February is American Heart Month, and a great time for everyone to review basic tips to keep their heart healthy. 

St. Charles' team of Heart Failure Nurse Navigators are leading several free classes throughout Central Oregon to share tips during the month of February. The events are all free and open to the community. Attendees at the Heart Health 101 classes will learn how to improve heart health while developing skills to prevent or manage cardiovascular conditions. The class will include information about how the heart works, how to recognize signs of a heart attack, nutrition tips and more. 

Classes take place at the following times and locations:

Feb. 15, Bend Larkspur Community Center noon to 1:30 p.m.

Feb. 15, Sisters Parks and Recreation, noon to 1 p.m.

Feb. 27, La Pine Senior Center 10 a.m. to noon

April 30, La Pine Senior Center 10 a.m. to noon

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