In May HARTA is holding a Mini-Conference in Leduc. Their theme is “Keeping Connected.” After Ron Thompson’s years working with the Wellness Committee, keeping connected was clearly important in maintaining an individual’s social, emotional, physical and mental health. May 8 is HARTA’s Mini-Conference. The keynote speaker will be Daniel Mulloy, Chief Executive Officer of ARTA. Body Composition Clinics will be offered in conjunction with the Mini-Conference.
Along with the keynote speaker, there will be four workshops, the topics are mentioned as follows:
Relationships in Retirement – Steve Carter and Bonnie Haave
Steve Carter and Bonnie Haave, Registered Psychologists in Edmonton, will be doing a session on how changing relationships can affect your mental and emotional health.
Dr. Stephen Carter has worked since 1981 as a teacher, since 1985 as a school counsellor and has been in private practice as a psychologist since 1992. He has been a counsellor in elementary, junior and senior high school and at the university level. Steve is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta.
Spring Forest Qigong – Carolynne Melnyk
Carolynne Melynk has over twenty-five years of experience as an educator, mentor, healer, and speaker. Carolynne is a Certified Spring Forest Qigong Practice Group Leader and healer. She is passionate about helping others to reclaim their natural state of health and well-being through the balancing of body, mind and spirit. Carolynne blends The Five Elements Theory of Spring Forest Qigong along with intuitive awareness in her healing practice and leads Spring Forest Qigong Practice groups in Edmonton. Her vision is to help individuals awaken to their natural health and well-being from the inside-out.
Digitally Archive Your Family Photo Collection – Iona Robertson
Iona Robertson’s teaching career, primarily Junior High School Language Arts, Social Studies and Music, spanned forty-five years, eight School Districts and two provinces. Iona fully retired after twenty-eight years with Parkland School Division and now serves as the President of Parkland Area Retired Teachers’ Association.
The dispersal of their successful mixed farm in Southern Alberta thirty-four years ago initiated an unexpected, transient life for the family. They presently reside in their fifteenth home! Among the most precious possessions in all the moves were the pictures. While doing a celebration power point, it became clear that digitalizing family photos is a great way to downsize household contents and keep treasures stored securely from flood, fire, and mould. Having the pictures filed by topic also saves hours when a special historical event can be shared across the miles. Iona will walk you through a brief version of the process of digitalizing your family photos.
New Technology – Margaret Clark
Margaret Clark from The Source in Leduc will present the final session. The final workshop is a session on the various new forms of technology developed to make our lives easier. Such things as Fitbits, Internet-connected speakers and other internet-connected devices have the potential to greatly improve our lives.
The cost for all sessions and the lunch will be $25.00 for the lunch and conference. Also included is the Body Composition Clinic to be run at the same time. The Clinic is limited to the first eighteen people who book. Both events will be held in Leduc at St. David’s United Church.