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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 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 & ...

Icon of the event Driving Well Into Your Golden Years - The Senior Driver Licence Renewal Program
Tue Apr 14, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Beaches

Join Lisa Thompson, a representative from the Ministry of Transportation, for a presentation outlining trends and statistics for older drivers, testing requirements for drivers over the age of 80, the collision reporting proc...

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 What's in an outbreak? An Overview of Ebola and Infectious Disease
Tue Apr 14, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Graduate students from the University of Toronto's Department of Immunology want to clear up some of the misconceptions about Ebola. They will talk about how viruses infect us and, focussing on the Ebola virus, about the biol...

Icon of the event Healthy Cognitive Aging
Tue Jun 16, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
North York Central Library

Ryerson Professor Alexandra Fiocco will discuss the predictors and prevention of cognitive decline, (decline in memory and thinking abilities). PhD student Katie Peck will discuss the effect of music on brain health.

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 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 Stay On Your Feet!
Thu Apr 23, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beaches

Join a representative from Toronto Public Health and learn how to prevent falls and keep your independence by reducing falling risk factors, staying active and healthy, and taking medications safely.