Cardiac Teen Programs

The Teen Programs are designed for Children's Sibley Heart Center patients between the ages of 13 and 18.

Teenagers involved in the program will participate in two outings during the spring and fall. These exclusive, teen-only activities provide teenagers living with a heart defect opportunities to interact with their peers. Teens are able to relate, connect and build friendships in a fun and relaxing environment.

Previous events have been held at:

  • Dave & Buster's
  • The Bodies Exhibit
  • Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain
  • Atlanta Braves game
  • Mini golf and arcades

Kids at Heart Teen Event

"Chill" Yoga and Nutrition
Saturday, Aug. 22
2 to 4 p.m.
Exhale Studio at The Avalon
5192 Avalon Blvd
Alpharetta, GA

This event is free for Kids at Heart teens ages 13-18. Teens will participate in a stress-relieving yoga session for all levels and abilities. After yoga, they will enjoy a healthy snack and learn some nutrition skills. This will be a great afternoon to get away from back-to-school stress and learn some healthy tips, as well as an opportunity to get to know other CHD’ers their age. We suggest teens wear comfortable clothes they can move in. This class is for all levels and abilities.

Please RSVP online or by calling 404-785-1822 by Saturday, Aug. 15.

Contact Katherine Keyes with questions about this event.

Teen Transition Conference

The 2015 Teen Transition Conference will be held Saturday, Oct. 24. 

This annual conference, for cardiac and transplant patients ages 13 to 20, is a day of education and fun. The 2015 will be held at Emory University Hospital for a behind-the-scenes tour of the clinics and departments teens may one day need to visit. Topics may include:

• Understanding and maintaining healthcare coverage into adulthood
• How drugs and alcohol affect your disease or transplant
• How disability services can help college and technical school students
• How to transition healthcare responsibilities from parent to teen
• Parent and teen breakout sessions

Some questions that may be answered are:

• How do I know where to go for my appointments? Who will help me?
• Will my new doctors know what I need?
• What if I get sick at college?
• Who will remind me to take my medicine?

Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Email Katherine Keyes for more information or with questions.