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Great news! The Intergenerational Speaker Series has received a generous donation which will allow us to offer a second year of the series

CALL has partnered with the Nursing Program at Mt. Royal University to offer a series of four lectures in the next year that will bring together older adults and university students to meet and engage in discussion. It will be a unique opportunity for learning and for forming new connections across generations.

Over the coming year we will offer 4 events, each beginning with a guest speaker, a panel, a film … something to set the stage and provide a focus for a lively and informative discussion. Following a light lunch snack, we will meet in small intergenerational groups for a facilitated conversation. All the events will take place in the Lincoln Park Room of Mt. Royal University from 11 am to 1pm.

Save the Date: Other events in the series will be held at the same time and place on November 22, January 24, March 13, and May 22. Mark your calendar and look forward to details in upcoming newsletters.

Watch the CALL newsletter for information about upcoming topics and speakers and link to the program website (

Event Five: 

Pathways to Nature: Connectedness to Health

Taking time to breathe in the air, feel the sun and wind, visit special waters or landscapes, or look at plants and animals - the place of parks and nature in the cycles of life is universally valued. We celebrate our special moments, find healing and strength through our struggles! Based on movements in green/social/parks prescribing and in lessons learned from community-engaged research, Sonya Jakubec (RN, PhD) will share evidence that parks and nature offer a valuable intervention for people of all abilities across the lifespan. Stories and exploration of pathways to nature connectedness will inspire you to incorporate nature more intentionally into your health practices - and everyday life!


Dr. Sonya Jakubec (RN, PhD) is a Professor at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta. A community health nurse for over 30 years, Sonya studies the health and environment connection, with a focus on parks and nature-based interventions for health and wellbeing across the lifespan, in disability, dementia, dying, death and grief care. You can find her walking in Calgary's urban parks, community gardening in her neighbourhood, and xc skiing and hiking in the foothills and mountains.

Topic: Pathways to Nature: Connectedness to Health
Presenter:  Dr. Sonya Jakubec, RN, PhD
When: Wednesday
Date: May 22, 2024
Time:  11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Lincoln Park Room (J301), Mt. Royal University
Register: For more information and to register 
  go to the program website at and click on IGSS 2023/2024.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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