NOVEMBER 2022 NEWS & UPDATES
You are receiving this email newsletter because you have utilized Bow Valley PCN service(s) &/or have subscribed to our newsletter specifically. The monthly newsletter will keep you up to date with what is going on at the Bow Valley PCN
(and a few other healthcare-related tid-bits).

Stay Healthy this Fall!
As the colder weather settles in, it can be tricky to get outdoors, keep a routine, make healthy food choices and to stay happy and healthy.

The Bow Valley PCN has a team of qualified clinicians and programs to support elements of your health and wellness this Fall.

Here are a few ways to start, learn or refresh your routine...

Book a free private consultation:

  • Active Living Consultant, Kiley Torti, has a well-deserved following of locals who value her supportive and energetic approach in meeting their specialized needs. Kiley willl help you to create a realistic and safe active-living program; answer questions and customize your routine based on your health conditions or past injuries to get you moving safely!

  • Mental Health Clinician, Kate Rive, who we are excited to welcome as our NEW Mental Health Clinician, her practice is trauma-informed and culturally sensitive; grounded in attachment, mindfulness, and systems theory. Kate can meet with adults 18+ to improve overall emotional and mental well-being; adjust to family or lifestyle changes and transitions; cope with stress, anxiety and depression; and to support healthy relationships and lifestyle habits. Please note: for urgent, acute or severe mental health concerns or addictions, please consult your family doctor or visit bowvalleypcn.ca/mentalhealth for a directory of local resources.

  • Pharmacist, Jolene Gunn,  who brings passion, years of experience and provides education on topics such as sleep, neuorplasticity and pain management. Jolene will review your medications and medical concerns with a goal of finding ways to optimize your health. From specific dosage questions, side effects, new treatment advice, or if you are looking to reduce the number of medications you take Jolene is a great care provider to have on your health care team.

  • Registered Dietitian, Zarifa Monson, brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for improving people's lives through informed diet and nutrition. Zarifa will meet with you to review your current habits, answer questions, and provide tips to support you in improving your nutrition journey for a healthier mind, body and soul!


Call 403-675-3000 to book an appointment with one of our clinicians.
Take a FREE online
Community Class:





Visit the Community Class & Events Calendar for complete listings: bowvalleypcn.ca/events
Prioritize your Mental Wellness:

Book a free or affordable counselling session within three business days through CommunityConnectYYC.ca

  • If you are struggling with your mental health or just want someone to talk to, book a free or very affordable counselling session at CommunityConnectYYC.ca. This service provides barrier-free access for people of all ages and backgrounds. Focused counsellors for children, families, seniors, 2SLGBTQ+, addictions and more. Also available to Bow Valley residents online or by phone.

for a complete list of local
Mental Health Resources.
Start your Winter Walking Program, attend:

A free event where you can learn about accessing the walking lane, enjoy refreshments, pick-up swag and connect with Kiley, the Bow Valley PCN's Active Living Consultant.

Canmore Rec Centre, Monday, Nov. 7, 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon
Drop-in, no registration necessary.
Bow Valley Good Food Box
NEXT ORDER DEADLINE: Sunday, October 30, 2022
Please visit: bowvalleypcn.ca/good-food-box to find out more about subsidies, how to order, deadlines and delivery dates.

Pick up: Monday, November 7, 2022
(all locations)
WE'RE HIRING!
Take a look at our job postings and consider joining our team of primary care providers!


We are also recruiting doctors, take a look at our postings: bowvalleypcn.ca/doctorjobs

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Child, Youth and Family Addictions and Mental Health FREE online programming for Parents and Caregivers

Visit www.cyfcaregivereducation.ca for resources and online programming for parents and caregivers to support mental wellness in children and youth.
Seniors' Centre Without Walls Phone-Based Programming

Open to older adults aged 55+ living anywhere in Alberta who find it difficult to leave their homes and are not tech-savvy.

Programs are free of charge and accessible by phone via a toll-free number.

For more information and to view the schedule visit: edmontonsouthsidepcn.ca/scww

To register, call the Edmonton Southside Primary Care Network
at 780-395-2626.
Wellspring Alberta

Wellspring Alberta is a registered charity offering programs and services that meet the emotional, social and practical needs of people living with cancer – those diagnosed, caregivers and kids.

If you or a loved one has cancer, Wellspring is here for you, visit wellspringalberta.ca to find out more.
The Palliative Care Society of the Bow Valley

The Palliative Care Society of the Bow Valley offers a group support program.

Grief Support Group: Wednesdays from 7 - 8 p.m. via Zoom.
Participants email Bill to receive the link.
 
These groups are drop-in, and are open to anybody, 18+ grieving a loss.
Visit the facebook page to find out more.

For more information, contact Bill at bill.harder@pcsbv.ca
Bow Valley Stroke Support Group Meeting

Have you or someone you know suffered a stroke? This is an opportunity to participate in a virtual 'living with stroke' monthly meeting in a safe supportive environment with other survivors who can identify with how all aspects of our lives have been affected.

The program offers fellowship, encouragement and conversation. Meetings include friendship, education and opportunities to express where we are in a space with people who understand. 


NEXT Zoom meeting: Thursday, Nov. 17 | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Call or email for more info: 403-763-8418 or  beginning2c@gmail.com.

The Bow Valley Primary Care Network is now on Instagram!
Please follow us at instagram.com/bowvalleypcn!

You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.