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Living Well with a Chronic Condition

Helps people who have chronic illnesses (e.g., diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease,  lung disease, chronic pain).

This program includes:

  • exercise classes
  • education classes (e.g., diseases, nutrition, sleep, stress , pain management)
  • workshop on living with long-term illnesses (Better Choices, Better Health™)

This program is offered in many locations throughout the city and in rural communities. 

Available to

Adults 18 years of age and older who have at least one chronic condition (except for education classes) and:

  • are cognitively capable of participating in a group setting
  • are able to behave appropriately in a social setting

Some clients are not eligible for this program, including people with:

  • developmental disabilities
  • serious mental health, personality, or behaviour problems
  • dementia or other memory issues

Accessing the service - more information:

You can call to refer yourself or referral can be through your doctor or health care provider.  Additional information on how to make a referral can be found here.


There are fees for exercise part of the program. Classes and workshops are free.

Fees may be less for people who have low income. Call for more information.

Service providers

dietitians, kinesiologists, occupational therapists (OTs), physical therapists (PTs), registered nurses (RNs), social workers

Service locations

Please visit the links below for more details about this service at various locations.

  • Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre
    1213 4 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0X7; 403-943-2584, 403-955-6856 (Punjabi and Hindi), 403-955-6857 (Cantonese and Mandarin)