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Icon of the event A Healthy Aging Brain: Contributing Life Style Factors
Mon Aug 11, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Emily Nalder, Rotman Research Institute, describes functional changes linked to aging and how aspects of our lifestyle, such as diet, sleep and exercise habits contribute to brain health. Dr. Nalder is an occupational th...

Icon of the event The Fruit Hunters
Wed Jul 30, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

The Fruit Hunters is a documentary which examines culture, history and geography to show how intertwined we are with the fruits...

Icon of the event Searching TPL's Health Databases
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Toronto Reference Library

Learn to find health information using the Toronto Public Library's health databases. To register call 416-393-7209.


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jun 19
Icon of the event Nutrition and Brain Health
Thu Jun 12, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

Join Dr. Carol Greenwood to learn the latest on the connection between nutrition and brain health. Dr. Greenwood, who is affiliated with University of Toronto's Department of Nutritional Sciences and Baycrest Centre for Geri...

Icon of the event Lunchtime Programs: Laughter Yoga
12:10 pm - 12:50 pm on recurring dates listed below
North York Central Library

Never underestimate a good laugh! Find out the physical, emotional and social benefits of laughter exercises and yoga breathing and how they can transform your life. Information is provided by Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher ...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Jun 09
Thu Jun 19
Icon of the event To Drive or Not to Drive: That is the Question
Fri May 30, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

This presentation addresses the myths and truths about older drivers including the impact of aging and medical conditions on driving. Tips for older drivers and their family members, as well as the doctor's role in decisions ...

Icon of the event Locating Reliable Health Information on the Internet
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Toronto Reference Library

Learn to tell if the health information on the internet is reliable. See which websites our health librarians recommend. To register call 416-393-7209.


Upcoming Dates:
Thu May 15
Icon of the event You May Be a Target, But Don't Be a Victim
Wed May 14, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Take a proactive approach to safety by learning about preventative measures and practices. Toronto Police will discuss "Personal Safety - Wherever You Are"; Toronto Fire Services looks at "What's Keeping You Safe in Your Bui...

Icon of the event Stay on Your Feet:  Prevent a Fall
Wed May 14, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
North York Central Library

Are you an older adult or caring for one? Each year many seniors are injured when they fall. Falls can result in physical, social and emotional trauma as well as a loss of independence. The good news is that there are steps y...

Icon of the event Basic Yoga and Meditation
11:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Main Street

Relax, renew, and reflect. Learn simple yoga and meditation exercises to relieve your stress and anxiety, and restore your sense of well-being and calm. An instructor from Meditation Toronto will conduct free sessions of yoga...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat May 03
Sat May 31
Sat Jun 28
Pedometer Lending Program
Pedometer Lending Program

Count your steps using a pedometer borrowed from the library. Get some motivation and get active.