June Meeting Notice – Craving Change

Two dietitians from the PFHT will be running a workshop for us on Craving Change. This will be an introductory session. You will learn why you eat the way you do and what to do about it. This is not a diet workshop and they won’t tell us what to eat.

This workshop responds to comments from grads at the last meeting that basically say we all know what to eat and what not to eat, but how to stick to healthy eating patterns?

We need an idea of attendance to finalize location. Please complete the form below.



Volunteers Needed!!

A few times a year our Grad Group gets a chance to talk about the group to current patients in the two Friday classes. Several of our grads have already done this but we need a couple of volunteers for May 24th. All you need to do is just talk for 5 minutes about our group and perhaps how it has been beneficial to you. Please complete the form below to let me know if you an help out, I will be in touch.

Her Heart Matters – Cardiologist Talk on Women and Heart Disease

Join us for a heart-to-heart talk by Cardiologist Dr. Karen Wagner and learn about the common myths surrounding prevention, diagnosis, and the treatment of cardiovascular disease in women. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session. Please arrive between 6:30 and 6:45. 

Meeting Details
April 10, 2019 @ 7 pm
Peterborough Sport & Wellness Center / Rooms A & B
775 Brealey Dr., Peterborough ON

Given the popularity of this talk we are requesting that you preregister for this meeting. You can preregister by clicking on the link below.

Cardiologist Talk Registration

Small changes will add years to your life. More importantly add life to your years!

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Heart & Stroke have a really good self assessment tool for reviewing any risk factors you may have. More importantly it suggests actions you can take. There is really nothing new here, but it is a good “Check Up”. You can access the tool at the link below and forward it to friends and family that may have an interest in reviewing their risk factors.

Meeting Reminder – Wednesday March 13 – Wellness Center 1:30 PM

Risk Assessment

Understanding Thoughts and Emotions A Vital Part Of Rehabilitation

Our March 13th meeting will be at the Wellness Center – 1:30 PM

Frequently overlooked in responding to cardiac events and subsequent rehabilitation programs are the patients’ thoughts and emotions.

Our discussion on March 13th will explore this vital aspect of heart-healthy care. A helpful way to make sense of the many different emotional reactions during recovery from a cardiac event will also be shared. This meeting will be highly interactive with ample opportunity to share or just to listen.

Cardio Rehab alumni Don Herald will lead this session.

Upcoming Meetings

Both our March 13 and April 10 meetings will be at the Wellness Center in our old room A.

As a reminder we have Doctor Karen Wagner presenting to us in April. Doctor Wagner is a cardiologist with the Kawartha Cardiology Clinic. The talk will be on women and heart disease. Hopefully we will all bring our partners to this meeting for this very important talk.

Heads Up – Safety First

Weather outlook for driving on Wednesday does not look good. The meeting will go ahead just in case the weather person is an alarmist and the “storm” turns out to be nothing. I live very close to the Wellness Center so I will attend just in case a few show up. If however you find on Wednesday morning that you are snowed in or the driving looks bad, please do not risk driving to the meeting!