Tuesday, May 23, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
“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 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.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 10:00 am-12:00 pm
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Monday, June 12, 2017, 1:00-3:00 PM
Topic: Calgary’s Stampede Queens
Since 1946, Calgary’s Stampede Queens have played a crucial role in the “greatest outdoor show on earth.” Don’t miss this opportunity to hear local historian, Jennifer Hamblin author of Calgary's Stampede Queens (2014). She will discuss the origins and evolution of this contest, profile its winners, and explore its continuing significance to our city’s famous celebration of cowboy culture.
Jennifer Hamblin has an MA in history from McMaster University and Master of Library Science from the University of Toronto. She works as a librarian and archivist at the Glenbow Museum. In her spare time, she enjoys researching and writing about interesting Alberta women. She has written a number of articles for Alberta History and is the co-author of The Diva and the Rancher: The Story of Norma Piper and George Pocaterra (RMB, 2006). She lives in Calgary.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Ecuador has it all; jungles, mountains, deserts and the World Heritage Galápagos Islands. Neil and Pati will share adventures from their 2016 trip to Ecuador. They will take you from the shores of the Galápagos Islands to hiking the Condor Trail in the Andes with a stop in the rainforest near Mindo.. Join us on June 21 to explore this fascinating country.
Tuesday, June 279, 2017 1:00 - 3:00 PMEmployment Think Tank
cSpace, Suite 301 - 1721-29 Ave. SW (Historic King Edward School)
In partnership with CALL, the City of Calgary’s AGE FRIENDLY CALGARY is hosting an EMPLOYMENT ‘THINK TANK’ and YOU are invited to participate. This event will be facilitated by Age Friendly Calgary’s Bruce Furlong, and will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss:
Light Refreshments will be provided.