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Offerings from AHS and Other PCNs

​Additional Virtual Patient Education Classes

Edmonton area Primary Care Networks are working together to offer a variety of education classes to patients. Attendance at these classes do not require a referral and are open to anyone in the Edmonton area.

Please note all classes are offered virtually.

Registration varies, so please check the registration links or call the phone number listed.

Happiness Basics 

Happiness Basics is a course that helps you boost your overall happiness. Learn how to make lifestyle changes and add new habits into your everyday life to create more joy.

Virtual Class, Edmonton Southside PCN
January 21, 7:00 p.m. for 8 weeks
To register, call 780.395.2626

Virtual Class, St. Albert & Sturgeon PCN
January 5, 5:30 p.m. for 4 weeks
To register, visit their website here

Virtual Class, Leduc Beaumont Devon PCN
March 4, 6:00 p.m. for 4 weeks 
To register, call 780.986.6624 or visit their website here

Virtual Class, Edmonton North PCN
January 25, 1:00 p.m. for 4 weeks 
To register, call 780.473.7173 or visit their website here

Virtual Class, Edmonton North PCN
February 5, 1:00 p.m. for 4 weeks 
To register, call 780.473.7173 or visit their website here

Virtual Class, Edmonton North PCN
March 3, 9:30 a.m. for 4 weeks 
To register, call 780.473.7173 or visit their website here

Understanding Depression

Have things been looking bleak? Are you not enjoying the activities you used to love? This may be depression. Learn more about the signs, symptoms and treatments available for depression, including medications and therapy options. It’s OK to not be OK.

Virtual Class, St. Albert & Sturgeon PCN
February 2, 12:00 p.m.
March 2, 6:00 p.m.
To register, visit their website here

Journeying Through Grief

Grief is an emotional reaction to loss. There are over 4o different types of losses that we can incur in a lifetime. This class is an action-orientated process to help participants understand what grief and unresolved grief are. Myths and ineffective behaviours will be addressed while taking healing actions to help you preserve your memories without them turning painful. 

Virtual Class, Edmonton North PCN

January 14, 5:30 p.m. 

To register, call 780.473.7173 or visit their website here.

Managing Stress

Stress is a fact of life. But not all stress is BAD! Learn how to manage day to day and chronic stress and keep yourself feeling in control when your stress levels are off the charts! 

Virtual Class, St. Albert & Sturgeon PCN

January 14, 12:00 p.m.
February 9, 6:00 p.m. 

To register, visit their website here

Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety

Have you been called a worrier? Is your mind always racing? You may have anxiety or an anxiety disorder. Learn what you can do to cope and some practical strategies to help keep you feeling calmer. Find out about treatment options including therapy and medications.

Virtual Class, St. Albert & Sturgeon PCN
January 28, 6:00 p.m.

March 9, 12:00 p.m.
To register, visit their website here

Anxiety to Calm

Anxiety to Calm is a simple, positive and empowering class. It is for those who want to have an opportunity for a healthy learning process to manage their anxiety. Anxiety to Calm moves people to action. The classes teaches low-tech and low-cost skills that should be accessible to everyone. 

Virtual Class, Edmonton North PCN
January 12, 9:30 a.m. for 8 weeks 
To register, call 780.473.7173 or visit their website here

Virtual Class, Edmonton North PCN
January 20, 10:00 a.m. for 8 weeks 
To register, call 780.473.7173 or visit their website here

Virtual Class, Leduc Beaumont Devon PCN
February 1, 6:00 p.m. for 8 weeks 
To register, call 780.986.6624 or visit their website here

Emotional Regulation

For those who have difficulty controlling their emotions and feels that their behaviour is causing chaos in their life. Learn and practice mindfullness skills to cope with emotionally stressful situations. 

Virtual Class, Edmonton Southside PCN
January 19, 6:30 p.m. for 8 weeks
To register, call 780.395.2626

Relationships in Motion

Learn skills and strategies to improve their relationships - family, personal, or work. Topics covered in the class include ways to better understand yourself and the other person, increasing healthy communication, managing conflict and how to cope with intense emotions. 

Virtual Class, Edmonton North PCN
January 18, 1:00 p.m. for 8 weeks 

February 2, 1:00 p.m. for 8 weeks
To register, call 780.473.7173 or visit their website here

Changeways for Older Adult

For adults 60+ who want to learn strategies for overcoming stress, anxiety and depression. Explore the changes that come with life experience including retirement, healthy aging, and being a parent of adult children.

Virtual Class, Edmonton Southside PCN
January 18, 1:30 p.m. for 8 weeks 

To register, call 780.395.2626

Changeways

Learn practical strategies that will help manage symptoms of depression and anxiety through goal setting, challenging negative thinking habits and addressing lifestyle factors. 

Changeways Information Session

You must attend an information session to find out if Changeways is right for you before starting the program from Edmonton Southside PCN.

Virtual Information Session, Edmonton Southside PCN

January 19, 7:00 p.m.

To register, call 780.395.2626

Changeways Classes

Virtual Class, Edmonton North PCN
January 12, 1:00 p.m. for 6 weeks 

January 13, 5:30 p.m. for 6 weeks

February 10, 5:30 p.m. for 6 weeks

To register, call 780.473.7173 or visit their website here

Virtual Class, Edmonton Southside PCN
January 26, 7:00 p.m. for 6 weeks 

February 3, 9:30 a.m. for 6 weeks

To register, call 780.395.2626

Supporting Children with Anxiety Symptoms

For parents and guardians wanting to learn some pratical tips and strategies to help their children who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety. Participants will leave equipped with the skills to coach their children through uncomfortable feelings at home and hels encourage their children to manage their stress.

Virtual Class, Edmonton Southside PCN

February 9 & 16, 6:30 p.m.  

To register, call 780.395.2626

Relaxation

Practicing relaxation techniques will help you manage stress and anxiety in your life. Learn effective techniques like deep breathing, mindfullness and muscle relaxation.

Virtual Class, Edmonton Southside PCN

January 18, 6:15 p.m. for four weeks

March 2, 6:30 p.m. for four weeks

To register, call 780.395.2626

Label Reading

Learn to read food labels with the help of a Registered Dietitican. Feel confident in understanding labels, comparing food, and picking healthier options at the store. 

Virtual Class, Edmonton Southside PCN
February 11, 7:00 p.m. 

To register, call 780.395.2626

Meal Planning

Meal planning can help you save time and money and help you eat healthier. Join a Registered Dietitian to learn the steps to sucessfully plan a week's worth of meals. 

Virtual Class, Edmonton Southside PCN
January 19 & 26, 6:30 p.m.

February 22 & March 1, 6:30 p.m.
To register, call 780.395.2626

Eating the Mediterranean Way

The Mediterranean diet is an evidence-based diet proven to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, and helps with weight management. This way of eating is popular in countries such as Greece, Italy, Morocco and Spain. Learn how incorporating foods like vegetables, fruits, lentils, lean proteins and nuts can be benefical to your health and well-being. 

Virtual Class, Leduc Beaumont Devon PCN
March 23, 6:00 p.m.
To register, call 780.986.6624 or visit their website here

Virtual Class, St. Albert & Sturgeon PCN
January 21, 6:00 p.m.

March 30, 12:00 p.m.
To register, visit their website here

6-Session Obesity Clinic Nutrition Classes

Patients are encouraged to attend all six sessions and can start during any week as the classes repeat after 6 session. 

Virtual Class, WestView PCN
January 5, 6:30 p.m.

January 19, 6:30 p.m.

February 2, 6:30 p.m.

February 16, 6:30 p.m.

March 2, 6:30 p.m.

March 16, 6:30 p.m.
To register, call 780.960.9533 ext. 234

Mindful Eating

Learn how to improve your relationship with food by honouring internal cues, observing hunger and fullness, savouring your food and discovering strategies to overcome mindless hunger.

Virtual Class, Leduc Beaumont Devon PCN
January 19, 6:00 p.m.
To register, call 780.986.6624 or visit their website here

Virtual Class, Edmonton West PCN

January 26, 6:00 p.m.

March 15, 8:30 a.m.

To register, call 780.443.7477

Why Nutrition Matters

If you have questions about what to eat or how much to eat, this class could be for you! Learn how your body's digestive system works, how to space out your meals and include a balance of nutrients in your meals to help you feel full and energized until your next mealtime. This class also covers many popular nutrition and food myths. You'll leave the class with a better understanding of how to fuel your body to meet your nutrient needs. 

Virtual Class, Edmonton North PCN
January 21, 5:30 p.m.  

February 18, 1:30 p.m. 

March 15, 8:30 a.m.

To register, call 780.473.7173 or visit their website here

Introduction to Mindful Eating Active Living

If you've struggled with being on diets in the past, have frequent food cravings or often feel uncomfortable in your body, this class could be for you. The introductory class offers you a different non-diet approach so that you may better understand why you eat the way you do. 

You'll be given tools to help increase a feeling of control over food and satisfaction with eathing. The class is designed to give you a different perspective on weight loss with an overall goal of helping you feel at peace with your body.

Virtual Class, Edmonton North PCN
January 4, 1:30 p.m.  

January 14, 1:30 p.m.

February 3, 5:30 p.m. 

February 16, 8:30 a.m.

To register, call 780.473.7173 or visit their website here

Heart Health

This class will provide you with a greater understanding of what hypertension and dyslipidemia are and what factors cause them, as well as effective ways to control and treat them. Learn how your diet and medication work to lower your blood pressure and cholesterol to improve your heart health.

Virtual Class, WestView PCN
January 13, 2:00 p.m.

February 10, 2:00 p.m.

March 10, 2:00 p.m.

To register, call 780.960.9533 ext. 234

Physical Activity Basics 

This class will provide participants with the basics of starting an exercise program that they can do at home on their own.

Virtual Class, Leduc Beaumont Devon PCN
January 27, 6:00 p.m.

March 10, 11 a.m.
To register, call 780.986.6624 or visit their website here

Healthy Eating for Managing Blood Sugars

Learn how to balance different types of food to help manage blood sugars. A Registered Dietitian will answer many questions you have around diabetes including meal timing and portion sizes.   

Virtual Class, Edmonton North PCN
January 12, 8:30 a.m.  

February 4, 1:30 p.m. 

February 18, 5:30 p.m.

March 23, 8:30 a.m.

To register, call 780.473.7173 or visit their website here

Living with Pre-Diabetes/Diabetes

Learn the health risks related to having pre-diabetes or diabetes. You will also find out what healthy lifestyle changes you can make to better manage your blood sugars.  

Virtual Class, Edmonton North PCN
January 21, 8:30 a.m.  

February 23, 5:30 p.m. 

March 25, 8:30 a.m.

To register, call 780.473.7173 or visit their website here

Health Basics

Health Basics is a simple, positive and empowering class. It is for those who want to choose healthy living, become more active and shift their perspectives. Health Basics focuses on application of simple foundational diet, exercise and mindset approaches to healthier living. 

Virtual Class, Edmonton Southside PCN 

February 4 1:00 p.m., for 8 weeks. 
To register, call 780.395.2626

Weight Management

Learn about what affects our weight and how to identify and overcome barriers you are facing. Work with a Registered Dietitian to set goals and make real changes in your life. 

Virtual Class, Edmonton Southside PCN
February 9, 6:30 p.m., for 3 weeks. 
To register, call 780.395.2626.

Managing Pain Through Mindfulness

Incorporate mindfulness and meditative practices into your life as a way to manage pain experiences. Explore ways to increase your mobility and flexibility with very gentle forms of movement and learn ways to reduce the intensity of pain experiences. 

Virtual Class, Edmonton Southside PCN
January 20, 6:15 p.m., for 6 weeks. 
To register, call 780.395.2626.

Moving on with Persistent Pain

Learn ways to manage pain including planning your activities to improve stamina and energy while preventing flare up. You will also explore the relationship between anxiety and stress and pain levels, along with learning to set goals to change your lifestyle and decrease pain.

Virtual Class, Edmonton North PCN
January 26, 1:30 p.m., for 8 weeks. 

March 23, 1:30 p.m., for 8 weeks. 

To register, call 780.473.7173 or visit their website here

Smoking Cessation

Find support and tools for quitting smoking with the help of trained professionals. Learn strategies to manage cravings and withdrawals, and get tips on dealing with stress and ways to develop a quit plan that works for you.

Virtual Class, Edmonton Southside PCN 
February 1, 6:30 p.m., for 4 weeks.

To register, call 780.395.2626

Virtual Class, WestView PCN
January 6, 13 & 20, 6:30 p.m.

February 3, 10, 17, 6:00 p.m.

March 3, 10, 17, 6:00 p.m.

To register, call 780.960.9533 ext. 234

Early Prenatal

Provides education for expecting parents who are in the first 20 weeks of their pregnancy. Topics include prenatal care, management of common symptoms, nutrition and physical activity. Attending with partners or a support person are encouraged.

Virtual Class, Edmonton Southside PCN 
February 2, 6:30 p.m.

To register, call 780.395.2626

Prenatal

Join health professionals who specialize in pregnancy, birth and newborn care to discuss topics such as physical activity, self-care and mental health, comfort measures during labour and birth, infant care, breastfeeding and parenting. For expecting parents over 20 weeks. Attending with partners or a support person are encouraged.

Virtual Class, Edmonton Southside PCN 
January 14, 6:30 p.m., for 6 weeks.

February 25, 6:30 p.m., for 6 weeks.

To register, call 780.395.2626