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Icon of the event Falls Prevention
Fri Oct 14, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Stop a fall before it happens. 1 in 3 older adults will fall every year. Join us to learn how you can prevent falls from happening to you or a significant other. Presented by Toronto Public Health.

Icon of the event A War on Superbugs
Wed Oct 19, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Microorganisms live on and within us and we benefit from this relationship; however, bugs can turn on us and with deadly consequences. Professor Dasantila Golemi-Kotra explains how humans contributed to the evolution of "supe...

Icon of the event Healthy Eating using Canada's Food Guide
Fri Nov 18, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Explore how to eat healthy based on Canada's Food Guide. Learn ideas and tips to help make healthy food choices. Presented by Toronto Public Health.

Icon of the event Safe Cycling 101
Sat Aug 20, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Learn everything you need to know about cycling in Toronto in this workshop presented by Cycle Toronto. Topics will include: basic road rules and safe riding techniques, how to "size" and maintain your bike to prevent pain an...

Icon of the event Meditation Hour
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Don Mills

Experience the peace and happiness of meditation. Join an instructor from Meditation Toronto for easy stress relieving stretches followed by deep breathing and a relaxing and a rejuvenating meditation session. You will leave ...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Sep 24
Sat Oct 15
Icon of the event Medicine by Design
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Stem cells, special cells first discovered in Canada, offer avenues to treat and perhaps cure devastating and costly illnesses. University of Toronto professor Peter Zandstra discusses Medicine by Design, a flagship initiativ...

Icon of the event Low Back Exercises: The McGill Method for Safe, Effective Back Rehab
Sat Nov 05, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Up to 80 percent of working Canadians will experience an episode of low back pain their lifetime and some back injuries may be caused by doing the wrong exercises in the gym. So how can you be sure which exercises are safe an...

Icon of the event Health and Well-Being: Managing Stress
Fri Sep 16, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Stress is a normal part of everyday life. Learn about the signs and symptoms of stress and positive ways to cope with stress. Presented by Toronto Public Health.

Icon of the event Nordic Pole Walking
Fri Oct 21, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Nordic Pole Walking (NPW) is a highly effective low-impact aerobic activity that combines the ease of walking and the benefits of an upper body strength training workout using lightweight walking poles. The activity is very e...

Icon of the event Seniors Wellness Afternoon Tea
Fri Sep 23, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Celebrate Autumn with an afternoon of fun and information sharing! Information booths and presentations by agencies serving seniors will be available. Bingo and Door Prizes. Refreshments will be served. Please register by cal...