Community invited to heart health education events
February is Heart Month, and Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is inviting community members to come have a “heart to heart” about their cardiovascular health.
SHN’s cardiac care program will be hosting its annual Heart to Heart Community Talks in February for residents to come learn about improving their heart health and achieving a better quality lifestyle. The event will feature a panel of expert hospital staff, including exercise therapists, nurse practitioners, a dietitian, and pharmacist. The panel will have a free-flowing discussion with attendees about a number of heart health topics. Community members will also hear from a cardiac patient who will share their story and experience.
Heart to Heart Community Talks
|February 11, 6 to 8 p.m.||Whitby Abilities Centre|
55 Gordon Street, Whitby
|February 28, 6 to 8 p.m.||Malvern Family Resource Centre|
90 Littles Road, Scarborough
Topics to include: Cardiovascular disease and risk factors, heart-healthy eating, benefits of exercise, managing medications, heart failure, cultural factors, and smoking cessation
Everyone is welcome; admission and parking are free. Staff from the regional program will also be performing blood pressure tests and providing one-on-one consultations on cardiovascular health.
About SHN’s Cardiac Care Program
Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is a leader in cardiac care. We deliver quality cardiac services from our Birchmount, General, and Centenary hospitals. Each year we see more than 6,000 patients for cardiac services. As home to the designated cardiac centre for the Scarborough-Durham region, we offer the most comprehensive range of cardiac services to local and surrounding communities. You can count on us to provide the highest level of expertise and excellence in patient care.
About Scarborough Health Network
Across our three hospitals and eight satellite sites, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is shaping the future of care. Our many programs and services are designed around the needs of one of Canada’s most vibrant and diverse communities. We are home to North America’s largest nephrology program, as well as the designated cardiac care and spine centre for Scarborough and surrounding communities to the east. We are proud to be a community-affiliated teaching site for the University of Toronto and partner with a number of other universities and colleges, helping to train the next generation of health care professionals.