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Icon of the event Cancer, Diabetes, Alzheimer's. What do they all have in common?
Wed Sep 24, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Morwenna Given, practicing Medical Herbalist, will discuss the basic and common beginnings of cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's and how the pathologies of each disease are interlinked.

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 Restoring Balance
Mon Sep 29, 2014 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Toronto Reference Library

Are you dizzy? Feeling off-balance? Afraid of falling? Physiotherapist Paul Godlewski discusses the causes of dizziness and vertigo. He will explain what can be done to alleviate these symptoms, improve your balance and p...

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 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 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 Relax With Chair Yoga
Mon Dec 01, 2014 | 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Pedro Boaventura, a certified yoga instructor, introduces all age and fitness level participants to the benefits of chair yoga. Join us to re-energize with restorative exercises and yoga breathing.

Icon of the event Need to Know?: Drugs and Supplements
Thu Nov 13, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

A basic overview of trusted websites and library databases to help you learn what you need to know about drugs and supplements. To register call 416-393-7209.

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

Please note: This program has been cancelled. 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-w...

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...