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Health Basics

Health Basics is a SIMPLE, POSITIVE, and EMPOWERING group program. It is for those who want to choose healthy living, lose weight, and become more active. Health Basics moves people to ACTION. The program teaches low tech and low cost lifestyle choices that should be accessible to everyone. These basic lifestyle choices can prevent, manage, or improve chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, and depression. They will also support healthy aging of the brain and improve mental health.

Health Basics is FREE except for a small cost for a paper version of the participant journal. A free PDF journal is available if you prefer having an electronic copy.

Upcoming dates and times:

Wolf Creek PCN and Red Deer PCN will be working together to facilitate this program beginning January 2021. Please call Red Deer PCN at 403-343-9100 to register.

Upcoming classes:

Tuesdays from 1:00-3:00pm starting May 4, 2021.

Program format:

The course is 8 weeks long consisting of one 2-hour session each week.

Some exercise occurs in class so wear comfortable clothes and running shoes.

Who should attend?

Health Basics is for those who want to:

  • Choose healthy living

  • Lose weight

  • Become more active

  • Maintain a healthy brain and body as they age

  • Prevent, manage, or treat a chronic health condition

Health Basics is for adults (18+).

How do you get in to the program?

  • You can self-refer by calling Red Deer PCN at 403-343-9100 to register.

  • You can obtain a referral from your Wolf Creek PCN family doctor, nurse, mental health counsellor, exercise specialist, or registered dietitian. Once you have a referral you can register by the using the above methods or by emailing with which program your referral is for.

Your commitment:

Your participation and energy focused on positive change.

​Past participant quotes:

"I'm competing against myself… challenging myself to go that extra, rather than comparing myself to others".

"I have a 'proud moment's calendar' for myself that I put things on each day that I'm proud of… then I can look back on it when I'm discouraged."