Educational Events – January to June 2020

STEADY ON YOUR FEET – IMPROVE YOUR BALANCE

Donna St. John – Certified Fitness Coach

January 8th – The Wellness Centre – 1:30 pm

Donna will discuss the importance of all adults achieving and maintaining practical physical balancing skills. Gaining a better balance is a critical ingredient in effective fall prevention. Helpful balancing exercises will be practiced. Please wear comfortable clothing, as some balancing practice will occur. Q+A to follow.

WOMEN AND HEART HEALTH – REVISITED

Dr. Karen Wagner – Cardiologist

February 12th – The Wellness Centre – 7 pm

Karen will be revisiting her popular evening of teaching and discussion about heart health in women. Last February, her talk packed our meeting room and created a buzz of excitement and honest enquiry about this topic. You asked us if Karen would do it again and we’ve listened. Come out, bring your friends. Q+A to follow.

PLANT-BASED FOOD – CAN IT EVER TASTE ANY GOOD?

March 11th – Location tba

[this is a ‘Munch and Learn’ event. The content is still under development]

DIABETES AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

April 8th – The Wellness Centre  – 1:30 pm

[the event content is still under development]

DEALING WITH NUTRITIONAL TRAPS – SALT, FAT, SUGAR AND BOOZE

Tiffany Watson – Registered Dietician – Peterborough Family Health Team

May 13th – Board Room, PFHT – 1:30 pm

Our daily nutritional choices often contain unhealthy quantities of salt, sugar, fat and alcohol. Tiffany will review the known health risks for each of these ingredients. Strategies to reduce or eliminate these harmful elements from our diet will be discussed. The current trend of plant-based meat alternatives will be commented upon. Q+A to follow.

STOP. LOOK. LISTEN. OUR YEAR IN REVIEW+GOING FORWARD

Our executive group – Mike, Peter, Don, Helen and John

June 3rd – The Wellness Centre – 1:30 pm

Before we end our program cycle and pause for the summer, we are checking out the takeaway learning from our program events so far. The discussion will help inform topic choices for our next program cycle beginning in September. It’s also the ideal opportunity to get feedback on how our program events and resource people have met some of your essential needs to maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle.

SUMMER BREAK

June 4th to September 9th, 2020

Author: dherald2013

Don Herald is an active member of the Cardiac Rehab Alumni Group in Peterborough, Ontario. He is the volunteer Chair of Education Programs for this group. In addition to his work with the healthy heart program, Don writes about interesting characters he meets in his daily life or unexpectedly stumbles upon in his over-active imagination. His short fiction and autobiographical stories have been published in the UK, Canada and the US. Visit his website - www.donherald.blogspot.com.