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Icon of the event Food Junkies - Author Reading with Vera Tarman, MD
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street

Dr. Vera Tarman will discuss her latest book 'Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction' which focuses on the experiences of people coping with various forms of food addiction, and provides readers with practical informati...

Icon of the event Healthy Cognitive Aging
Tue Jun 16, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
North York Central Library

Ryerson Professor Alexandra Fiocco will discuss the predictors and prevention of cognitive decline, (decline in memory and thinking abilities). PhD student Katie Peck will discuss the effect of music on brain health.

Icon of the event Late-Life Depression
Mon Jun 15, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Depression is not a normal part of aging. Depression is a medical illness that can occur for the first time in late life. It is an illness that affects quality of life and is associated with many other medical conditions. ...

Icon of the event Finding Answers to Common Health Questions
Thu Jun 11, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

A basic overview of trusted websites and library databases to help you learn where to find the answers to your most common health questions. Please phone 416-393-7209 to register....

Icon of the event Is poverty a disease?  Could treating poverty work like medicine?
Tue Jun 02, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The economic, political, and health systems in Ontario must be transformed in order to address the most powerful determinants of our health: income and income inequality. Gary Bloch is a family physician with St. Michael's Ho...

Icon of the event Distracted Thinking
Mon May 25, 2015 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Nasreen Khatri, Rotman Research Institute, discusses how the brain responds to information overload, technology and instant communication. Is there a change in ability to juggle or handle distractions as one ages? Presen...

Icon of the event QiGong - Learn the
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Barbara Frum

Join the QiGong Master, Johnny Cheung as he takes you thru' his Eight Steps which are simple to learn and economical. Once you learn the steps, you could practice them anywhere and anytime. The benefits of practising QiGong i...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri May 22
Fri May 29
Fri Jun 05
Fri Jun 12
Fri Jun 19
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Tue May 12, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barbara Frum

When Francesca Cavaliere's son committed suicide, she wrote a book and became a speaker to bring awareness to and increase acceptance of mental health issues, to help comfort families who have suffered this tragic loss, and t...

Icon of the event Say Om - Yoga and Meditation
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Barbara Frum

Join us for this yoga and meditation series during Mental Health Awareness Month. Let Pamela help you to release your tension and worries. Location: Barbara Frum Library, Room B. For more information and to register, visit in...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed May 06
Wed May 13
Wed May 20
Wed May 27
Icon of the event Decluttering Your Space and Mind
Wed Apr 29, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Richview

Learn to overcome being overwhelmed by clutter so you can work effectively. Stephen Ilott, an experienced professional organizer, presents "Decluttering Your Mind and Spaces," a workshop in which you will learn to clear your...