Start 2013 with a plan

Let’s plan for February. February is American Heart Month. About 2,200 people die in this country every day due to heart disease and stroke. Become a community leader as you focus on heart education and advocacy.

February also is National AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month. Spread the word about age-related macular degeneration.

February also is Senior Independence Month. Highlight your agency’s efforts to help seniors continue living independently at home.

  • Volunteer at a local senior center to teach a community education class. Relevant, done-for-you class topics include fall prevention, senior exercise programs, understanding medications and diet and nutrition. Find them at
  • Use our Patient Outcomes Brochures to highlight your fall prevention efforts and outcomes to local physicians. Show them just how well you can help keep their patients safe at home. Find them at
  • Visit senior centers, assisted living facilities, nursing homes and other communities and hand out senior fun packs to encourage continued socialization and engagement. Find them at