Bay Pines to Host Healthy Heart Health Fair in Conjunction with National Wear Red for Women Day - Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
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Bay Pines to Host Healthy Heart Health Fair in Conjunction with National Wear Red for Women Day

January 9, 2019


Bay Pines, Fla. – The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System’s Women Veterans Program and the Employee Wellness Committee will host a Healthy Heart Health Fair in conjunction with National Wear Red for Women Day on Friday, February 1, 2019. The Healthy Heart Health Fair will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the J.C. Cobb Room located on the first floor of building 100 at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center. Click here for driving directions and a campus map.

Activities will include yoga demonstrations, aroma therapy massages, fitness assessments, heart healthy eating consultations with a nutritionist, and more. Representatives from the American Heart Association  will also be present to provide additional information on heart health and help answer questions.

Wear Red for Women Day is a massive national public awareness day observed on the first Friday of February each year to bring awareness to the leading causes of death among women – heart disease and stroke. Everyone is encouraged to wear red and show their support on Friday, February 1, 2019.

For more information, please contact Women Veterans Program Manager, Julia Adams, RN, MSN at 727-398-6661 extension 14312 or at Julia.adams@va.gov.

About the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System: The Bay Pines VAHCS is one of the nation’s leading VA healthcare systems, employing more than 4,000 medical professionals and support staff dedicated to providing the very best care to Veterans residing in southwest Florida. The organization is the fifth busiest VA health care system in the country in terms of patients served and is accredited by The Joint Commission, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and several other nationally recognized accrediting organizations. The Bay Pines VAHCS operates nine facilities to include the main medical center located in Bay Pines and outpatient clinics located in Bradenton, Cape Coral, Naples, Palm Harbor, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Sebring. To learn more, please visit www.baypines.va.gov, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vabaypines, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vabaypines.