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On the fourth Tuesday of the month, at Varsity Acres Presbyterian
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.
Sessions will be held from 1:00 – 3:00 pm unless otherwise indicated.
Medical/Recreational use of Cannabis - September 25
A presentation regarding use of medicinal cannabis and the recreational legalization of cannabis within Canada. Increase your general knowledge of the cannabis plant and it’s full potential.
Presenter: Nadia Burns, Clinic Manager, Compass Cannabis Clinic
Savvy Seniors - October 23
Information and tips on scams aimed at boomers and zoomers - investment, house and home, windfall, heartstring and others
Presenter: David McKee - Community Engagement Coordinator - Better Business Bureau
Hearing Wellness 201: Beyond the Basics - November 27
Dr. Carrie Scarff will be presenting the most recent scientific findings and updates on hearing wellness. Interesting new research from B.C. outlines the importance of hearing well in staying involved with social and physical activities. Dr. Scarff will review the common causes, symptoms of hearing loss and delve into the latest treatment options. She will also cover preventative techniques to help protect your hearing throughout the lifespan. Finally, she will cover research about why it is so difficult to hear in background noise and demonstrate new technology that has been specifically designed to improve this challenge.
Carrie Scarff, Registered Audiologist, PhD
Dr. Carrie Scarff completed her Master of Science in Audiology at Dalhousie University, clinical Audiology internships at Georgetown Medical Centre in Washington DC and The IWK Grace hospital in Halifax, and her PhD and PostDoc in Auditory Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Calgary in brain plasticity and hearing research. She has publications in the areas of early identification of hearing loss and auditory cortical plasticity following hearing loss with her colleagues at The University of Calgary and Dalhousie University.
Dr. Scarff currently practices at and manages 2 locations of her Audiology Innovations hearing clinics. in the Mission and Glenbrook areas of Calgary with her colleagues. She sits on the Board of Directors with the Deaf and Hear Alberta non-profit organization in Calgary, and is involved in educating and informing agencies, the public and the government about hearing loss issues, new research and treatments. She takes a particular interest in brain plasticity and advancements in hearing loss treatment technologies. She and her staff have therefore received advanced training on newly developed listening in noise technologies for individuals who have difficulty hearing in noise. Her team provide the full array of the latest advancements in technology including the ’Lyric’ implantable hearing aids, Bluetooth enabled hearing devices and rechargeable hearing devices. Dr. Scarff and her team offer thorough hearing care for their patients that goes beyond hearing aids, providing educational training, auditory brain training tips and hearing assistive devices to their patients.
For a copy of the speaker's handouts go to