Newaygo County residents of all ages, backgrounds invited to Gerber Memorial’s annual free heart event
FREMONT– Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial is inviting residents of all ages and backgrounds throughout the Newaygo County community to get free screenings and information about heart health as part of the free “Your Heart Matters” annual celebration Saturday, Feb. 17.
Coinciding with heart health month in February, Gerber Memorial’s “Your Heart Matters” event features free screenings that will take place at Tamarac from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The diverse check-ups include:
The free event will also feature door prizes, fitness activities and healthy foods.
This year’s special speakers and topics include presentations on maintaining overall heart health by Christopher Hudson, MD; heart healthy nutrition by registered dietitian Emilie Klop; and registered respiratory therapist Roxanne Mirkle.
“Good nutrition is something that people can adopt into their lifestyles proactively. We’re excited to share some tips at Your Heart Matters that can help folks eat more nutritious food more often, which can improve a person’s chances against developing chronic disease or cardiovascular complications,” Klop said. “Your Heart Matters is a great free community event that we’re excited to host because it’s one way we can help build a healthier community here in Newaygo County.”
A free nutritious breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. and presentations will begin at 9:15 a.m.
This is a free event, but space is limited. Call 231.924.0528 to save a spot.