Written by Staff
By Will Jukes
Join the Pacemakers hosted a presentation at the Irving Heritage Senior Center on April 30. The presentation informed seniors about the benefits of pacemakers, as well as recent advances in pacemaker technology that make them safer and more convenient. The event also featured a dance emphasizing the importance of physical activity for seniors, as well as a message from actress and dancer Debbie Allen.
“Before I got the pacemaker I was lethargic, my hands would get numb, I was taking lots of naps - I was taking 1 and 2 hour naps every day - and my brain wasn't working quite as good as I thought it should,” said Marilyn Rose, pacemaker recipient and spokesperson for Join the Pacemakers. Rose, a resident of Richardson, reports that she felt so good after receiving her pacemaker that she resolved to spread the word to others about the benefits of this medical technology.