Southeast Georgia Health System Offers Mended Hearts Peer to Peer Support Group

Staff Report

Tuesday, January 24th, 2023

Southeast Georgia Health System is launching a local community chapter of Mended Hearts, the largest peer-to-peer cardiovascular patient support network that provides education, support and hope to all types of cardiovascular patients and their caregivers.

Learning that there is a problem with your heart can be a frightening experience. If your condition requires surgery or another procedure, that can add another layer of stress. Some common questions that individuals with heart problems may be concerned about can include, “What now? Will I be able to resume my routine? Will I have to make changes to my lifestyle?”

If you are a caregiver to someone who’s just been through a heart event, you’re probably asking yourself questions, too, such as, “What do I need to do to help take care of my loved one?” That’s where Mended Hearts can help.

Meetings led by chapter leader Karl P. Ullrich, Ph.D., will be held monthly on the first Tuesday at 10 a.m., beginning February 7, and the third Tuesday at 4 p.m., beginning February 21, in Southeast Georgia Health System’s Kemble Conference Room, 3011 Kemble Ave., Brunswick.

The purpose of the first two meetings is to introduce the Mended Hearts program to the community and to recruit volunteers to get involved with the program to help provide support to those that have experienced a frightening heart event. The power of sharing your own experiences, offering a voice of support and a helping hand can help relieve a worrisome mind.

To learn more, visit or call 912-222-9260.