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Icon of the event Falls Prevention
Fri Oct 14, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Stop a fall before it happens. 1 in 3 older adults will fall every year. Join us to learn how you can prevent falls from happening to you or a significant other. Presented by Toronto Public Health.

Icon of the event A War on Superbugs
Wed Oct 19, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Microorganisms live on and within us and we benefit from this relationship; however, bugs can turn on us and with deadly consequences. Professor Dasantila Golemi-Kotra explains how humans contributed to the evolution of "supe...

Icon of the event Healthy Eating using Canada's Food Guide
Fri Nov 18, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Explore how to eat healthy based on Canada's Food Guide. Learn ideas and tips to help make healthy food choices. Presented by Toronto Public Health.

Icon of the event An Open Approach to Huntington's Disease
Thu Oct 13, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Dr Rachel Harding (Structural Genomics Consortium, University of Toronto) discusses her open lab notebook research on Huntington's disease. Her aim is to engage the HD research community to more effectively answer some of the...

Icon of the event Meditation Hour
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 a rejuvenating meditation session. You will leave ...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Sep 24
Sat Oct 15
Icon of the event Medicine by Design
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Stem cells, special cells first discovered in Canada, offer avenues to treat and perhaps cure devastating and costly illnesses. University of Toronto professor Peter Zandstra discusses Medicine by Design, a flagship initiativ...

Icon of the event Health and Well-Being: Managing Stress
Fri Sep 16, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Stress is a normal part of everyday life. Learn about the signs and symptoms of stress and positive ways to cope with stress. Presented by Toronto Public Health.

Icon of the event Senior Licensing and Winter Driving
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Albert Campbell

A representative from the Ministry of Transportation will talk about the license renewal process for seniors 80 and older, and safe winter driving tips. You will learn about testing requirements and the collision reporting pr...

Icon of the event Nordic Pole Walking
Fri Oct 21, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Nordic Pole Walking (NPW) is a highly effective low-impact aerobic activity that combines the ease of walking and the benefits of an upper body strength training workout using lightweight walking poles. The activity is very e...

Icon of the event At Home Alone - 5 Easy Steps to Independence
Wed Oct 05, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

A fun family workshop to help families prepare their 10-14 year old to be home alone safely....