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Hillsborough County Aging Services Honors Black History and Heart Healthy Living

Naveen Sultan about 10 months ago

Hillsborough County Aging Services is Honoring Black History and Heart Healthy Living with a number of events.

What: Black History Celebration

When: Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Brandon Recreation Center

Celebrate the richness of Black History while enjoying Kumba dancers and steel drum music, poetry readings by the Brandon Jubilares, and an African attire fashion show. For more information call 813-635-8066.

What: Million Hearts Initiative at Senior Centers

When: Various dates in February

Where: Various locations in Hillsborough County

Feb. 19 at 11 a.m., Plant City Senior Center, 1205 S. Waller St. in Plant City

Feb. 25 at 11 a.m., Wimauma Senior Center, 5714 North St. in Wimauma

Heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading causes of death in the United States. Heart disease is responsible for 1 of every 4 deaths in the country. Million Hearts is a national initiative from the Centers for Disease Control that has set an ambitious goal to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.

Florida Association of Senior Center's Annual Senior Center Training: Feb. 27 at 12:30 p.m., pre-registration is required for to attend this two day conference

Oaks at Riverview Senior Center, 101 E. Kirby St. in Tampa, 813-272-682

Craft Class for February - Crafting for the Kitchen - Plastic Bag Holders, Wednesdays at 1 p.m.

Benefits Check-Up: Ongoing Service Hillsborough County Aging Services case managers provide community resource information and the Benefits Check-Up program at all of its senior centers. You can make an appointment at your local senior center to evaluate your health benefits and determine if you qualify for assistance by calling Aging Services at 813-272-5250.

Aging Services offers a variety of activities for older adults, age 50 and over. You can register for our activities when you attend one of these events. Visit the Aging Services website to view activity calendars and additional center information. For more information about any of these events, residents should call Aging Services at 813-272-5250.

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