aging

Women and Dementia

Sponsored by Alzheimer’s Society

Statistically speaking, women are more likely to receive a diagnosis of dementia.

Learning Specialist, Padmaja Genesh will discuss what we can do as women to best prepare ourselves for the future.

Focusing on the impact on women, latest research and risk reduction, this is a presentation that you don’t want to miss.

Wednesday, November 6 from 6:30 – 8:30 at the Crossroads Community Association (1803 14 Ave NE)

This event is free to attend, but registration is required.

Sign up here     

link address  https://www.alzheimercalgary.ca/find-support/sessions-and-workshops/women-and-dementia

Choosing Connectedness

Choosing Connectedness: Why Social Participation is Critical to Healthy Aging

Date:              Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Event Time:   1:30 – 3:30 p.m. (doors open at 1:00 p.m.)
Location:       Acadia Recreation Complex Address: 240 90 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2J 0A3
Cost:               Free to CARP members*; $2 for non-members

Please register here

The presenters are Annastasia Stevens and Connor Walsh from Calgary Seniors Resource Society.

During this meeting, you will learn why isolation is detrimental to healthy aging, and how to recognize some of the signs associated with social withdrawal. The session will also focus on inspiring older adults to find creative ways to connect, and will examine many of the benefits that result from maintaining a vibrant social life as you age. The session will end with some strategies for engaging loved ones, who are resistant to social participation, in meaningful and motivational conversations.

Aging In Place

“Aging in Place” means having access to various services and the health and social supports you need to live safely and independently in your home for as long as you wish or are able. Aging well involves being honest with yourself and having a plan. Most Canadians want to remain in their own homes for as long as possible.

This workshop is designed to get you thinking about all 9 areas of life to consider when Aging in Place. Start to draft a plan to age well.

This workshop works for individuals planning their own futures, or family members wanting to be proactive with their loved ones. Spaces are limited to 25, register today to secure your seat!

Moving the Conversation from Cure to Care

Join Dr. Tia Powell in conversation about the meaning of quality of life with host Christina Frangou. One of the world’s leading dementia experts, Powell’s goal is to move the conversation away from an exclusive focus on cure to a genuine appreciation of care and what we can do for those who have dementia, and how to keep life meaningful and joyful for those living with the disease.

Apr 13 –  2 PM – 3:15 PM $15 – $20

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor

Event Website: https://wordfest.com/session/timely-tasty-talks-2019-tia-powell-dementia-reimagined/