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February 8, 2017

Peterborough, ON -- February is Heart Month, and the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre is celebrating by holding a community education event in partnership with the Central East Regional Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Service. Residents are invited to the Centre on Thursday morning, February 16 to come have a “heart to heart” about their cardiovascular health.

“Heart Month is a perfect opportunity to learn about cardiovascular wellness, as well as rehabilitation services available here in the community. If you want to improve the quality of your heart health, we are here to help,” says Jennifer Bell, Program Coordinator, Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre

Community members will have the chance to hear from a cardiologist and dietitian from the regional cardiovascular rehab service, as well as about the experience of a local cardiac patient, and get a tour of the facility from Sport & Wellness Centre staff.

Heart to Heart Community Talk

  • Date and time: Thursday, February 16, 9 a.m. to noon
  • Location: Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre (775 Brealey Drive, Peterborough)

Topics

Presenters

Achieving quality cardiovascular health: A community partnership

Dr. Joe Ricci

Medical Director, Central East Regional Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Service

Getting on the right track to better heart health: A patient story

Peter Zvaigzne
Peterborough community member, and former regional cardiovascular rehab patient

Nutrition, diet and heart-healthy eating

Valerie Manbeck

Dietitian, Central East Regional Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Service

– Heart-health programs at PSWC
– Tour of the facility

Jennifer Bell
Program Coordinator, Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre

Everyone is welcome to this public presentation. Admission is free, and coffee, tea and refreshments will be served. Staff from the regional service will also be performing blood pressure tests and providing one-on-one consultations on cardiovascular health.

The Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre is one of 13 community cardiovascular rehabilitation sites throughout the Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), and has been offering the regional service since July 2015. This six-month program for those with cardiovascular disease is led by exercise therapists working with a dietitian, pharmacist and nurses, and provides education, self-management training, and exercise.