Hearty Hearts Rehab Club meets quarterly

JASPER — The Hearty Hearts Rehab Club is an organization formed specifically for all former and current Memorial Hospital Cardiac Rehab and Angina Heart Therapy patients and their families. The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, in the Medical Arts Building Conference Center, 721 W.13th St.

The meetings are held quarterly and are conducted by the nurses and exercise physiologists of the Cardiac Rehab and Angina Heart Therapy department of Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.

Cardiac Rehab is an outpatient, heart-monitored exercise program for patients who have had a recent heart attack, angina, coronary artery bypass surgery, heart valve replacement surgery, balloon angioplasty, or stent placement. Angina Heart Therapy uses enhanced external counterpulsation to create new pathways around blocked arteries in the heart by expanding networks of tiny blood.

The guest speaker will be Kaci Wehr who works with the Older Americans Center as the community engagement coordinator for the Jasper Park and Recreation Department. Wehr is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist, Exercise Is Medicine Level 2 Credential and Yoga Fit Level 1 Certification. She plans to discuss the different programs available at the Older Americans Center and will demonstrate some exercises for strength training followed by chair yoga.

For more information, call the Cardiopulmonary Rehab Center at 812-996-0554 or toll-free at 800-852-7279, ext. 0554.




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