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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 Physical Activity
Thu Jun 23, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Albert Campbell

Regular physical activity improves health and well-being. It has benefits for all ages and abilities including reducing your risk of developing many chronic diseases. During the workshop, you will learn about:...

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 Interactive Brain Health
Tue Jun 14, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Albert Campbell

A representative from the Alzheimer Society will provide a workshop on brain health. Learn about your brain and how to keep it healthy!...

Icon of the event Healthy Eating for Seniors
Tue Jun 14, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

Cedarbrae Branch will be hosting a Healthy Eating workshop for seniors presented by Toronto Public Health. Participants will explore how to eat healthy based on Canada Food Guide. Simple recipes and tips for cooking for 1 or...

Icon of the event At Home Alone - Five Easy Steps to Independence
Sat Jun 11, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Albert Campbell

Co-sponsored with Toronto Public Health. This is a fun family workshop to help families prepare their 10-14 year old to be home alone safely. Parents must attend with their child....

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....

Icon of the event Overview of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia 101
Tue Jun 07, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Albert Campbell

A representative from the Alzheimer Society will present an informational session on Alzheimer's and other dementias, what we can do about it, risk factors, treatment, and research....

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 Walk Into Health
Wed Jun 01, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Fairview

This program will cover the physical and mental health benefits of frequent walking, proper walking posture and techniques, sustainable walking practices and routines, walking groups in the GTA and eight outdoor walking trail...