Matters Get happy:
A workshop offered by
Primary Care Networks
in the Calgary area can
help you learn skills to
take a deep breath. Reflect on it. do you feel
happy? It’s easy to think happiness—and the swirl
of emotions that help it grow—are beyond your
Research, however, shows the way happy people
behave links directly to the positive way they feel.
those behaviours are skills each of us can learn
and use to feel happier and improve our health
Cochrane retiree elaine lewis, 65, recently
travelled a path to greater happiness. Separated
from her husband in 2014, she was feeling
low when a counsellor suggested she attend
happiness Basics, a free seven-week workshop
run by the Calgary Foothills primary Care
network. Based on positive psychology, the
workshop has been shown to improve vitality and
energy and reduce pain.
“I was in a slump, going around and around in my
head and needed something to lift my mood,”
ii Apple Summer2015
Health Matters is published by Calgary and
area primary Care networks (pCns) to give you
information on the programs, services and other
health-care professionals available through your
over 1,300 family doctors in 346 clinics are members
of pCns in the Calgary area. they provide care for
about 1.1 million patients.
What is a Primary Care Network?
a primary Care network connects you to services,
programs and information that can help you
better manage your health. pCns can also include
physicians, health teams, after-hours medical access,
clinics and workshops.
pCn services and programs are developed in
partnership with your family doctor to meet your
everyday health needs.
Research shows when people have and regularly
visit a family doctor, they are healthier as they age
and live longer. In addition, people with chronic
diseases receive more care, make fewer emergency
department visits and are hospitalized less.
Health Matters, June 2015 Issue Publication Team:
Bart goemans, Chrissie Worth, dr. Christine luelo
anne georg, Cory leyte, Jimi Scherer (design), Keith
Bradford, paula Beauchamp, terry Bullick, neil Zeller.
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stories, promotional information and resources about
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To find the PCN your doctor belongs to visit mypcn.ca
› Bow Valley primary Care network
› Calgary West Central primary Care network
› Calgary Foothills primary Care network
› highland primary Care network
› Mosaic primary Care network
› Calgary Rural primary Care network
› South Calgary primary Care network