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Icon of the event Senior Fitness Fun!
Tue Dec 13, 2016 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Woodside Square

Join in on fitness fun! Learn simple exercises and techniques for staying or getting fit. Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation present a fun and informative session on senior fitness and how to join various low-cost program...

Icon of the event How Good Are You At Stress Management?
Wed Nov 30, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

The findings of two recent scientific studies about stress may surprise you....

Icon of the event Exercise and Mental Health
Sat Nov 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

With one in five Canadians experiencing a mental health episode in their lives, exercise has been shown to be one of the most effective ways to improve one's mental wellbeing. Lorne Opler, instructor of Fitness and Health Pro...

Icon of the event At Home Alone Family Workshop: 5 Easy Steps to Independence
Thu Nov 10, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

A fun, interactive workshop to help families prepare their 10-14 year olds to stay home alone safely. Develop a personal safety and injury prevention plan that is tailored to meet your family's unique needs....

Icon of the event Cyber Safety
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Woodside Square

Be cyber savvy! In this workshop, presented by Toronto Police Services, learn how to identify and avoid cyber frauds and scams. Registration begins September 19th. Register in person or by phone. Space is limited. 416-396...

Icon of the event Bacterial Nanomachines: The Key to Infection and Resistance
Mon Nov 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Bacteria have sophisticated nanomachines to help them stick to various surfaces (including us!) and to exchange genetic material and molecules essential to their survival and spread. Professor Gerald Audette explains how thes...

Icon of the event Low Back Exercises: The McGill Method for Safe, Effective Back Rehab
Sat Nov 05, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Up to 80 percent of working Canadians will experience an episode of low back pain their lifetime and some back injuries may be caused by doing the wrong exercises in the gym. So how can you be sure which exercises are safe an...

Icon of the event How to Live Effectively with Osteoporosis
Fri Nov 04, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

Do you have Osteoporosis, is your balance an issue or feel that your posture has changed? Senior personal trainer, Eric Daw, goes through some practical steps of how you can improve posture, balance, and increase bone densit...

Icon of the event Refuel Your Energy Tank
Wed Oct 26, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Life shifts into high gear in fall season. Yet, the struggle to juggle everything leaves our personal energy tank running low. Come and be re-energized! Karin Vagiste will share her award-winning mediation strategies so you c...

Icon of the event Does your home have radon?
Mon Oct 24, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Mainul Husain from Health Canada and Bob Wood, past president of Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists, will explain why should you be concerned about radon in your home and workplace and what you can do ...