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Alberta Healthy Living Program - Calgary Zone

The Alberta Healthy Living Program offers health education classes, self-management workshops, nutrition counselling and health coaching related to exercising with chronic conditions. Services are open to adults living in the community who are at risk of or live with a chronic health condition.

Alberta Healthy Living Program (AHLP) offers individual and group programs

 

Health Education:

Interactive classes are offered via Zoom or telephone. These classes are open to all Albertans over the age of 18 and their support persons.

 

General Health Topics:

  • Nutrition, Staying Active, Emotional Eating, Emotional Wellness (Self-Kindness, Stress, Grief), Pacing, Sleep, Creating a Personal Directives and more.

Topics on the following chronic conditions:

  • Arthritis, Celiac Disease, Cholesterol/Blood Pressure, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Pain, COPD, Diabetes/Pre-diabetes, Fatty Liver Disease, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Kidney Health, Osteoporosis/Bone Health, Parkinson’s Disease, Weight Management and more.

The occasional “Eating Well for Good Health” and “Nutrition: I Know I Should Eat Healthy, But How?” classes include a cooking demonstration.

 

Self-Management Workshops:

 

The Better Choices, Better Health® - Chronic Pain and Better Choices, Better Health® - Chronic Disease workshops are for adults living with a chronic condition and/or chronic pain and their support people. These 6-week workshops are offered by Zoom and offer participants chance to learn about the following:

  • Working with healthcare professionals
  • Healthy eating and weight management
  • Exercise and physical activity
  • Dealing with difficult emotions
  • Managing pain and fatigue
  • Better breathing
  • Problem solving
  • Communication skills
  • Getting a good night’s sleep
  • Action planning and goal setting

 

Exercise Wellness Journey:

The Exercise Wellness Journey is an opportunity for people living with chronic conditions to gain knowledge and practice the skills needed to meet health and exercise goals based on their needs and priorities. Participants meet with an Exercise Clinician who will guide them through the various education and exercise classes available.

 

Nutrition Counselling:

Adults living with a nutrition-related health condition are eligible for nutrition counselling with a Registered Dietitian. Participants will be asked to attend a relevant Health Education class, if available, before booking a nutrition counselling appointment

Access
Service Providers May Include
dietitians, health topic educators, kinesiologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, respiratory therapists, social workers, trained volunteers
Eligibility

Adults 18 years and older with a chronic disease or at risk of developing a chronic disease and able to participate in a group environment, and their families or caregivers. Eligibility for exercise programs requires that the participant have a chronic condition.

Service Access

For more information or to register for all program types, call 403-943-2584.
 
Register online for health education classes and self-management workshops: https://app.bookking.ca/ahlpcalgarypub/index.asp
 
Visit our website for health education class descriptions: www.ahs.ca/ahlp, Calgary Zone.


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