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Meeting Reminder – Thriving with Diabetes

Join us for a presentation and discussion on May 11 at 1:30 PM

Wellness Center or Zoom (see below)

This will be a live meeting with Exercise Therapist Michael Ruiz joining us by Zoom.

Please register for this meeting only if you have not already done so.

Thriving with Diabetes

Join us for a lively interactive meeting at the Wellness Center May 11th at 1:30 PM – Or by Zoom

This will be a combination meeting of live attendance at the Wellness Center and some joining by Zoom. Our guest presenter is Michael Ruiz an Exercise Therapist with the Central East Regional Cardiovascular Rehab program. Michael is not only an Exercise Therapist he is also a Type 2 diabetic. Michael is planning an interactive presentation with lot’s of discussion and questions throughout the meeting. We will all benefit from this discussion whether we are diabetic or not. Here are some of the topics that will be discussed.

  • What is diabetes and is there a spectrum of severity?
  • What are the factors that lead to onset of Type 2 diabetes?
  • Can diabetes be reversed?
  • How does it affect heart health?
  • Symptoms and actions to take for low sugar and high sugar readings
  • How do different types of food aid in the management and control of diabetes and blood sugar in general?
  • What is a good diet and what are the dietary no/no’s?
  • Does when you eat make a difference?
  • How does exercise aid in the management and control of diabetes? What role does strength training play versus aerobic exercise?
  • What are the various prescription medications being used? Are there new and emerging medications?
  • What are the various technologies that can be used in the management and control of diabetes?

Please register for this meeting so that we can send you a link for the Zoom session. Also please bring a guest that might benefit from this session.

Meeting Reminder – Heart & Mind

Join us for a presentation and discussion on April 13th at 1:30 PM

Wellness Center or Zoom (see below)

This will be a live meeting with Dr. Brisbin joining us by Zoom.

NOTE: THE WELLNESS CENTER DOES NOT REQUIRE PROOF OF VACCINE NOR ARE MASKS REQUIRED. INDIVIDUALS NEED TO ASSES THEIR OWN RISK TOLERANCE AND WEAR A MASK IF THEY PREFER.

Please register for this meeting if you have not already done so.

Our guest presenter practices at the Kawartha Clinic specializing in geriatric medicine and total patient wellbeing. She will explore the relationship between heart healthy lifestyles and brain health. Dr. Sarah Brisbin is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada with certification in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. She just recently joined the Kawartha clinic in January 2021 and will be assisting with Clinical Trials research, as well as providing Geriatric Medicine outpatient consultation. Dr. Brisbin also will be working with the inpatient Geriatric Medicine Consultation group at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, as well as throughout the area with the GAIN team program.

Heart and Mind

Just two weeks to go before Dr. Sarah Brisbin will be presenting us with valuable insights on brain health and it’s correlation with heart healthy life styles. In the words of Dr. Brisbin; “The brain and heart are intimately connected. We will be examining the role of cardiovascular disease and its impact on brain health, including risks of developing dementia. Strategies to improve mind and heart health will be explored.”

This meeting will be held at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Center at 1:30 PM on April 13th. Try to arrive by 1:20 PM.

If you have not already done so please register for this meeting below;

Heart & Mind

Join us for a presentation and discussion on April 13th at 1:30 PM

This will be a live meeting with Dr. Brisbin joining us by Zoom. Our guest presenter practices at the Kawartha Clinic specializing in geriatric medicine and total patient wellbeing. She will explore the relationship between heart healthy lifestyles and brain health. Dr. Sarah Brisbin is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada with certification in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. She just recently joined the Kawartha clinic in January 2021 and will be assisting with Clinical Trials research, as well as providing Geriatric Medicine outpatient consultation. Dr. Brisbin also will be working with the inpatient Geriatric Medicine Consultation group at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, as well as throughout the area with the GAIN team program.

Please register for this meeting.

Meeting Reminder – Women’s Hearts Are Different

Join us for a Zoom presentation on March 9th at 1:30 PM

The learning objectives/agenda for the presentation will be as follows:

  1. Describe what heart disease is, how it is different in women and the signs and symptoms.
  2. Explain the risks for heart disease including women specific risk factors.
  3. Describe how you can take heart healthy action to lower your risk.
  4. Discuss tips for talking with your healthcare providers.

If you have not already done so, please register for this meeting so that we can send you a Zoom link.

Meeting Reminder – Women’s Hearts Are Different

Join us with your partner for a presentation and discussion on March 9th at 1:30 PM

We need to make a call this week on whether to cancel the live portion of this meeting. If you have not already done so please complete the registration below.

This will be a live meeting at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Center. A Zoom in link option is available for those who prefer it. Our guest presenter is Becky Petronella a Facilitator with the Ottawa Heart Health Institute. The focus of this meeting will be on Women’s Heart Health and for that reason we suggest that gentlemen grads invite their partner to attend this meeting.

Please register for this meeting so that we can get a feel for numbers or to send you a link to the Zoom attend the session.

Women’s Hearts Are Different

Join us for a presentation and discussion on March 9th at 1:30 PM

This will be a live meeting at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Center. A Zoom in link option is available for those who prefer it. Our guest presenter is Becky Petronella a Facilitator with the Ottawa Heart Health Institute. The focus of this meeting will be on Women’s Heart Health and for that reason we suggest that gentlemen grads invite their partner to attend this meeting.

Please register for this meeting so that we can get a feel for numbers or to send you a link to the Zoom attend the session.

Upcoming Events Sponsored by the Central East Cardiovascular Rehab

Here are a couple of upcoming events that folks may want to take in. The underlined blue font will take you to a Microsoft Teams Meeting site. Choose continue on your browser to join the meeting. You do not need to download the Teams app. I suggest you try joining about 5 minutes in advance.

GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS
Thursday February 24th @ 2:00pm

Even at the best of times, a medical appointment can be overwhelming. During this mini talk, our Exercise Therapists share practical tips and easy approaches to get the most out of your medical appointments.


CPR WORKSHOP
Monday February 28th @ 6:30-7:30 pm

This live education session will have a cardiologist discuss the importance of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as a life-saving skill. Followed by a demonstration of CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).