Tuesday, November 28 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Health and Wellness
Rosedale Community Hall, 901 - 11 Avenue NW

"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.

Wednesday, December 6

Science and Environment
Rosedale Community Hall, 901 - 11 Avenue NW


Presenter: Kevin Van Tighem

Several previous speakers at CALL (including Kevin) have stressed the importance of our foothills in providing a clean and reliable water supply for Calgary and other cities in Alberta. Kevin will discuss how too many roads and off-highway vehicle trails are eroding Alberta's water future — and what we can do about it.

Kevin Van Tighem was born and raised in Calgary.  His family roots in what is now Alberta go back to 1875. He graduated with a degree in plant ecology from the University of Calgary in 1977 and went on to work as a biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service.  In 1985 Kevin joined Parks Canada and subsequently worked in Jasper, Yoho and Waterton Lakes National Parks. He went on to be superintendent of Prince Albert, Elk Island and then Banff before retiring in 2011.

Kevin is the author of fourteen books on wildlife and conservation and writes a regular column (“This Land”) in Alberta Views magazine.  

His most recent book is Our Place/Changing the Nature of Alberta

Friday, December 8 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Arts and Humanities Speaker Series
Room 310, cSpace, 1721 – 29 Ave. SW

Social Justice and Artists: The Side Door of Perception

Presenter: Barbara Amos

Artists are creative problem solvers. Many artists use their creativity to make the world a better place. Their work is amusing, beautiful and eloquent. Some artists engage large communities while others create solitary endeavors in surprising locations. This talk with images will introduce a few of these artists whose work is gaining recognition.

Barbara Amos is an artist whose work has addressed multicultural issues and environmental concerns. She created an anonymous work that went viral, and has had her work covered in many publications including the Wildlands Advocate and AlbertaViews.

In 2014 she was honoured with an Arts Advocacy Award from CARFAC Alberta.  She has advocated for professional development for the visual artists, has volunteered on many boards for non-profits and since 2013 has been on the Board of Directors for the Leighton Art Centre.    She has been on the selection juries for public art in Calgary and served as a juror for many other arts organizations.  She has completed 5 public art commissions. The most recent project on Migration, was completed in June 2017.

She is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and has been awarded scholarships and international residencies.  Her paintings are in many collections and she is represented by galleries in Toronto and Calgary.  She has always viewed her painting studio as a place of balance, meditation and sanctuary.

Tuesday, December 12 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Health and Wellness
Rosedale Community Hall, 901 - 11 Avenue NW

The Psychology of Driving and Traffic Safety for Seniors

Presenter: Bob Dewar

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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.

Friday, January 12, 2018 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Arts and Humanities Speaker Series
Room 310, cSpace, 1721 – 29 Ave. SW

Art Jewellery: The Art and The Practice

Presenter: Sarabeth Carnat

CDP-20171118Sarabeth02.jpgJewellery artist Sarabeth Carnat will talk about her work which addresses the elements of beauty, color, comfort, ritual, and relationships.  She will talk about her growth and development as an artist and about her role as an educator during her thirty year career at the Alberta College of Art and Design.  

Sarabeth will share images of her work which will provide insight into her one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces, metal painting, Judaica, and anodized aluminum objects.  She will discuss the vitality of the program at ACAD, relate her current focus: the “Ranch Project” at the Calgary Stampede and share information about the Alberta Craft Council.

After the talk, Sarabeth will tour interested participants around the Alberta Craft Council gallery located on the main floor of cSpace.

Sarabeth was born in Calgary and her family has a long history of community activity and participation in this city.  Sarabeth studied in Canada, Israel & the U.S.  Her forty-nine year span in the field of Jewellery and Metals includes thirty plus years of teaching and committed contribution to the Alberta College of Art and Design.

She has a private practice in one of a kind, production and conceptual jewellery, metal painting, Judaica, and anodized aluminum objects. Sarabeth’s work addresses beauty, color, comfort, ritual, and relationships.

She has received both national and international recognition for her work.

Her work is in numerous private and public collections including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. 

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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


Science and Environment
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Rosedale Community Hall, 901-11 Ave. NW
Draining the Headwaters

Arts and Humanities
Friday, Dec. 8, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Room 310, cSpace, 1721 – 29 Ave. SW
Social Justice and Artists: The Side Door of Perception

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Monday, Dec. 11, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Rosedale Community Hall

Health and Wellness
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 1:00-3:00 PM
Rosedale Community Hall
The Psychology of Driving and Traffic Safety For Seniors

**January Events**

Arts and Humanities
Friday, Jan. 12, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Room 310, cSpace, 1721 – 29 Ave. SW
Art Jewellery: The Art and the Practice

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Wed Jan. 17, 7:30-9:00 PM
Rosedale Community Hall
NW Passage

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Wednesday January 17 2018 7:30 - 9:00 PM

Treks and Travels
Rosedale Community Hall, 901 - 11 Avenue NW

NW Passage 

with Lynda Cherry


Ocean Endeavour NW Passage Sep 2016 Voyage

Out of the Northwest Passage - the trip Franklin never made. A 17 day voyage with Adventure Canada on the 137 metre Ocean Endeavour in mid September 2016 is a breathtaking experience.

From gale force winds that kept us ship bound through the Bay of Terror (aptly named) to zodiac trips around majestic ice floes and icebergs with whale sightings this was a trip of a life time. 

Lynda will highlight some of the onboard, on sea and on shore experiences of this incredible and awesome journey.

Free for members, $5 charge at the door for non-members. Guests are welcome. No registration required.

Images courtesy of Lynda Cherry

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