February is Heart Health Month, and Rady JCC will be the place to call home! To help raise awareness of the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle, there are several events planned, including seminars, special classes, workout challenges and clinics going on throughout the month. An outline of all the events to come is below.
For Her Heart’s Sake!
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 3, 2:30 P.M.
Free for MEMBERS/$5 Non-Members
Are you a woman with heart disease or looking for heart health tips as you age? Join two foremost experts from Victoria General Hospital for this short presentation. There may also be an opportunity to apply for the Strategies to Enhance Participation (STEP) in Cardiac Rehabilitation Project (FHHS: STEP), a research study funded by the Victoria General Hospital Foundation. The main purpose of the study is to provide an alternative introductory program to women with heart disease, who have decided not to join a standard cardiac rehabilitation program – “CRP”. The study will involve 150 women.
Presenters: Dr. Susy Santos, Research and Evaluation, Victoria General Hospital and
Heather Lytwyn, RN, BN, MN, Women Health and Education at Victoria General Hospital.
Register Online or call (204)477-7510
So You Think You Can Cook Healthy?
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19, 11:30 A.M.
FREE for Members/$5 Non-Members;
This is a hands on presentation where you will learn how to prepare delicious but healthy trail mix, cold coffee drinks, guacamole with rice and more!
Presenter: Judy Fowler, Freelance food stylist and recipe developer
MONDAY FEBRUARY 8 (5-6 PM) AND MONDAY FEBRUARY 29 (10-11 AM)
Come enjoy heart healthy smoothie samples with Judy Fowler.
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 14, 10:30 A.M. – NOON
FREE FOR EVERYONE
Bring the family and enjoy a special edition of our weekly Family Fun Zone (this time featuring some winter activities!)
Blood Pressure Clinics
Various times throughout the month. Check the display in the hall for details.
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 24, 11:30 A.M.
Weather permitting outside; otherwise Rady JCC Track
FREE FOR EVERYONE
Nordic Pole walking is a total body version of walking that can be enjoyed both by non-athletes as a health-promoting physical activity, and by athletes as a sport. The activity is performed with specially designed walking poles similar to ski poles. It helps with your cardiovascular performance, core and posture.
Instructor: Jim Evanchuk, ALCOA (Active Living Coalition for Older Adults) Executive Director.