On the fourth Tuesday of the month, at Rosedale Community Centre, 901 – 11 Ave., NW, this series will continue to present speakers from various fields related to physical, mental and emotional health and well being.
Free for members, $5 charge at door for non members. Guests welcome, no registration required.
Sessions will be held from 1:00 – 3:00 pm unless otherwise indicated.
Winter/Spring 2017 Season
- Tuesday, February 28th
Exploring and Supporting the Resilience of LGBT people of all Ages
In this session we’ll explore what it means to be part of the LGBT community and the significance of “coming out” to others. You’ll hear about different challenges that are faced by LGBT people at different ages and stages of life. The unique concerns faced by transgender individuals will also be discussed. We’ll also highlight the role that friends and family can play in supporting the resilience of someone as they experience their sexual and gender identity.
Our presenter, Kelly Ernst is the Executive Director of Calgary Outlink, a hub that promotes support and community connectedness for all gender and sexually diverse LGBTQ+people
- Tuesday, March 28th
How Much Vitamin D is Appropriate For Your Bones?
Dr. David Hanley will be presenting on the study that he has been conducting over the past three years with fellow researcher Steven Boyd at U of C to help determine appropriate dosages of Vitamin D that will help build and maintain healthy bones. How much do we need depending on whom we ask is a question that has many definitive answers. Dr. Hanley will help shed some answers to the questions and enlighten us about bone health.
Dr. Hanley is Emeritus Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Oncology and Community Health Services at U of C. Following more studying in the USA he returned to U of C and was Head of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism from 1993-2004 and ws the founder and Medical Director of CHR’s Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease Centre.
His research has focused upon calcium and skeletal metabolism. He is the Calgary centre Director for the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study and has authored or co-authored over 200 manuscripts and papers including articles about Vitamin D Deficiency.
Dr. Hanley has recieved many awards for his service including the Queen Elizabeth 11 Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to Osteoporosis Canada.
- Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
The Age of Love comes to CALL – Seeking Love After 70
The Age of Love,a ground breaking documentary offering a funny and poignant look into the search for love by our older generations is being presented at CALL for the Health and Wellness Speaker’s Series on April 25 at Rosedale Community Centre from 1300-1500.The screening will be followed by a discussion.
The fillm follows the humerous and poignant adventures of thirty Rochester NY seniors who sign up for a first-of-its-kind speed dating event for 70-90 year olds. Fearlessly candid about their needs and desires, these WW11 babies soon discover how the search for love changes-or doesn’t change-from first love to the far reaches of love.
Winner of the NYCs Paley Center Doc Pitch Competition and awarded a Fledging Fund grant for its “potential to change American culture, the Age of Love previewed at the AARP National Expo in Boston and is now rolling out to venues across the US,Europe and now Canada.
The film is presented by Chateau Renoir and The Evergreen, Revera Retirement Residences and is open to both CALL members and the public.
To view wthe trailer, please visit the film’s website at The Age of Love.
- Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
Elder Abuse Prevention
This educational session will highlight facts about elder abuse, identify legislation pertaining to elder abuse in Alberta and Canada and review recent research on elder abuse. The educator will also describe elder abuse prevention and response in Calgary. The session will emphasize the role of community members in preventing and responding to elder abuse. A case discussion will provide an opportunity for discussion.
Cari Gulbrandsen is presenting on behalf of the Elder Abuse Prevention Team at Carya Calgary.
CALL January 24 2017
Elder Abuse Response and Prevention Resources in Calgary
NICE-Prevalence Study FINAL Report Elder Abuse 20160517
Fall 2016 Season
- Tuesday, November 22nd
Expanding the Boundaries of Your Voice
In North America, as we age and retire, and as our family structure changes we often lose our voice. Our opinions and views are often discarded as out of date or irrelevant. Without a voice how can we share our wisdom with the world around us?
If your voice could reach further, who would you want it to reach? How many people would you like to address? What would your message be?
We are living in the perfect time to expand the reach of our voices. We have the technology. We have the authority. Is it your time to accept the invitation to step up and step forward with your voice as a leader, as a blogger, as an author or as a speaker, as a valued member of your family or community? This presentation will challenge any decision you might have made to sit on your hands. The next generations need your wisdom and insights.
About the presenter, Donna Dahl, Inspirational Speaker/Empowerment Coach
As an Inspirational Speaker, Empowerment Coach and Author, Donna’s responsibilities include delivering a wake up call to the possibility that there could be something more.
There are always two choices: keep everything the way it is or explore possibilities for change. She invites us to challenge the status quo, to think in different directions, and to development of an action plan to let your voice be heard.
Visit her website at: Donna Dahl
- Tuesday, October 25th
Implementation of Canada’s new assisted dying law in Alberta (the new AHS department the MAID care team)
Over the past 18 months medical assistance in dying has become legalized in Canada.
In June 2016 Alberta Health Services created a new department referred to as the MAID Care Team. Come and learn more about how this department will offer services to patients who might wish to explore medical assistance in dying (MAID). Information about this new service is also available on the Alberta Health Services, visit their website at MAID
Dr James Silvius BS (Oxon) MD. FRCP Medical Director, Seniors Health, Community Seniors, Addiction and Mental Health. Team Lead for MAID Care Team ((Medical Assistance in Dying Care Coordination Service for AHS)
- Tuesday, September 27th
HOUSING CHOICES THAT REFLECT YOU
The last 20 years has seen a proliferation of housing and community choices for older adults: some homegrown, some imports from other countries. Come and learn more about the exciting array of choices and to see what’s in store for your future as presented by Tom Kerwin.
Tom Kerwin spent 25 years at Canada Mortgage and Housing, including several years heading up CMHC’s seniors’ housing research and demonstration division. He’s facilitated a number of CALL groups, including “Aging Gracefully in Place” on seniors housing alternatives. He’s also been a member of the housing alternative group, part of the City of Calgary’s City’s Age-Friendly Strategy.
Following Tom’s presentation, there will be an opportunity for questions and answers. This will be a great opportunity to integrate information from previous speakers e.g Age Friendly Calgary as presented at a CALL Cafe.
Spring 2016 Season
- Thursday, May 26th, 2016
A PANEL ON ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO HEALTH
The Science of Massage – Does it really have to hurt?
There are currently well over one hundred “techniques” that would be considered massage and only two distinct ways that massage therapy affects the body. Learn the anatomy and neurophysiology that makes massage therapy effective and get the question “Does it really have to hurt” answered.
Denise Armstrong RMT has been a clinician and educator in massage therapy for 28 years. Her philosophy of massage is that touch opens the door to healing both on a physical and spiritual level, and that all touch should be given with purpose, knowledge, compassion and caring.
Chinese Medicine Perspectives on Health and Aging
Age-related health issues (such as hypertension, diabetes, incontinence, and arthritis) may be exacerbated by lifestyle issues. Gentle and effective alternative care for these issues are available through Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Come learn some basic concepts and pick up some health and nutritional tips as well.
Dr. Laura Gauthier PhD RAc DrTCM spent 10 years in medical “bench” research earning her PhD along the way. Her personal beliefs in holistic medicine led her to transition into the world of Chinese Medicine.
Transcendental Meditation, the prevention of disease, and slowing down the aging process.
This talk will deal with the effects of stress on health and longevity and TM’s effectiveness in releasing accumulated stress. It will also touch on Ayurveda, the “knowledge of lifespan” and how it connects with Transcendental Meditation.
Ria Kinzel is a Transcendental Meditation teacher who also had a long career as an educator in Edmonton and the United States. She has an MA degree and a PhD in Vedic studies.
- Thursday, April 28th, 2016
MEDICAL RECORDS: PRIVACY, ECONOMIC EFFECTIVENESS AND BETTER PATIENT CARE?
Rules for the collection, use, disclosure and protection of health information in Alberta are established by the Health Information Act and enacted through the Alberta Electronic Health Record. Standards of practice respecting the management of information and data sharing need to address core principals in legal, ethical, professional and business practices.
Bill Ford is a former pharmacist with experience working with government initiatives including provincial electronic health record, physician electronic medical records and pharmacist dispensing systems.