EDUCATION EVENTS – FEBRUARY TO JUNE 2020

FEBRUARY 12

DISCUSSION OF THE KEY ELEMENTS OF OUR 2020/21 BUSINESS PLAN

Mike Hammond, on behalf of the Steering Committee, will facilitate an active discussion about some key elements of our draft Business Plan for 2020/21. This is an excellent opportunity to share your ideas and suggestions about how our group can best meet your heart-healthy lifestyle needs. This session will be held at the Wellness Centre beginning at 1:30 pm.

MARCH 11

BOTH THE HEAD AND HEART: HEALING STRATEGIES FROM THE FRONT LINE

All of us have been confronted with the realization that we have cardiovascular disease, and as a result, many aspects of our lifestyle choices and patterns must change. Once again, Don will facilitate a sharing discussion about what physical and feeling strategies worked for us and why. This session will be held at the Wellness Centre beginning at 1:30 pm.

APRIL 2

WOMEN AND HEART DISEASE: WHAT’S NEW?

We are delighted to welcome back Dr. Karen Wagner, a cardiologist from the Kawartha Cardiac Clinic. While continuing to share her knowledge about women and heart health, Karen will bring us updates on exciting new developments in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. This evening session is open to the public and, based on last year’s meeting, we expect there will be a large number of people attending. This evening session will be held at the Wellness Centre beginning at 6:30 pm.

MAY 13

DEALING WITH THE NUTRITIONAL TRAPS OF SALT, FAT, SUGAR AND BOOZE

Alex Burghardt, a Registered Dietician from the Peterborough Family Health Team, will guide us in a more in-depth examination of why our choices to use salt, fat, sugar or alcohol do not contribute to a heart-healthy lifestyle. This session will be held in the Board Room of the Peterborough Family Health Team (185 King Street, Suite 500) beginning at 1:30 pm.

JUNE 3

IS CANNABIS SAFE FOR THE HEART?

With the growing popularity of cannabis use among Canadians, cardiac patients want to know if pot is a heart-healthy product for personal use. In a University Health Network video on the topic, Dr. Paul Oh discusses the latest scientific and clinical information about the impact of marijuana use on the heart. Following the video, Dr. Bryce Miller, a local pharmacist and Cardiac Rehab Alumni Group member, will answer our questions about cannabis use. This session will be held at the Wellness Centre beginning at 1:30 pm.

SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER!

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. A retired social worker and organizational consultant, Don now enjoys writing short fiction. He is the co-founder and active member of the Writers' Group of Peterborough.