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Monday, December 11, 2023

City to host ‘Dancing Our Way to Health’ event in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month

The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host its inaugural “Dancing Our Way to Health” event later this month to raise awareness about the healthcare gaps that exist in Hispanic communities.

The event, which is in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, will take place on Saturday, September 30, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mary Sue Rich Community Center at Reed Place (1821 NW 21st Avenue in Ocala).

According to the recreation and parks department, this free event will provide opportunities for attendees to “get moving” with salsa dancing, line dancing, and aerobics while learning about new ways to improve their health.

During the event, over 10 vendors will be on site to provide information about fitness, health care, insurance, and social services, specifically for the Hispanic community.

In addition, local health professionals will speak every hour on a variety of subjects. There will also be refreshments and live entertainment.

For more information, contact the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department at 352-368-5517.

Next month, the College of Central Florida, in partnership with the Hispanic Business Council, will host a Hispanic Heritage Festival at Citizens’ Circle (151 SE Osceola Avenue in Ocala) in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month.