SOME's Senior Center Celebrates American Heart Month
Cardiovascular diseases are a major cause of mortality in homelessness adults between 45 and 64 years old and 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 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 offer a number of programs and services, including healthcare and preventative education to 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. SOME's Senior Services Center, a day program for DC senior residents, participated in #WearRedDay in honor of American Heart Month. Seniors learned how to identify a stroke and how to protect themselves from strokes & heart disease.