Connecting Libraries, Connecting People

The RISE Network works with public libraries to provide Albertans with opportunities to communicate with health care professionals, participate in distance education, attend meetings, learn new skills and more – all by videoconference from their local library. 

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Mind, Body & Spirit

Ashtanga Yoga

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Mon, 2016/10/03 - 10:35am
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Have you ever wanted to learn a new (to you!) yoga style? Join Danielle Harris as she takes you through the fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga. The class will end with a treat: a guided meditation with singing bowls. What could be a better way to end your evening?

This event is being hosted by the Chestermere Public Library and is suitable for participants age 16+.

CANCELLED Doula Birth Services

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2016/07/25 - 9:04am
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

This session has been cancelled. 

Back to the Basics: Using Natural Treatments and Food as Medicine for an Optimal You

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Fri, 2016/05/13 - 3:51pm
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Hippocrates: "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."

Modern-day society has presented some astonishing new inventions and discoveries, enriching our lives but also posing new challenges. This lecture will discuss how modern-day influences have impacted our health and well-being, specifically weight management and mood.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

The Healthy Communities Association of Lethbridge and Area collaborates with community partners to develop strategies that promote healthy lifestyles, including active living, healthy eating, and tobacco reduction. This program will include a presentation by Dr. Jennifer Copeland, Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Lethbridge.

The Benefits of Raw Chocolate

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2016/05/09 - 2:35pm
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Imagine chocolate so good for you that you could eat it for breakfast without guilt.  I know, it sound too good to be true!   The good news is that chocolate is a superfood and when you blend it with dried fruits and nuts the delicious possibilities are endless.

Have a green thumb? Work in health care? Love plants? Read on!

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Tue, 2016/05/03 - 2:34pm
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Do you work in health care, or are you interested in working in health care, AND have a green thumb? Maybe you just want an excuse to get your hands dirty? Becoming a Horticultural Therapist would allow you to connect to diverse populations in a wide variety of settings. Horticultural Therapy programs use plants and gardening to enhance emotional, physical, and mental well being. Come have some fun in the dirt with us! Presented by the Royal Botancial Gardens in Ontario, suitable for ages 14-99, and beyond!

Gentle Yin Yoga

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Tue, 2016/04/12 - 10:46am
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Remembering: Part of the Grief Experience

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Mon, 2016/04/04 - 3:25pm
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

The role of ritual, symbol and story in healthy transition
 
In this presentation, Rick Bergh will help you to understand the significance of connecting bonds in grief work. Come and explore how you can remember your loved ones who have passed through symbol, story and ritual. Learn how you might intentionally incorporate your unique ways and methods of remembering into your grief experience. It will allow you to honour him or her and enable you to move forward.
 

The Concept of Cyclical Grief in Healthy Transition

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Mon, 2016/04/04 - 3:19pm
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

What is grief? Why does it come back? What should I do when it returns?
 
In this presentation, Rick Bergh will help you to understand the difference between grief and mourning. You will learn how to tackle the misconceptions that may prevent you from a healthy transition following a loss.
 
Gain knowledge and acquire tools that will help you and those around you face a grief journey with intention.
 

Author Talk: Karon Argue

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Fri, 2016/04/01 - 2:58pm
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Karon Argue, author and illustrator of the children's book The Smooch, will share her story of resilience and perseverance through several health complications. Karon lives in High River and her inspiration as an artist incorporates her visual arts background with her own physical challenges.

When acclaimed children's author Robert Munsch told Karon, "You're good, get going" (Routes magazine, 2013), she took it to heart - in spite of Type 1 Diabetes, blindness, and a kidney transplant in 2015.