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

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.

Let's Talk About Concussions

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Thu, 2016/03/31 - 2:10pm
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

During this session, information will be shared on how to recognize a concussion, initial management of concussions, and long-term treatment and rehabilitation from concussions.

Presented by Rebecca Spiers, Athletic Therapist/President at Collegiate Sports Medicine in Olds, Alberta, this seminar is intended for coaches, parents, teachers, athletes, and anyone else interested in learning about concussions.

Hosted by Olds Municipal Library. 

The Memory Project - Veteran's Visit

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Thu, 2016/03/31 - 11:33am
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

The Memory Project is a nationwide bilingual project that connects Veterans and Canadian forces personnel with the opportunity to share their stories with Canadians in classrooms and community forums.
 

CANCELLED - Unbridle Your True Self - Life, Leadership, Love, and HORSES

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Wed, 2016/03/30 - 10:00am
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Unfortunately, this program is no longer available. We apologize for any inconvenience. Stay tuned for rescheduling. 

Digestive Health from a Naturopathic Perspective

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Mon, 2016/03/28 - 2:06pm
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:00am - 11:30am

At least half of our immune system is attached to our digestive tract.  Good nutrition is central to overall health and immunity, but it can be difficult to sort out 'fad' advice from sound principles, both with diet as well as nutritional supplements.  In this presentation, Dr. MarianneTrevorrow, Naturopathic Doctor, will discuss how problems with dietary intake of nutrients, as well as food sensitivities and intolerances, can contribute to many common health conditions, and what consumers can do to improve their health by eating well. 

Balancing Hormones from a Naturopathic Perspective

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Mon, 2016/03/28 - 1:54pm
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Many women struggle with health problems related to hormones, yet hormones themselves reflect the balance (or lack of balance) between the brain, the body, and our environment.  In this presentation, Dr. Marianne Trevorrow, Naturopathic Doctor, will explain how environment, food, stress and exercise can cause women to be out of balance with their own cycles and what natural medicine can do to restore good hormonal health. 

Chair yoga for seniors and those with limited mobility

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Thu, 2016/03/03 - 11:49am
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Yoga is great for adults of all ages, especially seniors. Studies have shown that yoga can be extremely helpful when it comes to combating stress, fatigue, and pain. Some yoga poses increase core strength and balance, which reduces the risk of fall-related injuries. Other poses can alleviate senior-related health issues such as menopause. 

Join Bonnie Harvey from Inner Focus Yoga for a fun hour of Chair Yoga!

Morning Guided Meditation

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Thu, 2016/03/03 - 11:37am
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Introduction to Yoga - Key Poses

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Thu, 2016/03/03 - 11:34am
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

There are many different styles of yoga today, and sometimes it can be intimidating to start if we don’t know what to expect. Learning the poses correctly is a key ingredient for avoiding injury and building a strong practice. Join Bonnie Harvey of Inner Focus Yoga as she breaks down the 5 most common poses you will see in a yoga class, variations you can take, and some common habits to avoid. Discussion, theory, and practice. 

Women's Self Defense

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Thu, 2016/03/03 - 11:31am
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join Aimee Maund and Bonnie Harvey of Focus Taekwon Do for an introduction to self defense. Participants will discover the most common attacks, and your instructors will guide you through the 4 steps to taking control of any situation. You will learn basic joint manipulation and pressure points, giving you the tools for effective self defense strategies regardless of your size. 

Participants should come in comfortable clothes so they can practice the moves taught.