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American Heart Month

Posted on: Feb 10, 2017

PPh staff and residents on National Wear Red Day, February 3rd.

February is universally recognized as the month of love. Thanks to the American Heart Association (AHA) it also is celebrated as American Heart Month, a time to bring awareness to the fight against heart disease, one of the leading causes of death in men and women in the United States.

“At PPh we highlight the month of February to encourage everyone to be more active, eat healthier and consider other lifestyle changes to help prevent heart disease,” said Donna Wojcik, Director of Wellness Services. A big part of American Heart Month is National Wear Red Day, which was on Friday, February 3rd.

“The work does not stop after National Wear Red Day. We hope all of our family members get up and get active this month,” said Maureen Solomon, Wellness Center Director. “Go for a walk around campus, hallways, or take our brand new Health & Wellness Center for a spin. It’s never too late to start!”

What Residents Say

"In my nine years at PPH, I’ve grown to like it very much. At first, I felt like a stranger and then as I began to talk to people, we increasingly became good friends. A way to meet people is to join clubs. I’m now part of the PPH Auxiliary. I love helping with their flea markets because you never know what you can find. Recently, I’ve joined an evening quilting class. I love that I can continue to enjoy my life outside of PPH while experiencing the offers here.…especially the pool! Everything is just so convenient.

– Lucille Hite, Independent Living resident

What Families Say

"My mom is sooo happy at PPH, I can’t even describe it in strong enough words. She’s met so many new friends and these ladies do EVERYTHING together! She sees Dad every day in Pathways, but can have her life too. She’s gone to so many activities and I think I’ve already been to Scoops with her at least 15 times. She loves the dining room and Bistro too. My sister, Ilene, and I are so delighted that Mom is happy.......Wow, it feels like Mom’s been there about 2 years—but it’s only 2 months!! That’s how comfortable and natural it feels for her – and for all of us.

– Rhonda Frenkel, daughter of resident Bernice Segal

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