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Icon of the event Mental Illness Awareness Week
Wed Oct 08, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches

In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 5-11, join us in a NFB sceening of "Out of Mind, Out of Sight". What happens to people who suffer from mental illness and commit violent crimes? Where do they go? How ...

Icon of the event Mental Illness Awareness Week
Thu Oct 09, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches

In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 5-11, join us in a NFB screening of "NCR: Not Criminally Responsible". While gripped by psychosis, a troubled young man stabs a complete stranger six times. Declared n...

Icon of the event Need to Know?: Drugs and Supplements
Thu Nov 13, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

A basic overview of trusted websites and library databases to help you learn what you need to know about drugs and supplements. To register call 416-393-7209.

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 Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course (Ages 11-15)
Sat Dec 20, 2014 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
North York Central Library

Learn to meet the challenges of babysitting and develop skills to cope with common emergencies, prevent injuries and keep children safe. Fee is $60 per student (includes manual), to be paid to instructor by Visa, Mastercard, ...

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 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 Safer Medication Management in the Aging Population
Mon Nov 24, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Medication use is very common in the elderly and comes with both risks and benefits. This session will address ways to decrease the risks and increase the benefits through a better understanding of the health care system as ...

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

Dr. Marilyn Herie, PhD RSW 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 i...

Icon of the event Need to Know?: Cleansing and Diets
Thu Oct 16, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

A basic overview of trusted websites and library databases to help you learn what you need to know about cleansing and diets. To register call 416-393-7209.