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**All Speakers Series Cancelled Due to Covid 19

effective March 13 until further notice**

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On the fourth Tuesday of the month, at Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church

4612 Varsity Dr NW, this series will continue to present speakers from various fields related to physical, mental and emotional health and well being.

Coordinator: Jill Chambers

Free for members, $5 charge at door for non-members. Guests welcome, no registration required, drop-ins welcome.

Sessions will be held from 1:00 – 2:30 pm unless otherwise indicated.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:00 - 2:30 PM 

 Location: Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church 
  4612 Varsity Dr. NW
 Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
 Topic: Parkinson's Association
  Parkinson's is an often-overlooked disease. Those affected may often feel isolated or discouraged. Parkinson's Association of Alberta offers support province-wide to Albertans affected by Parkinson's disease: patients, family, friends, caregivers and healthcare professionals.
 Presenter: Tessa Veikle, Client Service Coordinator

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 1:00 - 2:30 PM 

 Location: Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church 
  4612 Varsity Dr. NW
 Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
 Topic: LINKages
  Ruby and Dianne will share the inspiring work and stories of intergenerational mentorship and engagement fostered through LINKages

LINKages Society of Alberta has been meaningfully connecting isolated seniors and youth in Calgary for 25 years.

From a single school/care centre visitation program in 1994, the organization has grown to 15 long term intergenerational programs, community programs in all 4 quadrants of the city, and exploratory work into supporting seniors living with dementia.

This year, LINKages begins a 2 year pilot of the Music2LINK (M2L) program - incorporating intergenerational music-based programs to engage and improve quality of life for seniors living with dementia. Come out and learn more about this innovative and promising approach to care.

 Presenter: Ruby Lecot, Executive Director and Dianne leong-Fortier, Board Member

Tuesday, June 23, 2020,  1:00 - 2:30 PM 

 Location: Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church 
  4612 Varsity Dr. NW
 Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
 Topic: GenHelp
  GenHelp is a social enterprise helping families and older adults find exceptional local college students to get companionship and assistance with daily tasks. Our services include:

a) Light housekeeping

b) Companionship/Socialization

b) Technology Lessons

Research has demonstrated that intergenerational activities have positive effects and improves well being for older adults.

 Presenter: Ali Abib,  Health Care Designer

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*To participate in most programs, you must be a member.  Exceptions are listed as Open to the Public

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