Ali Cada


Alison (Ali) Cada's mission in life is to bring joy and meaning and to make creative arts accessible to elders. He is a nurse, a graduate certificate in Social Entrepreneurship and Aging, and a certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy.  He is currently enrolled in a Master of Arts in Arts in Medicine at the University of Florida.

Alice Lam

Vice President

Alice Lam is the volunteer coordinator for the Pop Art and Senior Art Kit Programs. She runs a volunteer website called and is passionate about bringing creative activities to isolated seniors. She is so excited about our latest Youtube channel found at

Hannah Pagenkopf

Hannah is praised for the “special, silvery beauty and expressiveness” of her singing (Calgary Herald), classical soprano Hannah Pagenkopf has performed extensively in her hometown Calgary and abroad. She has been featured as a soloist and performer by Luminous Voices, Cowtown Opera, Early Music Voices, the Calgary Bach Society, and the Pro Arts Society, among others. She has also appeared as a soloist with several orchestras including the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Red Deer Symphony Orchestra, and baroque chamber orchestra Rosa Barocca. Other highlights include two solo recitals in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and competing in the NATS Artist Awards in New York City, placing 2nd in the finals and winning an additional award for "Singer with the Most Potential”.

Cathy Hume

Past President

Cathy Hume has been working in the senior living sector for over 30 years, holding national leadership roles in marketing, sales and communication. She is the acting past president of the Calgary Seniors Housing Forum Society and Creative Aging Calgary Society. Currently, she is a member of the City of Calgary, Age Friendly Older Adult Advisory Table (OAAT) in which the committee members will review, and support initiatives presented by the Calgary Age-Friendly Strategy Group.

Jane Finlay

Jane Finley is an emerging Calgary based mixed media artist, best known for her use of materials in unconventional methods. She is the creative force behind our collaborative murals and YouTube tutorials!

Ralph Hubele

Ralph Hubele has worked in the field of seniors housing for over 36 years.  He holds Bachelor Degrees in Sociology and Education, a Master’s Degree in Environmental Design, and an Advance Certificate in Gerontology.  During his career,  he has been involved in the development and delivery of a number of provincial programs that have helped to create a variety of affordable housing options for seniors in Alberta.  Currently he is the Senior Manager of Health and Housing Initiatives, Continuing Care Capital Programs, Health Facilities Planning Branch, with Alberta Health.  He is involved in assisting in the creation of affordable continuing care capacity throughout the Province.  He remains committed to the idea of offering senior households as many housing choices as possible as they age.

Nhi Tran


Norma Karlinsky

Call for Board Members

We are seeking new board members to assist the Society in achieving its vision, mission and priorities.

This position is open to anybody with an interest in programming, or promoting creative aging amongst seniors.

You will:

  1. Help determine the strategic vision of our organization
  2. Help to create programs that can benefit seniors
  3. Help make connections with community partners and businesses that are interested in creative aging
  4. Help plan and strategize for our bi-annual Symposium
  5. Help us raise awareness and support for creative aging

Minimum requirements:

  1. Over 18 years of age
  2. Must be able to attend one monthly board meeting

If you would like to put your name forward, please email for more information.

If you would like to suggest some activities but not join the board, please still get in touch! We’d love to hear them!

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