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Icon of the event Coping with the Challenges of the Golden Years
Wed Oct 25, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Evelyn Burns-Weinrib is a long-time Baycrest volunteer who has experienced severe depression. She will candidly discuss the losses which living until the senior years bring; and outline methods she has adopted to improve her...

Icon of the event How Does the Breathalyzer Work? The Forensic Science of Drinking and Driving
Tue Oct 31, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Alcohol is still, by far, the most significant drug for impaired driving and causes most of the fatal motor vehicle collisions. James Wigmore, internationally recognized forensic toxicologist and published author (at www.wigm...

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

Feel yourself transported to another realm by the beautiful chanting of sacred mantras and breathing meditation. This program is drop in and does not require registration. For more information call Barbara Frum Branch at 416-...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Oct 26
Thu Nov 09
Thu Nov 23
Thu Dec 14
Icon of the event Seniors' Issues Talks: Decisional Capacity
Tue Nov 21, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Main Street

Decisional capacity as it relates to powers of attorney, guardianship, late-life "predatory" marriages and potential financial abuse can be very confusing and an issue of great concern. WEL Partners: Kimberly A. Whaley, CS,...

Icon of the event Safe Winter Driving
Tue Nov 21, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Free presentation for drivers...

Icon of the event Genome Editing: Harnessing the Power of CRISPR
Mon Oct 30, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn more about CRISPR Genome Editing and how scientists use this revolutionary tool to "cut and paste" genes. Graduate students from the University of Toronto will explain how this type of gene editing works, its applicatio...

Icon of the event Make the Connection - TIME CHANGE
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Jane/Dundas

A free program for parents and babies from birth to 12 months. Learn more about connecting with your baby. Meet other new parents and find out about community services. Run by Toronto Public Health....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Oct 19
Thu Oct 26
Thu Nov 02
Thu Nov 09
Thu Nov 16
Icon of the event Healthcare Lessons From The Airline Industry
Wed Nov 15, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

The airline industry is an unexpected source of inspiration at Toronto's St. Michael's Hospital. For example, hospital researchers have developed a "black box" for use in operating rooms, similar to black boxes on airplanes.

Icon of the event Aging and Creativity: The Example of Opera Composers
Wed Dec 13, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Later life seems to be a fraught topic in our postmodern culture with its commercialized, anti-aging, death-denying drive to keep us all young, forever. Where does creativity fit into this? In this talk, the speakers explore ...

Icon of the event Rabbinic And Talmudic Sources for Exercising and Eating Healthy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

When we think about healthy lifestyle behaviours, in particular diet and exercise, we assume these are modern day prescriptions for living well. But truth is, in the Jewish tradition, the emphasis to care for our bodies throu...