As it announces free Heart Health Checks for over 65s, Croi advises the following: "The key to healthy ageing is a healthy heart. Understandably, aging 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+ 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, we 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 our increasingly ageing society and the aim is to ensure that as we live longer, we also maintain our 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 & 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 (e.g., blood pressure check / your heart listened to ), then Croí invites you to this special FREE heart health check."
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Location: Croí Heart & Stroke Centre, Newcastle, Galway
Places are limited and you must register in advance. Time slots are available from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm. Reserve your space now by calling Croí on (091 ) 544310.