Posted by Dhanni Ramdeen on May 17, 2022
Chair:    President Danny Cassidy
 
Toast to the Queen, Canada, and Rotary: Led by President Danny
 
Anthem:  President Danny

Attendance: 

10, there were no guests

 
 

Announcements
 
  • Gordon announced Pub Night on Thursday, May 19, 2022, starts at 6:30 pm at the Remezzo Italian Restaurant.
 
  • - President Danny announced that he had secured a furnace from Lennox with an installation donated by Mersey in the GTA for auction, with the proceeds to go to the Ukrainian Refugee Support and Education Centre. The value is $7,000, and the bidding will start at $4,000. It will be offered to all Rotarians in the GTA.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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President Danny introduced the speaker, Kristin Doucette, from the Scarborough Health Network. She is an onsite therapist in the Cardiac Care Unit. Kristin was Danny’s therapist who pushed him to full recovery. This in-site therapy unit serves over 3500 patients annually and is the largest in North America. It is free of charge for patients recovering from cardiovascular disease and CV events.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kristin gave up an insightful presentation on:
            - Cardiovascular disease - is the most common type of heart disease that occurs when plaque builds up in the walls of the arteries making it harder for blood to flow through and, as a result, can lead to heart attack or heart failure, or heart valve disease or coronary artery disease.
            - Vascular Disease – is a type of condition that affects the circulatory system. It occurs when plaque slows down or blocks blood flow in the arteries or veins that can cause diseases such as an aneurysm, varicose veins, and cerebrovascular (brain).
            - Artery Disease can appear anywhere in the body where the arteries are hardened due to plaque build-up in the arteries wall, which will cause the arteries to narrow or harden and, as a result, affect the flow of blow to the heart resulting in a stroke or heart attack angina or chronic kidney disease.
 
 
Signs and symptoms of a heart attack in men and women include shortness of breath, chest pain, sweating, dizziness, and pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck, back, arm, or shoulder.
 
Other signs and symptoms of a heart attack in women include unusual fatigue, lower back pain, sleep disturbance, and anxiety.
 
Things we can do to modify the risk of getting heart disease:
  • Healthy dietary choice.
  • Engage in physical activity. (150-300 mins cardio activity plus two days of resistance training per week)
  • Manage stress.
  • Don’t smoke.
 
Program Information: www.gethearthealthy.ca  416-281-7022.
Speak to your family doctor for a referral.
 
 
Barry Smith thanked the speaker for the insightful presentation and for taking the time from her busy schedule to speak with us.
 
 
Gerd Wengler levied fines on all who still have their water bottles on the table.
Happy bucks were accepted from:-
  • Gerd and Dorothy had a great vacation in England and an eventful hike (some 330 km) from the Irish Sea to the North Sea.
  • Arthur was happy to inform us that his daughter is halfway through her treatment, and she is doing very well.
  • Basil was happy that Dorothy was surprised that her dental appointment was pleasant.
  • Suresh is going on a road trip to Montreal, Quebec City, and Ottawa.
  • Danny celebrated the 10th anniversary of his heart attack and is enjoying their four grandchildren.
  • Barry was just happy.
Danny then closed the meeting wishing everyone a good week ahead.
 
 
 
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