BY Caitlyn Kirby
February is here! The month of heart-and-heart health. As 2024 moves along, let us take a moment to reflect on health and love. There are some advantageous opportunities to aid in self-appreciation and care through offered instructions and activities at the Emmitsburg 50+ Center.
There’s no better way to begin than to join us for a very important talk we are holding on February 12: Advising individuals on the early signs of heart attack and stroke, as well as why we should call 911 and why we sometimes hesitate. There will also be a question and answer session and a lunch.
Additionally, there are many not-to-be-missed upcoming February events at the Emmitsburg 50+ Center, including a fire rescue on February 15, with provided blood pressure screenings. This opportunity will include a meet-and-greet with the local resident deputy of Frederick County Sheriff’s Department. Please come meet your local heroes and get to know your heart! Following the talk and questions and answers, there will be a Valentine’s Luncheon.
Please also check the schedule online or come in for many of the virtual programs available for nutrition, mental, and heart health for better living.
The Emmitsburg 50+ Center will also be hosting new and return crafts. In addition, the talented Dorothea Barrick is returning for a Valentine’s Day watercolor-themed instructional painting class. Come socialize and get your creativity on!
As always, Emmitsburg will maintain its regularly scheduled weekly programs, including video exercise, open gym, and pickleball. As it is Heart Healthy Month, there’s no better time to get active. Don’t wait another day!
Check the Community Calendar in this issue for February happenings at the Emmitsburg 50+ Center, with dates and times.
For more information about all our programs, visit www.frederickcountymd.gov/virtual50, call us at 301-600-6350, or stop in at the center between 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. You can also find Emmitsburg 50+ Senior Center on Facebook for more updates.