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Alberta Healthy Living Program (AHLP)

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, Ready for Change, Stress Less, Sleep Well 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). Workshops will help you discover changes and strategies to help you live healthier. This education is originally based on Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and is available online. You can join workshops from any computer with an internet connection, including dial-up.

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.

  • Drayton Valley, July 31, August 7, 14 & 28 (details)
  • Red Deer, August 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 & 27 (details)
  • Wainwright, September 4 (details)

Heart Wise

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

  • Red Deer, August 21 & 28 (details)
  • Wainwright, September 9 & 16 (details)

Nutrition

Eating Away From Home and on Special Occasions

Free workshop led by AHS health professionals. Learn how buffets, parties, vacation and holiday eating can affect caloric intake.

Goodbye Mealtime Struggles

Offers tips and support in dealing with young picky eaters.

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I Know I Should Eat Healthy, But How?

Learn tips on how to put your nutrition knowledge into practise with the 4 P’s: Plan, Purchase, Prepare and Pack.

Lifestyle Change: A Toolkit for Success

Free workshop led by AHS health professionals who share their expertise and guide interactive group sessions.

Managing Emotional Eating

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

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Nutrition: The Top Five Tips To Reduce Calories

Learn the top five ways to lower calories and practice new strategies.

  • Rocky Mountain House, September 4 (details)

Nutrition Labels: Reading Between the Lines

Learn about label reading and understanding the nutrition facts table.

Ready for Change

Learn about making healthy lifestyle choices to improve health, including the steps involved in making a healthy lifestyle change, and ways to make changes that will work for you.

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Sleep Well

Discover tips to help you sleep better, reasons why you may have trouble falling asleep, and the important link between quality sleep and good health.

  • Rocky Mountain House, September 25 (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.

Minding Stress

Discover ways to effectively reduce and manage stress in daily life, learn about the hidden costs of stress and explore causes.

  • Red Deer, August 6 & 20 (details)
  • Drayton Valley, August 26 (details)

Weight Wise Workshops

Numerous specialized workshops that offer safe and effective strategies to keep a health lifestyle and weight.

Getting Started

Learn about obesity, how obesity impacts your life and health, as well as how to record what you eat, your physical activity and how you are feeling emotionally.

  • Rocky Mountain House, August 21 (details)
  • Vermilion, September 3 (details)

Moving Matters

Learn about the benefits and barriers to becoming more active, ways to become more physically active, and how to set personal activity.

  • Red Deer, September 3 (details)
  • Rocky Mountain House, September 18 (details)

Move Your Mood

Eight-week healthy lifestyle program for children and youth promoting the benefits of physical activity, healthy eating and positive coping to enhance mental and physical wellness.

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Supervised Exercise Information Sessions

Teaches participants with chronic conditions how to exercise safely, prevent injury and stay on track for living healthy

The Truth about What Works

Workshops offer safe, effective strategies to keep pounds under control

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Balance and Mobility Program

A free eight-week program starts next month to help seniors prevent falls, primarily in the home.

  • Daysland, August 26 and September 16 (details)

Bereavement Program

This free eight-week program teaches participants how to cope with one’s grief.

  • Drayton Valley, Wednesdays starting September 11 to October 30 (details)

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.

Infant Nutrition

Registered dietitians answer questions about introducing solids and textures.

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Starting Off Healthy

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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.

  • Innisfail, Thursday starting August 15 to September 19 (details)
  • Drayton Valley, Tuesday starting September 3 to October 8 (details)
  • Rocky Mountain House, Tuesdays starting September 17 to Octobr 23 (details)

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

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

  • Hardisty, August 20 and 21 (details)
  • Killam, August 22, 23 and 26 (details)
  • Viking, August 27-30 (details)
  • Camrose, September 3, 4 and 6 (details)