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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).

Meeting Reminder – Cardiac Screening and Testing – February 9th

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

This will be a Zoom meeting. Our guest presenter is Elspeth Ferguson an RPN with the Central East Regional Cardiovascular Rehab. Elsbeth will walk us through the range of cardiovascular tests we may undergo in the future, She will look at why they are done, how they work and what we can learn from each type of test.

If you have not already registered please do and then we can send you a link for the Zoom session. As well if you have questions about various tests you have taken before or may take in the future, you can pose those questions in the registration form. You may want to ask about risks or side effects or any issue on your mind.

Cardiac Screening and Testing

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

This will be a Zoom meeting. Our guest presenter is Elspeth Ferguson an RPN with the Central East Regional Cardiovascular Rehab. Elsbeth will walk us through the range of cardiovascular tests we may undergo in the future, She will look at why they are done, how they work and what we can learn from each type of test.

Please register for this meeting so that we can send you a link for the Zoom session. As well if you have questions about various tests you have taken before or may take in the future, you can pose those questions in the registration form. You may want to ask about risks or side effects or any issue on your mind.

Not all calories are equal – a dietitian explains the different ways the kinds of foods you eat matter to your body

Intuition tells us that dietary patterns that lean more towards fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds and lean more away from high saturated fatty meats, processed foods and simple sugars are “healthier” for us. This article explains in simple terms the science behind what we all know.

It is all a question of balance. No-one is a perfect angel but we can all eat well 80% of the time. See the article at the link below;

Not all calories are identical