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<div class="ExternalClass2DD987322B7E4FE6AB80E01D3E69F1A5"><p></p><p>The Happy Hearts Alliance is a partnership between VGH Centre for Cardiovascular Health, St Paul’s Hospital’s Healthy Heart program and community organizations to provide cardiac wellness programs that are accessible and closer to home.<br></p><p><a href="http://vancouver.ca/people-programs/happy-hearts-program.aspx" target="_blank">Visit the City of Vancouver Happy Hearts website</a> to learn more about the Happy Hearts program at community locations across Vancouver.<br></p><h2>Happy Hearts Plus: Community Cardiac Wellness Program</h2><div>The program is 6 months, or 48 attended sessions. Services offered include:</div><ul><li>Cardiologist and Case Manager support during program enrollment.</li><li>Exercise classes twice per week. Drop-in gym sessions available throughout the week.</li><li>Weekly education sessions on heart disease, healthy living, exercise and nutrition.<br></li><li>Nutrition and psychosocial support provided by trained health professionals. Access and referrals to community resources available.</li></ul><p>For enrollment, please have your physician<a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1393" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />complete the Happy Hearts Plus referral form</a>.<br></p><h2>Happy Hearts Classes: Community Maintenance Exercise Classes</h2><p>Recent graduates of cardiac rehabilitation programs can join a maintenance class offered under the Happy Hearts Alliance. There is no medical or case management but these classes are led by trained community cardiac fitness instructors. These classes provide an opportunity for clients to practice and apply lifelong self-management skills they learned during the cardiac rehab program.</p><p>For new registrations:<br></p><ul><li>Please have your cardiac rehab case manager <a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1394" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />complete the Community Maintenance Exercise referral form</a>. This form will be valid for 6 months.</li><li>If you have graduated more than 6 months from your cardiac rehab program, you will require a doctor’s note to participate or have your physician complete<a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1395" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />the physician clearance form</a>.</li><li>Doctor’s approval is needed if there has been a serious change in health since your cardiac rehabilitation program graduation or have your physician complete<a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1395" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />the physician clearance form</a>.<br></li><li>Registration is available in-person at the community centre. You will be required to present proof of cardiac rehab graduation, referral form or physician clearance on your first day of class.<br></li></ul><h2>Vancouver Community locations<br></h2><div><p><strong>Robert Lee YMCA</strong><br>955 Burrard Street, V6Z 1Y2<br>Phone: (604) 689-9622<br>Fax: (604) 699-9622<br></p><p><strong>Dunbar Community Centre</strong><br>4747 Dunbar Street, V6S 2H2<br>Phone: (604) 222-6060</p><p><strong>Kensington Community Centre</strong><br>5175 Dumfries Street, V5P 3A2, 6th floor<br>Phone: (604) 875-5389<br>Fax: (604) 875-5794</p><div><strong>Jewish Community Centre</strong></div><div>950 West 41st Avenue, V5Z 2N7</div><p>Phone: (604) 257-5111</p><div><p><strong>Champlain Community Centre</strong> <br>3350 Maquinna Drive, V5S 4C6<br>Phone: (604) 718-6575<br></p></div></div></div>cardiacrehab@vch.ca<div class="ExternalClassD8F04AB6EF584E6EBB207A62561F0B89">Program hours may vary by location. Call for more information.</div>49.2611808,-123.1254002<div class="ExternalClass588812C98E71411B9F11765191F1CCD2"><div><div><div><p>Age range: 19 and over</p></div></div></div></div>

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