Thursday, 1 February 2018

February is Heart Month!

Heart Healthy class at the PCN!

Learn about risk factors for stroke and heart disease, how to eat healthy and read nutrition fact labels for managing blood pressure and cholesterol . Also learn how medication, stress management and tobacco cessation can affect heart health.

This is a FREE class and is open to the public; a referral from your family doctor is NOT required. 
Register online or call our PCN office at 780-986-6624.




Friday, 12 January 2018

January 2018 Newsletter is here!

Our LBD PCN January 2018 Newsletter is now available. If you would like to receive this quarterly newsletter in your inbox, please click the submit button.

January 2018 LBD PCN Newsletter

Monday, 8 January 2018

Turning Down the Dial on Anxiety

This new session is offered at the Leduc Beaumont Devon Primary Care Network office. A referral from your family doctor is NOT needed; it's open to the public and is FREE.

Please visit www.lbdpcn.com to register or call our office at 780-986-6624.




Monday, 27 November 2017

New health education classes now available!

Our healthcare education classes for January - June 2018 are now available on our website - please register! Descriptions for each class can be found on our website.



Click here for more information and to register: http://lbdpcn.com/Pages/Events.aspx

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

November is Falls Prevention Month

Stay Independent. Prevent Falls.


2017 marks the 10th annual Finding Balance Falls Prevention campaign.
“Check Your Vision” Week focuses on creating awareness around seniors’ eye health, vision care, and the steps they can take to reduce falls due to changes in their vision. Plan activities to encourage seniors to have their eyes checked by an optometrist or ophthalmologist yearly.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

November is Falls Prevention Month

Stay Independent. Prevent Falls.

2017 marks the 10th annual Finding Balance Falls Prevention campaign.

During November 8-14, the campaign will focus it's key messaging on Keep Active:

Keep Active

As you age, it is important to keep active to improve your strength and balance.

Benefits of physical activity

  • Keeps bones and muscles healthy and strong
  • Improves your balance
  • keeps your heart and lungs healthy
  • Increases your energy
  • Helps you sleep
  • Reduces your fear of falling
  • Helps reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and high blood pressure
  • Improves memory and attention
  • Improves mood and sense of well-being

Suggestions

  • Try to do 30 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity at least 5 days each week.
    • Moderate intensity: you will sweat and breathe harder
    • Vigorous intensity: you will sweat and be out of breath
  • If you are just getting started, build up slowly and add a few minutes each day
  • Include activities that strengthen both arm and leg muscles
  • For strength try wall push-ups, stair climbing or exercises with weights or bands.
  • For balance, try standing exercises, Tai Chi
  • For endurance, try walking, gardening, dancing, cross-country skiing, or swimming
  • For flexibility, try stretching, yoga, or Tai Chi