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Icon of the event You May Be a Target, But Don't Be a Victim
Wed May 14, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Take a proactive approach to safety by learning about preventative measures and practices. Toronto Police will discuss "Personal Safety - Wherever You Are"; Toronto Fire Services looks at "What's Keeping You Safe in Your Bui...

Icon of the event Sexuality and Sexual Expression in Long-Term Care Homes
Fri May 02, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

For years, societal stereotypes of an asexual older age have prevailed. Despite an aging baby boomer population, the attitude of seniors regarding the role and importance of sex in their own lives was relatively neglected. ...

Icon of the event What is Alzheimer's?
Tue Jun 03, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Albert Campbell

A representative from the Alzheimer's Society will present a 2 hour informational session on Alzheimer's and other dementias, what we can do about it, risk factors, treatment and research....

Icon of the event To Drive or Not to Drive: That is the Question
Fri May 30, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

This presentation addresses the myths and truths about older drivers including the impact of aging and medical conditions on driving. Tips for older drivers and their family members, as well as the doctor's role in decisions ...

Icon of the event Yoga & Meditation
11:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Albert Campbell

A yoga instructor will teach basic methods of meditation and tension - relieving stretches.Participants should wear loose clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel....


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Apr 26
Sat May 17
Sat Jun 21
Icon of the event A Healthy Aging Brain: Contributing Life Style Factors
Mon Aug 11, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Emily Nalder, Rotman Research Institute, describes functional changes linked to aging and how aspects of our lifestyle, such as diet, sleep and exercise habits contribute to brain health. Dr. Nalder is an occupational th...

Icon of the event Dental Health Workshop for Seniors
Tue Jun 24, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Albert Campbell

Toronto Public Health will present information on the importance of oral health, dental disease, prevention and access to free dental care in this workshop. For more information and to register, visit in person or call 416-39...

Icon of the event Lyme Disease: A Southern Ontario Ticking Time Bomb
Wed Jun 11, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches

Speaker, journalist and Lyme sufferer Vanessa Farnsworth, author of Rain on a Distant Roof: A Personal Journey Through Lyme Disease in Canada, will talk about what is known and unknown about Lyme disease in humans and in natu...

Icon of the event Locating Reliable Health Information on the Internet
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Toronto Reference Library

Learn to tell if the health information on the internet is reliable. See which websites our health librarians recommend. To register call 416-393-7209.


Upcoming Dates:
Thu May 15
Icon of the event Your Brain on Speed: How the Brain Responds to the Rush Hour of Life
Tue Apr 29, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Albert Campbell

Session 1: Do You Want to go Faster?...

Pedometer Lending Program
Pedometer Lending Program

Count your steps using a pedometer borrowed from the library. Get some motivation and get active.