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Icon of the event Alzheimer Disease Awareness
Wed Jun 01, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

An expert from Alzheimer Society of Toronto will teach you ways to reduce the risk of developing dementia. This interactive workshop will show you research findings and help you recognize habits that promote a healthy brain l...

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 Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis
Thu Jun 02, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis are two of the most common diseases affecting the elderly. In this talk Phd candidates from U of T will be dissecting the etiology, risk factors, treatments, and current research of these debil...

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 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 Body Relaxing, Stress Relieving Yoga
11:00 am - 12:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Through relaxation techniques and mental stimulation, the Brown Girls Yoga Collective will use the practices of yoga to help you relieve your body's stress, pain, and increase flexibility....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jun 07
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 patien...

Icon of the event Laughter Yoga
Thu Jun 16, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Are you stressed out? Do you want to bring more laughter, health and happiness into your life? Certified laughter and forgiveness coach Lynn Himmelman will give you the knowledge and practical skills to do a number of laughte...

Icon of the event Red Cross Babysitting Course
Sat Jun 11, 2016 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

This course teaches you 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. Receive y...

Icon of the event Do You Have High Blood Pressure?
Wed Sep 14, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Certified Older Adult specialist Eric Daw goes through the risk factors that contribute to high blood pressure and practical solutions that can be used to prevent and lower it. If you would like to find out different ways to ...