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.

Edmonton Southside PCN 

Apr 21 (7:00 – 8:30 p.m.)
7 sessions
To register: 780.395.2626
More information here.

May 25 (1:30 – 3:00 p.m.)
7 sessions
To register: 780.395.2626
More information here.

Edmonton North PCN

Jun 3 (1:30 – 3:30 p.m.)
4 sessions
To register: 780.473.7131
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

May 4 (5:30 – 7:30 p.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.

Edmonton North PCN

May 3 (5:30 – 7:30 p.m.); 8 sessions
To register: 780.473.7131
More information 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 mindfulness skills to cope with emotionally stressful situations.

Edmonton North PCN

April 5 (10:00 a.m. – 12 noon); 8 sessions
To register: 780.473.7131
More information here.

Edmonton Southside PCN

Apr 12 (6:30 – 8:00 p.m.); 6 sessions
May 26 (6:30 – 8:00 p.m.); 6 sessions
To register: 780.395.2626
More information here.

Changeways for the 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.

Edmonton Southside PCN

May 6 (1:30 – 3:00 p.m.); 8 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

May 2 (10:00 a.m. – 12 noon); 6 sessions
To register: 780.473.7131
More information here.

Edmonton Southside PCN

Apr 14 (6:30 – 8:00 p.m.); 6 sessions
May 4 (6:15 – 7:45 p.m.); 6 sessions
May 24 (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

Jun 21 (7:00 – 8:30 p.m.); 2 sessions
To register: 780.395.2626
More information here.

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

Apr 26 (12 noon – 1:00 p.m.); 4 sessions
May 4 (6:15 – 7:15 p.m.); 4 sessions
To register: 780.395.2626
More information here.

Nutrition

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 successfully plan a week’s worth of meals.

Edmonton Oliver PCN

Apr 21 (5:30 – 7:00 p.m.); 1 session
To register: 780.453.3757 ext. 142
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

Apr 13 (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

Apr 5 (6:30 – 7:30 p.m.); 6 sessions
To register: 780.960.9533 ext. 234
More information here.

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

Apr 18 (1:30 – 3:30 p.m.); 1 session
May 24 (8:30 – 10:30 a.m.); 1 session
To register: 780.473.7131
More information 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 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

Apr 4 (1:30 – 3:30 p.m.); 1 session (intro)
Apr 20 (5:30 – 7:30 p.m.); 1 session (intro)
To register: 780.473.7131
More information 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.

Westview PCN

Apr 13 (2:00 – 3:30 p.m.); 1 session
May 11 (2:00 – 3:30 p.m.); 1 session
Jun 8 (2:00 – 3:30 p.m.); 1 session
To register: 780.960.9533 ext. 234
More information here.

St. Albert & Sturgeon PCN

Apr 7 (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.); 1 session
May 10 (2:00 – 3:30 p.m.); 1 session
Jun 9 (2:00 – 3:30 p.m.); 1 session
Register online.
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

May 19 (1:30 – 3:00 p.m.); 8 sessions
To register: 780.395.2626
More information here.

Leduc Beaumont Devon PCN

Feb 2 (6:00 – 8:00 p.m.); 4 sessions
To register: 780.986.6624
More information here.

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
May 31 (7:00 – 8:30 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. The Virtual Drop-In Exercise Classes are offered on an ongoing basis every Monday and Thursday during the week, from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. Call to register: 780.410.8000.

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.

Diabetes Management

Sherwood Park – Strathcona County PCN

Our PCN (Sherwood Park – Strathcona County PCN) regularly 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

Apr 29 (8:30 – 10:30 a.m.); 1 session
Jun 14 (1:30 – 3:30 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

Apr 21 (8:30 – 10:30 a.m.); 1 session
Jun 7 (5:30 – 7:30 p.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.

See SPPCN’s QuitCore class page.

Smoking Cessation

In this three-session class, participants will get help to quit smoking from one of our pharmacists. 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. All three lessons are required to complete the class.

WestView PCN

Apr 7 (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.); 3 sessions
May 5 (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.); 3 sessions
Jun 2 (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.); 3 sessions
To register: 780.960.9533 ext. 234
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

Jun 23 (6:15 – 8:15 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

Apr 11 (6:15 – 7:45 p.m.); 6 sessions
May 12 (6:15 – 7:45 p.m.); 6 sessions
To register: 780.395.2626
More information here.

B.E.S.T Breastfeeding Cafe

A weekly community support group for breastfeeding mothers. Meet with lactation trained nurses to ask questions about latch, positioning, and newborn behaviour while gaining support from other breastfeeding mothers. A new topic is explored each week such as coping and mental health, nutrition for breastfeeding mothers, physical activity in the postpartum period, and community resources.

Edmonton Southside PCN

Ongoing; 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon)
To register: 780.395.2626
More information here.

Managing Pain

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.

Edmonton Southside PCN

May 31 (1:30 – 3:00 p.m.); 6 sessions
To register: 780.395.2626
More information here.

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.

Edmonton North PCN

May 2 (1:30 – 3:30 p.m.); 8 sessions
To register: 780.473.7131
More information here.

On Demand Classes Available at PCNs in Edmonton Zone

Please see Edmonton Oliver PCN’s website and Edmonton West PCN’s website for information about the various on-demand classes.

Alberta Health Services (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 on their Education page here.

The AHS Community Adult Chronic Disease Management Program has a current patient calendar with details on offerings – you will find these here:
AHS Edmonton Zone Primary Care & Chronic Disease Management Patient Calendar (albertahealthservices.ca)