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HEALTH AND WELLNESS SPEAKER SERIES

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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.

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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
 Presenter:

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



Tuesday, May 28 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Location: Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church
  4612 Varsity Dr. NW
Topic:Create Your Change by building momentum, direction and connection
 - Known for her capacity to inspire enthusiasm in others, Karen Daniels, occupational therapist and transition specialist, will offer you a fun and meaningful exploration of the art and science of creating change or managing a transition. Leave this lively presentation with more insight into the ways you can create momentum, connect to creativity and clarify your direction.
Presenter: Karen Daniels, OT

Tuesday, June 25 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.
 Presenter:

 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.



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