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Icon of the event Living and Learning with Baby for Dads
10:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

This is a free parenting program provided by Toronto Public Health for parents with infants aged 6 weeks to 6 months. Meet other new parents and discuss parenthood. Topics covered: adjusting to parenthood, infant nutrition, g...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Nov 18
Sat Nov 25
Sat Dec 02
Sat Dec 09
Sat Dec 16
Icon of the event Seniors Wellness Afternoon Tea
Tue Oct 24, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: New Toronto

Celebrate Autumn with an afternoon of fun and information sharing. Information presentations by selected agencies serving seniors will be available. Enjoy Bingo, door prizes and the complimentary refreshments!...

Icon of the event Benjue Mindfulness Meditation
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Davenport

Join us for a four week workshop in Benjue Meditation, a non-sectarian, systematic mindfulness meditation method. Benjue Meditation uses movement to generate self-awareness with great benefits in stress reduction, mental heal...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Oct 24
Icon of the event Run, Don't Walk: Exercise and Brain Health in Mid-life and Beyond
Wed Feb 07, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

The number one thing we can do to maintain and improve brain health and emotional well-being is to exercise. Come and learn how an active lifestyle is part of living smart today to age well tomorrow. Presented by Dr. Nasreen...

Icon of the event Let's Walk and Talk: Nordic Pole Walking Program
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: New Toronto

Provided by West Toronto Diabetes Education Program, this free 9-week Nordic Pole Walking and Educational Program gives you a chance to learn more about getting healthy while enjoying a weekly walk. Those diagnosed with type ...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Oct 25
Icon of the event Musicking, Science and Health: A Mental Tune-Up
Fri Nov 03, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

What happens in our brains when we play, listen and move to music? What effect can sound and music have on diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's? Join PhD student Keith Loach for a demonstration of how music can affect...

Icon of the event Seniors' Issues Talks: Decisional Capacity
Tue Nov 21, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Main Street

Decisional capacity as it relates to powers of attorney, guardianship, late-life "predatory" marriages and potential financial abuse can be very confusing and an issue of great concern. WEL Partners: Kimberly A. Whaley, CS,...

Icon of the event Senior Safety: Recognizing Elder Abuse in Your Community
Fri Oct 27, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Learn how to recognize when someone, whether a friend, neighbour, or acquaintance, is being mistreated, and, most importantly, how best to respond. Join Monita Persaud from Elder Abuse Ontario and learn how to promote healthy...

Icon of the event Ball Workshop for Functional Mobility
Fri Jan 26, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Join an instructor certified by the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA) to learn to how to use a small exercise ball to improve posture, upper-lower body strength, balance and flexibility. Participants will receive ...

Icon of the event Games for Health - The Present and Potential Future of Healthcare
Wed Oct 25, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Games and gamification have the potential to radically transform how healthcare is delivered in the 21st century. Just what they transform healthcare into remains to be seen. In this talk Dr. Steve Wilcox explores the burgeon...