February is Heart Month, and the Central East Regional Cardiac Care program is celebrating with a number of community outreach activities — including two heart health education events, and the annual Heart to Heart community cardiac clinics held at local malls and community centres.
As a leading provider of cardiovascular services, the regional program is committed to engaging with the community around heart health. The program includes the designated cardiac care centre for Scarborough and Durham, located at the Centenary site of Scarborough and Rouge Hospital (SRH), where life-saving and life-changing regional services are provided — including catheterization procedures and arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) treatment and management. The program also leads the regional cardiovascular rehabilitation service, which is offered at 14 community sites from Scarborough and Durham Region, to Peterborough and Campbellford.
Heart to Heart Community Education Sessions
Community members are invited to learn about improving their heart health and achieving a better quality lifestyle. At the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, Dr. Nisha D’Mello will present on how to maximize your cardiovascular health; a volunteer with the cardiovascular rehab program will speak about his experience as a cardiac patient; and a registered nutritionist will discuss nutrition, diet, and heart-healthy eating. While at Ajax Public Library, a cardiovascular rehabilitation exercise therapist and nurse practitioner will discuss how to prevent and manage cardiovascular disease with exercise and how to take control of your heart health.
When and where:
|Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre
(875 Morningside Avenue, Scarborough)
Monday, February 27, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
|Ajax Public Library, main branch
(55 Harwood Avenue South, Ajax)
Saturday, February 25, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Heart to Heart Community Clinics
Heart to Heart clinics will be held throughout the month of February at local malls and community centres in Scarborough, Pickering, and Oshawa. Cardiac staff will be performing blood pressure tests and providing consultations on heart health.
When and where:
Clinics have already been held at Malvern Town Centre and Bridlewood Mall. Additional clinics will be held at the following locations and dates:
(3495 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto)
Saturday, February 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
|Pickering Town Centre
(1355 Kingston Road, Pickering)
Saturday, February 11, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(3850 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto)
Wednesday, February 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oshawa Legends Centre
(1661 Harmony Road North, Oshawa)
Tuesday, February 21, 12 to 3:30 p.m.