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Seniors Services Conference
in Lethbridge, Alberta

Sept 26-27, 2013

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The Grey Matters Seniors Services Conference is a two-day event that offers provincial service providers opportunities to network, gain knowledge and increase awareness of issues, supports and services for seniors.


Keynote speaker Lloyd RobertsonFeaturing Keynote Speaker:

Lloyd Robertson

The longest-serving national TV news anchor in Canadian history, and former host of CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON.  He "had a front-row seat" to nearly every major event in the modern era including the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the moon landing, and the 9-11 attacks.  He interviewed a succession of prime ministers, from Lester B. Pearson to Stephen Harper, provincial leaders, members of the Royal Family, the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin, and an impressive roster of other historic figures.

His Memoir, "The Kind of Life It's Been" – a nod to his famous nightly sign off, has been on the Canadian best seller list for weeks.  He is currently a host on CTV’s W5, broadcast Saturday nights at 7:00 pm. 

Watch Lloyd Robertson on 'The Hour'


The Seniors Services Conference includes:

  • Unlimited conference sessions
  • Breakfast, lunch and break refreshments
  • Conference welcome package and guide
  • Entrance to resource fair
  • Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Certificate of Completion (for accredited sessions only)



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Featured Speaker

Honourable Fred Horne
Minister of Health


Networking Reception Host

Honourable George VanderBurg
Associate Minister of Seniors


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Featured Speakers and Presenters:

  • photo Barbara Jaworski
    Executive Director, Workplace Institute, Toronto, Ontario
  • photo Dr. Susan McDaniel
    Professor of Sociology, University of Lethbridge and Chair, Prentice Institute
  • photo Bernice Sewell
    Director of Operations, Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton (SAGE)
  • photo Tracy Smyth
    Manager, Recreation, Culture and the Arts, Town of Cochrane
  • photo Doug Campbell
    Chair, Seniors on the Bow of Cochrane and Area Society
  • photo Lloyd Manning
    Volunteer, Cochrane Hiking Club, Town of Cochrane Recreation
  • photo Bruce Pettigrew
    Volunteer, Cochrane Hiking Club, Town of Cochrane Recreation
  • photo Dennis Allen
    Director, Marking and Provincial Sport, Alberta Sport Recreation Parks & Wildlife Foundation
  • photo Vern Hafso
    President, Alberta 55 Plus (ASCSRA) Association
  • photo Jennifer Copeland
    Associate Professor, Dept. of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Lethbridge
  • photo Luanne Whitmarsh
    Chief Executive Officer,
    Kerby Centre, Calgary
  • photo Cheryl Henry
    Manager, Fall Risk Management Program, Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services
  • photo Graeme Smiley
    Acting Sergeant, Calgary Police Service
  • photo Anne McIlwaine
    Elder Abuse Response Team, Calgary Family Services
  • photo Jennifer Payne
    Coordinator, Lethbridge Elder Abuse Response Network (LEARN)
  • photo Cathy Aspen
    Research Coordinator, Knowledge Exchange, Alberta Health Services
  • photo Dr. Kyle Y. T. Whitfield
    Associate Professor, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta
  • photo Dr. Jason Daniels
    Researcher, Faculty of Extension University of Alberta
  • photo Peter Faid
    Community Services Consulting Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta
  • photo Dr. Robbin Gibb
    Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge
  • photo Dr. Bryan Klob
    Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge
  • photo Anna Mann
    Executive Director, Alberta Caregivers Association, Edmonton
  • photo Bonnie Hoffmann
    Associate Director, Alberta Caregivers Association, Edmonton
  • photo Monica Morrison
    Executive Director, Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre, Red Deer
  • photoAmanda Enz
    Community Facilitator, Social Planning, City of Red Deer, Alberta
  • photo Dawna Morey
    Generations Project Coordinator, Red Deer, Alberta
  • photo Judy Erickson
    Director of Continuing Care Standards and Licensing, Alberta Health
  • photo Kevan Jess
    Chief Fire Administrator, Province of Alberta
  • photo Dave Brown
    Central Zone Manager, Environmental Public Heath, Alberta Health Services
  • photo Lori Kovacs
    Executive Director, Western Rocky View Communities Development Society
  • photoPhil Unland
    Rural Seniors Housing Volunteer, Western Rocky View Communities Development Society
  • photo Stacey Kowbel, Ph.D.
    Researcher, Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research, Calgary
  • photo Jenny Kelly, M.A.
    Researcher, Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research, Calgary
  • photo Dr. Charles Scialfa
    Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calgary





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