The Central East Regional Cardiovascular Rehab program, led by Scarborough Health Network (SHN), is putting its whole heart into Heart Month events this year, as we bring back our well-loved community clinics to local malls across Toronto and Durham Region for the first time since before the pandemic. We will also be holding virtual education sessions, featuring cardiologists and cardiovascular experts speaking on several heart health topics. From living a heart-healthy lifestyle to finding out if you are at risk for heart disease and more, community members are invited to come out, participate, and learn at Heart to Heart events throughout February.
Heart to Heart Community Clinics at local malls (Saturdays)
Community clinics will be held throughout February at local malls in Scarborough, Pickering, and Oshawa. Community members will have the chance to meet with staff from the regional cardiovascular rehab program, and get a checkup on their heart health. Staff will be performing blood pressure tests, providing consultations on heart disease risk factors, and offering education on improving heart health.
|Pickering Town Centre|
(1355 Kingston Rd., Pickering) Saturday, February 4, 2023 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
|Scarborough Town Centre|
(300 Borough Dr., Scarborough) Saturday, February 18, 2023 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
(419 King St. W., Oshawa) Saturday, February 25 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Heart to Heart Virtual Education Sessions (Mondays)
Community members are also invited to attend virtual education sessions to learn about improving heart health and achieving a better quality lifestyle. Sessions will feature many experts — including cardiologists, exercise therapists, nurse practitioners, a dietitian and more — who will have free-flowing discussions about a number of heart health topics.
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About Central East Regional Cardiovascular Rehab
The Central East Regional Cardiovascular Rehab service is one of North America’s largest networks, serving more than 4,000 patients every year. The program is led by Scarborough Health Network (SHN) in partnership with Ontario Health East, as well as other hospitals, municipalities, and community centres. This lifestyle and self-management program is offered virtually and in person, helping to change lives for patients with or at risk for cardiovascular disease across Central East Ontario — from Toronto, Durham to Peterborough/Kawarthas and Northumberland. Learn more about the program at gethearthealthy.ca.