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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Depression in late life
Tue Sep 20, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

This talk outlines the signs and symptoms of depression, and the way in which these can impact life. We will explore some of the risk factors for developing depression, how depression relates to memory and dementia, and curre...

Icon of the event Red Cross Babysitting Course
Thu Aug 11, 2016 | 9:05 am - 5:05 pm
Location: North York Central Library

This course teaches teens how to safely babysit infants and young children. It will cover all the necessary information including: diapering, feeding, age-appropriate activities, household safety, and basic first aid. Partici...