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Icon of the event Out of Mind, Out of Sight
Thu Oct 08, 2015 | 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

What happens to people who suffer from mental illness and commit violent crimes? Where do they go? How are they treated?...

Icon of the event Change is the Rule of Life
Tue Oct 20, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Director and producer Ken Stern, freelance documentary filmmaker, will screen his short film "Change is the Rule of Life." The film portrays the life transitions that older adults face when living independently becomes moe ch...

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

Feel yourself transported to another realm by the beautiful chanting of sacred mantras and breathing meditation. Two meditation methods will be taught and practiced: one using the breath and another accompanied by beautiful m...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Sep 10
Thu Sep 24
Thu Oct 08
Thu Dec 10
Icon of the event Decluttering Your Space and Mind
Sat Oct 03, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Albert Campbell

This workshop is designed to clear your mind and give you new perspectives on personal spaces, both inside and out. Stephen Ilott, an experienced professional organizer, will help you learn how to effectively declutter your s...

Icon of the event Understanding Osteoporosis
Tue Sep 08, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Barbara Frum

Did you know that Osteoporosis is a disease more common than heart attacks, strokes and breast cancer combined? Fractures from Osteoporosis are very common ailments. They could happen to anyone whose bones are weak, and it is...

Icon of the event Driving Program for Seniors Turning 80
Tue Nov 03, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Albert Campbell

A representative from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation will provide a review of the Official Driver?s Handbook, assist participants in preparing for the senior driving licence test, and provide tips for safe winter driv...

Icon of the event Memory and Aging
Tue Nov 10, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Barbara Frum

Susan Vandermorris, Ph.D., C. Psych. of Neuropsychology and Cognitive Health, Baycrest, will tell us about memory changes that occur with age. Topics include: how our brains support memory, different types of memory and how ...

Icon of the event A Strength-Based Approach to Parenting ? Presented by Dr. Wayne Hammond
Wed Dec 02, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Understanding and purposefully nurturing a child?s ability to navigate and negotiate life?s challenges in successful ways is the goal of all parents. But in light of the many risks and threats our children face, embracing a ...

Icon of the event Dr. Paul Garfinkel - A Life in Psychiatry: Looking Out, Looking In
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Palmerston

One of Canada's leading psychiatrists and founder of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Dr. Paul Garfinkel has written a candid new memoir. Through his 40-year career and life devoted to the understanding, care and a...

Icon of the event At Home Alone Workshop-Five Easy Steps To Independence
Sat Sep 26, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barbara Frum

A fun family workshop to help families prepare their 10-14 year olds to be home alone safely. Presented by Toronto Public Health. Parents and children must attend together. Register in person or by calling 416-395-5440. Space...