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 March - June 2022 patient calendar for their Community Adult Chronic Disease Management Program.

Listed below are the Spring 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

March 21, 28, Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 (6 sessions)
9:30 a.m. - 12 noon

Apr 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18 (6 sessions)
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Apr 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26 (6 sessions)
1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

May 18, 25, Jun 1, 8, 15, 22 (6 sessions)
9:30 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

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

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

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

April 28
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

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

May 18
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

May 26
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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

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

June 20
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

June 28
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

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

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

April 21
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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

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

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

May 31
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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

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

June 29
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

April 6
9:00 - 11: 00 a.m.

April 11
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

April 23
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

April 29
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

May 3
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

May 11
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

May 16
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

May 28
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

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

June 9
6:30 - 8:30 p.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

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

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

April 25
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

May 9
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

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

June 2
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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

June 28
1:30 - 3:30 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

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

April 20
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

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

May 6
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

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

May 30
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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

June 16
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

June 21
6:30 - 8:30 p.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. 

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

May 18
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

June 18
9:00 - 11:00 a.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

Mar 30 Apr 6, 13
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

May 7, 14, 28
1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

May 28, Jun 4, 11
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. 

Apr 9, 23 ,30
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Jun 18, 25, Jul 9
9:00 - 11:30 a.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

Apr 6, 13, 20
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

May 18, 25, Jun 1
6:00 - 8:30 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.

Mar 19, 26
1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Apr 5, 12
1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

May 11, 18
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

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

Boosting Your Brain Health (4-Week Program)
This 4-week program is for adults who are motivated to take action on improving brain health and maintaining an active mind. You will learn how our brains change as a result of our lifestyle and health conditions, new ways to improve our brain health and how to set goals for day to day life that can benefit brain health.

Mar 22, 29, Apr 5, 12
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

May 5, 12, 19, 26
9:30 a.m. - 12 noon

AHS, Virtual on Zoom
To register: Call 780-342-8688 option 1

STEP Forward (Supervised Transitional Exercise Program)

This is a 10-week physical conditioning program delivered in a small group setting.

This program may be suitable for you if you are ready to: 

• participate in a beginner to intermediate level physical conditioning program; or 
• better manage physical status while living with a chronic health diagnosis; or 
• reintegrate into the community following medical or rehabilitation intervention; or 
• prevent injury by improving physical function

To be considered for the STEP Forward program intake process, you must: 
• be at least 18 years of age; 
• have a current Alberta Healthcare (AHCIP) number; 
• be able to follow three-step instructions; 
• be able to participate in a group exercise environment; 
• participate in a pre-intake telephone interview; 
• walk independently (with or without the use of walking aids); 
• ready to attend an 10 week exercise program during weekdays, twice per week

Currently offering virtual sessions.

For more information or to self-refer, please call the STEP Forward Intake Line: 780-735-3483.