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posted on: 6/7/2016 2:58:12 PM
Mended Hearts, Inc., Chapter 111 will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the local chapter this evening at Lima Memorial Health System. The meeting will be held in the Auxiliary Conference Center, 1001 Bellefontaine Avenue, and will begin at 7 p.m.
Mended Hearts is a national and community-based non-profit organization that has been offering the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers. As the largest cardiovascular peer-to-peer support network in the world, Mended Hearts has been extending this support for over 65 years, visiting more than 200,00 patients each year. Locally, Mended Hearts members can be found making daily visits to patients at Lima Memorial who are preparing for a heart procedure or having just underwent one. The Mended Hearts members do more than visit patients; they provide education, support and encouragement to all types of heart patients and their families. This local community chapter help people understand that there can be a rich, rewarding life after a heart disease diagnosis. Members listen, share their experiences and volunteer to talk to heart patients about what they may face including lifestyle changes, depression, recovery and treatment.