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SEED: Regaining Heart and Lung Strength

Oct 26, 2017

Joining a cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation program after a heart or lung event can help patients heal faster and even live longer. Tisha Miller, RRT, and Gwen Weghorst, RN, Grinnell Regional Medical Center pulmonary and cardiac rehab therapists, will discuss these rehab services, on Monday, Nov. 6, at GRMC’s Senior Education Program.

The new Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center at GRMC offers comprehensive services to individuals who have experienced a heart attack, COPD, and other heart and lung events. Miller and Weghorst will discuss benefits and barriers to rehab services and answer questions about the new facility and what to expect from a rehabilitation program.

Miller is a registered respiratory therapist. Her passion is to help individuals with the most basic and essential process of life…to breathe. Weghorst is a cardiac rehabilitation therapist and registered nurse. Her role is to take people – at what many consider a low point in their life – following a heart event and help them build up their strength, confidence, and discipline.

The Senior Education program is held each Monday at 10 a.m. in the Drake Community Library, with refreshments beginning at 9:30 a.m. This program is free and open to
the public.

Parking is available at the Drake Community Library, along Park Street, on Fifth Avenue, and in the First Presbyterian Church parking lot. Seniors needing transportation or special accommodations may call GRMC’s communications and development office at 641-236-2590 by the Thursday before the program.