Heart&Stroke Heart to Heart

Heart to HeartTM is an education and support program for cardiac patients and their families.

Heart to Heart is helpful to anyone who has had a heart attack, heart surgery, angina - or is a high risk candidate for heart disease.

Heart to Heart is offered as a series of regular sessions. Each session features a video, informal group discussions and activities. All sessions are designed to help make living with heart disease easier for you and your caregiver.

To join a program, call the location nearest you. Please ask for the Heart to Heart Facilitator when you call.

  • Athabasca Health Authority
    • Stony Rapids Joanna Van Oostdam (439-2200)
  • BTC Indian Health Services
    • Sweetgrass, Mosquito, Red Pheasant, Little Pine, Poundmaker, Moosomin First Nations Communities Erin Kobelsky (937-6700)
  • Cypress Health Region
    • Leader, Cabri, Vanguard, Hodgeville, Herbert Leanne Banman (778-5416)
    • Swift Current Sheila Dempsey 306 778 9480
  • Five Hills Health Region
    • Moose Jaw/all of Five Hills Health Region Dot Hicks (694-0212) & Dawn Bohlken (694-0213)
  • Heartland Health Region
    • Beechy, Outlook, Davidson, Lucky Lake Melissa Lowenberger (867-8676 ext 409)
    • Biggar, Rosetown, Wilkie, Outlook, Davidson Bev Kernohan (948-3323)      
    • Kindersley, Unity Janelle Budd (463-1000 ext 222)
    • Kyle, Rosetown, Elrose Susan Moore (375-2511 ext 1)
    • Kyle, Rosetown, Elrose, Dinsmore Lindy Walker (882-6413 ext 230)
  • Kelsey Trail Health Region
    • Melfort & Area Bettylou Fagnou (752-8786)
    • Nipawin, Tisdale, Hudson Bay & Area Geoff Stewart (862-7266)
    • Tisdale Pam Molnar 306-873-5003 ext 28
  • Prairie North Health Region
    • Lloydminster, Maidstone, Turtleford, St. Walburg, Paradise Hill Monique Puech (893-2622 ext 7105)
    • Meadow Lake, Loon Lake, Goodsoil Dianne Million (236-1529)
    • North Battleford Faye Erickson (446-6400 ext 6424)
  • Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC)
    • Shoal Lake First Nation Community Laura Orobko (768-3457)
  • Prince Albert Parkland Health Region
    • Prince Albert/all of Prince Albert Parkland Health Region Jas Coutu, Robin Gyoerick & Dean Gaudet (306 765-6590)
  • Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region
    • Grenfell, Indian Head, Wolseley, Broadview, Whitewood, Moosomin Colleen Hollinger (697-4007)
    • Okanese, Star Blanket, Little Black Bear First Nations Communities Louis Dickson 306 334 3500
    • Peepeekisis, Wood Mountain, Piapot, Pasqua, Muscowpetung, Neekaneet, Standing Buffalo First Nation Communities Charlene Horsman (332-2668)
    • Regina Michele Holliday (766-7672)
  • Saskatoon Health Region
    • Saskatoon - REFERRALS ONLY - Ann Murphy (655-2139)
    • Humboldt & Saskatoon Health Region Rural Communities Caroline Hinz (682-8153)
  • Sun Country Health Region
    • Estevan, Carnduff, Gainsborough, Lampman, Midale, Oxbow Melodie Brodziak (637-2421)
  • Sunrise Health Region
    • Yorkton/all of Sunrise Health Region Kerry O'Donnell (786-0768)

In each 2 hour session, you will learn about how your heart works, heart disease treatments and ways to improve your eating and exercise habits to reduce your risk of further heart disease. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and to share your concerns. You will be able to learn from others about what has worked for them, and offer your own ideas about dealing with the effects of heart disease.

There are regular sessions of a small group of patients, caregivers and a knowledgeable facilitator. The six sessions include:

  • Meet Each Other and Meet Your Heart
  • Procedures, Treatments, Medications and Plans
  • Eat HeartSmartTM
  • On The Go - Physical Activity
  • Stress Management and the Emotional Journey to Recovery 
  • Community Resources and Wrap-Up

The Heart to Heart program is not intended to replace therapy or treatment. It will provide you with information and support to help you cope.


Upcoming Heart to Heart Programs

None scheduled at this time.