A $2,500 grant in 2021 from District 48 Leeds and Grenville will help cardiac patients to get on the road to recovery. The grant is going to the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation to support the cardiac rehabilitation program at Brockville General Hospital.
The exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation is an important part of secondary prevention for patients following an acute cardiac event. Each patient receives a personalized program that helps them regain their strength and reduces their risk of future heart problems. The program greatly improves a cardiac patient’s recovery by helping them to understand their diagnosis and the need for treatment, and to make healthy changes to their lifestyle. Without this program, patients would have to travel to Kingston or Ottawa for their rehabilitation, adding to an already stressful time.
The District 48 funding is part of RTOERO’s annual program of community grants. Districts apply for individual projects (education-related or other community initiatives) that support a local, national or international program.