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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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.
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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.

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.

Caregiver ConferenceThursday, May 5, Stratford Town Hall

Open to all unpaid caregivers of someone with a chronic illness. Connect with others facing similar challenges. No cost to attend, lunch is provided. To register call Jenilyn at 902 892-7441 or email Jenilyn.delong@heartandstroke.ca


 BIG Hearts Presented by Cox & Palmer set for Sat., May 14

Spring's here, so it's time to get your tickets for the BIG Hearts Celebration presented by Cox & Palmer. Credit Union Place in Summerside is the place to be on Sat., May 14 for a fun evening that includes a reception, fine dining and a silent auction. Tickets are available at www.heartandstroke.pe.ca/bighearts


PEI Stroke Conference, June 2 & 3 Don and Marion McDougall Hall, UPEI, Charlottetown. Register today to receive Early Bird pricing until May 4!



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 charge to attend. Featuring weekly guest speakers on topics such as healthy eating, physical activity handling stress and medications etc. Will also provide participants with an opportunity to come together and share common challenges and successes

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

Contact Jenilyn DeLong at 902-892-7441 or JDelong@hsfpei.ca


Community Support Group for PEI Stroke Survivors

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

Four Neighbourhoods Health Centre (entrance is at the back of the building in the parking lot off Gordon drive)

Every second Saturday. 1:30-3:30 pm 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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