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Icon of the event Seniors Brain Gym Part I: Introduction to Neurobics
Tue May 10, 2016 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

During this session we learn about how different parts of the brain work and how to use our senses in new and creative ways to stimulate our brain. Get an introduction to library resources and have fun doing activities with o...

Icon of the event Red Cross Babysitting Course
Thu Aug 11, 2016 | 9:05 am - 5:05 pm
Location: North York Central Library

This course teaches teens how to safely babysit infants and young children. It will cover all the necessary information including: diapering, feeding, age-appropriate activities, household safety, and basic first aid. Partici...

Icon of the event Neil Pasricha - NEW DATE
Tue May 24, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Harvard MBA, Walmart executive and #1 bestselling author of The Book of Awesome unlocks the nine secrets to happiness in The Happiness Equation. With Chatelaine's Rachel Giese....

Icon of the event Music Therapy and Aging
Thu Jun 09, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Baycrest music therapist, Kiki Chang discusses the benefits of music therapy in the ageing process, with a focus on the role of the music therapist in long-term care. Information about how music therapy can assist both patie...

Icon of the event Seniors Brain Gym Part II: Introduction to the Brain?s Functions
Tue May 17, 2016 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Learn about the 5 brain functions and do fun activities with other seniors to sharpen them. Get some tips to prevent memory loss....

Icon of the event Aging and Immunity
Thu Aug 04, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

The immune system is a vital component of our body that helps us to fight against infectious diseases such as the common cold. As we get older, this defense mechanism undergoes a number of changes that impairs its ability to ...

Icon of the event **DATE CHANGED  TO  DEC. 6, 2016 : Psychiatry and the Business of Madness
Tue Jun 21, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

**THIS PROGRAM WILL TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016 **...

Icon of the event Cancer Screening & Prevention
Wed May 11, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

Cedarbrae Branch will be hosting a Cancer Prevention workshop presented by Toronto Public Health. This workshop combines cancer prevention and screening presentation on breast/cervical cancer for women and colorectal cancer ...

Icon of the event Memory and Dementia
Tue Jun 21, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

Understand the nature of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementias. Become familiar with risk factors, prevention strategies and current treatment options. Presented by Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)....

Icon of the event Pedestrian Safety
Wed Jun 08, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

Toronto Public Health presents a seminar on pedestrian safety with information on how to stay safe while out and about on the streets....