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Icon of the event An Agatha Christie Mystery: Finding Alzheimer's on the Page
Mon Nov 03, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Regina Jokel offers the opportunity to learn about the signs of normal and abnormal aging in human language. Based on the cases of three famous mystery writers, including Agatha Christie, it will allow the audience to r...

Icon of the event Elder Abuse:  Causes, Identification and Supports
Mon Nov 10, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Baycrest's Professional Practice Chief of Social Work, Christina Van Sickle leads a discussion around the myriad factors that contribute to the perpetration of elder abuse. A complex issue, with no one-size-fits-all solution...

Icon of the event Safer Medication Management in the Aging Population
Mon Nov 24, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Medication use is very common in the elderly and comes with both risks and benefits. This session will address ways to decrease the risks and increase the benefits through a better understanding of the health care system as ...

Icon of the event Chronic Pain Management Workshop
Mon Dec 01, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

An expert from the Arthritis Society will conduct a Chronic Pain Management Workshop that will teach the participants how to handle their chronic pain, stress, depression and fatigue.

Icon of the event Locating Reliable Health Information on the Internet
Thu Sep 11, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Learn to tell if the health information you find on the internet is reliable. See which websites our health librarians recommend. Call 416-393-7209 to register.

Icon of the event Stop Smoking Workshop
Wed Sep 24, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mimico Centennial

Presented by Toronto Public Health. The Stop Smoking Workshop provides health education and counselling to smokers who wish to quit smoking. Eligible participants will receive 5-week kit of nicotine patches at the workshop. C...

Icon of the event At Home Alone
Sat Oct 04, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pape/Danforth

A workshop to help families prepare their 10 -14 year old to be home alone safely. Presented by Toronto Public Health. Space is limited....

Icon of the event Searching TPL's Health Databases
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Toronto Reference Library

Learn to find health information using the Toronto Public Library's health databases. To register call 416-393-7209.


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Dec 11
Icon of the event A Thermometer for the Mind
Mon Sep 29, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Concerned about memory changes and whether to see your doctor? Michael Meagher explains the free 20 minute online brain health test, (www.cogniciti.com) developed by the memory experts at Baycrest Health Sciences and Cognici...

Icon of the event Alcohol:  The Delightful Poison
Mon Sep 15, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Marilyn Herie, PhD RSW discusses alcohol and why women and older adults are at higher risk for alcohol-related problems. This talk looks at the physical effects of alcohol, including its challenges to the brain and the i...