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Icon of the event Stress Relief through Meditation
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

Feel yourself transported to another realm by the beautiful chanting of sacred mantras and breathing meditation. This program is drop in and does not require registration. For more information call Barbara Frum Branch at 416-...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Oct 26
Thu Nov 09
Thu Nov 23
Thu Dec 14
Icon of the event Wellness Club for Seniors (in Chinese)
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Steeles

Make new friends, share ideas and learn how to keep fit to become a happier and healthier you


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jan 04
Thu Feb 01
Icon of the event Wellness Club for Seniors (in Chinese)
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Steeles

Make new friends, share ideas and learn how to keep fit to become a happier and healthier you


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Nov 02
Thu Dec 07
Icon of the event Depression in Later Life
Tue Dec 05, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Eatonville

In this education workshop, we will explore the nature of Depression and how it can be misdiagnosed for other conditions, as well as the importance of proper diagnosis. Participants will learn about risk factors for depressio...

Icon of the event Get Active to Prevent Diabetes
10:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Albion

This free 6 week program is for adults aged 25-64 who do not have diabetes and are ready to take steps to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Each two hour session has a health education component led by a public health nurse a...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Oct 20
Fri Oct 27
Fri Nov 03
Fri Nov 10
Icon of the event Coping with the Challenges of the Golden Years
Wed Oct 25, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Evelyn Burns-Weinrib is a long-time Baycrest volunteer who has experienced severe depression. She will candidly discuss the losses which living until the senior years bring; and outline methods she has adopted to improve her...

Icon of the event Healthy Child Screening Day-Ontario Early Years Centre
Wed Oct 25, 2017 | 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

This special event involves dental, nutrition and vision screenings for children. Information is also provided regarding home service support, child care services, early literacy activities and immunization. Please register b...

Icon of the event Qi Gong Yoga  - PROGRAM IS FULL
11:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Eatonville

Qi Gong means breath work or energy workout. This energy is meant to flow freely through our bodies like a gently flowing river. When there are blockages the body is like a coiled garden hose where the water cannot move effec...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Oct 26
Thu Nov 02
Thu Nov 09
Icon of the event Addressing Elder Abuse in Toronto's Immigrant Communities
Wed Nov 22, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Albion

Dr. Sepali Guruge, Ryerson University, examines the unique and common risk factors of elder abuse within and across Chinese and South Asian communities in the Toronto area. Dr. Guruge, an expert in the area of immigrant heal...

Icon of the event Genome Editing: Harnessing the Power of CRISPR
Mon Oct 30, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn more about CRISPR Genome Editing and how scientists use this revolutionary tool to "cut and paste" genes. Graduate students from the University of Toronto will explain how this type of gene editing works, its applicatio...