Health related programs

Fighting Back program Strathcona County

Updates and notices

June 16, 2020

Strathcona County indoor recreation facilities remain CLOSED, targeted re-opening dates listed below.

Strathcona County is taking a phased approach to re-opening recreation and culture facilities. Residents can expect the delivery of County-run services to look different upon re-opening. The safety of our guests and staff remains our top priority.

Please note: re-opening dates listed below are targets and may be subject to change.

  • Millennium Cards continue to be suspended with no payments being taken. Cardholders will be notified before payments resume.
  • Fees and admission rates for re-opening are being reviewed, more information to come.
  • Strathcona Wilderness Centre – campsites and fire pits to open June 19, Lodge and Info Centre to open July 7 to 15.
  • Wellness centres, racquet courts, and fitness tracks – to open July 7 to 15.
  • Indoor fields and dry-surface spaces – to open July 7 to 15
  • Halls at Ardrossan Recreation Complex and Moyer Recreation Centre – to open July 7 to 15
  • Arenas – phased re-opening starting the week of July 7
    • Sherwood Park Arena, Sherwood Park Sports Centre, Glen Allan Recreation Complex – July 7 to 15
    • Millennium Place – August 4 to 7
    • Ardrossan Recreation Complex – mid August
    • Strathcona Olympiette Centre – late August
    • Moyer Recreation Centre – mid September
    • Broadmoor Arena – TBA
  • Festival Place – accepting September rental bookings starting July 15.
  • Public meeting spaces – to open July 7 to 15.
  • Emerald Hills Leisure Centre – to open July 15 to 22.
  • Kinsmen Leisure Centre – to open mid August
  • Pool at Millennium Place – to open early November (due to in progress revitalization project).
  • Indoor playgrounds, youth lounges, and child minding – remain closed (listed in Stage 3 of the province’s relaunch plan.)

More information including guidelines for guests and precautions taken to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 will be available prior to re-opening. Learn more about Strathcona County’s response to COVID-19.

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™

Next Step Programs

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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Last updated: Friday, March 13, 2020
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