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Icon of the event Restoring Balance
Mon Sep 29, 2014 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Toronto Reference Library

Are you dizzy? Feeling off-balance? Afraid of falling? Physiotherapist Paul Godlewski discusses the causes of dizziness and vertigo. He will explain what can be done to alleviate these symptoms, improve your balance and p...

Icon of the event Dental Health Workshop
Tue Oct 14, 2014 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Albert Campbell

Toronto Public Health presents a workshop on Dental Health for all ages. Come and learn about why dental health is important. This program covers:...

Icon of the event Cancer, Diabetes, Alzheimer's. What do they all have in common?
Wed Sep 24, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Morwenna Given, practicing Medical Herbalist, will discuss the basic and common beginnings of cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's and how the pathologies of each disease are interlinked.

Icon of the event Arthritis and Falls Prevention
Tue Sep 30, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
S. Walter Stewart

WoodGreen Community Services presents a free health information session on arthritis and falls prevention. For information please call 416-396-3975.

Icon of the event Need to Know?: Drugs and Supplements
Thu Nov 13, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

A basic overview of trusted websites and library databases to help you learn what you need to know about drugs and supplements. To register call 416-393-7209.

Icon of the event Chair Exercise for Arthritis
10:30 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
S. Walter Stewart

Gentle movement for health and mobility. Movements target all joints from fingers to toes and help increase flexibility, strength and balance. Learn breathing techniques for relaxation. Please call 416-396-3975 to register.


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Sep 26
Fri Oct 03
Fri Oct 10
Icon of the event Mental Illness Awareness Week
Wed Oct 08, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches

In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 5-11, join us in a NFB sceening of "Out of Mind, Out of Sight". What happens to people who suffer from mental illness and commit violent crimes? Where do they go? How ...

Icon of the event Safer Medication Management in the Aging Population
Mon Nov 24, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Medication use is very common in the elderly and comes with both risks and benefits. This session will address ways to decrease the risks and increase the benefits through a better understanding of the health care system as ...

Icon of the event Need to Know?: Cleansing and Diets
Thu Oct 16, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

A basic overview of trusted websites and library databases to help you learn what you need to know about cleansing and diets. To register call 416-393-7209.

Icon of the event Elder Abuse:  Causes, Identification and Supports
Mon Nov 10, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Baycrest's Professional Practice Chief of Social Work, Christina Van Sickle leads a discussion around the myriad factors that contribute to the perpetration of elder abuse. A complex issue, with no one-size-fits-all solution...