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Icon of the event Breast Cancer: Detection and Prevention
Thu Mar 23, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer for women in Ontario. Regular screening can find breast cancer when it is still very small and less likely to have spread. Join a nurse from Toronto Public Health to learn about...

Icon of the event Psychiatry and the Business of Madness
Tue Dec 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

University of Toronto Professor Bonnie Burstow, author of 'Psychiatry and the Business of Madness', presents a fundamental critique of psychiatry. Burstow makes the case that psychiatry's tenets are unfounded, that psychiatry...

Icon of the event Cervical Cancer: Detection And Prevention
Tue Feb 21, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Cervical health should be monitored regularly after the age of 21. Join a nurse from Toronto Public Health to learn about risk factors and steps that can be taken to prevent cervical cancer from developing and spreading.

Icon of the event Hearing Health Check with Connect Hearing
Mon Mar 06, 2017 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Richview

Hearing Professionals at Connect Hearing will be offering complimentary Hearing Health Checks which include a hearing screening and an opportunity to ask questions related to hearing and hearing health....

Icon of the event Active Boost Fitness and Nutrition Classes
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Albert Campbell

In partnership with Warden Woods Community Centre, you are invited to come out and participate in a fun and interactive class as we assist you in achieving your health and wellness goals. Classes run for 12 weeks - snacks wil...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Dec 08
Thu Dec 15
Icon of the event Yoga for Older Adults
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Richview

Classes will involve learning breathing exercises, stretching into yoga poses on a mat, and some meditation. Participants must bring a yoga mat. Maximum of 20 participants; registration is required. Please call 416-394-512...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jan 10
Tue Jan 17
Tue Jan 24
Tue Jan 31
Tue Feb 07
Icon of the event Mitzvah Technique
Tue Mar 28, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Richview

Healthy postural body usage is introduced through gentle chair exercises involving sitting, standing, and walking. The Mitzvah Technique can be readily applied to all your daily activities, from sitting at the computer to mo...

Icon of the event The Daily Rhythm of Life - Messing with Our Ancient Biology Can Disrupt Sleep
Thu Feb 02, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

University of Toronto Professor R. Horner explains how our modern human lifestyle can disrupt sleep and health – and how to prevent such problems. All living things possess a sense of time. We humans are also hard-wired for a...

Icon of the event 'No Way' to 'Yes Way': Why You Need to Find Your Way Back to Hobbies and Leisure
Thu Jan 12, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Tracey Dion, Practice Leader, Therapeutic Recreation, Toronto Rehab, showcases how and why we all need to incorporate leisure into our daily routines, even and especially when it seems impossible. The value of a healthy leisu...

Icon of the event Evening Films @ the Toronto Reference Library
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for some inspiring, uplifting and entertaining films and documentaries. Films are themed around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), Finance, Careers, Innovation, Imagination and the Human Spirit....


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Dec 09
Fri Dec 16