Strength and Power Training for Older Adults – December Meeting Reminder

Our December meeting will be at 1:30 PM at the Wellness Center on December 11th.

Our subject area expert will be Nuri Bonada. Nuri is a rehab graduate and member of our peer group. She is a personal trainer at the wellness center and many of her clients are “older adults”.

At the meeting you will learn;

  1. What strength and power training are and what they can do for you

  2. How aging changes our muscle profile

  3. The many benefits of strength and power training

  4. The specific role of strength and power training in reducing heart disease risk

During the meeting Nuri will lead us through some strength and power training so make sure you are medically cleared to exercise and bring your favorite bands or hand weights.

You will leave the meeting with a personalized action plan for 2020 and tips on staying motivated.

Note: All information presented is courtesy of Harvard Medical School.

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Added sugar: Where is it hiding?

Added sugar is everywhere in the food supply. It’s so ubiquitous that you might find some packaged and processed foods unappetizing without it. The Harvard Medical School has provided a tightly written summary of the major sources of added sugar as well as exploring alternative sweeteners. You can view this article at the link below. This has also been added to the Eating Well section of the Peer Group website.

Added Sugar Sources

Join us for an interactive session on Cardiac Medications – November 13th, 1:30 PM at the Wellness Center

Our November meeting will be all about medications. Our guest subject area expert is Dipesh Patel a Pharmacist with Shoppers Drugmart on Lansdowne. Dipesh also has a special designation in the treatment of Diabetes so let’s take advantage of this opportunity to gain some insights into the management of diabetes.


Bring a list of your medications with you. Let’s share stories about our experiences with medications and get some discussion going. We will also talk about other ways of achieving similar outcomes that we expect from our medications.

Diabetes Medication Survey


Our guest pharmacist for the November meeting has expertise in all of the usual heart health medications we may be using but he is also a specialist in diabetes treatment and medications. There are a large number of medications used to treat diabetes so we want to narrow the discussion to the ones being used by our peer group. Below you will find  a link to a confidential survey.

If you have a prescription for diabetes medication please complete this survey before November 8th!

Here is the link

Diabetes Medication Survey


HEART TO HEART Community Talk

Kristen Doucette will be moderating an expert panel on heart health matters. Here is a great opportunity to ask those really tough questions to the panel of experts. The event is in Hastings at the Field House. Here is a link to the directions to get there. It is only 30 minutes. Let me know if you can make it and I will register you.

Directions to the Field House

If you can make it out to this event I know Kristen would love to see you. Bring your friends who may have an interest in the topic of Heart Health. See the details below.

Heart To Heart


October 9th – 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Rooms A and B – The Sport and Wellness Center

Join Exercise Therapist Stephanie Gibson from the Regional Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program for an informative session. Learn how vascular disease develops, the risk factors and how exercise can help prevent and/or manage cardiovascular disease.

At the end of the meeting we will review the results of the On Track survey. If you have not completed it use the link below.

Am I On Track?

Your On Track Survey

I would like to present the survey results at our October 9th meeting where the topic is exercise and vascular health.

I have heard from many of you but there are still quite a few that have not completed the survey. It should not take you more than 3-4 minutes. Please click the link below and complete it now.

On Track Survey