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Icon of the event Prostate Cancer Awareness
Wed Sep 24, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Leaside

What is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian men?...

Icon of the event Staying Balanced
Wed Oct 08, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Leaside

A presentation on how seniors can improve their balance and co-ordination....

Icon of the event Gluten-Free Diet
Thu Sep 25, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Richview

Meet Victoria Yeh, natural health motivator, speaker and author of "Where Do I Start? Your Essential Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Sugar-Free Food Allergy Cookbook". Victoria will talk about benefits of gluten-free foods and of...

Icon of the event Grey Glory and Grey Ambition
Tue Sep 16, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Award winning Canadian filmmaker Brandy Yanchyk screens 2 extraordinary documentaries. Grey Glory tells the story of 5 inspiring athletes, including Olga Kotelko, a 94 year old Masters Track and Field star who didn't start t...

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 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 Starting the Conversation: A Nine Step Plan to Deciding Where to Live As You Age
Wed Nov 19, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Leaside

Presented by the Ontario Society (Coalition) of Senior Citizen's Organizations....

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 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...

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...