Wear Red 2020: SOME Senior Center Celebrates American Heart Month

American Heart Health Month 2020 Wear RedFebruary is American Heart Month, so SOME’s Senior Services Center—a day program for DC senior residents—participated in #WearRedDay. Seniors learned how to identify a stroke and how to protect themselves from stroke and heart disease.

Cardiovascular diseases are a major cause of mortality in homeless adults between 45 and 64 years old—and they are three times more common among homeless adults ages 25 to 44 years.

Those experiencing homelessness and poverty have limited access to both preventative and remedial healthcare, creating a bigger risk of heart disease. SOME is celebrating American Heart Month to raise awareness about heart disease and share tips on how to keep a healthy heart.

At SOME, we believe that everyone deserves access to healthcare and the capability to lead a healthy life. SOME offers a number of programs and services to advance this belief, including healthcare and preventative education for those who may normally have difficulty accessing it. At SOME’s Medical Clinic, healthcare providers offer a full range of high-quality health services to adults experiencing homelessness or poverty. Learn more by clicking here.