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Icon of the event Red Cross Babysitting Course
Sat Nov 19, 2016 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

This course teaches you how to safely babysit infants and young children. It will cover all the necessary information including: diapering, feeding, age-appropriate activities, household safety, and basic first aid. Receive y...

Icon of the event Healthy Eating using Canada's Food Guide
Fri Nov 18, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Explore how to eat healthy based on Canada's Food Guide. Learn ideas and tips to help make healthy food choices. Presented by Toronto Public Health.

Icon of the event At Home Alone Family Workshop
Thu Nov 17, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: New Toronto

Toronto Public Health presents a fun family workshop to help families prepare their 10-14 year old to be home alone safely. Parents must accompany their children. Register for this free program in person or by calling 416-394...

Icon of the event Be Strong all winter: Natural ways of beating colds and the flu
Mon Nov 14, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Alderwood

Join us for an interactive workshop with local aromatherapist Monika Meulman as she introduces us to natural ways to stay healthy during the winter season. For more information and to register for this free session please con...

Icon of the event Medicine by Design
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Stem cells, special cells first discovered in Canada, offer avenues to treat and perhaps cure devastating and costly illnesses. University of Toronto professor Peter Zandstra discusses Medicine by Design, a flagship initiativ...

Icon of the event Senior Licensing and Winter Driving
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Albert Campbell

A representative from the Ministry of Transportation will talk about the license renewal process for seniors 80 and older, and safe winter driving tips. You will learn about testing requirements and the collision reporting pr...

Icon of the event Take Action to Prevent Falls
Tue Nov 01, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Albert Campbell

Did you know that 1 in 3 seniors will have a fall this year? If you are 55 or older, join us to learn some helpful tips to prevent a fall and maintain your independence. At this workshop we will discuss:...

Icon of the event Nordic Pole Walking
Fri Oct 21, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Nordic Pole Walking (NPW) is a highly effective low-impact aerobic activity that combines the ease of walking and the benefits of an upper body strength training workout using lightweight walking poles. The activity is very e...

Icon of the event A War on Superbugs
Wed Oct 19, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Microorganisms live on and within us and we benefit from this relationship; however, bugs can turn on us and with deadly consequences. Professor Dasantila Golemi-Kotra explains how humans contributed to the evolution of "supe...

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...