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Blood Pressure Program

The Blood Pressure group program is offered by our Nurse Practitioners and our Registered Dietitians.

What the BLOOD PRESSURE Program has to offer:

  • What you need to know about your blood pressure
  • Lifestyle changes to improve your blood pressure
  • Blood pressure checks before each class
  • Goal setting planner to help keep track of your changes

When it’s offered:

St. Catharines:

Upcoming 2-session workshop dates:

Session 1:
Wednesday November 15 from 10:00am-11:30 am at 145 Carlton Street, St. Catharines.
Session 2:  Wednesday November 22 from 10:00am-11:30 am at 145 Carlton Street, St. Catharines.

How to get involved:

St. Catharines – Call 905.988.9617 x226 to register or fill out our online program registration form.

This group is open to all patients of the Niagara North Family Health Team
 This group is open to non-patients of the Niagara North Family Health Team

Heart Healthy Eating

Our Heart Healthy Eating workshop is offered by our Registered Dietitians.

What the hEart healthy eating program has to offer

  • Heart Smart meal suggestions
  • Cooking with legumes and lentils
  • Making heart smart choices at the grocery store
  • Lots of interaction

When it’s offered

Monday November 27th from 10am – 11:30am at 145 Carlton Street

How to get involved

St. Catharines – For more information or to register for the program, you can call Laura at 905.988.9617 x226 or fill out our online program registration form.

This group is open to all patients of the Niagara North Family Health Team
 This group is open to non-patients of the Niagara North Family Health Team


Live Heart Smart

What the LIVE HEART SMART Program has to offer:

In this Shared Medical Appointment, a Medical Doctor, a Registered Nurse and a Registered Dietitian all work together to help you live heart smart. This is a great opportunity to learn in a group setting with other people who have high cholesterol and are interested in improving their heart health.

When it’s offered

Second Tuesday of every month.

How to get involved

Niagara-on-the-Lake – For more information or to register for the program, please call us at 905.468.2177 x130 or fill out our online program registration form.

This group is only open to patients of Niagara-on-the-Lake Hospital Site and the Virgil Site.

Hypertension Consultation

This program is run by our Registered Nurse Educators.

This program is for you if

  • You have been told that you have high blood pressure
  • You are interested in preventing high blood pressure
  • You would like to learn how to measure your blood pressure
  • You would like to know more about lifestyle effects on blood pressure

What the hypertension program has to offer

  • You will learn about blood pressure and risks associated with high blood pressure.
  • You will learn about your numbers, and what you can do to prevent high blood pressure
  • You will how to measure your blood pressure at home
  • You will learn about the links between blood pressure and sodium, physical activity, healthy eating, stress effects and coping strategies
  • You will learn about medications used to treat blood pressure

When it’s offered

Currently the program is offered on an individual basis by appointment.

Plans are in progress to provide group education sessions about high blood pressure and heart health. Please check back for updates on the group program.

How to get involved

Niagara-on-the-Lake – You can self-refer by calling to make an appointment or you can talk to your doctor or any of your health care professionals at the Family Health Team.

Or, fill out our online program registration form.

This group is open to all patients of the Niagara North Family Health Team
 This group is open to non-patients of the Niagara North Family Health Team