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Icon of the event Cancer, Diabetes, Alzheimer's. What do they all have in common?
Wed Sep 24, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Morwenna Given, practicing Medical Herbalist, will discuss the basic and common beginnings of cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's and how the pathologies of each disease are interlinked.

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 Chronic Pain Management Workshop
Mon Dec 01, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

An expert from the Arthritis Society will conduct a Chronic Pain Management Workshop that will teach the participants how to handle their chronic pain, stress, depression and fatigue.

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 At Home Alone: 5 Easy Steps to Independence
Sat Oct 04, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North York Central Library

This fun family workshop, sponsored by Toronto Public Health, offers safety tips to parents of children aged 10 to 14 as they prepare to stay home alone by themselves....

Icon of the event An Agatha Christie Mystery: Finding Alzheimer's on the Page
Mon Nov 03, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Regina Jokel offers the opportunity to learn about the signs of normal and abnormal aging in human language. Based on the cases of three famous mystery writers, including Agatha Christie, it will allow the audience to r...

Icon of the event At Home Alone: 5 Easy Step to Independance
Sat Oct 11, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
North York Central Library

This fun family workshop, sponsored by Toronto Public Health, offers safety tips to parents of children aged 10 to 14 as they prepare to stay home alone by themselves....

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 Seniors Discovery Fair in Scarborough 2014
Thu Sep 25, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cedarbrae

This free event is a great chance to learn more about the services that are offered specifically for older adults in your community. Discover programs and opportunities that allow you to enjoy active living, learn about the l...