Croí to celebrate World Heart Day with public wellness event

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Heart and stroke charity Croí is inviting the public to Heartfest, a free and holistic cardiovascular health and wellness event at Croí House from 10am to 3pm on World Heart Day next Thursday, 29 September.

Self-Care is Heart Care is one of the core pillars that the World Heart Federation has identified for this year’s World Heart Day campaign.

With this in mind, the charity is opening the doors of Croí House for its first public event since 2019 and the Croí Health Team will be providing heart health checks as well as information and general heart health advice.

At Heartfest, people will be able to avail of free taster sessions of some of Croí’s most popular offerings such as their exercise classes like Back to Fitness, strength training and yoga; mindfulness and goal setting sessions with their Health Psychologist; and their Cardiac Dietitian will host a Q&A session on eating for a healthy heart.

Local community clubs and groups will also be there to highlight the many and varied activities available locally that contribute to overall heart health and wellbeing.

Heartfest, supported by Benecol, will finish with a free public talk that evening from 7pm to 8.30 pm at Croí House on ‘Self-Care is Heart Care – The Power of Knowing Your Numbers and Taking Action’.

The talk will feature experts Dr Susan Connolly, Consultant Cardiologist; Dr Lisa Hynes, Health Psychologist and Croí’s Head of Health Programmes; and Frankie Lane, who will share his story of heart disease and recovery.

This public talk will be a hybrid event with the option to tune in from home live via a livestream link.

For more information visit www.croi.ie/heartfest or call 091-544310.