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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...

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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 At Home Alone
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Pape/Danforth

A 2 hour workshop to help families prepare their 10 -14 year old to be home alone safely.Presented by Toronto Public Health. Choose between one of two dates: Sat May 2 or Sat June 6....


Upcoming Dates:
Sat May 02
Icon of the event Air quality health index, UV index, and sun safety
Tue Apr 21, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Barbara Frum

This information session will help you to prevent and lower your risk of skin cancer by learning about sun safety, the air quality health index, and the UV index. You will learn how to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle...

Icon of the event Quit Smoking!
Mon Apr 13, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pape/Danforth

The majority of people who use tobacco wish they never started and would like to quit. Nicotine from smoking is more addictive than heroin and cocaine. Quitting is a process. It takes most smokers many quit attempts before th...

Icon of the event Benefits of Walking for Health & Fitness
Sat Apr 11, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Pape/Danforth

Regular physical activity improves health and well-being. It has benefits for all ages and abilities including reducing your risk of developing many chronic diseases....

Icon of the event Slimming Meals That Heal
Wed Apr 08, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Nutritionist Julie Daniluk shares science-based information that will shatter your need to count calories and conquer cravings. She will offer ideas on how to lose weight without dieting, using anti-inflammatory superfoods.

Icon of the event Speaking of Bones
Wed Mar 25, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Osteoporosis Canada offers an educational program about living well with osteoporosis. If you want to learn what you can do to maintain healthy bones, join Osteoporosis Canada trained instructors as they discuss how to manage...

Icon of the event Process Addictions:  The Hidden Struggle
Fri Mar 20, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Addictions expert,Dr. Jim Cullen(PhD.RSW) outlines the unique struggle of "Process Addictions" (PA's) which refers to compulsive behaviours that have the same behavioural patterns as addiction to substances. Currently the ma...