Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women? In order to increase public awareness, the month of February is designated as heart healthy month. On Monday, February 22, Jamee Gatzmeier, Stroke/Chest Pain/EMS Coordinator, will do a presentation on heart health at the Senior Center. Jamee will share important information on staying heart healthy. Please join us at 1:00 p.m. for this valuable health information.
For more information on this and other events at the Senior Activity Center, visit our website at www.SouthlakeSeniorCenter.com or call us at 817.748.8315.
Carroll ISD is preparing for its fifth year of the Dragons Go Red campaign during the month of February. Typically the health driven initiative focuses on heart health, but this year the district expanded the program teaming up with Carroll Senior High School Student Council to incorporate the annual campus blood drive.
This year, STUCO organized a district wide Carter Blood Drive. The “Dragons Go Red-Carter Blood Drive” will be Thursday, Feb 19 from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Carroll Senior High. The process to give blood usually takes 30 minutes from start to finish. Carter reports their blood bank supply is at crucial levels and donations are greatly needed. Click here to make a blood donation reservation online.
In addition to blood donations, monetary donations are also being accepted. The CISD is offering staff the opportunity to wear jeans on Thursdays during the month of February with a $10 American Heart Association donation. Once the donation is made to Health Services, donors receive a button to wear with jeans along with the color red on Thursdays.
CISD Health Services will also send weekly educational emails to staff to promote heart health through the American Heart Association. The district will also communicate news, images and additional Dragons Go Red information using the Twitter #DragonsGoRed.