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HEALTH BRIEFS: Local retirement community recognized by consumer reviews website

Local retirement community recognized by consumer reviews website

Laurel Grove, an independent retirement community, has been presented a SeniorAdvisor Excellence Award for receiving consistently high ratings from residents and their families in 2013.

SeniorAdvisor.com is a consumer reviews web site established by A Place for Mom, the nation’s largest senior living referral service, as a way for seniors and their families to share feedback on senior living communities and services.The inaugural SeniorAdvisor Excellence Award identifies the top senior living communities that have received an overall average rating of at least 4.5 stars on the site. The award winners were recognized for having the best customer ratings and reviews out of more than 100,000 senior care providers currently on SeniorAdvisor.com.

“We’re thrilled that Laurel Grove was recognized with such an honor,” said Jamison Gosselin, vice president of marketing, communication and resident enrichment at Holiday Retirement. “It means a lot that other people can see our communities are making a positive difference in the lives of our residents and their families.”

For more information about Laurel Grove, call 770-736-6298 or visit www.laurel-grove.net.

Friday is National Wear Red Day

To raise awareness of heart disease in women during American Heart Month, Friday, Feb. 7, has been named National Wear Red Day. The color is intended to make the public aware that more women than men are dying from heart disease for reasons that could be prevented.

The Metro Atlanta American Heart Association shares some facts about women and heart disease:

Some facts about women and heart disease …

• Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.

• Heart disease causes 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every minute.

• An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease.

• Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.

• Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease.

For more information, visit www.heart.org/Atlanta.