On the fourth Tuesday of the month, at Rosedale Community Centre, 901 – 11 Ave., NW, this series will continue to present speakers from various fields related to physical, mental and emotional health and well being.

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, March 28th, 2017

How Much Vitamin D is Appropriate For Your Bones?

Dr. David Hanley will be presenting on the study that he has been conducting over the past three years with fellow researcher Steven Boyd at U of C to help determine appropriate dosages of Vitamin D that will help build and maintain healthy bones. How much do we need depending on whom we ask is a question that has many definitive answers. Dr. Hanley will help shed some answers to the questions and enlighten us about bone health and other functions that Vitamin D has.

Dr. Hanley is Emeritus Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Oncology and Community Health Services at U of C. Following more studying in the USA he returned to U of C and was Head of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism from 1993-2004 and ws the founder and Medical Director of CHR’s Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease Centre.

His research has focused upon calcium and skeletal metabolism. He is the Calgary centre Director for the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study and has authored or co-authored over 200 manuscripts and papers including articles about Vitamin D Deficiency.

Dr. Hanley has recieved many awards for his service including the Queen Elizabeth 11 Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to Osteoporosis Canada.

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

The Age of Love comes to CALL – Seeking Love After 70

The Age of Love,a ground breaking documentary offering a funny and poignant look into the search for love by our older generations is being presented at CALL for the Health and Wellness Speaker’s Series on April 25 at Rosedale Community Centre from 1300-1500.The screening will be followed by a discussion.

The fillm follows the humerous and poignant adventures of thirty Rochester NY seniors who sign up for a first-of-its-kind speed dating event for 70-90 year olds. Fearlessly candid about their needs and desires, these WW11 babies soon discover how the search for love changes-or doesn’t change-from first love to the far reaches of love.

Winner of the NYCs Paley Center Doc Pitch Competition and awarded a Fledging Fund grant for its “potential to change American culture, the Age of Love previewed at the AARP National Expo in Boston and is now rolling out to venues across the US,Europe and now Canada.

The film is presented by Chateau Renoir and The Evergreen, Revera Retirement Residences and is open to both CALL members and the public.

To view the trailer, please visit the film’s website at The Age of Love

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    “The Gift of Years” in Poetry and Film

    Joan Chittister, in her book, The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully, cites 40 “dimensions of the aging process, its purpose and its challenges, its struggles and its surprises, its problems and its potential, its pain and its joys.”

    In my observations, the movie industry has addressed many of these dimensions of aging over the years and I have selected 30 tittles released since 2000. The major roles are played by elder actors who exemplify many of the Conscious Aging Concepts along with Qualities of Sages in Service. (handouts will be available). You will have a chance to share your insights with others in the group.

    Also, elder actors are featured in a visual essay called Grow Old Along With Me (1999) , integrating commentary and poetry. Concepts such as Happiness; Creativity; Seeing; Death; Being Alone; and Intimacy are addressed beautifully. 

    Judy SteiertJudy Steiert has certification as a Sage-ing Leader with Sage-ing International, Conscious Aging with IONS and in SoulCollage. For 10+ years, Judy has facilitated courses and conference presentations in Conscious Aging in many venues throughout Calgary; Alberta; and in the US. A signature course is Elder Wisdom in Movies where she has presented 11 series. Judy initiated and lead the Calgary Conscious Aging Network (CCAN) 2014-2016 where participants are encouraged to draw from their own life experience to share presentations with the group.

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    Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

    Elder Abuse Prevention

    This educational session will highlight facts about elder abuse, identify legislation pertaining to elder abuse in Alberta and Canada and review recent research on elder abuse. The educator will also describe elder abuse prevention and response in Calgary. The session will emphasize the role of community members in preventing and responding to elder abuse. A case discussion will provide an opportunity for discussion.

    Cari Gulbrandsen is presenting on behalf of the Elder Abuse Prevention Team at Carya Calgary.
    Presentation Material:
    CALL January 24 2017  (pdf)
    Elder Abuse Response and Prevention Resources in Calgary  (pdf)
    NICE-Prevalence Study FINAL Report Elder Abuse 20160517  (pdf)

    Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

    Exploring and Supporting the Resilience of LGBT People of All Ages

    In this session we’ll explore what it means to be part of the LGBT community and the significance of “coming out” to others. You’ll hear about different challenges that are faced by LGBT people at different ages and stages of life. The unique concerns faced by transgender individuals will also be discussed. We’ll also highlight the role that friends and family can play in supporting the resilience of someone as they experience their sexual and gender identity.

    Our presenter, Kelly Ernst is the Executive Director of Calgary Outlink, a hub that promotes support and community connectedness for all gender and sexually diverse LGBTQ+people

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