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Icon of the event  Understanding CCAC  services
Tue Mar 08, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Barbara Frum

You might have heard of Community Care Access Centres (CCAC), but do you know exactly how they can help you? A specialist from CCAC will give you the whole picture. Learn in advance when you may need their help to navigate ...

Icon of the event  Your Brain on Exercise: How Physical Activity Can Improve your Mental Wellbeing
Wed Feb 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

Exercise has been shown to be a very effective way to improve mental wellbeing. This presentation will explore how the brain responds to exercise in order to prevent and manage symptoms of depression. The program also include...

Icon of the event A Doctor's Guide to Alternative Medicine:  What Works, What Doesn't and Why
Wed Mar 02, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Dr. Mel Borins discusses his new book, for patients and physicians alike, on which alternative treatments work, which don't and, according to the latest scientific research, why they do and don?t. This presentation will be o...

Icon of the event A Feast for the Mind
Tue Dec 01, 2015 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy a light healthy meal and watch the movie "Fed Up" to gain more insight about the food we eat. This may help you make healthier food choices. Register in person or call 416-393-7723.

Icon of the event A Strength-Based Approach to Parenting - Presented by Dr. Wayne Hammond
Wed Dec 02, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Understanding and purposefully nurturing a child's ability to navigate and negotiate life's challenges in successful ways is the goal of all parents. But in light of the many risks and threats our children face, embracing a ...

Icon of the event Advanced Care Planning
Tue Feb 23, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

An advance care plan is a process that shares your goals for treatment with the health care team. Presented by a registered nurse, this interactive talk intends to raise awareness about advanced care planning, discuss the r...

Icon of the event Alanna Mitchell on the Myths of Cancer
Wed Jan 27, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Don Mills

Award-winning science journalist and author talks about her newest book: "Malignant Metaphor: Confronting Cancer Myths," a deeply personal work that is rooted in science. To register, visit the branch or call 414-395-5710.

Icon of the event Alzheimer's Information Session
Wed Jan 27, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

January is Alzheimer's awareness month. Did you know that women are doubly affected by Alzheimer?s disease? They outnumber men living with the disease and more often than not shoulder the responsibility of caring for a family...

Icon of the event Alzheimer's Treatment
Tue Jan 05, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Dr. Ian Cohen is a physician and research investigator at Toronto Memory Program. In this presentation, you will learn about current Alzheimer's disease treatments and what new medication approaches are taking lace in clinica...

Icon of the event At  Home Alone
Thu Feb 18, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Toronto Public Health Nurse will help families prepare for their children to be home alone by discussing:...