Edmonton Zone PCN Classes

The eight Primary Care Networks in the Edmonton Zone are working together to offer a variety of virtual group patient education classes to people who live in the Edmonton Zone.

Below is a list of the patient education group classes offered by the other seven PCNs in the Edmonton Zone.

All of SPPCN’s offerings can be found here

Attendance at these classes do not require a referral and are open to anyone in the Edmonton area.

Mental Health

Happiness Basics

Learn how to make lifestyle changes and add new habits into your everyday life to boost your overall happiness. Taking Happiness Basics has been shown to increase mood, increase energy levels, and boost physical and mental health.  

Leduc Beaumont Devon PCN 

October 7 (2:00 - 4:00 p.m.)
4 sessions
To register: 780.986.6624
More information here

Edmonton North PCN

October 13 (10:00 a.m. - 12 noon)
4 sessions
To register: 780.473.7131
More information here

November 9 (1:30 - 3:30 p.m.)
4 sessions
To register: 780.473.7131
More information here

Edmonton Southside PCN

September 14 (6:30 - 8:00 p.m.)
7 sessions
To register: 780.395.2626
More information here. 

November 2 (6:30 - 8:00 p.m.)
7 sessions
To register: 780.395.2626
More information here

Journeying Through Grief

Grief is an emotional reaction to loss. There are over 40 different types of losses that we can incur over a lifetime. This class is an action-oriented 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.

Edmonton North PCN

September 2 (2:00 - 4:00 p.m.); 8 sessions
September 14 (1:30 - 3:30 p.m.); 8 sessions
September 15 (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.); 8 sessions
November 2 (1:30 - 3:30 p.m.); 8 sessions

To register: 780.473.7131
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Relationships in Motion

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

Edmonton North PCN

September 3 (1:30 - 3:30 p.m.); 8 sessions
October 28 (9:30 - 11:30 a.m.); 8 sessions

To register: 780.473.7131
More information 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. 

Leduc Beaumont Devon PCN

September 13 (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.); 4-week class
November 1 (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.); 4-week class

To register: 780.986.6624
More information here.

Edmonton North PCN

September 7 (10:00 a.m. - 12 noon); 8 sessions
September 27 (1:30 - 3:30 p.m.); 8 sessions
October 19 (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.); 8 sessions

To register: 780.473.7131
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Emotional Regulation

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

Edmonton North PCN

September 20 (1:30 - 3:30 p.m.); 8 sessions
October 14 (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.); 8 sessions
October 28 (2:00 - 4:00 p.m.); 8 sessions

Edmonton Southside PCN

September 13 (6:15 - 7:45 p.m.); 6 sessions
September 28 (6:30 - 8:00 p.m.); 6 sessions
November 1 (6:15 - 7:45 p.m.); 6 sessions

To register: 780.395.2626
More information here

Changeways

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

Edmonton North PCN

September 1 (9:30 - 11:30 a.m.); 6 sessions
September 9 (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.); 6 sessions
October 5 (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.); 6 sessions
October 28 (2:00 - 4:00 p.m.); 6 sessions

To register: 780.473.7131
More information here.

Edmonton Southside PCN

September 8 (6:30 - 8:00 p.m.); 6 sessions
October 7 (6:30 - 8:00 p.m.); 6 sessions
October 12 (6:30 - 8:00 p.m.); 6 sessions
October 27 (6:30 - 8:00 p.m.); 6 sessions

To register: 780.395.2626
More information here.

Supporting Children with Anxiety Symptoms

For parents and guardians wanting to learn some practical 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 help encourage their children to manage their stress.

Edmonton Southside PCN

October 28 (7:00 - 8:30 p.m.); 2 sessions

To register: 780.395.2626
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Relaxation

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

Edmonton Southside PCN

September 22 (6:30 - 8:00 p.m.); 4 sessions
November 23 (6:30 - 8:00 p.m.); 4 sessions

To register: 780.395.2626
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Nutrition

Meal Planning

Edmonton Oliver PCN

September 13 (2:00 - 3:30 p.m.); 1 session
October 13 (5:30 - 7:00 p.m.); 1 session

To register: 780.453.3757 ext. 142
More information here

Edmonton Southside PCN

September 27 (6:30 - 8:00 p.m.); 2 sessions
December 1 (6:30 - 8:00 p.m.); 2 sessions

To register: 780.395.2626
More information here.

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 beneficial to your health and well-being.

Edmonton Oliver PCN

September 7 (1:30 - 2:45 p.m.); 1 session
October 20 (6:30 - 7:45 p.m.); 1 session

To register: 780.453.3757 ext. 142
More information here.

Sherwood Park - Strathcona County PCN

See here for our PCN’s (Sherwood Park - Strathcona County PCN) offerings for Eating the Mediterranean Way.

Obesity Clinic Nutrition Classes

Daily activity tips and weight-loss strategies offered at every session. Patients are encouraged to attend all six sessions and can start during any week as the classes repeat every six sessions. Attend one class or attend all.

Westview PCN

September 7 (6:30 - 7:30 p.m.); 6 sessions
September 21 (6:30 - 7:30 p.m.); 6 sessions
October 5 (6:30 - 7:30 p.m.); 6 sessions
October 19 (6:30 - 7:30 p.m.); 6 sessions
November 2 (6:30 - 7:30 p.m.); 6 sessions
November 16 (6:30 - 7:30 p.m.); 6 sessions
December 7 (6:30 - 7:30 p.m.); 6 sessions
December 21 (6:30 - 7:30 p.m.); 6 sessions

To register: 780.960.9533 ext. 234
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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 eating.

Edmonton West PCN

September 20 (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.); 1 session
October 21 (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.); 1 session
November 15 (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.); 1 session
December 8 (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.); 1 session

To register: 780.443.7477
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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.

Edmonton North PCN

September 14 (8:30 - 10:30 a.m.); 1 session
November 4 (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.); 1 session

To register: 780.473.7131
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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 eating. 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.

Edmonton North PCN

September 22 (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.); 1 session
October 4 (1:30 - 3:30 p.m.); 1 session
October 29 (8:30 - 10:30 a.m.); 1 session

To register: 780.473.7131
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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. 

Westview PCN

September 8 (2:00 - 3:30 p.m.); 1 session
October 13 (2:00 - 3:30 p.m.); 1 session
November 10 (2:00 - 3:30 p.m.); 1 session
December 8 (2:00 - 3:30 p.m.); 1 session

To register: 780.960.9533 ext. 234
More information 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. 

Edmonton Southside PCN

October 21 (6:30 - 8:00 p.m.); 8 sessions

To register: 780.395.2626
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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.

Edmonton Southside PCN

November 3 (6:30 - 8:00 p.m.); 3 sessions

To register: 780.395.2626
More information here

Physical Activity & Exercise

Sherwood Park - Strathcona County PCN

See Sherwood Park - Strathcona County PCN’s Supervised Exercise Program and Virtual Drop-in Exercise Classes.

Beginner Exercise Classes (with an Exercise Specialist)

Join every weekday at 12:15 p.m. for a 30-minute beginner workout you can do from your living room. Exercise specialists will lead you through a fitness session that’s good for your heart AND muscles. Suitable for all levels of fitness.

Edmonton Oliver PCN

Monday to Friday/Weekdays (12:15 - 12:45 p.m.)

Register online here

Moving for Health

Supervised exercise group that will help you become more confident with getting physically active. Some of the education topics include: How to start exercising, How we feel when we exercise, Barriers to getting active, Setting goals and building a plan, Nutrition and our health, Community resources available. This group is perfect for anyone who is new to exercise or has been away from activity for a while. Starting with the basics, this beginner-level exercise program will incorporate cardio and strength training into your life.

Edmonton Southside PCN

October 18 (7:00 - 8:30 p.m.); 6 sessions

To register: 780.395.2626
More information here.

Diabetes Management

Sherwood Park - Strathcona County PCN

Our PCN (Sherwood Park - Strathcona County PCN) offers Diabetes 101 (The Basics) and Diabetes 201 (Managing Food and Lifestyles with Diabetes). You may also be interested in our CHANGE Program

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.

Edmonton North PCN

September 17 (8:30 - 10:30 a.m.); 1 session
October 21 (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.); 1 session
November 12 (8:30 - 10:30 a.m.); 1 session
December 8 (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.); 1 session

To register: 780.473.7131
More information 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.

Edmonton North PCN

September 9 (8:30 - 10:30 a.m.); 1 session
October 9 (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.); 1 session
November 4 (8:30 - 10:30 a..m.); 1 session

To register: 780.473.7131
More information here

Lung Health

Quit Core

This program is to help anyone who is looking for tools to quit smoking or using tobacco products. You will learn tips and tricks for managing cravings and withdrawals and get tips on dealing with stress to help stay on track. Learn more about developing a quit smoking plan and discuss nicotine replacement options.  

Edmonton Southside PCN

September 20 (7:00 - 8:30 p.m.); 6 sessions

To register: 780.395.2626
More information here

COPD Wellness

The COPD Wellness Program is a group for individuals living with chronic lung conditions such as COPD. If you have barriers attending a pulmonary rehab program in-person, or have attended a workshop in the past and would like a refresher, this group could be right for you. A Respiratory Therapist will lead the program virtually which allows you to take advantage of the program from the comfort of your own home. This workshop is similar to pulmonary rehabilitation programs by providing lung disease education from Living Well with COPD. This includes breathing management, tips on conserving energy, reducing respiratory infections, controlling environmental factors, mood management and much more. Learn from clinical guest speakers about nutrition, relaxation techniques and beginner exercises. You will also receive guided instructions for the Home Exercise Program mailed right to your home. This group is designed to meet you where you are at with your lung concerns and helps to build your confidence in getting more active and managing your lung disease.

Edmonton Southside PCN

Tues & Fri, September 14 (10:00 - 11:30 a.m.); 12 sessions

To register: 780.395.2626
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3- Session Smoking Cessation Classes

Participants will get help to quit smoking from a pharmacist. All three lessons are required to complete the class.

WestView PCN

October 7, 14, 21 (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
November 4, 11, 18 (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)
December 2, 9, 16 (6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)

To register or inquire about this class: 780.960.9533
More information here

Pregnancy

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.

Edmonton Southside PCN

November 8 (6:30 - 8:00 p.m.); 1 session

To register: 780.395.2626
More information here.

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.

Edmonton Southside PCN

September 9 (6:30 - 8:00 p.m.); 7 sessions
September 13 (6:30 - 8:00 p.m.); 7 sessions
October 28 (6:30 - 8:00 p.m.); 7 sessions
November 1 (6:15 - 7:45 p.m.); 7 sessions

To register: 780.395.2626
More information here

Managing Pain

Moving on with Persistent Pain

Edmonton North PCN

September 14 (1:30 - 3:30 p.m.); 8 sessions
November 9 (1:30 - 3:30 p.m.); 8 sessions

To register: 780.473.7131
More information here

Chronic Pain

This program is appropriate for people who have been suffering from any kind of chronic pain (pain for over 3 months). We discuss the mind-body connection and mindfulness, and how it plays a role in chronic pain. Each week, we try different techniques of mindfulness, meditation, and gentle movement – to give you a variety of techniques to choose from that work for your pain. 

Edmonton Southside PCN

October 6 (6:30 - 8:00 p.m.); 6 sessions

To register: 780.395.2626
More information here

AHS Classes

In addition to all of the Edmonton Zone PCN patient education classes, there are a variety of classes provided by Alberta Health Services (AHS) through their Alberta Healthy Living Program. You can find the class options listed here

The AHS Community Adult Chronic Disease Management Program has a patient calendar with details on offerings.