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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.

Sessions will be held from 1:00 – 3:00 pm unless otherwise indicated.


Tuesday, February 26 1:00 - 2:30 PM

 Location: Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church
  4612 Varsity Dr. NW
 Topic: Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Seniors

- Treating health complaints such as high blood pressure, acute & chronic pain, dizziness and insomnia.
- Effectiveness in alleviating symptoms: how and why it works.

 Presenter: Dr. Kim Dunlop 
 registered acupuncturist and a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Spring and Chinese Medicine: A Pivotal Turning Point. How to Keep Yourself Healthy this spring with Teachings from the Ancients

Does the spring signal a time when you struggle with headaches? Do you find yourself irritable, angry, or even depressed? Or perhaps you are prone to getting the dreaded spring cold. Come and learn what you can do in your life to make a difference and stop the headaches, frustrations, and colds this spring.

The spring is a great time for spring cleaning around the house, but just as we can clean out the dust bunnies in the corners of our houses, so too can we do some house cleaning in our own bodies. There are tools and tips that can be used this spring to help you feel your best and help to prime your body for the coming of summer. Consuming plenty of dark leafy greens can be an excellent way to give your liver a boost this spring. Getting outside and enjoying nature, feeling the grass between your toes, is a great way to feel grounded and in your body. And allowing yourself to revel in your creativity is another go-to this spring. If you’d like to hear more about what the spring can mean for your health and wellness and how to navigate the various health challenges that can arise in the spring, then join Dr. Kim Dunlop February 26th at the Calgary Association for Lifelong Learners for a presentation on Tips to Stay Healthy this Spring with Teachings from the Ancients. Dr. Kim will be discussing Chinese Medicine recommendations in terms of lifestyle and dietary therapy, as well as various do’s and don’ts. Join Dr. Kim in learning easy lifestyle tips to help ease this transition into spring and keep feeling your best.

Bio: A Registered Acupuncturist and Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dr. Kim Dunlop studied Chinese Medicine at the Calgary College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. In addition, Dr. Kim completed a BA in History with a Creative Writing Concentration from the University of Calgary. As a practitioner of Chinese Medicine, Dr. Kim has treated various illnesses from menopause, headaches, insomnia, arthritis, anxiety, depression, fatigue, colds and flus, and musculoskeletal issues.

Dr. Kim has a passion for Chinese Medicine and is thrilled to be speaking about it at the Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners. Chinese Medicine is a powerful medicine that assists people with the various issues they are experiencing. Learning how to live with the seasonal changes is a powerful way to assist your body and promote vitality, health, and wellness.

Tuesday, March 26 1:00 - 2:30 PM

 Location:  Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church
   4612 Varsity Dr. NW
 Topic:  Deprescribing Network
  - Currently, more than one in three Canadian seniors use at least one potentially inappropriate medication, which can lead to health risks, including falls, fractures, hospitalizations and death. People over the age of 65, women and people taking multiple medications are especially at risk. Safer alternatives exist. Become aware of them and where to find them.

 Dr. James Silvius, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Calgary
- He maintains a clinical practice in geriatrics at Rockyview General Hospital. Other interests include being a co-founder of the Canadian Deprescribing Network (CaDEN), participation in TREC and the DementiaNet, and distance health care delivery.

Tuesday, April 23 1:00 - 2:20 PM

 Location: Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church
  4612 Varsity Dr. NW
 Topic: The Healthy Aging Brain
  -Cognition, and how it changes (and doesn’t) as we age

Dr. Cam Clark, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Cumming School of Medicine, Hotchkiss Brain Institute

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