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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 Teen Green!
Sat Jun 06, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairview

Do you need Volunteer Hours? Well, Fairview Library?s garden needs your help! Team up with gardeners of all levels of experience and see how SMALL actions can bring BIG change. As part of the 100in1day event, hundreds of peop...

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 Assisted Suicide
Tue Jun 16, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Peter Lin will discuss Assisted Suicide, a difficult and divisive issue touching on religious beliefs, legality, governmental policies, personal wishes and the Hippocratic Oath....

Icon of the event Distracted Thinking
Mon May 25, 2015 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Nasreen Khatri, Rotman Research Institute, discusses how the brain responds to information overload, technology and instant communication. Is there a change in ability to juggle or handle distractions as one ages? Presen...

Icon of the event Boomers and Seniors Group Meet Up: Chair Yoga
Thu Jul 30, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Maria A. Shchuka

Yoga offers many benefits, from reduced stress to improved strength and flexibility. Come and learn a gentle style of yoga that you can do from a seated position....

Icon of the event Boomers and Seniors Group Meet Up: Looking at Memory
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Maria A. Shchuka

Join us for a look at how the brain works....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu May 07
Thu May 21
Icon of the event iNavigate: Pedestrian Safety and Injury Prevention
Mon Aug 10, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Beaches

Join a representative from Toronto Public Health for a talk about how to ensure your well-being while navigating Toronto's busy streets. There is much we can do as individuals, families and caregivers to avoid accidents and r...

Icon of the event Money Saving Tips for Boomers & Seniors
Thu Jul 16, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Maria A. Shchuka

This is a two-part workshop for boomers and seniors covering some ways to save money. Stacey from Toronto Public Health will break down healthy eating habits and how to do so on a budget. Susie from Toronto Hydro will teach u...

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.