Health related programs
Do you have a chronic health condition?
Strathcona County offers programs specific to managing a lifestyle that includes Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's, arthritis, joint replacement and more.
Participating in one of these programs is one way to manage a new lifestyle, keep active and meet new people who are impacted by a similar set of health-related circumstances. Programs are tailored to the varying needs in the class.
Program examples: Fighting Back, Joint Health, Joint Works™, Minds in Motion™
View the Health programs information (8.2 MB) to find a complete list of programs and descriptions.
Next Step Programs
1. Individual Program Permanent link to Individual Program
An individual program is developed to enhance strength, stamina, circulation, mobility and cardiovascular fitness. Exercise is done as part of a group.
Join us in the weight room as you work on improving your endurance, strength, balance and mobility. Participants will follow a program specifically designed to address their needs and goals. Finish off the class with a group stretch.
Location: Glen Allan Recreation Complex
Monday 9:30 to 11 a.m., 11 am to 12:30 p.m. | Wednesday 9:30 to 11 a.m. | Friday 9:30 to 11 a.m., 11 am to 12:30 p.m.
Omit: April 19, May 20, July 1, Aug 5
Please note the program will be held at Ardrossan Recreation Complex on April 1, 3, 5.
**Initial program design fee $75
2. Deep Water Program Permanent link to Deep Water Program
This reduced impact exercise alternative is ideal for people with mobility issues as we focus on improving joint function, strength and cardiovascular fitness. Our warm water pool, featuring deep and shallow formats, is fully accessible
Location: Emerald Hills Leisure Centre
Omit: April 19
3. Group Program Permanent link to Group Program
Location: Millennium Place.
This group class will help you move better and make everyday activities easier as we focus on building balance, strength, endurance and flexibility. Exercises are adaptable for everyone.
Remaining active is key to managing a lifestyle that includes a chronic health condition.
You will experience the benefits of:
• Managing pain
• Slowing the progression of your illness
• Improving joint function, strength and balance
For more information and to register