Please join us on September 16th for our first meeting of the Fall-Winter-Spring semester.

It’ll be a Zoom meeting once again. Peter will send you an email on the 15th, perhaps earlier, with our session ID number and Password. Peter will open up our virtual meeting room about 1:15 pm for those that want to check in early and say ‘hello’. We’ll start the meeting at 1:30 pm, ending no later than 3:30 pm.

On the agenda are two interesting topics.

Mike will summarize the highlights of our group’s newly created Business Plan and Strategy document. A copy of this document arrived in your Inbox on Tuesday, September 8th. Please take time to read it. Mike will answer any questions and share how our group will use this document going forward with our partners and interested others in the community.

Unlike other years, we do not yet have the topics of our monthly Educational Program mapped out. We need your suggestions about heart-healthy topics that are of interest to you. To assist in our group discussion, I’m asking everyone to complete a Risk Assessment questionnaire from Heart/Stroke.

It will take about ten minutes and you will receive a printable risk profile and strategies targeting your personal risk factors. In our group meeting, I will facilitate an interactive discussion that will identify the most common Controllable Risk Factors shared among our group members. Out of our discussions, we will identify topics to include in our Education calendar.

The H/S Risk Assessment tool is available at:

Enter ‘‘ into your browser.

You will be on the Risk Assessment information page.

In the bottom right corner, click on the tab ‘Start The Questionnaire‘.

This will take you into the questionnaire itself.

Once you have completed the questionnaire, you will be automatically emailed your own confidential and personal Risk Assessment profile and a menu of heart-healthy strategies to attack your highest ‘controllable risk’ categories.

It’s a cool tool.

If you have difficulty in gaining access to the Risk Assessment tool, contact me at ‘’.

See you next week.

Don Herald

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.

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