Mended Hearts meeting Monday

DOWNEY - The public is invited to attend the first Mended Hearts meeting at Downey Regional Medical Center, conference room B, at 6:30 p.m. Monday.There is no charge to attend the meeting which will feature presentations by Registered Nurse Elsa Sacedo on diabetes and heart disease, Mended Hearts Assistant Western Regional Director Ron Manriquez, and DRMC cardiac rehabilitation staff. Mended Hearts has been partnering with local hospitals for more than 50 years to offer services to heart patients such as support group meetings and educational forums. The Mended Hearts programs help people understand that there can be a rewarding life after heart disease. Members listen, share their experiences, learn from healthcare professionals, and volunteer to talk to other heart patients about what they may face - including lifestyle changes, depression, recovery, and treatment. For additional information about Mended Hearts, visit online at www.mendedhearts.org. For more information about the Jan. 12 meeting, call DRMC Cardiac Rehabilitation Department at (562) 904-583. ********** Published: January 9, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 38