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Icon of the event Exercise and Mental Health
Sat Nov 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

With one in five Canadians experiencing a mental health episode in their lives, exercise has been shown to be one of the most effective ways to improve one's mental wellbeing. Lorne Opler, instructor of Fitness and Health Pro...

Icon of the event Treatment of Alzheimer?s Disease at the Toronto Memory Program
Thu Nov 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Richview

Dr. Ian Cohen is a physician and research investigator at Toronto Memory Program. He has been involved in over 100 studies evaluating new treatments for Alzheimer?s disease and related dementias....

Icon of the event At Home Alone Family Workshop: 5 Easy Steps to Independence
Thu Nov 10, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

A fun, interactive workshop to help families prepare their 10-14 year olds to stay home alone safely. Develop a personal safety and injury prevention plan that is tailored to meet your family's unique needs....

Icon of the event Plant-powered! The health benefits of a plant-based diet
Tue Nov 08, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Palmerston

Pamela Fergusson, a Registered Dietitian with a Ph.D. in nutrition will discuss why plant-based diets are on the rise and the benefits of this trend. She will share the latest research underpinning the value of increasing th...

Icon of the event Bacterial Nanomachines: The Key to Infection and Resistance
Mon Nov 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Bacteria have sophisticated nanomachines to help them stick to various surfaces (including us!) and to exchange genetic material and molecules essential to their survival and spread. Professor Gerald Audette explains how thes...

Icon of the event Low Back Exercises: The McGill Method for Safe, Effective Back Rehab
Sat Nov 05, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Up to 80 percent of working Canadians will experience an episode of low back pain their lifetime and some back injuries may be caused by doing the wrong exercises in the gym. So how can you be sure which exercises are safe an...

Icon of the event How to Live Effectively with Osteoporosis
Fri Nov 04, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

Do you have Osteoporosis, is your balance an issue or feel that your posture has changed? Senior personal trainer, Eric Daw, goes through some practical steps of how you can improve posture, balance, and increase bone densit...

Icon of the event Rabbinic And Talmudic Sources for Exercising and Eating Healthy
Tue Oct 18, 2016 | 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 th...

Icon of the event Red Cross Babysitting Course (Ages 11-15)
Sat Oct 15, 2016 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Get your babysitting certification on Saturday, October 15, 9am-5pm! Back by popular demand with our amazing trainer Maureen! This one-day course teaches you how to safely babysit infants and young children, and covers inform...

Icon of the event Finding Skin Care Products That Work: With Louise Hidinger
Thu Oct 06, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Palmerston

Cosmetic Chemist and science writer Louise Hidinger, Ph.D., discusses ingredients and formulations to tackle specific skin issues and how to identify products that contain effective amount of active ingredients. No registrati...