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Icon of the event Stress Relief Through Meditation
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Don Mills

Experience the peace and happiness of meditation. Join an instructor from Meditation Toronto for easy stress relieving stretches followed by deep breathing and a relaxing and rejuvenating meditation session. You will leave fe...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Sep 30
Sat Oct 21
Sat Nov 25
Sat Dec 16
Icon of the event Memory and Dementia . Research group from Sunnybrook Health Sciences
Mon Sep 18, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

MEMORY & DEMENTIA: This educational workshop will explore the nature of Alzheimer?s disease and other types of dementias. Participants will become familiar with underlying causes of dementia, the risk factors for developing d...

Icon of the event Living and Learning with Baby
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Riverdale

Free parenting program provided by Toronto Public Health for parents with infants aged 6 weeks to 6 months. Topics covered: adjusting to parenthood, infant nutrition, growth and development, caring for a sick child, keeping y...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Sep 14
Thu Sep 21
Thu Sep 28
Thu Oct 05
Thu Oct 12
Icon of the event Senior Safety: Recognizing Elder Abuse in Your Community
Fri Oct 27, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Learn how to recognize when someone, whether a friend, neighbour, or acquaintance, is being mistreated, and, most importantly, how best to respond. Join Monita Persaud from Elder Abuse Ontario and learn how to promote healthy...

Icon of the event Improving Outcomes and Quality of Life for Children with Autism
Thu Nov 02, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

A child neurologist and clinician scientist at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou will talk about her research focused on improving outcomes and quality of life for children with autism spe...

Icon of the event Mindfulness, Mental and Brain Health in Midlife and Older Adults
Wed Oct 04, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Join Dr. Nasreen Khatri, a registered clinical psychologist, gerontologist and neuroscientist to learn about how even brief mindfulness practice can improve mood and memory and lift the spirit for an ageless mind....

Icon of the event Musicking, Science and Health: A Mental Tune-Up
Fri Nov 03, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

What happens in our brains when we play, listen and move to music? What effect can sound and music have on diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's? Join PhD student Keith Loach for a demonstration of how music can affect...

Icon of the event Make the Connections
10:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Riverdale

Free parenting program provided by Toronto Public Health for parents with babies from birth to 12 months, & will learn about: Parenting styles, making your baby feel loved, helping your child feel good about him/herself, sayi...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Oct 06
Fri Oct 13
Fri Oct 20
Fri Oct 27
Fri Nov 03
Icon of the event Games for Health - The Present and Potential Future of Healthcare
Wed Oct 25, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Games and gamification have the potential to radically transform how healthcare is delivered in the 21st century. Just what they transform healthcare into remains to be seen. In this talk Dr. Steve Wilcox explores the burgeon...

Icon of the event Healthy Eating and Coping with Stress Workshops
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Don Mills

Start the school year off right by participating in fun workshops led by a Toronto Public Health nurse....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Sep 28
Thu Oct 05
Thu Oct 12