Free session to help participants improve heart health

Local residents looking to manage their cholesterol and blood pressure are invited to an upcoming information session

RIMBEY – Local residents looking to manage their cholesterol and blood pressure are invited to an upcoming information session to better understand their heart health.

Heart Wise is a free, three-hour group session offered by Alberta Health Services (AHS). Nutrition and Food Services professionals will share their expertise and guide interactive discussions that can help individuals manage their heart health.

Heart Wise will be held April 9 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the conference room of the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, 5228 50 Ave. For more information, or to register, please call 1-877-314-6997.

Participants will learn about:

  • High blood pressure: its causes, risk factors and complications.
  • High cholesterol: its causes, risk factors and complications.
  • Heart healthy diets and lifestyle choices.
  • How to measure blood pressure.
  • Setting goals to live better.

The session is open to anyone interested in developing a healthier lifestyle and recommended for local residents diagnosed with high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol, or people diagnosed with risk factors for heart disease, such as diabetes or family history.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.