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Icon of the event Men's Health Workshop
Thu May 19, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Albion

I look and feel well but what tests can I do to make sure I am healthy inside? What small steps can I take to get healthier?...

Icon of the event Seniors Brain Gym Part II: Introduction to the Brain?s Functions
Tue May 17, 2016 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Maria A. Shchuka

Learn about the 5 brain functions and do fun activities with other seniors to sharpen them. Get some tips to prevent memory loss....

Icon of the event University of Toronto SciChat: Vaccines revealed
Tue May 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gerrard/Ashdale

Vaccination is an integral part of modern healthcare but many people are still suspicious about the effectiveness of vaccines and worried about the side effects they may incur. Vaccines boost the ability of your immune system...

Icon of the event Your Brain on Exercise: How Physical Activity Can Improve Your Mental Health
Tue May 17, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Barbara Frum

With one in five Canadians experiencing a mental health episode in their lives, exercise has been shown to be one of the most effective ways to improve one's mental wellbeing. This presentation will explore how the brain res...

Icon of the event Physical Solutions to Posture Problems, Tension and Stress
Thu May 12, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
North York Central Library

Susan Green, a certified teacher of the Mitzvah Technique, will demonstrate practical ways to develop and maintain a healthy, youthful posture. The Mitzvah Technique can be used to gently release tension, stress and strain w...

Icon of the event The Importance of Handwriting
Wed May 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Leaside

Clinician Annette Poizner will discuss the effects of handwriting on thinking and the brain....

Icon of the event Seniors Exercise and Falls Prevention
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Hillcrest

Join us for a Community Exercise and Falls Prevention program for seniors. Offered in association with Carefirst Seniors and Community Services. Call 416-847-8939 to register.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed May 11
Wed May 18
Wed May 25
Wed Jun 01
Icon of the event Seniors Brain Gym Part I: Introduction to Neurobics
Tue May 10, 2016 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Maria A. Shchuka

During this session we learn about how different parts of the brain work and how to use our senses in new and creative ways to stimulate our brain. Get an introduction to library resources and have fun doing activities with o...

Icon of the event Pedestrian Safety
Tue May 10, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Barbara Frum

Glennis Jones from Public Health, the Chronic Disease & Injury Preventive Program, will present to seniors what an unsafe pedestrian environment is, and what they can do to increase their personal safety. These include norma...

Icon of the event Chronic Pain Management Workshop
Mon May 09, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Eatonville

An Arthritis Society expert conducts a workshop to improve your understanding of chronic pain management, and teaches you coping methods on how to handle your pain, stress, depression and fatigue. Limited space.