Rockin & Talkin – February focuses on heart health

Zee Chevalier's monthly report on the Clinton Seniors Association.

A bell is no bell ‘til you ring it,

A song is no song ‘til you sing it,

And love in your heart

Wasn’t put there to stay –

Love isn’t love

‘Til you give it away.

– Oscar Hammerstein, Sound of Music, “You Are Sixteen (Reprise)”

February is Heart Month. Stay heart healthy. The premature onset of heart disease can be prevented by managing risk. Reduce your risk of heart disease. Your best defense?

*  be physically active

*  be smoke-free

*  limit alcohol intake

*  know and control your blood pressure and cholesterol level

*  manage stress in a healthy way

*  eat a healthy diet and maintain a healthy weight. Show your heart you love it by giving it the food it needs: lots of fruits, vegetables and  whole grains; lean meat and alternatives such as beans, lentils and fibre; fish at least twice a week

*  limit salt, sugar and saturated fats ( (found mainly in animal fats, some meats, dairy products such as whole milk, cream, ice cream, butter and some cheese); avoid trans fats (found mainly in fried foods and  store bought baking)

If you have diabetes it is important to keep your blood glucose (sugar) levels in a healthy range.

If you have been prescribed a heart medication and are unsure how best to take it, your pharmacist can advise you how to take it properly.

Consider donating to the Heart and Stroke Foundation to help fund research that saves lives.

RN Colleen Thom will be at the Clinton Seniors Centre, 217 Smith Ave., on Thursday, Feb. 11. To discuss your foot care needs or to book an appointment call her at 250-819-1632.

Seniors will meet for lunch Feb. 4, location to be determined.

Daffodil Tea will be March 9 at the Clinton Memorial Hall.

Next regular General Meeting is Feb. 18 at the Clinton Seniors Centre following noon lunch. Come and join us! Annual membership fee is $15.

Happy Birthday to Catherine Marcoux Feb. 16, Ann Trembath Feb. 21 and Isabel Haining Feb. 27.

“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.”

– Madeleine L’Engle

Zee Chevalier

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