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Residents can celebrate American Heart Month by attending some free wellness events hosted by Taylor Regional Hospital.
Events begin Friday, Feb. 3, with National Go Red for Women Day. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women.
On Thursday, Feb. 9, Café Bonin will host a Red Dress Luncheon for women. All women who attend are encouraged to put on their best red dress or red outfit to show support against heart disease. The featured special will be grilled chicken over a bed of wild rice, side salad, a cup of fruit and a drink for $8.99. The lunch will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those who would like to attend should RSVP to 789-0011 by Monday, Feb. 6.
On Thursday, Feb. 16, TRH's cardiopulmonary rehab class will have a reunion at the Taylor County Extension Office at 6 p.m. Past and present patients are encouraged to attend for a meal and a healthy review.
On Thursday, Feb. 23, TRH will host its annual Healthy Heart Expo at Taylor County Extension Office at 6 p.m. More than 30 booths will be set up from local businesses and medical specialties. Refreshments and booths will be available from 6 to 7 p.m., with guest speakers beginning at 7. Dr. David Montgomery will present "Diabetes and Heart Disease" and Pam Rogers, a registered nurse at TRH, will speak on "Atrial Fibrillation." Those who wish to attend the presentations should RSVP to 789-5814.
On Tuesday, Feb. 28, Dietitian Carrie Phillips will give a class on Healthy Meals in a Heartbeat. The class will start at 6 p.m. in the TRH meeting room.