All information contained within this forum is strictly the opinion of the person posting it and should in no way be considered medical advice. You should always consult your health care provider prior to making any changes in your activity level.
By viewing this forum you are agreeing to the following:
I hereby, intending to be legally bound for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release any and all rights for liability and damages I may have against any officer, agent, employee, or volunteer of H.E.A.R.T. and their representatives, successors, and assigns for any and all injuries or death suffered by me in or arising from my use of the information contained herein.
Link To HEART Web Site
Cleveland Clinic Sports Cardiology
Latest topics
» We Lost A Dear Friend Today
by Gary E Yesterday at 8:53 pm

» LogARun Leaderboard
by EugeneRunner Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:09 am

» Linda Evans Memorial Fund and Family Statement
by Dave Tuttle Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:29 am

» Update since ablation
by Gary E Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:00 pm

» Statins Or Not?
by twal Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:16 pm

» PRP injections for tendonosis
by EugeneRunner Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:44 pm

» Swimming for exercise - not competitively
by Gary E Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:17 pm

» Tell Us About Your Surgery Or Procedure.
by mikenall Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:24 pm

» 2017 Goals and Races?
by jerseyguy Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:09 pm

» 2016 Wrapup
by RoadKillBill Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:19 pm

Social bookmarking

Social bookmarking Digg  Social bookmarking Delicious  Social bookmarking Reddit  Social bookmarking Stumbleupon  Social bookmarking Slashdot  Social bookmarking Yahoo  Social bookmarking Google  Social bookmarking Blinklist  Social bookmarking Blogmarks  Social bookmarking Technorati  

Bookmark and share the address of heartorg on your social bookmarking website

RSS feeds

How To Start Up A Heart Support Group

View previous topic View next topic Go down

How To Start Up A Heart Support Group

Post by phillyheart on Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:39 pm

I have been trying in the Philadelphia area for one year to find a heart disease support group. (I understand that my needs are different from someone who had open heart surgery with the heart stopped--those folks may have specific, and critical cognitive/memory issues to deal with, and need a higher level of support.)

However, in trying to reverse heart disease with diet, meds and exercise, it would really help to have a supportive "in-person" group to exchange ideas with at a monthly meeting.

I have not been able to find a group in my area, even with the AHA trying to help.  My guess is that Doctors guard their heart groups and are careful not to publicize them, and let in outsiders who are not patients in their practice. Am I wrong?

Is anyone here in a local heart support group? How did you find or start the group? Does a doctor or nurse, etc., need to be the moderator? Are there any legal
issues I am not aware of--do members sign a release not to hold anything against anyone in the group?

Can I just place an ad for a group, or maybe post a flyer in libraries, senior centers, etc? I don't want to jump into something with unknown pitfalls, and get sued by somebody, as I am not a doctor or medical professional. But I sure would like to participate in a heart group.


Posts : 8
Join date : 2014-02-17

Back to top Go down

Re: How To Start Up A Heart Support Group

Post by Sumorunner on Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:25 pm

I tried for years and gave up, but then Albany is much smaller than Philly. I have found a few individuals and we've met from time to time but they all have separate goals and aspirations, so none are really interested in a support group.

When I discovered a new local prospect, I'd try to meet them for a coffee or lunch and have a good long talk about it. The newbies are always full of doubts and fears. I merely try to ease those a bit, then we go our separate ways.

Aortic Valve Replacement, St Jude Medical artificial valve, July 1991, Albany, NY
I have a new web site for my artwork. http://jackpaints.wix.com/jackberkeryart

Posts : 239
Join date : 2013-04-25
Age : 69


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum