By Heather Collins
IU Health will host the first “Create a Happy Heart” events in Fishers and Carmel this month, as part of IU Health’s annual celebration of National Heart Month.
Artist Tanya Roberts will guide attendees through creating their own “Happy Heart” paintings on canvas. All supplies will be provided by IU Health. At the end of the evening, participants will be able to take their own “Happy Heart” home.
“We wanted to create a fun, relaxed event where people could come and learn about making their heart healthy,” said Sheri Acquisto, Senior Marketing Associate for the Indy Suburban Hospitals with IU Health.
During the event, cardiologists Dr. Edward Harlamert and Dr. Mark Fisch will offer simple steps that anyone take throughout the different decades of their life to maintain good heart health.
According to Acquisto, IU Health wanted to create an interactive community event for people to learn easy-to-use tips for a healthy heart in a fun atmosphere. Participants are encouraged to enjoy the evening with friends and family.
“Creating a healthy heart shouldn’t be intimidating,” Acquisto said.
The Fishers “Create a Happy Heart’ event will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 16 at IU Health Saxony Hospital, at 13000 E. 136th St. The Carmel event will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 23 at IU Health North, at 11700 North Meridian.
Heart-healthy appetizers and beverages will be provided.
The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and attendees must RSVP to reserve a spot. To RSVP to the Feb. 16 event at IU Health Saxony Hospital in Fishers, dial 317-678-DOCS (3627). To RSVP, to the Feb. 23 event at IU Health North Hospital, dial 317-688-DOCS (3627).
For more, visit IUhealth.org.