Programs to look forward to for the month of March

Interagency meeting

February 26, 2019

Callie Hermanson
Lakeside Leader

Alberta Health Services
Trina Napier with Alberta Health Services (AHS) attended the meeting to let attendees know they now have a drop-in times for addiction services and mental health services. She said addiction services drop-in sessions are designed for people who are unable to attend regularly scheduled appointment times or are in dire need of some help.

Napier said the drop in time is 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Napier said due to the lack of mental health doctors in Slave Lake they will be holding drop in sessions on Mondays from 1:30 to 3:30. She added these sessions are first come first serve and are for adults only, no children.

Northern Haven Support Society
Tracey Leggett with Northern Haven Support Society said they will be hosting a few Ladies Social Hours for the month of April. She said the Social Hour will take place upstairs in the Alliance Church from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm.. The dates are the 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th.

Leggett added free child care will be provided for any moms wanting to attend.

To reserve a spot call or text Leggett at 587-516-0543.

Alberta Healthy Living
Susan McGhee with Alberta Health Services’s Healthy Living program said the program has four upcoming classes for people to participate in.

McGhee says the first class is called Weight Wise 2019 and is a lifestyle, nutrition and stress management program. She says the program consists of nine education sessions.

The program runs on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and the classes start on March 3rd.

The next program the Healthy Living program will be doing is called Better Choices, Better Health. McGhee said the class will focus on nutrition, physical activity and stress that affects a person’s life when they are living with chronic pain. She said this is a six week class running on Tuesdays from March 19th to April 23rd at 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Another program they will be doing is a supervised exercise program at the Muti-Rec Centre .

The classes are designed for adults who have or are at risk for chronic illness.

The classes will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from April 16th to June 6th, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Last but not least, Healthy Living will be running a Managing Emotional Eating program.

McGhee said the program is a three-part series to increase understanding of emotional and mindful eating behaviours and build the skills to manage them. She added attendees must attend all three classes. The classes are on Fridays from May 17th to May 31th, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

McGhee stated all programs are covered by Alberta Health Care.

To register for any of the above classes call 1-877-349-5711.

Rupertsland Institute
Jolene Mearon with Rupertsland Institute said they are looking for Metis youth ages 15 to 30 commencing in full time studies in the fall for their Metis Youth Summer Employment program.

To apply or to find out more information call 1-888-48-METIS.

Town of Slave Lake
Tammy Kendall for the Town of Slave Lake said they will be holding a Community Volunteer Income Tax program at the Multi-Rec Centre. She said the Clinic opens on March 4th and runs Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Parent Link
Kellie-Rae Tkach with Parent Link said they have a busy month planned at the centre. She said one of the bigger events is a drop-in day at the MRC Field House from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m on March 15th. A Pre-school Plunge at the Aquatic Centre goes from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on March 16th.

A Toddler Nutrition Presentation from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on March 20th.

A Who let the Dad’s out Pizza Party from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m on Mach 23rd.

Last, but not least Parent Link will be visited by a Peace Officer from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on March 29th.

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