Programs

Several times a year Island Heart to Heart presents a program of seven sessions providing you and your partner or friend, with information on a variety of topics related to heart health. 

           UP COMING PROGRAMS:  Now accepting registrations
All classes will be held at the Hillside Seniors Health Centre (attached to the Aberdeen Hospital) 1454 Hillside Avenue, Victoria. Map  

• Thursdays, October 4 to November 15, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

• Tuesdays, November 6 to December 18, 6:30 to 8:30  pm

• Tuesdays, January 8 to February 19, 6:30 to 8:30  pm

• Thursdays,  February 7 to March 21, 6:30 to 8:30  pm


Contact the Coordinator of this program, for additional information and registration: 

    778-678-8423 or islandhearttoheart@telus.net



You Will Learn About:

Your Heart and How it Works
        • How your heart functions
        • Heart problems and their treatment
        • How to reduce your risk factors for heart disease

Heart-Healthy Nutrition
        • Diet and how it affects heart disease
        • How you can control cholesterol and reduce fat in your diet
        • Shopping Heart Smart™
        • Healthy eating away from home

Physical Activity
        • The effects and benefits of physical activity on the heart
        • Adapting an exercise program to fit you and your lifestyle

Medication
        • Medications common to people with heart disease
        • Side effects and their relief
        • Tips on organizing and storing medication

Psychological Aspects
    • The various feelings that you may experience
    • How to manage your feelings and emotions
    • How to cope and adapt to lifestyle changes
    • Resuming sexual activity

Stress
    • The effects of stress on the heart
    • Identifying stress and stressful situations
    • Methods to manage and reduce stress

      

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Watch the
Island Heart to Heart Video

Finerty Media in Victoria produced and contributed
 this short video program
offering  heart disease patients insight into the support sessions delivered
by Island Heart to Heart

Recommend it to your friends and family.

 
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