From left, Eleanor Berger, Betty Borg, Marie Tilk, Locks Trenholm and Jacqueline McArthur will be participating in Carp Commons’ heart wise program this February. Courtesy Carp Commons
Special to WC Online
January 29, 2022
CARP – February is Heart Month and Carp Commons Retirement Village is doing their part in staying active and healthy.
“During the month of February, we have organized small but achievable tasks everyday to help keep our Residents moving” Carp Commons life enrichment supervisor Patricia Hass told West Carleton Online Thursday (Jan. 27). “We have created a specific heart healthy calendar and each task can be completed in their own time or as a group.”
Heart attack, stroke and related conditions claim the life of a person in Canada every five minutes.
Things you can do to prevent Heart Disease and Stroke include eating a healthy diet and eating more vegetables, being physically active also helps keep your cholesterol and blood pressure low, taking your medications as prescribed and avoid smoking and drinking too much alcohol.
“At Carp Commons our meals are always nutritious and delicious with many options to choose from”, Hass said, “We help keep your body fit with our daily exercise programs by our Canfit Pro certified instructors, chair yoga, Latin chair dancing, strength, endurance and balance classes, as well as a walking club. We keep your mind strong with programs like fit minds, brain games and our various art classes. Our superior nursing staff can ensure you are taking the proper medications at the right time.”
The heart wise calendar program is open to those who are not residents of Carp Commons as well.
Anyone in our community who would like to join our heart wise calendar or learn more about Carp Commons Retirement Village you can call us at 613-839-1906 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org,” Hass said. “Carp Commons will donate $10 to the Heart & Stroke Foundation for each person who chooses to follow along our heart wise program.”