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

Remembering: Part of the Grief Experience

Submitted by Anonymous 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 Anonymous 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.

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 Anonymous 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 Anonymous 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 Anonymous 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 Anonymous 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 Anonymous on Thu, 2016/03/03 - 11:37am
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 10:30am - 11:00am