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Icon of the event Nutrition Tips for Seniors
Wed Sep 24, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Maria A. Shchuka

Toronto Public Health nurse and dietician will provide tips for keeping healthy. Topics include:...

Icon of the event Alcohol:  The Delightful Poison
Mon Sep 15, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Marilyn Herie discusses alcohol and why women and older adults are at higher risk for alcohol-related problems. This talk looks at the physical effects of alcohol, including its challenges to the brain and the immune sys...

Icon of the event At Home Alone: Five Easy Steps to Independence
Sat Sep 27, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Locke

A fun family workshop to help families prepare their 10-14 year olds to be home alone safely. Presented by Toronto Public Health. Parents and children must attend together. Call 416-393-7730 to register.

Icon of the event A Thermometer for the Mind
Mon Sep 29, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Concerned about memory changes and whether to see your doctor? Michael Meagher explains the free 20 minute online brain health test, (www.cogniciti.com) developed by the memory experts at Baycrest Health Sciences and Cognici...

Icon of the event Elder Abuse:  Causes, Identification and Supports
Mon Nov 10, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Baycrest's Professional Practice Chief of Social Work, Christina Van Sickle leads a discussion around the myriad factors that contribute to the perpetration of elder abuse. A complex issue, with no one-size-fits-all solution...

Icon of the event The Market: A documentary by Rama Rau
Thu Aug 14, 2014 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Free screening of The Market by Toronto filmmaker Rama Rau....

Icon of the event Aging and Mental Health: Tips for Success
Wed Sep 17, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Maria A. Shchuka

This interactive workshop will focus on the ways in which thoughts, feelings, and behaviours can serve to either increase or decrease our experience of stress. Participants will be given evidence-based stress reduction tips a...

Icon of the event Use Music to Improve Memory
Wed Sep 10, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Maria A. Shchuka

Learn about the latest studies that show the connection between improved memory and listening to music. Learn how to apply this knowledge to your daily life. To register, call 416-394-1000.

Icon of the event Restoring Balance
Mon Sep 29, 2014 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Toronto Reference Library

Are you dizzy? Feeling off-balance? Afraid of falling? Physiotherapist Paul Godlewski discusses the causes of dizziness and vertigo. He will explain what can be done to alleviate these symptoms, improve your balance and p...

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...