Healthy Living Guide Calgary Canada

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ASSOCIATIONS, SUPPORT & SERVICES

ALBERTA ASSOCIATION OF OPTOMETRISTS

Phone: 1-780-451-6824

Email: alberta.association@optometrists.ab.ca

Website: http://www.optometrists.ab.ca

Phone: 1-800-272-8843

The Alberta Association of Optometrists (AAO) promotes excellence in the practice of optometry, representing over 600 Doctors of Optometry across Alberta. The AAO wants to remind you that optometrists are primary eye healthcare providers who are trained to provide preventive vision care, and treat acute and chronic eye conditions. Whether it’s an eye exam or an eye emergency, Doctors of Optometry play an essential role in protecting your eye health.

ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES

Phone: 811 (Alberta Health Link)

Website: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca

Influenza viruses are circulating in Alberta. If you haven’t been immunized this season, you are at risk. Alberta’s Influenza Immunization program is ongoing, and all Albertans (six months of age and older) are still eligible to receive the immunization, free of charge.

ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES PERINATAL EDUCATION

Phone: 403-955-1450

Website: http://www.birthandbabies.com

Research-based classes facilitated by Alberta Health Services Perinatal Educators, Dietitians and Certified Parenting Educators. Over 20 years of experience providing ‘Childbirth and Parenting Education’ classes in Calgary and surrounding areas.

ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES, HEALTHY CHILDREN & FAMILIES: HEALTHY PARENTS, HEALTHY CHILDREN

Email: hphc@albertahealthservices.ca

Website: http://www.healthyparentshealthychildren.ca

Healthy Parents, Healthy Children is a pregnancy and early years parenting resource developed by Alberta Health Services. It is available electronically at healthyparentshealthychildren.ca or print copies are available at your local community/public health centre for expectant parents or parents of children under six years of age.

CHILDREN’S COTTAGE SOCIETY

Phone: Crisis Nursery & Program Information Line: 403-233-2273

Website: http://www.childrenscottage.ab.ca

The Children’s Cottage Society offers a wide range of programs for parents and children in Calgary, strengthening families by demonstrating leadership through a network of Crisis, Respite and Support Services.

G.R.I.T. CALGARY SOCIETY

Phone: 403-215-2444

Website: http://www.gritcalgarysociety.com

The G.R.I.T. program is a non-profit, home and community-based Early Childhood program for young children with disabilities, which has been providing services to the Calgary region since 1995. The G.R.I.T. program provides each child with a Developmental Specialist who carries out the child’s Individual Program Plan in the child’s home and/or community. Ongoing consultation from the therapy team and a Special Education Consultant is provided to children and families. G.R.I.T. also provides information and support with the eventual transition into the school system.

KIDS HELP PHONE

Phone: 1-800-668-6868

Website: http://www.kidshelpphone.ca

Canada’s only toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, Web counselling and referral service for children and youth. Every day, professional counselors provide support to young people. We rely on donations from individuals, companies, clubs and associations to run our service. Find out how you can get involved by visiting our website.

LA LECHE LEAGUE CANADA – CALGARY

Phone: 403-242-0277

Website: http://www.lllc.ca

Many mothers want to breastfeed their babies, but some stop sooner than planned. Connecting with La Leche League (LLL) can make the difference to reaching your breastfeeding goals. LLLC Calgary offers mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and information by email, over the phone or at monthly meetings. Check us out at lllc.ca/find-group-alberta or phone 403-242-0277 for more information or assistance; Facebook, facebook.com/lalecheleaguecanada; and Twitter, twitter.com/LLLCanada

SPEECH PARTY

Phone: 403-462-9919

Email: keri@myspeechparty.com

Website: http://www.myspeechparty.com

Keri Vandongen is a local speech-language pathologist (SLP) who loves having fun with young kids and connecting with their families. She created Speech Party for online programs that combine play-based and interactive video training with fun and effective ways to practice speech-language skills. Through her Communication Party programs, parents discover a positive solution so their practice efforts are successful. They also receive group support for extra practice motivation and guidance from an elite SLP.

COUNSELING & EDUCATION

DONNA D. GOULD, M.ED., REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST

Address: Suite 202, 1235 – 17 Avenue SW

Phone: 403-228-1518

Website: http://www.donnadgould.ca

Registered Psychologist works with children, adolescents and families in a holistic manner. Symptoms are viewed as originally adaptive behaviors, which have outgrown their usefulness. Service areas include self-esteem, trauma resolution (e.g. emotional, physical, sexual abuse), developmental issues, play-therapy, parenting issues, school performance, and hypnosis for emotional and physical conditions.

GALLIVAN PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

Phone: 403-542-5385

Website: http://www.bengallivan.ca

Gallivan Psychological Services provides counseling and support to young people and families experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, family conflict, substance abuse and other behavioral issues. As a Registered Psychologist with a background in Recreation Therapy, Ben Gallivan has a unique perspective when building effective treatment plans with families. Evening and weekend appointments available.

HOSPICE CALGARY, SAGE CENTRE

Address: 1245, 70 Avenue SE

Phone: 403-263-4525

Email: info@hospicecalgary.com

Website: http://www.hospicecalgary.com

Hospice Calgary guides children, teens and adults through the grieving process as they face a life-threatening illness and death of a loved one. Our team of professionals provides individual, family and group support as well as 24-hour end-of-life care. We operate two centres of care: Sage Centre for counseling and education services, and Rosedale Hospice for residential end-of-life care.

PROVIDENCE

Phone: 403-255-5577

Email: info@providencechildren.com

Website: http://www.providencechildren.com

Providence provides therapeutic and educational services to preschool children with all types of disabilities. We offer Early Intervention, Enriched Preschool, Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes at six preschools across the city, as well as assessment and treatment services through licensed day care and day homes.

RENFREW EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

Address: Janice McTighe Centre: 2050, 21 Street NE

Phone: 403-291-5038

Website: http://www.renfreweducation.org

Address: Bowness Centre: 8620, 48 Avenue NW

Address: Park Place Centre: 3688, 48 Avenue NE

Address: Child Development Centre: 3820, 24 Avenue NW

Address: Sundance Centre: 75 Sunpark Drive SE

Renfrew offers Assessment and Therapy Services (including one-on-one and group programs, workshops and consultation to schools) involving Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Speech-Language Pathology, Family Coach and Assistive Technology Specialists. Renfrew’s therapists are professional, knowledgeable and experienced in working with families, children, adolescents and young adults facing all kinds of challenges. Available with little or no wait time, at any of our five locations in Calgary, or in-home with extended hours.

FITNESS & RECREATION

CALGARY ZOO

Address: 1300 Zoo Road NE

Phone: 403-232-9300

Website: http://www.calgaryzoo.com

Get out for some fresh air and wild exercise at the Zoo! Open every day of the year, it’s a great place to get out and stretch your legs, and see something different each time and on your time. For details, visit calgaryzoo.com.

SUMMITU (A SISTER PROGRAM TO SUMMIT KIDS)

Phone: 587-432-0471

Email: info@summitu.ca

Website: http://www.summitkids.ca/summit-u

SummitU, created by the award-winning Summit Kids, is a delivery partner of Kidproof Canada, the leader in proactive, preventative child safety education. Register your children for courses in babysitting, cyber safety, girl’s self-esteem, stranger smarts, bully-proofing, First-Aid and many more relevant topics for kids in today’s world. Safety education is a critical and necessary investment in a child’s education – let SummitU help empower your child while providing current, effective and entertaining safety learning opportunities.

TALISMAN CENTRE

Address: 2225 Macleod Trail South

Phone: 403-233-8393

Email: info@talismancentre.com

Website: http://www.talismancentre.com

As the largest multi-sport complex of its kind in Canada, Talisman Centre enables all Calgarians at any age, at any skill level and within almost any sports activity to train for excellence, compete with champions and play hard all under one roof.

THE CITY OF CALGARY RECREATION

Website: http://www.calgary.ca/recreation

We are passionate about helping all Calgarians live active, creative and healthy lifestyles. Our recreation, sport and art facilities are a great place to exercise, meet new friends, challenge yourself, learn something new and even find some stress relief. All our staff are professionally-trained and available to offer you assistance whenever you need it. Visit us online or pick up our Recreation Program Guide to find activities for all ages and interests. Discover your potential, we offer more than you think!

TRICO CENTRE FOR FAMILY WELLNESS

Address: 11150 Bonaventure Drive SE

Phone: 403-278-7542

Email: guestservices@tricocentre.ca

Website: http://www.tricocentre.ca

Registered children’s programs that focus on play, physical literacy and active fun. There are also family programs and drop-ins so that ‘active time’ can be ‘family time’ too. There are options for youth and teens. Plus, skating lessons and swimming lessons for all ages. Pool with waterslide, waves, hot tub, steam rooms. Huge fitness centre. Access with affordable membership or admission fee.

VIVO FOR HEALTHIER GENERATIONS

Address: 11950 Country Village Link NE

Phone: 403-532-1013

Email: guestservices@vivo.ca

Website: http://www.vivo.ca

Skate, swim, dance, climb, create, connect and explore. Come in from the cold for family fun at Vivo with a wide variety of unique and innovative programs and activities for parents and children alike. Get active, get healthy and do it together! Visit vivo.ca and discover your passion today!

YMCA CALGARY

Email: info@ymcacalgary.org

Website: http://www.YMCACalgary.org

Reach your health and wellness potential at five convenient YMCA locations in Calgary. We offer aquatics, athletics, sports, dance, martial arts, self-improvement, leadership development, mind/body classes, pre/post natal classes and day camps led by friendly and certified staff. All ages, fitness levels and abilities are welcome!

FOOD & NUTRITION

ALBERTA BLUE CROSS

Phone: 1-800-394-1965

Website: http://www.ab.bluecross.ca

Protect Your Health. Thousands of Albertans enjoy the affordable protection of Alberta Blue Cross individual health plans. You can too. If you’re without employer-sponsored group benefits, we’ve got a plan to fit your family’s needs and your budget. Prescription drugs, dental, vision, ambulance and more. Call us today or visit our website for your free information package.

AMARANTH STORES

Address: Arbour Lake NW

Email: hello.am@amaranthfoods.ca

Website: http://www.amaranthfoods.ca

Address: 4 Street SW

Address: 130 Avenue SE

Amaranth Stores are an organically-rooted and sustainably-sourced family of local health food markets offering natural and allergy-friendly groceries and the finest in premium vitamins, supplements and body care. The first Wednesday of every month is Customer Appreciation Day where vitamins, supplements and body care are 20 per cent off. Check out what they are up to in the community by visiting them on Facebook, facebook.com/amaranthfoods; their blog, amaranthfoodsblog.wordpress.com or at amaranthfoods.ca/community-events.

DASHING DISHES

Phone: 403-471-1395

Email: hello@dashingdishes.com

Website: http://www.dashingdishes.com

Delicious meals in a snap! Dashing Dishes is committed to helping Calgarians eat delicious, nutritious, interesting and convenient food. We believe mealtimes should be about sharing and enjoying – not about being rushed and stressed. We take care of meal planning, grocery shopping and prep, so you can spend more time enjoying the moment.

FABYOULOUS WELLNESS

Phone: 587-892-8923

Email: info@fabyoulouswellness.com

Website: http://www.fabyoulouswellness.com

You deserve a fabyoulous life! We can help. Food: Healthy and delicious. Fitness: Move and tone. Feel good: Joy and confidence.

FIRST STEP NUTRITION

Phone: 403-608-3240

Email: jen@firststepnutrition.com

Website: http://www.firststepnutrition.com

Nourish your growing family with confidence! First Step Nutrition specializes in nutrition for new moms, moms-to-be, babies and children. Nutrition services are provided by a dietitian, and include personal or online nutrition consultations, grocery store tours, meal plans and group classes (Baby Food Making 101, Pregnancy Nutrition, Picky Eaters). Check your health benefits plan as dietitians are often covered!

TOPS® – TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY

Address: 414 Huntington Way NE

Phone: 403-274-7554

Email: msinotte@telus.net

Website: http://www.tops.org

TOPS® mission is to support our members as they take off and keep off pounds sensibly. One of the things that sets the TOPS® program apart is group support. No matter what health goals you set for yourself, having the support of others who share your goals and challenges can make all the difference. The TOPS® method is scientifically proven
to help members stop dieting.

TRACEY REED HOLISTIC NUTRITIONIST

Phone: 403-313-4354

Website: http://www.traceyreed.ca

A nutritional approach to Autism, ADHD, Developmental Delays and Learning Disorders.

MEDICAL, DENTAL & VISION CARE

DENTAL CARE FOR CHILDREN

Address: Southport Clinic: 314, 10601 Southport Road SW

Phone: 403-278-8000

Website: http://www.dentalcareforchildren.ca

Address: Sunridge Clinic: 102, 3393 – 26 Avenue NE

Phone: 403-457-3311

Dental Care for Children is a Paediatric dental office that has specialized in caring for infants, children and special-needs patients for over 40 years. Dr. Farida Saher, Dr. Carmen Cymbalisty and Dr. Leonard Smith, along with our friendly, educated and knowledgeable staff, aim to provide our patients and their parents with the ultimate dental experience (even in a latex-free environment!). We also offer treatment under general anesthesia, when necessary. The recommended age for a child’s first dental visit is before their first birthday. Our goal is to educate all caregivers so your children never have dental decay! Prevention is the Best Treatment!

DR. COREY J. LOW AT ICON ORTHODONTICS

Address: 216, 555 Strathcona Boulevard SW

Phone: 403-242-4111

Website: http://www.iconorthodontics.com

Dr. Corey Low is a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics celebrating 10 years of service in Southwest Calgary. We specialize in 3-Dimensional Imaging and offer advanced office and clinical technologies. Come and see why Beautiful Smiles Begin Here.

DR. SYLVIA KOWALEWSKI

Address: Foothills Professional Building: 60, 1620 – 29 Street NW

Phone: 403-220-9660

Alberta Laser Dentistry. At Dr. Kowalewski’s office, we offer you the convenience of after-school and evening hours; free parking; multiple languages spoken; electronic insurance submission and we accept Visa, MasterCard, Debit, Cash and American Express.

GROUP CALGARY ORTHODONTICS

Address: Market Mall Professional Building (Dr. Claude Boutin; Dr. Greg Barnett; Dr. Lorne Kamelchuk; Dr. Mostafa Altalibi)

Phone: 403-284-5202

Website: http://www.groupcalgaryortho.com

Address: Mission Centre Building (Dr. John Huynh)

Phone: 403-228-5006

Our two locations offer state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging and techniques that promote personalized treatments. We specialize in Speed, Damon, Incognito* braces as well as Invisalign. Our commitment is to earn your trust, with the goal of giving our patients a beautiful smile to show off! We take pride in the relationships we build and the results we provide. We look forward to meeting you! *Available at our Mission office.

HOFFMAN & WOLK ORTHODONTICS

Address: 201 Northland Professional Building, 4600 Crowchild Trail NW

Phone: 403-286-2402

Email: braceshw@shaw.ca

Website: http://www.hoffmanwolkorthodontics.com

Our priority is to make our families smile. We are dedicated to providing you with the technologies and expertise required to optimize and personalize your treatment experience. Dr. Hoffman and Dr. Wolk are Certified Specialists in Orthodontics and Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics with over 35 years of experience, which they would be privileged to share with you.

INTRAMED MEDICAL CENTRE

Address: 3223, 17 Avenue SW

Phone: 403-255-6196

Website: http://www.intramed.ca

Infant circumcision and no-scalpel vasectomies.

KIDS R US DENTISTRY

Address: 101, 10201 Southport Road SW

Phone: 403-640-0000

Email: info@kidsrusdentistry.com

Website: http://www.kidsrusdentistry.com

Located at the corner of Southland Drive and McLeod Trail South, Kids R Us Dentistry offers over 25 years of experience in exclusively treating kids, from infancy through university. Treatment options include laser, sedation, nitrous oxide and general anesthesia.

NATURAL OPTIONS

AMARANTH STORES

Address: Arbour Lake NW

Email: hello.am@amaranthfoods.ca

Website: http://www.amaranthfoods.ca

Address: 4 Street SW

Address: 130 Avenue SE

Amaranth Stores are an organically-rooted and sustainably-sourced family of local health food markets offering natural and allergy-friendly groceries and the finest in premium vitamins, supplements and body care. The first Wednesday of every month is Customer Appreciation Day where vitamins, supplements and body care are 20 per cent off. Check out what they are up to in the community by visiting them on Facebook, facebook.com/amaranthfoods; their blog, amaranthfoodsblog.wordpress.com or at amaranthfoods.ca/community-events.

OAK BAY FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC

Phone: 403-251-0002

Website: http://www.betterbrains.ca

Is your child struggling in school or sports? If you are looking for a scientifically-proven way to help your child be the best academically, socially and athletically, it is about time… well, more specifically, timing. The Interactive Metronome® (IM) is a research-backed treatment program that helps improve timing through exercise and practice. Better timing leads to improvements in things like focus, coordination, planning as well as processing speed.

SUPPLIES & SERVICES

LUMIERE DE BEBE

Email: michelle@lumieredebebe.com

Website: http://www.lumieredebebe.com

Learn how to massage your infant and child correctly under qualified supervision and see the benefits. Infant massage provides the parent/caregiver with the opportunity to communicate love, comfort, care and support for their baby through the power of touch. Touch is critical for healthy development. The abundance or absence of touch we receive
in our childhood shapes our emotional balance, physiological well-being and our capacity to lead a normal and healthy life. Private and Group Classes offered.

MY OM LITTLE YOGA MAT

Phone: 403-520-0278

Email: myomlittleyogamat@gmail.com

Website: http://www.myomlittleyogamat.com

What a delight – a child’s very own yoga mat! My OM Little Yoga Mat is the eco-friendly yoga mat that is the perfect size for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. My OM Little Yoga Mat is extra thick (over ¼ “) and more luxurious than most children’s yoga mats. The mat is perfect for yoga, but also great for tummy time, massages, play mat, physical therapy and outdoor use. Extremely durable, lightweight, portable and easy to clean. Start your little yoga off on the right foot with My OM Little Yoga Mat. Free shipping to customers in Calgary.

POST NATAL HELPERS LTD.

Phone: 403-640-0844

Post Natal Helpers Ltd. provides part-time child care services for families with newborns, toddlers, preschoolers and/or special-needs children. While we are in the home, the parent has the option to stay, to rest or to leave. Post Natal Helpers are available in the daytime as well as evenings and weekends.

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