Change and the Older Adult- Are you ready?
Spend an afternoon meeting new friends and considering the issues related to life changes- from social isolation, to personal resilience to disaster preparedness. Three speakers will approach the topic from different perspectives. Refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, November 26, 1-3PM
At the North Glenmore Hall
2231 Longridge Dr SW
Guest Speaker Presentations by:
The Red Cross:
A volunteer of the Red Cross will teach people how to prepare themselves and their families for 72 hours in the event of a disaster focusing on three basic principles: Know the Risks, Make a Plan, Build a Kit.” The volunteer will include issues, options, and ideas particularly important for the older adult.
Judy Hanson is a Masters-prepared nurse with management and leadership experience in both acute and long-term care program direction and client care delivery. She currently teaches in the undergraduate program at the Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary and is particularly interested in social isolation related to older adults and the role student nurses can play in enhancing socialization. Judy and her students are presently working with the “Tea and Conversation” group at Confederation Park 55+ Activity Centre. Most recently, Judy’s ideas about how to bridge the generational divide were published in the October 2014 RN Magazine.
Dr. Larry McConnell
Dr. Larry McConnell’s first book, Cardiac Champs, was an award-winning finalist in the USA Book News “Best Books 2010” Awards. He also has had short stories selected for the long list of the Vanderbilt-Exile Short Fiction Competition in April 2012 & 2014. His latest release, A Primer For Old Guys, is a practical guide that sets out a comprehensive strategy for getting the most out of your senior years.
Larry has been living with heart disease for over thirty years. He was only thirty-eight years old when he suffered his first heart attack. He suffered a second heart attack with cardiac arrest when he was forty-one. However, since that time he has managed to live an active, happy life. He thinks this is no accident but largely the result of the life changes he gradually made after his second episode. Larry believes seniors can significantly improve the quality of their life by taking a systematic and informed approach to the management of their physical, psychological, and social lives. It is this belief that motivated him to spend the past few years researching and preparing material for his latest book, A Primer For Old Guys: Eat Smart, Exercise, Be Happy.
Dr. McConnell will share some of his experiences and innovative thoughts for ensuring that you get the most out of your senior years. He will be available for a book signing after our meeting. If you want to take a look at his books before our meeting click on the link below.