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Icon of the event Tenth Annual June Callwood Lecture: Open Heart, Open Mind
Wed May 25, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Olympian Clara Hughes, Bell Canada?s national spokesperson for the 'Let's Talk' campaign, and author of Open Heart, Open Mind shares her past struggles with depression and helps to break down the stigma associated with mental...

Icon of the event Precarious Work: Why it is bad for our health and what can be done
Wed Apr 20, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Andrew Pinto is a family physician, public health specialist and scientist at St. Michael's Hospital. His research is focused on evaluating interventions that can address the social factors that impact our health....

Icon of the event Stress Management through Restorative Meditation
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Barbara Frum

Feel yourself transported to another realm by the beautiful chanting of sacred mantras and breathing meditation.


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Feb 11
Thu Feb 25
Thu Mar 10
Thu Mar 24
Thu Apr 07
Icon of the event The Germ Files
Mon Feb 29, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Leaside

Microbiologist Jason Tetro will amuse you with his knowledge of germs. Some tidbits are purely fun, some are there to boggle the mind, some might just save your life. All are designed to improve our relations with germs for ...

Icon of the event  Understanding CCAC  Services
Tue Mar 08, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Barbara Frum

Navigate through Ontario's health care system with a specialist from the Community Care Access Centre(CCAC). To register, call 416-395-5440.

Icon of the event Being a Savvy Consumer of Complementary Therapies
Wed Mar 16, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Professor Lynda Balneaves will present the latest research on popular complementary therapies, such as herbal remedies, yoga, and meditation, as well as how to make safe and informed decisions about the variety of therapies a...

Icon of the event Hearing loss with age and what to do about it
Tue Apr 12, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Barbara Frum

Alyona Popova, Hearig counsellor from Canadian Hearing Society, will tell us why we experience hearing loss as we get older and what solutions she can offer. She will also explore devices that can help us hear better so we c...

Icon of the event Live Happily Ever After
Tue Feb 09, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Barbara Frum

A clinical counsellor, Mr. Roch Cheng, introduces you to a completely new way of looking at life. To register, call 416-395-5440.

Icon of the event Pedestrian Safety
Tue May 10, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Barbara Frum

Glennis Jones from Public Health, the Chronic Disease & Injury Preventive Program, will present to seniors what an unsafe pedestrian environment is, and what they can do to increase their personal safety. These include norma...

Icon of the event Posture Improvement with the Mitzvah Technique
Wed Mar 09, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Barbara Frum

Based on the body's innate ability to spring upward, this technique is a physical approach to improving posture and relieving stress and tension. It is a gentle and dynamic discipline learned through a series of practical exe...