service locations will celebrate 'Go Red Day' this Friday, February 3. 'Go Red Day' is a way to draw attention to the importance of women’s heart health. Some centers will have special programming in February, and all of them will have handouts available to emphasize the importance of heart health.

The centers also will have slide shows and handouts to help people understand the warning signs of a heart attack and stroke, as well as the risk factors of heart disease.

According to the American Heart Association, cardiac disease accounts for more than 17 million deaths annually

Because many heart ailments are treatable or preventable, Care Connection provides education and programs to manage the disease.

The agency had volunteers and staff members in several of its centers, who knitted or crocheted hundreds of red caps for the Heart Association’s Kansas City office for the “Little Hats, Big Hearts” campaign for National Heart Month. The red hats are used for newborn babies, born in the month of February.

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Care Connection for Aging Services is a non-profit agency that serves 13 counties in West Central Missouri, including Pettis County and Johnson County.

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