Alberta Health Services (AHS) has increased their efforts in educating and helping community members make positive adjustments to their lifestyles and has been hosting workshops to that end.
Local residents are being asked to attend these workshops at the Stettler Hospital and Care Centre where they are being held.
“Group education can provide another way to brainstorm and problem solve some of the barriers individuals may be experiencing with making lifestyle changes,” said Debora Vanlandyut, who has been working out of the Stettler Community Health Centre as a client health educator with the Alberta Healthy Living Program (AHLP) for AHS.
Previously, having worked at the Stettler Hospital and Care Centre for 25 years, Vanlandyut said, “There is often a huge impact on individuals when they hear from someone experiencing the same condition, problems or symptoms as they are, and can relate to it.”
These workshops are designed to provide information about various aspects of healthcare as AHS professionals share their expertise and guide interactive discussion that can help individuals manage their health conditions.
According to Vanlandyut, the wide variety of AHLP workshops cover a range of information, including heart health, weight management, nutrition, diabetes care, chronic illness management and more.
Although the workshops started in October, they will be running throughout the month and continue up to early November.
Some of the upcoming workshops include Better Choices Better Health®, Diabetes The Basics, Heart Wide and Weight Wise.