• 2020-10-27
  • 6:00 PM

Program to help residents live well with chronic pain now offered online. Free six-week evening virtual workshop series.
Albertans living with chronic pain have an opportunity to join a free Alberta Health Services (AHS) program designed to help them take control of their health and improve their quality of life. With in-person classes on hold due to COVID-19, the Better Choices, Better Health® workshop will be held virtually. Better Choices, Better Health® is a six-week series of workshops designed to support Albertans living with chronic pain. These workshops are one of many services provided by the Alberta Healthy Living Program, which supports chronic disease management programming throughout the province. The Better Choices, Better Health® workshop sessions are led by trained volunteers, many of whom live with a chronic disease. This approach ensures an understanding of the challenges participants face and provides a supportive and welcoming environment.
Topics include:
• Solving problems and setting goals.
• Handling pain and fatigue.
• Managing medication.
• Dealing with difficult emotions.
• Eating healthy and increasing physical activity.
• Communicating with healthcare providers.

Virtual workshops will be held on Tuesdays October 27, 2020 between 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm online using the virtual platform Zoom (www.zoom.us). For more information or to register, please call 780-735-1080. Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta.

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