The first Friday in February is National Wear Red Day. The special day was created by the American Heart Association as part of a campaign to raise awareness around the number one killer of women: heart disease and stroke. On this day, millions of people around the country wear red and host events to encourage heart-healthy choices, celebrate the survivors of heart disease, and honor those who have lost their battle.
In honor of National Wear Red Day, Independent Healthcare Properties and Morning Pointe Senior Living hosted a heart-healthy luncheon on Friday catered by local eatery Mixed Up Cup of Cambridge Square in Ooltewah.
Associates wore red in support of heart-healthy choices and of those living with heart disease.
“I am so proud of our associates for standing in solidarity with the millions of women battling heart disease. This is a cause that is especially important to us, as 75% of our Morning Pointe residents and nearly 90% of our associates are women,” said Greg A. Vital, the president and CEO of Morning Pointe Senior Living.
Friday’s luncheon marks the beginning of a number of wellness initiatives that Morning Pointe Senior Living residents and associates with celebrate throughout 2019.