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Icon of the event Stay On Your Feet!
Thu Apr 23, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beaches

Join a representative from Toronto Public Health and learn how to prevent falls and keep your independence by reducing falling risk factors, staying active and healthy, and taking medications safely.

Icon of the event Falls Prevention Program
10:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Agincourt

In partnership with the CareFirst Seniors & Community Services Association, the Falls Prevention Program is aimed at seniors 65+ who have fallen or are at risk of falling. Four types of exercises will covered including endur...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Apr 13
Mon Apr 20
Mon Apr 27
Mon May 04
Mon May 11
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.

Icon of the event Allergies Demystified
Wed May 06, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches

Explore the biology behind allergies with SciChat, a student-run adult outreach initiative at the Department of Immunology, University of Toronto. Learn about the growing prevalence of allergies in Canada and how exposure to...

Icon of the event DATE CHANGE - Vegetarianism 101: Easy steps to eating less meat!
Thu Apr 02, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jane/Dundas

Interested in making healthier, more sustainable and more compassionate food choices? The Toronto Vegetarian Association will give you some tips and tools for going vegetarian or reducing your consumption of animal products, ...

Icon of the event Awareness Through Movement
Fri Jun 05, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Don Mills

What makes a person old? Some people think it's wrinkles, others think it's stodgy attitudes. But really, the culprit is our habits. In this session you will do several movement sequences designed to de-age your joints, musc...

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 Your Brain: what goes on as we age?
Wed Jun 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches

As we get older, we often find that we're not as mentally sharp as we used to be in our youth. What changes occur in the brain as we age, and is this normal? Severe impairment may also happen with age in the form of cogniti...

Icon of the event Food, Snacks, and Nutrition for Teens
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Don Mills

Join Toronto Public Health Nurse, Megan Georgieff, as she demonstrates simple and easy ways to prepare snacks and meals that are both fun and nutritional for teens. These hands-on workshops will show you how to snack right, w...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri May 08
Fri May 22
Fri May 29
Icon of the event Moving Beyond the Resume
Tue Jun 16, 2015 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Don Mills

Lauren Ferraro, BFA, MA, Speech, Dialect and Presentation Coach will show you how to lift your resume off the page, into your mouth and to deliver it in a clear, articulate fashion. A step by step guide to responding to the t...