Cardiac Rehab - PEACH

(Prince Edward Ambulatory Cardiac Health)



Cardiac Rehabilitation is a program of exercise, education and counselling to help make heart healthy living a part of your everyday life. The program is proven to improve the quality of life of participants and to increase the likelihood of patients returning to work and to valued leisure activities following their cardiac event.

Prince Edward Ambulatory Cardiac Health (PEACH) is a Cardiac Rehab program that got off to a running start in February of 2012, thanks to our partnership with the South East CCAC and to generous donations from the community. Prior to our program, the closest available rehabilitation for heart patients required travelling each week to Kingston. As a result, many Prince Edward County residents could not take advantage of this important program.

The PEACH program offers Cardiac Rehabilitation in a newly renovated space in the Picton Clinic building next to Prince Edward County Hospital on Main Street in Picton. A commitment to participate in two exercise sessions each week for up to 12 weeks and a third independent off-site exercise session is required of all participants. Attendance at weekly education presentations during the program and ongoing participation in community activity programs following graduation is also encouraged to continue a heart healthy lifestyle.

The PEACH team includes RNs Cathy Brose and Geri Claxton, Community Support Planner Wanda
Parks and SE LHINs physiotherapists Carol-Anne Gray and Nancy Lock. It is supported
by Dr Phil Wattam, Mary Stever RN and Dr Steve Blanchard. This program is open to all residents with a Prince Edward County address.

Priority access to other PEFHT service providers such as the pharmacist, dietitians, social
workers and other specialty programs is available when needed to rostered PEC FHT participants.

Ask your Primary Care Provider for details and referral information.



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