Alberta Healthy Living Classes

Alberta Health Services Classes

Alberta Health Services (AHS) offers a variety of classes through their Alberta Healthy Living Program. They also have a January - March 2022 patient calendar for their Community Adult Chronic Disease Management Program.

Listed below are the 2022 AHS class offerings. You can also check out their handy "Find the Right Workshop" tool

Better Choices, Better Health® (BCBH®)

Nutrition, physical activity and stress affect your life, especially when living with ongoing health concerns. These workshops will help you discover changes and strategies to help you live healthier. You will learn techniques to control your symptoms, strategies for talking with your health care team, methods for dealing with difficult emotions, options for making your everyday tasks easier, and more.

BCBH®—Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop (6 sessions)
For those adults living with, or supporting someone, with chronic pain. Explore ways to take care of yourself to enjoy a better quality of life. Include techniques to control pain (relaxation), tips for talking to your health care team, how to make every day tasks easier, dealing with feelings like fear, anger or frustration.

AHS, Virtual on Zoom
To Register: Call 825-404-7460 press 3

December 15, 22, 29, January 5, 12, & 19 (6 sessions)
8:30 a.m. - 12 noon

Taking Charge: Daily Management of Type 2 Diabetes
Overview of Diabetes: What happens with Type 2 Diabetes - Cardio(heart), liver, and kidney effects. Triangle Concept: How Diabetes management includes all 3 strategies: Healthy Eating, Physical Activi-ty, and Medication. Blood Glucose (BG) and “A1C”: What are they, and their targets, Importance of testing, BG readings. Health Care Team: Health check resources and best times to have them done. 

AHS, Virtual on Zoom
To Register: Call AHS at 825-404-7460 press 1

January 5
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

January 15
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

January 19
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

January 27
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

February 5
9:00 - 11:00 a..m.

Feb 10
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Feb 16
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

February 26
9:00 - 11: 00 a.m.

March 2
9:00 - 11:00 a.m..

March 9
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

March 22
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

March 29
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

To Register: Call AHS at 825-404-7460 press 1

Taking Charge: Long Term Management of Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes: Blood glucose (BG) measures and monitoring, Medications commonly prescribed for Diabetes, and how they help with BG. Sick Day Management: Tips to stay safe when sick or dehydrated (low intake of fluid) with Diabetes. Health Checks: Why having health checks is important in Type 2 Diabetes management, including important observation and screening to prevent serious Diabetes complications .

AHS, Virtual on Zoom
To Register: Call AHS at 825-404-7460 press 1

January 6
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 

January 22
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

January 27
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

February 5
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

February 16
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

February 26
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

March 1
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

March 10
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 

March 18
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. 

AHS, Virtual on Zoom
To Register: Call AHS at 825-404-7460 press 1

Diabetes: Healthy Eating
This class introduces the foundation of healthy eating for Diabetes. Join a Registered Dietitian to learn about what are carbohydrates, meal timing and spacing, balanced meals and portions, healthy snacks for Diabetes, the importance of fibre and choosing healthy fats. 

AHS, Virtual on Zoom
To register: Call 825-404-7460 press 1

January 8
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

January 14
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

January 31
6:30 - 8:30 a.m.

February 7
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

February 15
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

March 1
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

March 12
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

March 17
6:30 - 8:30 a.m.

March 29
6:30 - 8:30 a.m.

AHS, Virtual on Zoom
To register: Call 825-404-7460 press 1

Diabetes: Meal Planning
The class for skill building with healthy eating for Diabetes and adding ideal healthy eating strategies into daily life. We highly recommend that participants take the first class (Healthy Eating) however is not required. 

AHS, Virtual on Zoom
To register: Call 825-404-7460 press 1

January 12
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

January 21
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

January 29
1:30 - 3:30 a.m.

February 1
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

February 16
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

February 25
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

March 2
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

March 10
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

AHS, Virtual on Zoom
To register: Call 825-404-7460 press 1

Carbohydrate Counting
This class builds on healthy eating strategies you learned about in Healthy Eating Basics for Diabetes. In the carbohydrate counting class, You will learn how many grams of carbohydrate to eat at meals and snacks, carbohydrate content of various foods and how to add up those foods to create meals. You will also learn how to reading labels to know the carbohydrate content in foods. 

AHS, Virtual on Zoom
To register: Call 825-404-7460 press 1

January 4
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

January 17
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

January 27
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

February 5
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

February 11
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

February 23
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

March 7
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

March 21
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

March 30
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. 

AHS, Virtual on Zoom
To register: Call 825-404-7460 press 1

Pre-Diabetes
Learn how to lower your risk for Type 2 Diabetes through healthy eating, exercise and weight management. 

January 26
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

February 9
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

March 26
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

AHS, Virtual on Zoom
To register: Call 825-404-7460 press 1


Weight Management Level one
(3 session series)
Learn principles of effective weight management. Learn how to increase your physical activity, manage calories and nutrition and develop healthier habits.

AHS, Virtual on Zoom
To register: Call 825-404-7460 press 2

January 6, 13, & 20
1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

January 12, 19, & 26
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

January 15, 22, & 29
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

AHS, Virtual on Zoom
To register: Call 825-404-7460 press 2

Weight Management Level two
(3 session series)
Learn how to plan meals, develop a structured physical activity plan and how to deal with thoughts and feelings that affect behavior change. 

January 5, 12, & 19
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

January 15, 22, & 29
1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

February 2, 9, & 16
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

AHS, Virtual on Zoom
To register: Call 825-404-7460 press 2


Weight Management Level three
(3 session series)
Learn how to manage eating away from home, increase knowledge of how to overcome challenges and maintain positive habit changes, and learn about current medication and surgical treatment options. 

AHS, Virtual on Zoom
To register: Call 825-404-7460 press 2

February 2, 9, & 16
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

February 26, March 8, & March 12
1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

AHS, Virtual on Zoom
To register: Call 825-404-7460 press 2


Minding Stress
(2 session series)
Understand the impact of stress and learn steps to build awareness of your stressors. Learn practical stress-management skills to create an effective stress management plan. For any adult or caregiver of adults with any chronic illness.

January 19 & 26
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

AHS, Virtual on Zoom
To register: Call 825-404-7460 press 2