Healthy Living, Wellness & Chronic Disease Management

Comprehensive information about staying well, prevention and living a healthy life with chronic conditions

Online Wellness Programs

Primary Health Care is offering a number of wellness programs online. These sessions are delivered through Zoom for Healthcare by wellness teams across the province.

See the complete Fall Wellness Schedule:

Wellness Sessions by the Community Health Teams

Wellness Sessions by the Community Health Teams

The Community Health Teams offer a number of wellness sessions on managing risk factors, food, nutrition and weight management, physical activity, mental wellness, and parenting. These sessions are led by health professionals. To learn more, visit: communityhealthteams.ca

There are a variety of sessions being offered online, including:

  • Building Better Sleep
  • Introduction to Take Charge of Your Stress
  • Self-compassion 4-Week Program
  • Time management and well-being
  • Free Time and You NEW
  • Key Assertiveness skills 2-Week Program
  • Nutrition fact or fiction: COVID-19
  • Making the most of your food dollar: COVID-19
  • Why am I still hungry?
  • Food and Mood 2-Week program NEW
  • Beyond Weight-Shifting Focus to Health 2-Week Program NEW
  • Sit less, move more
  • Finding an online exercise program
  • Pregnancy and Exercise
  • Mindful Movement NEW
  • Self-compassion for parents
  • My child is anxious – should I worry? 2-Week Program
  • An Introduction to Parenting Your Teenager NEW
  • Screen Time and Your Family NEW
  • And Many More!

Your Way to Wellness

Your Way to Wellness is a free chronic disease self-management program that helps people with chronic conditions (and their caregivers) overcome daily challenges, take action and live a healthy life.

Groups meet weekly for 2.5 hours for 6 weeks and are led by trained volunteers, most of whom have chronic conditions themselves. Family and friends are welcome to attend as well.

Participants learn how to:

  • Set goals and problem solve
  • Improve communication with health care providers, family, and friends
  • Eat healthier and become more active
  • Manage symptoms
  • Make daily tasks easier
  • Improve self-confidence
  • Manage fear, anger, and frustration

4 the Health of it

4 the Health of it is a program for people who are at risk of developing a chronic health condition, or those who would like to learn how to prevent a chronic condition from developing. It was developed and is led by a team of health professionals including a dietitian, physiotherapist, social worker, pharmacist, nurse practitioner or physician and recreation professional.

Sessions are 1.5 hours held once per week for 7 weeks.

Every week attendees will actively participate in:

  • Food and recipe discussions
  • Exercise and activity discussions
  • Guided health discussion and presentations
  • Goal setting and progress discussions