Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Arts & Exhibits

Senior Heart Health Week celebrates healthy Valentines

See also

In the Brazos Valley, Valentine’s week is the time for healthy hearts as well as romantic hearts. The City of College Station, Texas, is sponsoring Senior Heart Health Week Feb. 10-14 through its community program for senior citizens. With the theme of “Love Your Heart, Love Your Health,” a week full of events focuses on physical activity, mental acuity, and fun.

More Photos

“The goal of the week is to promote cardiac health and well-being through physical activity, proper nutrition, and valuable educational opportunities. We hope activities will encourage social interaction and companionship among seniors in the community,” explains Kristina Beaugh, one of the program’s planners. Beaugh works at College Station’s Southwood Community Center and is a student in the master’s program of Texas A&M University’s School of Rural Public Health.

Events during Senior Heart Health Week include exercise sessions, line dancing, guest speakers, a cooking demonstration, free health checks, a dance, and a Valentine's Day tea. The week incorporates regular weekly events of the Senior Community Program in addition to special activities. Most events take place at Southwood Community Center, but check the program’s calendar found on the Parks & Recreation Department page of the City of College Station website. Here is a list of activities scheduled so far, with more being added up until the event.

Sit and Fit Class – These exercise classes, which usually follow a program from Chair Dancing International, provide a surprisingly tough workout. Participants remain seated during the session, so classes are excellent for senior citizens with limited mobility. Sit and Fit Classes will be held at noon on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday of Senior Heart Health Week (Feb. 10, Feb. 11, and Feb. 13). Thursday’s class will feature an instructor from the Aerofit Health & Fitness Center Senior Sneakers program.

Senior Health Fair – The health fair will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11. It features booths and educational information especially designed for senior citizens.

Line Dancing Classes – The regular 1:30 p.m. Tuesday line dancing class will be featured during Senior Heart Health Week. The popular line dancing classes provide rhythmic exercise to keep participants physically and mentally active.

Guest Speaker Dr. Rocky Bilhartz – On Wednesday, Feb. 12, Dr. Rocky Bilhartz will speak on “Signs of a Heart Attack, Stress Control, and Senior Circle.” Dr. Bilhartz is a doctor of internal medicine at BCS Heart in College Station. The presentation will begin at 11:00 a.m. and includes a light lunch, so reservations are required. RSVP by calling 979-764-6351.

Healing with Chocolate – What’s more likable than chocolate? At Healing with Chocolate, sponsored by Guardian Healthcare of Bryan, Texas, participants will learn potential health benefits of the delicious treat. The event will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13.

Senior Valentine’s Day Dance – The Valentine’s Day Dance features music by DJ Tom Byer. The dance will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13.

Valentine’s Day Tea & Bingo – Friday, Feb. 14, closes out Senior Heart Health Week with the popular Valentine’s Day Tea & Bingo. A light lunch will be offered, so reservations are required. RSVP by calling 979-764-6351.

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Coachella
    The set times you need to know have been announced for Coachella
    Festival Buzz
  • Lamar Odom
    The New York Knicks are giving Lamar Odom another shot in the NBA
    Video
    NBA Buzz
  • Porsha Williams
    See why 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star Porsha Williams posed for this mug shot
    Video
    TV News
  • NHL tickets
    If you're looking to catch an NHL playoff game in NYC, don't expect to do so on a budget
    NHL Buzz
  • Transcendence
    Review: ‘Transcendence’ fascinates, but does it rise above the field?
    Movies Buzz
  • Kobe Bryant
    Kobe Bryant has agreed to cooperate with an all-access documentary about his life
    Video
    Sports Buzz

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!