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WomenHeart Heart Disease Support Group

WomenHeart is a support group for women to help them learn about heart disease, including how to prevent or how to manage and live more fully once diagnosed. This group is part of the only national advocacy group for women living with or at risk of heart disease.

The group meets 10 times a year on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. It does not meet in August or December. It is a hybrid meeting format and guests may attend via Zoom or in-person at the Coho Conference Room in the Duncan Law Building, 2nd Floor, 2121 Marine Dr., Astoria, OR 97103.

Contact Michele Abrahams for the Zoom event invite if you prefer to attend online:

2022 Meeting Schedule

January 19: Importance of Dental Care and Heart Disease
Dr. Matt Starley, DMD

February 16: Talk with the Doc
Diana Rinkevich, MD, CMH-OHSU Health Cardiology Clinic

March 16: Learn About the Benefits of Acupuncture
Lesli Dalaba, MAC, MS, EAMP

April 20: Exercise to Improve Heart Health
Tiffany Johnson, MS, CCRP, CMH Cardiac Rehab

May 18: Advocacy
Kirsten Norgaard

June 15: Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Tom Peckenham-Hernandez, PA-C, CMH-OHSU Health Cardiology Clinic

July 20: Belly Dancing
Jessamyn West

August: No Meeting

September 21: Mental Health While Living with Heart Disease
Mark Muse, MSW, LCSW

October 19: Resources Available through Columbia Memorial Hospital
Paige Sutton, MSW, LCSW, CMH Care Management

November 16: Living with Heart Ease
Cindy Nemlowill

December: No Meeting

Please contact your local WomenHeart team to get the Zoom meeting invite information:

Support Network Coordinators:

Michele Abrahams, 503-338-8435

Jenny Nygaard, 503-741-7940

Outreach Community Educators:

Teresa Bernards, 503-820-9656

Susan Smith, 520-419-1741