AUBURN — “Women and Heart Disease” is the topic of a presentation set for Feb. 11 at the Woman’s Literary Union.

Kathleen Harper, D.O., a Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute cardiologist, will explore how cardiac disease impacts women, focusing not only on the physiological effects of the disease, but also its emotional and sociological implications.

Harper joined the physician staff at Central Maine Heart Associates last year. She is certified in cardiovascular disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is a member of many professional societies, and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Cardiology.

The event is being offered free for members and a $5 donation for nonmember guests. Contributions will go toward the Foss Mansion Restoration Fund and a women’s health project. Refreshments will be served.

The doors will open at 1:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 2 at the Woman’s Literary Union headquarters, the Foss Mansion, 19 Elm St.

Established in 1892, the Woman’s Literary Union of Androscoggin County is a membership organization. The clubhouse, the historic Horatio and Ella Foss mansion, was bequeathed to the club by Ella upon her death in 1941.

The clubhouse is on the national Register of Historic Places and is considered one of the most important Georgian Revival structures in Androscoggin County.

WLU holds monthly meetings on a wide variety of topics. The public is welcome at all meetings. 

Translation services will be provided upon advance request.

FMI: 207-795-8448, [email protected], 207-783-5630, [email protected]

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