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"Stronger than Sarcopenia" Live Event

"Stronger than Sarcopenia" Live Event

"Stronger than Sarcopenia" Live Event
Wednesday, May 29, 2024
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM ET

Understanding High Blood Pressure and Sarcopenia
Among Older Americans 

In observance of Older Americans Month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH) hosted a Facebook Live event, “Understanding High Blood Pressure and Sarcopenia Among Older Americans.” A panel of experts and advocates led this important discussion, shedding light on the relationship between sarcopenia—the loss of muscle mass and strength that becomes more common as you age—and high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, and how addressing one may assist with addressing the other.

Watch the replay of the Facebook Live event

This Facebook Live, part of our larger ongoing Stronger than Sarcopenia campaign, highlighted an important connection between the two conditions that older Americans may experience simultaneously. Additionally, National Senior Health and Fitness Day is observed annually on May 29–a day dedicated to bringing together experts in senior health and those with lived experience in improving health through fitness and nutrition.


  • Maya Feller, MS, RD, CDN, Registered Dietician Nutritionist
  • Roger A. Fielding, PhD, Senior Scientist, Sarcopenia
  • Jenna Perkins, RN, WHNP-BC, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Ronni Allen Ward, Lived Experience Advocate
  • Gage Dalton, MPH, (Moderator), Public Health Analyst, HHS OWH

To learn more about sarcopenia and the Stronger than Sarcopenia campaign, visit