Toronto Public Library Homepage

Health & Wellness

Icon of the event At Home Alone: 5 easy steps to independence
Sat Sep 17, 2016 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Help prepare your 10-14 year old to stay home alone safely through this fun and interactive workshop. Parents and children will develop a personal safety and injury prevention plan that is tailored to meet each family's uniqu...

Icon of the event Zumba for Teens
Tue Aug 30, 2016 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Malvern

Funky Latin rhythms mixed with easy to follow moves create a dynamic dance program that will blow you away. Teens will learn the basics of zumba in this introductory class. Drop-in. Ages 13-19.

Icon of the event Brain Health and You
Mon Aug 29, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Malvern

An expert from Alzheimer Society of Toronto will teach you ways to reduce the risk of developing dementia. This interactive workshop with games and activities will show you research findings and help you recognize habits that...

Icon of the event Cycle Toronto Workshop: Basic Bike Maintenance
Sat Aug 13, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Learn the basics of day-to-day bicycle maintenance! Topics include: safety checks, pumping your tires, tightening your brakes, lubing your chain and ensuring your bike is the right fit for you....

Icon of the event Building Resilient Children and Youth
Sat Nov 12, 2016 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Beaches

A presentation for parents with children aged 10 - 17, but parents with younger children would also benefit from it. This 2 hours workshop focuses on strategies that build resilience in children such as communications, positi...

Icon of the event Do You Have High Blood Pressure?
Wed Sep 14, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Certified Older Adult specialist Eric Daw goes through the risk factors that contribute to high blood pressure and practical solutions that can be used to prevent and lower it. If you would like to find out different ways to ...

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 Cycle Toronto: Commuting by Bike in All Weather Conditions
Sat Aug 13, 2016 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Make all-season cycling a breeze! Topics include: basic road rules and safe riding techniques, recommended "office-friendly" clothing for different cycling seasons, bicycle care and maintenance tips, route-planning and safe r...

Icon of the event Healthy Cognitive Aging: What The Research Tells Us
Tue Sep 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Join Assistant Professor Alexandra Fiocco of Ryerson University for a talk about predictors and prevention of cognitive decline. Learn about current research studies and how aging is a next chapter in life filled with as many...

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....