Ray Wardle, 80, started playing hockey as a child, stopped being active after university and has made physical activity a part of his life since picking it back up in his 30s.
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World Stroke CampaignWorld Stroke Campaign
Face the facts: stroke is treatable.Stroke devastates lives around the world. It is the leading cause of disability and the second leading cause of death globally. It can happen to anyone at any age and it affects everyone: survivors, family and friends, workplaces and communities. Learn more at Find out more and get involved.

Woman picking oranges in grocery storeReduce your cholesterol level through eating
Did you know you can reduce your cholesterol level by making smart food choices? High cholesterol is a major risk factor for developing heart disease. Metamucil and Heart and Stroke Foundation want to help you reduce your risk. Simple lifestyle changes, such as eating more whole foods and upping your fibre intake can help lower your cholesterol levels. Find out more and take action.

Health organizations urge ban on marketing to
kidsHealth organizations urge ban on marketing to kids
Stop Marketing to Kids Coalition says the time has come to protect children from harmful industry tactics and support parents to make healthy decisions for their families.
Find out more and get involved.

Take control of your blood pressureTake control of your blood pressure
High blood pressure is the number one risk factor for stroke and a major risk factor for heart disease. Reduce your risk with the free online Heart&Stroke Blood Pressure Action Plan, generously supported in part by a grant from Dairy Farmers of Canada. Try it today.

Lives saved, now and in the futureLives saved, now and in the future
It has been a powerhouse partnership that has already saved lives and will continue to do so: over the past three years, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, with funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada, has placed 3,234 automated external defibrillators in rinks and rec centres coast to coast to coast, and trained more than 25,000 people how to use them. The program ended March 31. Our infographic highlights the program’s successes.

Canadian approach to First Aid and CPR GuidelinesNew Canadian approach to First Aid and CPR Guidelines
For the first time, Canada’s leading first aid and CPR training agencies have joined together to release a single evidence-based set of recommendations on training and standards of practice for first aid and CPR. Read more.

Give your heart health a boost
Reignite your heart health motivation with the new <30 Days app. The redesigned app, generously supported by Desjardins Insurance and Shoppers Drug Mart, delivers a pocketful of motivation with small actions that target your personal heart disease and stroke risk factors. Get the app.

KPMG helps employees prepare for the unexpected
Last fall, the KPMG Foundation launched a three-year program of CPR/AED learning sessions led by HSF-affiliated instructors. The free sessions are open to KPMG people, friends, families and local community members. The program will train an estimated 1,500 people across the country by July, 2018.

Show your heart and brain some loveShow your heart and brain some love
Follow our blog to discover the latest research updates, healthy recipes and health news you can trust, at Blog.heartandstroke.ca.

Heart&Stroke Risk
AssessmentNew! The free online Heart&Stroke Risk Assessment now includes a Life Expectancy Calculator. Take the quick questionnaire and find out which healthy changes will add years to your life. Try it today.

Eat healthier and support the FoundationEat healthier and support the Foundation
The Get Enough Helper App from Dairy Farmers of Canada helps you make sure you’re meeting recommended servings from Canada’s Food Guide. Plus, for each day you use the App, Dairy Farmers of Canada will donate $1 to the Foundation. Get the App now.

An Invitation to join our Community of Survivors

Are you living with heart disease or have you had a stroke? Perhaps you are providing care for a loved one whose life has been impacted by one of these diseases. If so, the Heart and Stroke Foundation wants to help. Click here to learn more


Community Educational Heart Support Group

Heart survivors and care partners welcome. No cost. Weekly guest speakers on topics such as healthy eating, physical activity, stress, medications etc.  Participants have an opportunity to share common challenges and successes.

Bi-weekly, meetings scheduled between Stratford Town Hall and Stratford Sobeys kitchen 

Contact Jenilyn: 902-892-7441



Attention golfers! Putt for Heart is set for Sept. 24 at St. Felix Golf Course, Tignish! Proceeds to HSF, 1pm start, team of 4 is $120. Register by calling 902 882-2328.

Montague Stroke Support Group

The monthly meetings of stroke survivors in Montague have resumed after their summer break and will meet on the second Friday of each month. Meetings are held in the first floor boardroom (wheelchair accessible) of the Kings County Medical Centre from 1-3pm.

Contact Wendi 902-330-9223 or wendideveaux116@gmail.com

Community Support Group for PEI Caregivers

All caregivers welcome. No charge to attend. Meetings focus on supporting one another, discussing successes and challenges and sharing helpful tools and resources.

Home Instead Senior Care (10 Slemon Park, Summerside)

3rd Wed. of every month, 7-8pm.

Contact Heather Blouin 902 439-5480 




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