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Icon of the event Live longer, live stronger with plant-based nutrition
Thu Sep 22, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Plant based diets are on the rise! Catch the benefit of this trend to slow aging, fight disease and help the environment and animals. Learn practical strategies to increase the plant content of your diet....

Icon of the event Refuel Your Energy Tank
Wed Oct 26, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Life shifts into high gear in fall season. Yet, the struggle to juggle everything leaves our personal energy tank running low. Come and be re-energized! Karin Vagiste will share her award-winning mediation strategies so you c...

Icon of the event Music Medicine:  A New Frontier
Thu Oct 20, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Music and music therapy are powerful means to accomplish social and emotional effects in patients. But music can also act directly on the body, brain, and mind to achieve results that are scientifically measurable. Scientist ...

Icon of the event At Home Alone: 5 Easy Step to Independence
Thu Sep 01, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

This Toronto Public Health workshop offers safety tips to parents and children as they prepare to stay home alone....

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 Chair Yoga
11:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Runnymede

Chair yoga, also known as seated yoga, is an ideal exercise program for seniors. Chair yoga addresses the whole body in a single routine with the main areas of development being balance, flexibility and strength. The is more...


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Mon Oct 03
Icon of the event Does your home have radon?
Mon Oct 24, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Mainul Husain from Health Canada and Bob Wood, past president of Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists, will explain why should you be concerned about radon in your home and workplace and what you can do ...

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 How Good Are You At Stress Management?
Wed Nov 30, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

The findings of two recent scientific studies about stress may surprise you....