Key to healthy ageing is a healthy heart

The key to healthy ageing is a healthy heart. Understandably, ageing naturally causes changes in the heart and blood vessels and these age-related changes often increase your risk of heart disease or stroke.

People aged 65 and over are much more likely than younger people to develop heart problems, but many of these conditions, if detected and treated early, can be managed so as to significantly reduce their impact on health and longevity.

In today’s world, thanks to medical and technological innovation, people are living longer. By the year 2050, one in five people worldwide will be over the age of 60 years of age. In fact, for the first time in human history we are close to a time when across the world there will be more people over the age of 60 than under the age of 15.

The Croí Third Age Programme is focused on an increasingly ageing society and the aim is to ensure that as people live longer, they also maintain good health and quality of life. The greatest barrier to this is age-related cardiovascular diseases. That’s why on June 19, local heart and stroke charity, Croí, is offering free heart health checks at the Croí Heart and Stroke Centre in Newcastle, Galway.

So, if you are over the age of 65, not attending a cardiologist and have not had a heart health check in the past six months (blood pressure check/your heart listened to ), then Croí invites you to this special FREE heart health check.

Places are limited and you must register in advance. Time slots are available from 10am - 1pm and from 2pm - 4pm.

Reserve your space now by calling Croí on 091-544310.

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