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(and a few other healthcare-related tid-bits).

April 2023 Community Class Registration
Tuesday April 11 | 5:30 p.m.–7 p.m.
with Kiley Torti, Active Living Consultant

**this class designed specifically with hospitality workers in mind (though everyone is welcome and would benefit!)

It can be tricky to maintain your posture and flexibility when you are working in a physically demanding job, but the benefits and impact on your quality of life can make it very worthwhile.

Through this introduction to anatomy, tension areas, range of motion and gentle stretching exercises, you will learn how to prevent injury, build strength and stay vibrant and active!

Wednesday April 19 | 6 p.m.–7 p.m.
with Zarifa, Registered Dietitian

3 Tuesdays May 9, 16 and 23 | 6 p.m.–9 p.m.
with Heather, Registered Nurse

Tuesday May 9 | 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
with Jolene, Pharmacist

Wednesday May 10 | 5:30 p.m.–7 p.m.
with Kiley Torti, Active Living Consultant

Wednesday, May 17 | 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
with Zarifa Monson, Registered Dietitian

Visit the Community Class & Events Calendar for complete listings: bowvalleypcn.ca/events
March was NUTRITION Month!
March is Nutrition Month in Canada. This year we focused on food waste reduction in the Bow Valley.

We turned to our community to find out how you are reducing your food waste and received many excellent tips, read the highlights and easy ways you can save the environment, save money and improve your diet through smart planning!

Read more about Food Waste Reduction in our community.
Improve your wellness through free or accessible diet & nutrition resources:

  • Order a Good Food Box to enjoy seasonal fresh produce (local and organic when possible)

  • Visit bvfa.ca for a complete guide to Food Security in the Bow Valley including, free meals, food rescue & recovery schedules and more!
Bow Valley Good Food Box
Upcoming order deadlines/pick-up dates:
Order Deadline: April 23
Pick up: May 1

Please visit: bowvalleypcn.ca/good-food-box to find out more about subsidies, how to order, deadlines and delivery date.

Have you heard about the No-Cook-Box? See below for more info on this Bow Valley Good Food box option!
Meet our Active Living Consultant:
Kiley Torti
"While we know that exercise is great for our physical health, the mental health benefits are just as important – if not more!"
- Kiley Torti, Active Living Consultant

Kiley has a well-deserved following of locals who value her supportive and energetic approach in meeting their specialized needs.

She has helped hundreds (thousands maybe?) of people in the Bow Valley live a more active and better life! Read more...

NEW Community Calendar
We’ve recently launched a calendar to share free health & wellness programs in the Bow Valley. We invite anyone offering a program that is: free, related to health & wellness, and available to residents of the Bow Valley to submit events via our online form.

Take a look at the Community Calendar or search by topic:

Child, Youth and Family Addictions and Mental Health FREE online programming for Parents and Caregivers
Visit www.cyfcaregivereducation.ca for resources and online programming for parents and caregivers to support mental wellness in children and youth.
Seniors' Centre Without Walls Phone-Based Programming
Open to older adults aged 55+ living anywhere in Alberta who find it difficult to leave their homes and are not tech-savvy.

Programs are free of charge and accessible by phone via a toll-free number.

For more information and to view the schedule visit: edmontonsouthsidepcn.ca/scww

To register, call the Edmonton Southside Primary Care Network
at 780-395-2626.
Wellspring Alberta
Wellspring Alberta is a registered charity offering programs and services that meet the emotional, social and practical needs of people living with cancer – those diagnosed, caregivers and kids.

If you or a loved one has cancer, Wellspring is here for you, visit wellspringalberta.ca to find out more.
The Palliative Care Society of the Bow Valley (PCSBV)
Those navigating grief and loss of a loved-one and invited to access many free services provided by the Palliative Care Society of the Bow Valley. Services include: grief support walking group, speaker series, consultations: one on one, family or group sessions from 30 minutes to half-day workshops. Visit: pcsbv.ca/programs

Thanks to generous donors, PCSBV provides client services without a fee.

For more info on any client services please contact the PCSBV's Grief Support Navigator via email at bill.harder@pcsbv.ca or by calling 403-458-0433.
Bow Valley Stroke Support Group Meeting

Have you or someone you know suffered a stroke? This is an opportunity to participate in a virtual 'living with stroke' monthly meeting in a safe supportive environment with other survivors who can identify with how all aspects of our lives have been affected.

The program offers fellowship, encouragement and conversation. Meetings include friendship, education and opportunities to express where we are in a space with people who understand. 

NEXT Zoom meeting: Thursday, April. 20 | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Call or email for more info: 403-763-8418 or  beginning2c@gmail.com.
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