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Community education event celebrates Heart Month

Event date: Monday, February 26, 2018, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre

Wellness Centre at NightFebruary 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. Community members are invited to the Centre on Monday evening, February 26, to come have a “heart to heart” about their cardiovascular health.


“Heart Month is a perfect opportunity to focus on getting heart healthy, and learn about 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, Fitness and Lifestyle Coordinator, Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre.


The “Heart to Heart” Community Talk will feature a panel of exercise, clinical and wellness experts who will have a free-flowing discussion with attendees about a number of heart health topics. Community members will also hear from a local cardiac patient about their experience, and get a tour of the facility from Sport & Wellness Centre staff.


Heart to Heart Community Talk
Date and time: Monday, February 26, 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre (775 Brealey Drive, Peterborough)
Topics to include: Cardiovascular disease and risk factors, heart-healthy eating, benefits of exercise


Everyone is welcome to this public presentation; admission is free. Attendees will also receive a free pair of touch screen gloves to stay active outdoors this winter and to keep their fingers warm while using their smart phones for fitness apps and to play music. Staff from the regional service will be on-site performing blood pressure tests and providing one-on-one consultations on cardiovascular health.


The Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre is one of 14 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.