Upcoming AHS workshops aimed at improving lifestyle

Residents of Sylvan Lake and area are being invited to learn more about supportive health through a series of Alberta Health Services

Residents of Sylvan Lake and area are being invited to learn more about supportive health through a series of Alberta Health Services (AHS) information workshops aimed at improving lifestyle.

The workshops are being held through the AHS Alberta Healthy Living Program, which aims to promote healthy living in Albertans, and provides them access to useful information.

Heart health, diabetes care, weight management, chronic illness management and nutrition are among the topics covered by the workshops, which are conducted by AHS professionals.

Expertise is shared through group discussions, and participants are offered support and encouragement by the professionals present.

This particular session will see more than 140 of the workshops held throughout the AHS Central Zone.

Upcoming Sylvan Lake sessions include:

● Oct. 7 – Respiratory Education, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Sylvan Lake Community Centre. Offers information on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, helpful breathing tips, and a common respiratory medications review.

● Oct. 14 to Dec. 4 – Eight-week Supervised Exercise Program, 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Best Body Fitness. Two times a week, teaches physical activities for those with long-term health conditions.

● Nov. 14 – Heart Wise, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Sylvan Lake Community Centre. Offers information on cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart-healthy nutrition.

● Dec. 4 – Diabetes Basics, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sylvan Lake Community Health Centre. Teaches how to manage pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes.

A full list of upcoming workshops in the area is available on the AHS website at www.albertahealthservices.ca.

Workshops are offered free of charge. Further information, including registration details, is available by calling 1-877-314-6997.

Workshops are also scheduled to take place over the next several weeks in Rocky Mountain House, Eckville, Red Deer, Rimbey and other municipalities within the Central Zone.


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