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Rainbow Medical Centre

​Echocardiography

 

We request that any doctor/clinic complete requisition in full and fax to our clinic. We contact the patient directly to schedule the appointment to fit their schedule. Please indicate if the request is urgent on the referral form.

 

Office is located in Medicine Hat at 821B 5th Street SW. 

Phone 403-487-0970

fax 403-487-0969

Echo Req

REDI Enterprises

REDI exists to assist individuals attain respect, opportunity and responsibility. We value reciprocal respect, trust, integrity, support, honesty, empowerment, compassion and accountability.

Every day we develop and deliver meaningful programs, supports and advocacy. We contract with Alberta Human Services and Alberta Health Services and collaborate with other community based organizations, health professionals, mental health outreach, probation officers and the Medicine Hat Police, and community members, in a shared vision where people are healthy, safe and feel connected to the community in which they live.

Brain Injury Relearning Services:
BIRS supports people with acquired brain injury which means they help people who have experienced a stroke, a concussion, or a severe traumatic brain injury from a fall, an assault or a motor vehicle collision. They work in cooperation with the individual's doctor, physiotherapist, speech pathologist and other practitioners. BIRS is funded Alberta Health Services, Alberta Human Services and the United Way.


The REDI Office is located in Medicine Hat.

Call 403-526-5742

Fax 403-529-0462

Regional Outpatient and Community Respiratory Therapy Services

Provides diagnostic testing and education to clients with respiratory conditions and cardiac disease.

This service provides:

-lung function testing
-exercise cardiac stress
-smoking cessation counselling in association with lung function testing
-home oxygen assessments
-sleep apnea testing
-chronic disease management: asthma and COPD education

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Medicine Hat & Brooks Phone: 403-529-8855

Residential Access Modification Program (RAMP)

​Low income Albertans with mobility challenges can apply for grants to modify their home.

Lower-income Albertans can apply for a RAMP grant for:
-up to $7,500 per person each year
-up to $15,000 per person within 10 years


For eligibility and more information, please click here.

RAMP Grant Application Package.pdf

 

To connect with the RAMP program:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Toll free in Alberta: 1-877-427-5760

Respiratory Homecare Solutions

Respiratory Homecare Solutions is an Accredited Canada home care provider providing patient education, sleep apnea testing, CPAP treatment and home oxygen therapy.

 

Referral required.

Respiratory Homecare Solutions Referral Form

 

Medicine Hat

536A Rutherford St NW

Ph 403-526-0208

Fx 403-527-0271

 

Brooks - East

620 Cassils Road E

Ph 877-526-0208

Fx 403-527-0271

 

Brooks - West

220 4 St W

Ph 1-877-526-0208

Fx 403-527-0271

Respite Services - Medicine Hat Area

​Provides short-term care for a chronically or terminally ill person in a continuing care facility to allow the caregiver to take a break.


Clients must be eligible for or receiving Home Care services or waiting for long-term care placement. Contact Home Care to arrange.


Bassano Health Centre - 403-793-6660
Big Country Hospital - 403-664-4300
Bow Island Health Centre - 403-545-3208 
St. Joseph's Home - 403-526-3818

Richmond Diagnostic Treatment Centre

Located in Calgary, AB.


Grief Support Program - Provides support for people coping with the death of a loved one, including one-to-one and group counseling. 

Call 403-955-8011

Osteoporosis Services - Provides care for people with osteoporosis and other bone disorders. Offers care for people with osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease, as well as education for clients, the community, and healthcare providers. Bone health classes are held monthly. The classes are free and open to anyone. Target audience is for osteoporosis information (not metabolic diseases). 
Call 403-955-8134 


Chronic Pain Services - Provides support for family physicians and assistance to clients to manage chronic pain. Services include

-focus on goal attainment, self-management and functional improvement.
-pain education classes / groups.
-3 program specific streams: neuromusculoskeletal pain, pelvic pain in women, and headache

Call 403-943-9900


Calgary Adult Bariatric Specialty ClinicProvides surgical treatment options for adults with obesity.

This clinic provides assessment and support for patients undergoing bariatric surgery.The initial clinic assessment determines the patient’s specific barriers to managing their weight. The next steps involve developing an individualized care plan with the patient which may include:

-behaviour modification

-counseling for nutrition, physical activity, and mental health

-bariatric surgery

-coordinating care and transitioning the patient back to their family physician with recommendations from the clinic

Please note, it takes several appointments and considerable time to determine eligibility for bariatric surgery

Call 403-955-8088

 

Diabetes Insulin Pump ClinicsAssesses and supports people with diabetes who want to use an insulin pump.

Provides support for people of all ages with Type 1 diabetes who use an insulin pump. An insulin pump is a device a person wears instead of giving daily insulin injections. It is portable and can be programmed. It’s about the size of a pager and delivers fast-acting insulin through a small tube that is put under the skin. The site has to be changed every 2 to 3 days

Call 403-955-8118 or the booking line 403-955-8146.

 

Referral by fax for consultation. Lab work forwarded by referring physician.

Riverview Long Term Care Home - Medicine Hat

We offer a comfortable environment that supports and respects the needs of each resident.
  • Rooms are comfortably furnished
  • Rooms are comfortably furnished with a bed, night table and wardrobe
  • Space for personal decorations to give the room your own touch
  • Supplies and equipment for personal and nursing support
  • Call Bell System
  • Housekeeping and laundry service
  • Telephone and cable service (optional)
Phone: 403-527-5531

Saamis Immigration Services Association

​Saamis Immigration Services include on-going programs and services assisting in resettlement and integration of newly arrived immigrants and refugees.


For language barrier services, clinics can arrange translation. Call Dasha at Saamis Immigration (403-504-1188 ext 108) with the location, date and time of the appointment requiring a translator 2 or 3 days before the appointment, if possible.

If an unexpected translator is required they may be able to arrange a volunteer via telephone. 


Phone: 403-504-1188

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, provides shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction. They also provide social and community service programs, which focus on nurturing the capacities, skills and strengths of individuals rather than just meeting their needs

 

Medicine Hat:

Community Church – 164 Stratton Way SE

Phone: 403-527-2474


Oasis Community Church – 476 4 Street SE

Phone: 403-548-3247


Centre of Hope (shelter) – 737-8 Street SE

Phone 403-526-9699

Crisis shelter services on a first come, first served basis. Open from 7:30pm - 7:30am to people 18 years and older. A snack is provided (if the individual misses the hot meal program on 4 St), as well as breakfast in the morning. Supplies guests with a warm bed, laundry services, & hot showers. Provides crisis support and referrals to other agencies as required.


Daycare – 164 Stratton Way SE

Phone: 403-529-2003


Thrift Store – 457 3 Street SE

Phone: 403-526-6822


Community Resource Centre – 476 4 Ave SE (back alley entrance)

Phone: 403-548-3247

-Hot meal served from 5-6pm

-Family Services from 11am-3pm (monday - Thursday)

-Community Warmth: Utility assistance for those who have received a disconnection notice or have been disconnected

-Bridge & Loan: Through an application process this program offers an interest free loan for rent or damage deposit

-Spiritual Support: Provides bibles, devotional and inspirational material, spiritual support and Tehila Night spiritual group held every Sunday at 6:00pm

-Family Assistance: Provides various forms of assistance through clothing, housewares, furniture, vouchers. Also identification, prescription assistance and limited bus tickets

-Christmas Assistance: Assistance with food & gifts, and resource information

-Assistance with Pine Lake Camp for children 12 and under (Visit www.pinelakecamp.ca for more information about the camp).

 

Brooks:

Brooks Family Care Centre – 112 2 Street W

Phone: 403-362-3117

Provides families in need and/or in crisis with vouchers for clothing, housewares, and winter apparel.


Thrift Store - 112 2 Street W

Phone: 403-362-3117


Schizophrenia Society of Alberta

​Working towards improving the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis. Family members and caregivers connect to learn and share experiences. The Schizophrenia Society of Alberta has a branch office in Medicine Hat; for more information call 403-526-8515.  

 

Support Group Calendar


The Schizophrenia Society of Alberta also offers Online programing, a free online support for people with schizophrenia and their families that can be accesses anywhere you have an internet connection and a phone, computer or tablet. Registration is available on the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta website prior to each session.

Seating Clinic - AHS Occupational Therapy

A team assesses physically disabled people with complex seating needs and provides them with a seating system that accommodates individual problems and improves the quality of their lives.

Located in the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. 


Phone: 403-529-8851
Fax: 403-529-8968


Referrals done by Occupational Therapy to Seating Clinic please fax to 403-529-8968 for Medicine Hat and area (Bassano, Oyen, Bow Island & Brooks).

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

Seniors Services Day Hospital Brochure

Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program

​The Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program allows eligible senior homeowners to voluntarily defer all or part of their residential property taxes, including the education tax portion. This is done through a low-interest home equity loan with the Government of Alberta.

Eligibility is not based on your income. To be eligible for this program, you must:

-be 65 years of age, or older (only one spouse/partner needs to be at least 65)

-be an Alberta resident, having lived in the province for at least 3 months

-own a residential property in Alberta and the home must be your primary residence (the place where you live most of the time)

-have a minimum of 25% equity in your home to allow the government to secure the loan and ensure repayment when the loan is due

 

Help with this resource is  available through Alberta Supports, call 1-877-644-9992

Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program Information Guide, Loan Application and Agreement

Services for Seniors at the Veiner Centre & Strathcona Centre

Senior Services are offered at the Veiner Centre, at 255 Woodman Ave SE, and Fitness Classes are offered at the Strathcona Centre, at 1150 5th Street SE in Medicine Hat.

Strathcona Centre

The Strathcona Centre has reopened and is a hub of activity for the 50+ crowd. They offer drop in sports in the gymnasium and new equipment in the fitness centre. Fitness classes are also offered. For more information, please call 403-529-8307.

 

Veiner Centre

Senior Services promotes the well-being of people 50+ through various support services through the Veiner Centre. This centre is both run by a dedicated team of city staff members, as well as a huge amount of support from volunteers and community partners.

Veiner Centre main phone number: 403-529-8307

Seniors Outreach: 403-529-8368 
Health, Fitness & Recreation: 403-529-8307 
Information Office: 403-529-8307 
Meals On Wheels: 403-525-8885
BRANCH Senior Support: 403-504-1811 ext. 114

 

Supportive Counseling Services

Held on the second Wednesday of each month. Members of the Medicine Hat Senior Services can access Supportive Counseling Services for a FREE telephone or in-person consultation with Medicine Hat Family Service professionals on stress management, family issues or health and age-related losses. The next Supportive Counseling Services day will be on March 11 from 9:00am-12:00pm. Call 403-529-8307 to book a free 1 hour appointment, in the newly renovated private office in the Veiner Centre.

 

DILLS - Drop In Life Long Learning Series

Held one Wednesday per month from September through May. The March DILLS session will be held on March 25 at 10:00am, and the topic will be Basic Helping/Support Skills for Loved Ones Experiencing Personal Issues

 

Wellness Wednesday Presentations

Held one Wednesday per month from September through June. Please register by calling 403-529-8307. The next Wellness Wednesday presentation will be on March 18 at 10:00am, and the topic will be Buyng and Selling Property.

 

Meals for Men at Meadowlands

Are you a gentleman who lives alone? If so, you are invited to a special event on Wednesday, March 11 from 5:00-7:00pm at Meadowlands. Attendees will make a meal to enjoy together and 4 more to take home. This month's menu is Beed Stroganoff. Cost is $25/person. Registration required - please phone Mariah at 403-548-8383.

 

Care Partner Support Meeting

The Alzheimer Society is holding a Care Partner Support meeting for family and friends of those living with dementia. This will take place on the first Thursday of every month at 10:00am at the Veiner Centre. If you are interested in attending this drop-in program, please call the Alzheimer Society at 403-528-2700.

 

 

Sexual and Reproductive Health - AHS Community Health

​Counseling and Information Services, Health Promotion and Education Services, Clinical Services.

Some services are by appointment (physician and counselling) but all others are drop-in (e.g. pregnancy testing, STI testing, Emergency Contraception, etc.) Call for further information.

 

Services in Medicine Hat and Brooks and are available to all.

Medicine Hat Community Health Services (Ph) 403-502-8200
Brooks Health Centre (Ph) 403-501-3303

Sexual Assault Crisis Line

Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1-877-237-5888

Sexual Assault Response Committee - SARC

The Sexual Assault Response Committee and AHS - Addictions & Mental Health offer access to specialized sexual assault/abuse counselling services.

Phone: 403-548-2717

About SARC Brochure


Support Groups:

SARC has developed many group options to increase support options for survivors of sexual violence.You will not be asked to share your story. Instead, we will help you build skills for you to use every day. Support groups are as follows:

Healing House is a weekly psycho-ed group for youth who have experienced sexual trauma. Healing House empowers youth in the recovery process, by offering weekly therapeutic group sessions. 

Sexual Trauma And Recovery (STAR) is a safe space for women 18+ who have experienced sexual trauma. STAR empowers women in the recovery process, by offering weekly therapeutic group sessions. 

The Courage Group is a group for men who have, or are, experiencing addiction and have been impacted by sexual trauma.  

Positive Affirmation Through Healing (PATH) is a safe space for those who are 18+ who have experienced sexual trauma to build confidence and further develop skills learned through STAR and one-on-one therapy. 


Please call 403-548-2717 for dates and further information.

SARC Treatment & Support Groups Brochure

Smokers' Help Line

Phone: 1-866-332-2322

Information about prevention & quitting. Translation services are available

Social Work Services - AHS

Provides psychosocial service, support, and resource information for people in hospital, outpatient programs, and some community care and supported living facilities.

Provides support and resources to promote physical and mental well-being, while also addressing social needs. Helps clients who run into problems because of illness, disability, and/or hospitalization, which may interfere with their being able to get the most benefit from their medical treatment.


Clients are primarily registered as inpatients in an AHS facility or program, but walk-ins are accepted as staff are available.  Walk-in clients do not necessarily require previous AHS involvement. There is usually a 24 to 48 hour wait for people in the hospital. Others may have to wait up to 2 weeks depending on the community and services needed.

Phone: 403-529-8083

South Country Village - Medicine Hat

​South Country Village provides comprehensive care for an aging population. South Country focuses on the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of its residents. Independent Living, Supportive Living, and Continuing Care available. 

 

Call 403-526-2002 for more information.

South East Alberta FASD Network (SEAFAN) Society

​Through dynamic partnerships and collaboration of its members, the South East Alberta FASD Network (SEAFAN) Society provides a comprehensive, coordinated response to FASD to individuals and families within the region, including a full continuum of services across the lifespan which are culturally appropriate and sensitive to individual, family and community diversity.

Service areas: Medicine Hat, Brooks, Bow Island, Oyen



-Mentoring/Coach/Advocacy for Individuals and Families (Adult Program) (REDI Enterprises Society)

-Brooks Diagnostic Assessment Coordinator (Bridges Family Programs)

-Psychological Analysis in Diagnostic Assessment (Bridges Family Programs)

-First Steps Program (Bridges Family Programs Association of Southeastern Alberta  OR  The SPEC Association for Children and Families)

-FASD Youth Mentor McMan - For Youth (Ages 10 - 17) (McMan Community Services)

-McMan FASD Transition Program (Ages 17-22)  (McMan Community Services)

SPEC

SPEC is focused on the positive development of kids by providing a continuum of services from early intervention (prevention) to high intervention during crisis. By providing family support services, SPEC continues to focus on a variety of preventive and educational programs that promotes a caring and committed community where kids are resilient and valued.


Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm
Evening and weekend hours are scheduled as needed.


Phone: 403-362-5056
Email: home@spec.ab.ca
Address: 327 3rd St W, Brooks, AB


Special Needs Assistance for Seniors

Seniors with low-income can get financial assistance to help afford the cost of appliances and specific health and personal supports.


To be eligible for this program you must:

-be 65 years of age or older
-be an Alberta resident
-be a Canadian citizen or have been lawfully admitted to Canada for permanent residence
-meet financial eligibility criteria
-are eligible to apply for and have submitted a Seniors Financial Assistance application
-not have voluntarily deferred the receipt of Old Age Security.


Special Needs Assistance for Seniors Information Booklet

For more information, call the Alberta Supports Contact Centre at 1-877-644-9992

Speech, Language and Hearing - Infant, Preschool, School-age and Adult Services

​Supports individuals with concerns in the areas of speech, language, reading, writing, voice disorders, stuttering and feeding/swallowing disorders.

Anyone can refer (community member or family member) for outpatient programs and swallowing concerns including bedside swallowing screenings at the hospital or mealtime observations in the office or home to assess feeding and swallowing.

Healthcare providers may consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Outpatient Swallowing Assessment Referral

Speech, Language and Hearing Services Community Referral


Call for an appointment:

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital (Ph) 403-528-8175 (Fx) 403-528-8190
Bow Island Provincial Building (Ph) 403-545-5123 (Fx) 403-545-6357
Brooks Community Health Centre (Ph) 403-501-3308 (Fx) 403-501-3202
Oyen (based out of Medicine Hat Regional Hospital) (Ph) 403-528-8175 (Fx) 403-528-8190

Spinal Cord Injury Alberta

SCI Alberta strives to achieve its mission and provide the best service possible through a focus on five core service areas which include:

Client Support and Service Coordination
Community Development and Systemic Change
Peer Program
Information Services
Active Living
SCI Alberta supports its clients through many challenging transitions, including relationships, sexuality, parenting, aging, recreation, education, employment, etc.

Through committee participation, SCI Alberta also assists communities to become more inclusive by creating awareness of critical issues such as accessible transportation, housing, healthcare and other supports.

Phone : 1-888-654-5444
Email : edmonton@sci-ab.ca

St. John Ambulance - Medicine Hat

St. John Ambulance is proud to deliver reliable and sustainable community services in accordance with the organization’s mission. These services are provided by trained volunteers who recognize and respond to community-based health and safety needs. St. John’s nationally recognized core community service programs include:

First Aid Response Services:
Trained volunteers provide first aid services at community gatherings, sporting and recreational events.
 
Therapy Dog Services:
Through regular visitations, St. John Therapy Dog Teams enrich the lives of the elderly and ill, as well as children, by providing unconditional love and support.
  
​​Youth Services:
Young Canadians are given the opportunity to learn first aid and volunteer in their communities, fostering their personal development and commitment to service.
 
Emergency Response:
When disaster strikes, St. John Ambulance is there to help. St. John Ambulance community-based volunteers are trained in an integrated system of first aid, CPR and health care. 


Phone: 403-528-3292
Toll free: 1-800-665-7114


St. Joseph's Home - Covenant Health

St. Joseph’s Home was opened by the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus in 1951 and has been providing a safe, secure assisted living program in the Medicine Hat community ever since. St. Joseph’s Home became part of the Covenant Health family in April 2011. Carmel Hospice is located in St. Joseph’s and provides compassionate end-of-life care for those in need.


Programs & services:

-Carmel Hospice

-In-home palliative bed program

-Respite care

-Seniors’ lodge program

-Special auxiliary beds


Phone: 403-526-3818
Fax: 403-528-8942

Stroke Early Supported Discharge Program & Community Rehab Program (Stroke Support Team)

In-home therapy offered to stroke survivors to assist them in their recovery immediately after the event or 1 year+ post-stroke, if they continue to have challenges.

An Early Supported Discharge (ESD) Program provides in-home therapy to stroke survivors who have been referred from hospital upon discharge. This program is intended for clients with mild to moderate deficits due to a recent stroke.
Community Rehabilitation (CR) provides in-home therapy to stroke survivors who are at risk for needing increased care due to a previous stroke (1 year+).

In both programs, clients actively participate in setting goals for their therapy, which may continue up to 8 weeks. Stroke specialists also provide support with overcoming barriers, reintegration within the community and transfer of care to outpatient rehabilitation and/or community services for continued support. 


Early Supported Discharge (ESD) – must have had a recent stroke (within the past 3 months).
Community Rehabilitation (CR) – must have had a stroke 1 year+ and be at risk for requiring increased levels of care in the community.
Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.


For more information about referrals, please call 403-502-8648, ext 1297

Stroke Community Rehabilitation (CR) Referral - Medicine Hat

Fax: 403-529-8021


For more information on driving after a stroke:

Driving a Car after in Alberta after a Stroke

Sweet Feet

Melinda Loughren is a registered LPN and has worked in the healthcare industry for over twenty years. She is a licensed Advanced & Diabetic Foot Care Provider and a member of the CAFCN (Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses). She provides Basic and Advanced Foot Care, Diabetic Foot Care, treats Fungal Nails, Ingrown Toenails, Calluses, Corns and Bunion Padding.


Each session includes a hands on personalized assessment of legs, feet and nails with referrals as necessary.  You will receive proactive foot care with education (such as shoes, nutrition, medication and creams, cognitive challenges, pain issues & home hazards).


For more information or to book an appointment, please visit the website at tweettweetsweetfeet.com, email at Melinda@tweettweetsweetfeet.com or phone 587-801-3383. 

Tetra Society

Providing custom assistive devices to people with disabilities. They can be infants or seniors or anyone in between. As well, levels of disability can vary greatly from client to client. No challenge given Tetra’s volunteers is deemed too great or too small. The goal is always to reduce societal and environmental barriers and to create increased independence

Phone: 604-688-6464 Ext. 102

The Caregiver's Lighthouse

Lorna Scott offers expertise as a coach and counsellor for families during a time of caregiving. She offers workshops and resources and individual coaching/strategies for caregivers in the Medicine Hat area. Call or visit the website for more information about workshops.


Phone: 403-548-8437
Toll Free: 1-888-746-8130
Email: lorna@thecaregiverslighthouse.com 


"The Kitchen is Open" Family Caregiver Coffee & Chat Group

A place for family caregivers to come together with other caregivers, learn about community resources, chat and relax. The group is held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:30-3:00pm, at the Canadian Mental Health Association Boardroom (204 - 1865 Dunmore Rd SE, Medicine Hat). For more information or to register, please call 403-548-8437.

The Connection Intercultural Association of Medicine Hat

​An Intercultural association operating in Medicine Hat. Year-round, their social events and inclusion programs provide Canadians and international people (newcomers) a platform to meet and build meaningful relationships. Their local volunteers provide English-language-learners with the opportunity to learn the English language through our mentoring program and informal events.

The Ridge Spine & Sport Centre

​Inside our clinic, patients benefit from Active Release Technique®, Graston Technique®, chiropractic manipulation (adjusting),  therapeutic rehabilitation and sports performance enhancement through the Titielist Performance Institute®. Beyond our practice, patients thrive from receiving the highest standards of health care.


Phone: 403-527-7447
Fax: 403-527-5522


Therapeutic Recreation & Aquatic Program - Medicine Hat & Brooks

Offers various group programming opportunities for individuals who experience recreation and leisure barriers. Helps people with physical, social, emotional, and mental challenges that affect their leisure activity by assessing their needs and strengths, developing, following and evaluating a therapy plan. 


Medicine Hat:

Phone: 403-502-8648, ext 1068

Fax: 403-529-8968


Brooks: 

Phone: 403-501-3205

Brooks Therapeutic Recreation Services Poster


Allied Health Referral Form

Please fax referral form. A Recreation Therapist will contact the individual to complete a screen and assessment prior to determine each individual’s leisure needs. 


Programs and services available:

 
Yoga – Provides individuals who experience physical and/or emotional barriers the opportunity to participate in a safe, meaningful, and structured therapy that promotes relaxation, self-reflection, and improved physical functioning through the use of Yoga movements and guided meditation. The focus is on improving physical and emotional wellness and promoting leisure independence through the discovery of a mind-body connection. This therapy is intended to target individuals who experience chronic pain, however the program is also designed to treat individuals who experience various mental and physical health considerations. 



Aquatic Therapy – Provides a safe, individualized/group aquatic exercise program in the community that focuses on improving physical, social, and leisure independence. Please note that this program often has a waitlist. 




Walking to Wellness – Provides a structured, supportive, community exercise program that focuses on physical fitness and/or balance and healthy living education for clients with chronic disease. The focus is on improving physical, social and leisure independence and prepare for self-management and transition to a community program. 



Expressive Arts – Provides individuals with barriers to leisure engagement the opportunity to express their ideas, emotions, thoughts and feelings through artistic expression and creative means. Using a leisure modality, designed to offer a creative outlet and an opportunity to appreciate the arts. 


In Brooks: The class is held at the JBS Centre – Chandos Room (Previously Lakeside Leisure Centre) on Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00pm. The cost is $30 for a 10 week program.

For more information, contact the Brooks Health Centre Therapeutic Recreation at 403-501-3205, or email jalaina.kam@ahs.ca



Therapeutic Writing – Provides the opportunity for individuals to express their ideas, emotions, thoughts and feelings through journaling, verbal expression, and creative writing. 



Steps to Connect - Steps to Connect is a 3-session, evidence-based interactive program created to assist people who experience barriers to participating in their communities in learning ways to strengthen connections through meaningful and enjoyable recreation. Over three sessions, participants are guided to identify enjoyable recreation activities that promote their wellbeing, find places in the community to pursue those activities, plan and participate in a group activity together, learn about local resources, understand the many benefits of recreation, and create their own plan for connecting to their community. Steps to Connect is designed to address risks for social isolation by focusing on enhancing sense of belonging and self-determined activity participation.  

Total Cardiology - Calgary

Dedicated multi-disciplinary team of over 125 staff members ranging from allied health care workers to educators, clinical researchers, and administrators, our cardiologists deliver rapid and comprehensive cardiology consultation, leading edge cardio-diagnostic tests, research and prevention services.

 

Physicians can refer online via their website or fax referral form.

Sunridge Location
Cardio Diagnostics
Phone: (403) 571-8640
Fax: (403) 571-8658

RACC™ Cardiology Clinic
Phone: (403) 571-8641
Fax: (403) 571-6990


Total Cardiology - Cardio-Diagnostic Requisition

Total Cardiology - RACC Referral Form



Trans Lifeline's Peer Support Hotline

​Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers. Our operators are located all over the U.S. and Canada, and are all trans-identified. If you are in crisis or just need someone to talk to, even if it’s just about whether or not you’re trans, please call us. We will do our best to support you and provide you resources.


The hotline is open 24/7! We have operators guaranteed to be on call during the following hours:
8:00am-2:00am (Mountain Time)
Operators are also frequently available during off-hours, so please call whenever you need to!


Call 1-877-330-6366

TrueNTH Lifestyle Management

A website and online portal (lifestyle.truenth.ca) has been developed which offers Physical Activity, Stress-Reduction, and Nutrition Programs and Resources for Men Living with Prostate Cancer.