The Alberta Healthy Living Program offers health education classes, self-management workshops, nutrition counselling for adults living in the community or living with a chronic health condition.
The Alberta Healthy Living Program (AHLP) offers health education classes, self-management workshops, nutrition counselling and supervised exercise for adults living with chronic (long-term) conditions. All services are offered by Zoom, by phone, and / or in person.
Adults 18 years of age and older can learn how to manage chronic condition(s) or disease(s) with our health education classes. Some class topics include:
- diabetes, heart disease, osteoarthritis, obesity, chronic pain, COPD, celiac disease, osteoporosis, fatty liver disease, Parkinson disease, stroke, and more
- weight management, healthy sleep habits, meal planning, stress, grief, better breathing, and more
- grocery store tours and cooking demonstrations
- how to manage long-COVID symptoms
Search our Find Workshops and Classes table for a full list of classes available provincially. View our Education Guide for classes hosted by Calgary Zone.
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 offer participants the opportunity 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
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Supervised Exercise Program:
Do you have questions about how exercise can help you manage your chronic health condition? The Supervised Exercise Program will help you better understand the positive impact of exercise on managing your condition(s) and how to begin or modify an exercise program based on your symptoms and abilities. A healthcare professional will guide you through the program and help you develop strategies to overcome barriers to being physically active. You will be provided with opportunities to attend educational sessions, exercise in a supervised group setting, participate in health-coaching, and work on an action plan to continue exercising at home or in the community. Learn more about how our program can help you by watching this short video.
In addition to our online offerings, some of our group exercise classes are offered in-person out of several locations around the City of Calgary. All participants must have at least one chronic condition and live in Calgary Zone to be eligible for these services. Visit our supervised exercise website if you do not live in Calgary Zone to learn about supervised exercise services available in your area.
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. Nutrition counselling appointments can be conducted either over the phone or in person.