February 1, 2023 — February is American Heart Month, which is a time to bring awareness to focusing on cardiovascular health.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people in the United States.

Lee Health is committed to promoting heart health in Southwest Florida, and is hosting a Heart Health Fair for the community on Friday, February 17.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lee Health Coconut Point’s Healthy Life Center, located at 23450 Via Coconut Point in Estero.

The Heart Health Fair will feature resources – such as a hands-only (just chest compressions) CPR demonstration – and several programs, including:

  • 10 to 11 a.m.: Strategies for Success with Heart Failure

*The public will learn about heart failure and the steps that patients and caretakers can take to manage the condition as it relates to their physical and emotional health.

  • 10 to 11 a.m.: Outdoor Strength, Balance and Stretch

*Outdoor Strength, Balance and Stretch will help attendees incorporate chair exercises into their daily routines to strengthen the body, improve alignment and expand mobility.

  • Noon to 1 p.m.: Lunch & learn: Women and Heart Disease with Dr. Joann Journigan

*Dr. Journigan, a cardiologist with Lee Health, will discuss risk factors that women face for heart disease, different types of interventions and their gender risks, and what women can do to protect themselves.

  • 1:15 to 1:30 p.m. & 1:40 to 1:55 p.m.: Outdoor Meditation

*The introduction to outdoor meditation classes is open to all members of the community and it will help attendees focus their attention and eliminate stress.

  • 2 to 2:30 p.m.: Cooking Demo: Heart Health

*The cooking demonstration for keeping your kitchen heart healthy will help the community learn to reduce the risks for heart and vascular disease through heart-healthy recipes.

RSVPs are required to attend the classes and all of the classes are free.

The Heart Health Fair is open to the public.

To RSVP for classes, please call 239-468-0050 or visit www.LeeHealth.org/events.


About Lee Health

Since the opening of the first hospital in 1916, Lee Health has been a health care leader in Southwest Florida, constantly evolving to meet the needs of the community. A non-profit, integrated health care services organization, Lee Health is committed to the well-being of every individual served, focused on healthy living and maintaining good health. Staffed by caring people, inspiring health, services are conveniently located throughout the community in four acute care hospitals, two specialty hospitals, outpatient centers, walk-in medical centers, primary care and specialty physician practices and other services across the continuum of care. Learn more at www.LeeHealth.org.