There was lots of love being spread around for World Heart Day on Wednesday.
World Heart Day is observed and celebrated annually on September 29, with the aim of increasing awareness of cardiovascular diseases and how to control them to negate their global impact. The international holiday was established by the World Heart Federation in collaboration with the World Health Organization. This day has been going on annually since 2000 and is a fabulous way to raise awareness.
Autumn Grange went above and beyond to make everything heart related, and our residents loved it. Our staff were extremely involved as always and made the day special and enjoyable.
Cloths and flags were made with love and affection and they look fabulous. Everyone also tucked into some yummy looking milkshakes with Jammy Dodgers. Of course, we had to have biscuits with some hearts. All the resident’s milkshakes were made with love.
It was important that our residents recognised what and who they love and they did so by creating wonderful signs top their loved ones.
In honor of World Heart Day on Wednesday 29th September, we have put some interesting facts in numbers together.
- 115,000 – the number of times our heart beats in a day.
- 2,000 – the number of gallons of blood pumped by the heart every day.
- 1893 – the year in which the first open-heart surgery occurred.
- 3,500 – the age in years of an Egyptian mummy in which the earliest-known case of heart disease was identified.
- 1,200 – the fastest heartbeat per minute — that of the pygmy shrew.
- 1 pound – the weight of the human heart.
- 60,000 – the number of miles our blood vessel system can extend to.
- 1,500 pounds – the weight of a blue whale’s heart.
- 1.5 gallons – the amount of blood pumped by our heart each minute.
Donate to the British Heart Foundation by using the link below…