Advantage Living Center Communities Offer High Employee Participation in Detroit Heart Walk

Advantage Living Center Communities Offer High Employee Participation in Detroit Heart Walk

100+ staff members volunteer to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease, stroke and overall heart health


Detroit, Mich. – More than 100 Advantage Living Centers employees participated Saturday in the American Heart Association’s 2017 Detroit Heart Walk, raising more than $12,000.


Advantage’s senior leadership are proud of the outstandingly high employee turnout at the event. Co-owners Reginald Hartsfield and Kelsey Hastings both have served on the Heart Walk Executive Leadership Team for the past three years.


“The overwhelming amount of employee participation truly reflects our organization’s dedication to better health and wellness in not only the Detroit community, but the entire Michigan community as well,” said Hastings. “Reducing the incidence of cardiovascular disease and stroke is incredibly important to all of us at Advantage, so we were glad to have a local opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of heart health.”


Twelve individual teams participated under the Advantage name, representing both facilities and families.


“We really appreciate it when employees come out and participate in community events and love when it happens in these numbers,” said Hartsfield. “Especially as we age, it’s important to take care of our heart health – some of our residents struggle with cardiovascular disease and the effects of stroke, so we were incredibly proud to participate as well as raise funds and awareness.”


The leading cause of death in the United States, heart disease causes 25 percent of all deaths according to the Centers for Disease Control. Certain risk factors and lifestyles can put people at a higher risk for heart problems including diabetes, obesity, poor diet, lack of physical activity and excessive alcohol consumption.


About Advantage Living Centers: Advantage Living Centers’ vision is to provide premium, patient directed, and highly skilled post-acute and rehabilitative care in a compassionate, professional environment. With 10 locations across the state of Michigan, they are strongly committed to identifying each individual’s health and wellness goals and develop plans of care for successful outcomes. For more information, visit


About the American Heart Association: The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke –  the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit or call any of our offices around the country.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.