Beat Goes On, a five-week course

Posted Aug. 30, 2011, at 5:35 p.m.

ROCKPORT — Do you, or does someone close to you, live with chronic heart disease? Do you want to stay out of the hospital and improve the quality of your life? Are you unsure about what to eat, what your medications are for or how to increase your activity?

If so, sign up for The Beat Goes On, a five-week course to be held 1:30-3 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 29-Oct. 27, at the Picker Family Resource Center. The course will be presented by the staff of Pen Bay Cardiac Rehab.

The five classes will address issues surrounding heart failure. Topics include skills for living well, managing stress, understanding medications for this condition, eating well and the role of sodium, and how to be active with heart failure.

Participants are encouraged to invite a family member or friend to join them. There is a $5 fee for the series, and scholarships are available. For more information or to register for the series, call 596-8950.