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Alberta Healthy Living Program offers in-person chronic pain workshops in Brooks

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A new session of Alberta Health Services' Better Choices, Better Health chronic pain self-management workshops starts Oct. 19, 2022. The free six-week program provides opportunit­ies to those with chronic pain to learn how take control of their health and improve their quality of life.

Suitable for adults 18 and over as well as their family members or caregivers, the Better Choices, Better Health program supports participan­ts in making and sustaining lifestyle changes so they can better manage their health and wellbeing. Each workshop is two and a half hours long. Participan­ts will learn techniques to control pain, tips for healthy eating and becoming more active, strategies for talking with their health care team, ways to deal with difficult emotions, options for making everyday tasks easier, and more.

The Better Choices, Better Health workshops are led by AHS healthcare staff and volunteer leaders. Participan­ts will have opportunit­y to meet others who share similar health experience­s in a supportive and interactiv­e setting. Read what a past participan­t says: Workshops promote fuller lives | Alberta Health Services

Chronic Pain Self-Management workshops will run from 9:30 a.m. to noon weekly on Wednesdays, Oct. 19 to Nov. 23, at the Brooks Hospital, Long Term Care Meeting Room.

Brooks residents can register by calling 403-793-6659 or toll-free 1-866-795-9709. Please register under the name Better Choices, Better Health.

Visit Alberta Healthy Living Program - South Zone | Alberta Health Services for more informatio­n about AHLP programs in the South Zone.

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. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainabl­e for all Albertans.

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