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Icon of the event Allergies Demystified
Wed May 06, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches

Explore the biology behind allergies with SciChat, a student-run adult outreach initiative at the Department of Immunology, University of Toronto. Learn about the growing prevalence of allergies in Canada and how exposure to...

Icon of the event Your Brain: what goes on as we age?
Wed Jun 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches

As we get older, we often find that we're not as mentally sharp as we used to be in our youth. What changes occur in the brain as we age, and is this normal? Severe impairment may also happen with age in the form of cogniti...

Icon of the event Dementia 101: A workshop for caregivers
Thu Jun 04, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Beaches

Please join us for a workshop for those who are caring for someone diagnosed with dementia. This session is facilitated by a representative of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, and includes an overview of Alzheimer's disease,...

Icon of the event Staying Balanced: How Seniors Can Improve Their Balance and Coordination
Wed Jun 03, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches

Learn tips and techniques from Eric Daw, Older Adult Specialist and personal trainer, on how to improve balance and coordination.

Icon of the event Say Om - Yoga and Meditation
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Barbara Frum

Join us for this yoga and meditation series during Mental Health Awareness Month. Let Pamela help you to release your tension and worries. Location: Barbara Frum Library, Room B. For more information and to register, visit in...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed May 06
Wed May 13
Wed May 20
Wed May 27
Icon of the event Nordic Poling
Thu Apr 30, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Albert Campbell

Burn 20-46% more calories with Nordic Poling than regular walking....

Icon of the event Air quality health index, UV index, and sun safety
Tue Apr 21, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Barbara Frum

This information session will help you to prevent and lower your risk of skin cancer by learning about sun safety, the air quality health index, and the UV index. You will learn how to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle...

Icon of the event Sushi Making Class
Tue Mar 10, 2015 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Join us for a fun, hands-on sushi-making class! Learn about the history of sushi before you draw out your Inner Sushi Chef by creating Makimonos. Take photos to send to your friends and family to prove your culinary genius! V...

Icon of the event Stress management through restorative meditation
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Barbara Frum

Feel yourself transported to another realm by the beautiful chanting of sacred mantras and breathing meditation. Two meditation methods will be taught and practiced: one using the breath and another accompanied by beautiful m...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Mar 19
Thu Mar 26
Thu Apr 02
Thu Apr 23
Thu Jun 04
Icon of the event Introduction to Nordic Pole Walking: The Smarter Way! to Walk
Tue Jun 09, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palmerston

Nordic Pole Walking improves your health, physical activity and rehabilitation, and is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. Join us and discover the many health benefits. Presented by InsideOut Physiotherapy & ...