Heart Health Classes 2020 - Class 264

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Several times a year Island Heart to Heart presents a program of seven classes, providing you and your partner or friend with information on a variety of topics related to heart health. All classes will be held at the Hillside Seniors Health Centre (attached to the Aberdeen Hospital) located at 1454 Hillside Avenue, Victoria.


To register, or for additional information, contact the Coordinator at 778-678-8423


or via email at islandhearttoheart@telus.net


**This class is presently full.  Wait list is available.**



  • 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


  • Medications common to people with heart disease

  • Side effects and their relief

  • Tips on organizing and storing medication

Psychosocial Aspects

  • How to manage your feelings and emotions

  • How to cope and adapt to lifestyle changes

  • Resuming sexual activity


  • The effects of stress on the heart

  • Identifying stress and stressful situations

  • Methods to manage and reduce stress