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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.


Tuesday, November 28

"Carry Me Out Toes First”: Martha's Emotional Journey

Presenter: Marilyn Moldowan

Many of us as seniors are active and living independently who have no doubt heard from family members that it is time to move! Responses could easily have been, “I am not moving and you’ll have to take me out feet first”!

Martha is one such lady who was recently widowed and is trying to make sense of her current circumstances. Her story takes us on a two year journey of soul searching and exploration which includes her relationship with her children and the eventual move from the family home. The book “Carry Me Out Toes First” was inspired by true stories and real life experiences. Bob Proctor from the movie “The Secret” has endorsed the book with the comment that this book “takes you on a journey that we rarely see…one widow’s decision to move forward with her life.”

The presentation will be an overview of Martha’s emotional, social and financial considerations of moving forward, using Martha’s experience as a background to our discussion.

“Carry Me Out Toes First” is available on Amazon and will be available for purchase at the presentation. A second guidebook “Goodbye House” will also be available.

Marilyn is an author and speaker who has been guiding the emotional journey of seniors and their families for four decades. Her combined experience includes working in home care, senior housing, age restricted communities and independent living condominium options. As a Senior Real Estate Specialist she has presented to the Better Business Bureau and the Calgary Public Library, having been inspired with true stories and real life experiences.


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Tuesday, December 12

The Psychology of Driving and Traffic Safety for Seniors

Accident statistics as related to driver age will be presented briefly and the implications of these will be discussed. Limitations encountered by many older drivers (vision, cognition, reaction time, range of movement restrictions, driver workload, medical conditions, etc.) will be presented. Design of roads and traffic signs to meet the needs of older drivers will be outlined. Other topics will include the effects of alcohol, drugs and medications, fatigue, driver aggression, gender differences, nighttime driving, and driver distraction. Medical fitness to drive and driving cessation are discussed. Issues related to older pedestrians, especially in winter, are described briefly. 

Bob Dewar is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Calgary, where he taught from 1965 to 1990. He was the recipient of the 1990 Human Factors Society's A. R. Lauer Award for outstanding contributions to the understanding of human factors aspects of highway safety and driver education. He has presented several workshops and has co-authored three books related to driving and traffic safety. His publications include book chapters on older drivers, as well as a discussion of older pedestrians. His research and consulting include investigation of traffic accidents, and evaluation of traffic signs, especially for older drivers.

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**November Events**

Health and Wellness
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 1:00-3:00 PM
Rosedale Community Hall
"Carry Me Out Toes First": Martha's Emotional Journey


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Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Rosedale Community Hall, 901-11 Ave. NW
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Friday, Dec. 8, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
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Tuesday, Dec. 12, 1:00-3:00 PM
Rosedale Community Hall
The Psychology of Driving and Traffic Safety For Seniors

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