The Whitecourt Healthy Living Program and the Edson "Just
Move" Program are partnerships between McLeod
River Primary Care Network, Alberta Health Services, Town of Whitecourt and
Woodlands County (in Whitecourt ONLY).
The programs are a two-level exercise regimen designed to prevent,
postpone, or manage the onset of chronic conditions. There is an education
component included with the level one Program. The second level involves two-one hour exercise sessions per week.
Individuals living with or are at risk of developing a chronic condition
should participate in this program as a way to:
Improve their physical and mental wellbeing
Develop better balance, strength and cardiovascular endurance
Better overall health
The Whitecourt Healthy Living program is also the local program to address respiratory and cardiac rehab.
If you are interested in participating, please contact your doctor to request
a referral. You may also contact:
Physiotherapy Department at the Whitecourt Healthcare Centre at 780-778-5540
ext. 241. Edson: The McLeod River Primary Care Network
office at 780-723-2131.
Level One is two sessions per week either at The Allan &
Jean Millar Centre (Whitecourt) or the Edson Friendship Centre. It is the
only level with a separate education component to go with the exercise
component. Registration is required.
* Activities exclusive to Whitecourt's program.
Level Two is two one-hour exercise sessions per week either
at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre (Whitecourt) or the Edson
Friendship Centre. Priority is given to those who have completed Level One and
registration is required.
Personalized exercise program developed for each
Monitoring and gradual progression of