Exercise and Fall Prevention Programs

  
  

Alberta Healthy Living Program - Exercise Program

Both Medicine Hat & Brooks locations offer an exercise program for clients with chronic illness. Client may self refer or be referred by a physician or PCN nurse. The Medicine Hat program is 10 weeks and the Brooks program is 12 weeks. 

Includes fall prevention, balance and flexibility exercises. Please note if referral is for fall prevention. 

**Client can only take program once unless medical status changes or they have another event.

 

Medicine Hat 403-529-8969

Brooks 403-793-6659

Alberta Healthy Living Referral Form 2013.pdf

Canalta Centre Walking Track

​Walk the Canalta Centre concourse for FREE. Each lap is .27KM (4 laps = 1.08KM) and 5.9 laps = 1 Mile).

  • Please come through the front entrance and sign-in and out with the Box Office on your visit.

  • Walking will be allowed on the main concourse level only. The lower level and stairs are off limits.

  • For your safety, daytime hours are for walking only.

 

OPEN
Monday to Friday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
*Closed on weekends, event days, Tigers game days, janitorial cleanup and/or maintenance days.

See their website for available walking days - click on Venue Info then Walking Track.

Geriatric Assessment Team

Clients age 65 and older with health problems related to getting older. Clients under the age of 65 are assessed on an individual basis. The team provides assessment, counseling, treatment and education to clients with complex health needs living in the community. When necessary, referrals may be made to other community agencies.

Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Social Work, Nutrition services.

 


Clients can be referred by a family member, friend, healthcare provider or self-referral.

Self-referral clients may call the number listed and a service provider will return their call if they are unavailable at the time of the call.

Call 403-528-5609 or fax 403-528-5647


Medicine Hat Family YMCA

​The Medicine Hat Family YMCA, a charity supported by volunteers, is devoted to enriching our community by providing services to people of all ages within a safe, healthy environment that enhances personal wellness.


The YMCA now has a  Living Fit Program for people with disabilities, chronic conditions, and those at risk for disease (diabetes, hypertension, ect.).

They can customize a program for such issues as Fall Prevention working in balance and leg strength. No referral is required but participants must be YMCA members. The YMCA also offers financial assistance to those in need.

Phone 403-527-4426

Senior Services - Day Hospital

Services include: therapeutic groups, balance and fall prevention exercise program, one-on-one counselling, case conferencing, ongoing health assessments & treatment. Clients come to the day hospital 2 days a week.

For clients age 65 and older, individuals under the age of 65 are assessed on an individual basis.

Phone: 403-529-8949
Fax: 403-529-8858


Clients can self-refer or be referred by Home Care, Community Outreach Team, physicians, family members, friends, or caregivers.

Client fee for attendance is $10.00 per day to cover the cost of lunch, snacks and beverages (coffee, tea, juice). Client is billed monthly based on actual attendance. Fees may be changed without notice. Please contact the service for more information.

Fee is reviewed and waived based on annual income as per the Alberta Seniors Benefit Program general eligibility amounts.

SSDH Referral Form.pdf

Seniors Services Day Hospital Brochure