Albertans living with chronic pain symptoms or who support someone with a long-term health condition(s) have an opportunity to join a free Alberta Health Services (AHS) workshop designed to help them take control of their health.
Better Choices, Better Health is a six-week series of workshops designed to support Albertans living with ongoing health conditions and help them explore ways to manage their health.
In a release, AHS said the Zoom sessions are led by trained volunteer leaders, many of whom live with a chronic health condition. This approach ensures an understanding of the challenges participants face and provides a supportive and welcoming environment. Because those living with ongoing health conditions are often faced with the same day-to-day challenges, Better Choices, Better Health focuses on teaching tools and techniques common to all chronic conditions.
Participants will learn:
- Techniques to manage their symptoms.
- Tips for healthy eating and becoming more active.
- Strategies for talking with the healthcare team.
- Methods for dealing with difficult emotions.
- Options for making everyday tasks easier.
- Ways to take care of themselves to enjoy a better quality of life.
Read what a past participant says: https://albertahealthservices.ca/news/Page15425.aspx
Workshops are scheduled to accommodate a range of participant availabilities. Spots are limited.
The next chronic pain management workshops will be starting throughout September using the online platform Zoom (www.zoom.us):
- Tuesdays, starting Sept. 26 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Register online https://redcap.link/chronicpain or by calling 825-404-7460 (press 3). Interested participants should have access to a device (computer, tablet, or smartphone) that connects to the Internet, and has both a camera and microphone.