Peterborough’s Alumni Group membership is mostly graduates of the Central East LHIN Cardiac Rehab Program offered each year in Peterborough. However, other individuals who have either graduated from similar Cardiac Rehab regional programs or have been referred by their care physicians as a preventative measure, also attend. Spouses and partners are most welcome to actively participate in our meetings. There are currently about 30 alumni that are very active in our peer group. Many other alumni whom have spent some time participating in the activities of our group. Our monthly meetings are held at the Wellness Center on Brealey Road in Peterborough.
We are very appreciative of the continuing support and encouragement of the following organizations:
The Peterborough Family Health Team
The City of Peterborough Health and Wellness Centre
The Central East Regional Cardiovascular Rehab Program
Please check our January to June 2020 Program Calendar posted below for specific meeting information.
STEADY ON YOUR FEET – IMPROVE YOUR BALANCE
Donna St. John – Certified Fitness Coach
January 8th – The Wellness Centre – 1:30 pm
Donna will discuss the importance of all adults achieving and maintaining practical physical balancing skills. Gaining a better balance is a critical ingredient in effective fall prevention. Helpful balancing exercises will be practiced. Please wear comfortable clothing, as some balancing practice will occur. Q+A to follow.
WOMEN AND HEART HEALTH – REVISITED
Dr. Karen Wagner – Cardiologist
February 12th – The Wellness Centre – 7 pm
Karen will be revisiting her popular evening of teaching and discussion about heart health in women. Last February, her talk packed our meeting room and created a buzz of excitement and honest enquiry about this topic. You asked us if Karen would do it again and we’ve listened. Come out, bring your friends. Q+A to follow.
PLANT-BASED FOOD – CAN IT EVER TASTE ANY GOOD?
March 11th – Location tba
[this is a ‘Munch and Learn’ event. The content is still under development]
DIABETES AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
April 8th – The Wellness Centre – 1:30 pm
[the event content is still under development]
DEALING WITH NUTRITIONAL TRAPS – SALT, FAT, SUGAR AND BOOZE
Tiffany Watson – Registered Dietitian – Peterborough Family Health Team
May 13th – Board Room, PFHT – 1:30 pm
Our daily nutritional choices often contain unhealthy quantities of salt, sugar, fat and alcohol. Tiffany will review the known health risks for each of these ingredients. Strategies to reduce or eliminate these harmful elements from our diet will be discussed. The current trend of plant-based meat alternatives will be commented upon. Q+A to follow.
STOP. LOOK. LISTEN. OUR YEAR IN REVIEW + GOING FORWARD
Our executive group – Mike, Peter, Don, Helen and John
June 3rd – The Wellness Centre – 1:30 pm
Before we end our program cycle and pause for the summer, we are checking out the takeaway learning from our program events so far. The discussion will help inform topic choices for our next program cycle beginning in September. It’s also the ideal opportunity to get feedback on how our program events and resource people have met some of your essential needs to maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle.
The Cardiac Rehab Alumni Group takes a break from our education and support activities over the summer months. In August, we will publish our educational and event program for September 2020 through to June 2021 in this space. Please check back with us then.