Heart disease in women: Laughter, love and learning is the theme of a daylong retreat

WomenHeart seminar will support women to achieve overall cardiovascular wellness

Heart disease knows no boundaries. Women of all ages experience various forms of heart disease — a disease that can leave you feeling helpless and alone.

Norton Heart & Vascular Institute, in coordination with WomenHeart, is hosting a Sept. 29 retreat for women living with heart disease. The retreat, titled “Healing the Heart – Mind, Body and Spirit,” will offer fun physical and creative exercises and an opportunity to connect with other women with a cardiovascular diagnosis. It is supported through a grant from the Norton Healthcare Foundation.

WomenHeart is a national support system with a local group facilitated through Norton Heart & Vascular Institute.

Speakers at the WomenHeart retreat will include:

Register for “Healing the Heart – Mind, Body and Spirit”

The WomenHeart retreat is on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Laws Lodge Conference Center at the Louisville Seminary, 1044 Alta Vista Road. Cost is $25 per person and includes breakfast and lunch.

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  • The Rev. Amy Claire Helwig, M.Div., MAMFT, Norton Healthcare chaplain, will facilitate the retreat, providing insight into the importance of emotional and spiritual wellness within your health strategy.
  • Rachel J. Busse, M.D., family medicine physician with Norton Community Medical Associates – Highlands, will present tips for forming a personalized heart health nutrition plan as well as stress management.
  • Angela Greer, energy health coach and author, will lead a session on the importance of laughter, its health benefits and simple, fun and breathing exercises.

The WomenHeart program also offers monthly support groups on the first Wednesday of each month.

WomenHeart Champions provides peer-to-peer support and resources for women learning to live with heart disease. To connect with a WomenHeart Champion, call (502) 899-6961.


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