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Health & Wellness

Icon of the event Older Caregiver Cafe
Thu Sep 29, 2016 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

When is the last time you took a rejuvenating break? You're invited to join other family caregivers to socialize, learn, relax and be entertained in a series of interactive workshops. Presentations include: Sharing-Listening...

Icon of the event Evening films at the Toronto Reference Library
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for some inspiring, uplifting and entertaining films and documentaries. Films are themed around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), Finance, Careers, Innovation, Imagination and the Human Spirit....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jun 30
Fri Jul 08
Thu Jul 21
Fri Jul 22
Thu Jul 28
Icon of the event Colon Cancer Prevention
Tue Oct 04, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Albert Campbell

There are steps you can take to reduce your risk of cancer and other chronic diseases, for example, through diet, exercise, and other lifestyle factors. In Ontario, FREE screening tests are available to prevent disease or fin...

Icon of the event Aging and Immunity
Thu Aug 04, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

The immune system is a vital component of our body that helps us to fight against infectious diseases such as the common cold. As we get older, this defense mechanism undergoes a number of changes that impairs its ability to ...

Icon of the event Healthy Eating for Life in Canada - Toronto Public Health
Wed Sep 07, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

This session addresses access to healthy food, food and its relation to health outcomes, Canada's Food Guide, strategies for eating healthy, and how to make a healthy meal. In partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Cana...

Icon of the event Breast/Cervical Cancer Prevention
Tue Oct 18, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Albert Campbell

There are things that women can do to take care of their body. In Ontario, FREE screening tests are available to prevent disease or find problems early. When problems are found early, they can be treated and there is a good c...

Icon of the event Your Brain on Exercise
Mon Sep 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Lorne Opler will explore how the brain responds to exercise. How physical activities can alleviate depression, boost mood and increase cognitive memory and learning. He will demonstrate which exercises are best for brain hea...

Icon of the event Coping with Stress
Tue Sep 20, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Albert Campbell

High levels of stress can make a person feel tense or anxious, cause headaches, stomach ailments, and other symptoms. Left untreated, stress can lead to more serious conditions like obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and...

Icon of the event Dance Therapy (For Early Stage Dementia)
Thu Aug 25, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

This session is for people in the early stage of dementia and their caregivers. It is an opportunity to experience the joy of dance and music. This session is led by a certified dance therapist....

Icon of the event Hearing Health Support Group
10:30 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Albert Campbell

Learn to understand what it means to have a hearing loss. The Canadian Hearing Society will help you identify resources, give you practical advice and tips on how to cope with the everyday challenges. Whether you are the one ...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Sep 15
Thu Sep 22
Thu Sep 29
Thu Oct 06
Thu Oct 13