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Icon of the event Alzheimer's 101
Fri Sep 19, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Don Mills

Join Esther Atemo to learn about Alzheimer's disease, its' symptoms, changes in the brain, and risk factors, as well as programs and services available at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto.

Icon of the event Red Cross Babysitting Course
Sat Nov 01, 2014 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Don Mills

This course teaches you 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. Receive y...

Icon of the event Grey Glory and Grey Ambition
Tue Sep 16, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Award winning Canadian filmmaker Brandy Yanchyk screens 2 extraordinary documentaries. Grey Glory tells the story of 5 inspiring athletes, including Olga Kotelko, a 94 year old Masters Track and Field star who didn't start t...

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 Older Adults Fitness Series
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Jane/Sheppard

Fun Fitness series with Yoga- Tai Chi- walk into health and a movie. Please register at the desk or call 416-395-5966.


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Sep 05
Fri Sep 12
Fri Sep 19
Fri Sep 26
Icon of the event Locating Reliable Health Information on the Internet
Thu Sep 11, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Learn to tell if the health information you find on the internet is reliable. See which websites our health librarians recommend. Call 416-393-7209 to register.

Icon of the event Chronic Pain Management Workshop
Mon Dec 01, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

An expert from the Arthritis Society will conduct a Chronic Pain Management Workshop that will teach the participants how to handle their chronic pain, stress, depression and fatigue.

Icon of the event Alcohol:  The Delightful Poison
Mon Sep 15, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Marilyn Herie, PhD RSW discusses alcohol and why women and older adults are at higher risk for alcohol-related problems. This talk looks at the physical effects of alcohol, including its challenges to the brain and the i...

Icon of the event Laughter Yoga
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Eatonville

Find out the physical, emotional and social benefits of laughter exercises and yoga breathing, and how they can transform your life. Drop in.


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Sep 22
Mon Oct 06
Mon Nov 10
Mon Dec 08
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...