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Icon of the event Cancer, Diabetes, Alzheimer's. What do they all have in common?
Wed Sep 24, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Morwenna Given, practicing Medical Herbalist, will discuss the basic and common beginnings of cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's and how the pathologies of each disease are interlinked.

Icon of the event Aging and Mental Health: Tips for Success
Wed Sep 17, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Maria A. Shchuka

This interactive workshop will focus on the ways in which thoughts, feelings, and behaviours can serve to either increase or decrease our experience of stress. Participants will be given evidence-based stress reduction tips a...

Icon of the event Chronic Pain Management Workshop
Mon Dec 01, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

An expert from the Arthritis Society will conduct a Chronic Pain Management Workshop that will teach the participants how to handle their chronic pain, stress, depression and fatigue.

Icon of the event Restoring Balance
Mon Sep 29, 2014 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Toronto Reference Library

Are you dizzy? Feeling off-balance? Afraid of falling? Physiotherapist Paul Godlewski discusses the causes of dizziness and vertigo. He will explain what can be done to alleviate these symptoms, improve your balance and p...

Icon of the event At Home Alone Workshop: 5 Easy Steps to Independence
Mon Sep 22, 2014 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Albert Campbell

Scarborough Community Safety Week is September 22nd-26th! A fun family workshop to help families prepare their 10-14 year old to be home alone safely. For more information or to register, please call 416-396-8890.

Icon of the event An Agatha Christie Mystery: Finding Alzheimer's on the Page
Mon Nov 03, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Regina Jokel offers the opportunity to learn about the signs of normal and abnormal aging in human language. Based on the cases of three famous mystery writers, including Agatha Christie, it will allow the audience to r...

Icon of the event A Thermometer for the Mind
Mon Sep 29, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Concerned about memory changes and whether to see your doctor? Michael Meagher explains the free 20 minute online brain health test, (www.cogniciti.com) developed by the memory experts at Baycrest Health Sciences and Cognici...

Icon of the event Elder Abuse:  Causes, Identification and Supports
Mon Nov 10, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Baycrest's Professional Practice Chief of Social Work, Christina Van Sickle leads a discussion around the myriad factors that contribute to the perpetration of elder abuse. A complex issue, with no one-size-fits-all solution...

Icon of the event Brain Games for Seniors
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Maria A. Shchuka

Gain new knowledge on brain function and have fun with other seniors playing games to sharpen cognition. To register call 416-394-1000.


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Oct 10
Fri Oct 17
Fri Oct 24
Icon of the event Safer Medication Management in the Aging Population
Mon Nov 24, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Medication use is very common in the elderly and comes with both risks and benefits. This session will address ways to decrease the risks and increase the benefits through a better understanding of the health care system as ...