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Alberta Healthy Living Program

Note: Alberta Healthy Living Program classes are available online.

The Alberta Healthy Living Program provides services to those living with chronic conditions in communities throughout Alberta. For more information visit our website www.ahs.ca/ahlp(central zone tab) or our service listing for contact information.

Workshops include Better Choices, Better Health®, Craving Changes, Diabetes the Basics, Heart Wise, Healthy Lifestyles Series, Nutrition, Stress Less and Weight Wise Workshops:

Better Choices, Better Health®

Better Choices, Better Health® provides free workshops that offer support to people who have ongoing chronic health conditions, or are at risk of developing a condition (such as high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease, arthritis, obesity, chronic pain and others).

Chronic Disease

Six-week series of free workshops helps residents live well with chronic diseases.

  • Virtual Classes via Zoom
    • Starts Thursday September 17​ (details)
    • Starts Monday October 19 (details)
    • Starts Tuesday November 3 (details)

Diabetes the Basics

Diabetes The Basics is offered as a two-part group session led by AHS professionals who share their expertise, provide information and encourage discussions that can help participants better manage their condition.

  • Virtual Classes via Zoom
    • September 30, October 7, 14 & 21 (details)
    • November 3, 10, 17 & 24 (details)

Heart Wise

Heart Wise Managing Cholesterol and Blood Pressure is a free, two-part group session offered by Alberta Health Services.

  • No listings at this time

Healthy Lifestyle Series

The Lifestyle Series offers free workshops led by AHS health professionals who share their expertise and guide interactive group sessions. Workshops include Ready for Change and Sleep Well.

  • No listings at this time

Nutrition

Workshops include: Eating Away From Home and on Special Occasions, Goodbye Mealtime Struggles, I Know I Should Eat Healthy, But How?, Lifestyle Change: A Toolkit for Success, Managing Emotional Eating, Nutrition: The Top Five Tips To Reduce Calories and Nutrition Labels: Reading Between the Lines.

Goodbye Mealtime Struggles

Goodbye Mealtime Struggles offers tips, support in dealing with young picky eaters.

  • Red Deer, September 16, October 21 & November 18 (details)
  • Red Deer, October 13, 20 & 27 (details)

Managing Emotional Eating

Workshops offer safe, effective strategies to form positive food relationships.

  • Virtual Classes via Zoom (details)
    • Starts Thursday September 17​

Reading Between the Lines

Workshop offers information on how to read nutrition labels, make healthy choices.

  • Red Deer, October 29 & November 19 (details)

Stress Less

Learn about the different levels of stress, stress triggers, the effects of stress on the body and ways to remove, reduce, and prevent stress. Workshops include Minding Stress.

  • No listings at this time

Weight Wise Workshops

Numerous specialized workshops that offer safe and effective strategies to keep a health lifestyle and weight. Worshops include Getting Started, Moving Matters, Move Your Mood, Supervised Exercise Information Sessions and The Truth about What Works.

  • No listings at this time

Healthy Living Centre / The Fitness Centre

  • Camrose - offers a variety of health information sessions and classes with a focus on prevention and promotion, clinical rehabilitation and chronic illness and is an extension of the Community Rehabilitation Program. (Partnered with the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services) Various times and dates, see Healthy Living Centre for details.

Pre and Post Natal

Expectant parents are encouraged to start planning now for their journey from pregnancy to delivery and the arrival of their newborn. Prenatal education is an important tool to help you understand what is ahead. View our Prenatal Education Programs service listing for more information and contact info.

The Prenatal website provides access to many resources available in your area to help you have the healthiest pregnancy possible.

Infant Nutrition

Registered dietitians answer questions about introducing solids and textures.

  • Infant Nutrition - Virtual Classes via Zoom (details)
    • October 14 & 28​

QuitCore

Quit Core is a free, 6 session, group support program that provides Albertans (18+) with the tools and skills they need to stop using tobacco for good. For more information visit AlbertaQuits.ca.

  • No listings at this time

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation works to support wellness and quality of life, and improve the ability to participate in meaningful life

  • Community Rehabilitation refers to services that are available in Albertans’ communities, outpatient clinics or other settings.

Screen Test

Offers screening mammograms at two fixed locations – one in Edmonton and one in Calgary. But sometimes getting to a screening clinic isn’t easy or it’s simply too far away. That’s why Screen Test also has two mobile breast cancer screening trailers that travel to about 120 communities throughout rural Alberta. For more information visit screeningforlife.ca.

Screen Test will be calling all scheduled clients to cancel their appointments and will rebook once new dates have been confirmed. If you have questions or concerns, please discuss them with your family physicians.

  • Castor, October 26 - 28 (details)
  • Consort, October 23 & 24 (details)
  • Coronation, October 29 - 31 (details)
  • Provost, November 2 - 6 (details)