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Icon of the event You May Be a Target, But Don't Be a Victim
Wed May 14, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Take a proactive approach to safety by learning about preventative measures and practices. Toronto Police will discuss "Personal Safety - Wherever You Are"; Toronto Fire Services looks at "What's Keeping You Safe in Your Bui...

Icon of the event A Healthy Aging Brain: Contributing Life Style Factors
Mon Aug 11, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Emily Nalder, Rotman Research Institute, describes functional changes linked to aging and how aspects of our lifestyle, such as diet, sleep and exercise habits contribute to brain health. Dr. Nalder is an occupational th...

Icon of the event Your Body on
Wed Jun 18, 2014 | 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Eatonville

How do cancers develop? Will cancer ever be cured? Is cancer ?one? disease? How does our body fight back? Immunology Dept. from the University of Toronto discusses how the immune system interacts with cancerous cells and ho...

Icon of the event Understanding Your Care Options
Mon May 26, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Eatonville

Gary Hepworth, Chair of CARP Etobicoke, will review the available options and costs with respect to retirement homes, assisted living, long term care homes, day programs and public and private home care. Call 416-394-5270 or ...

Icon of the event Sexuality and Sexual Expression in Long-Term Care Homes
Fri May 02, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

For years, societal stereotypes of an asexual older age have prevailed. Despite an aging baby boomer population, the attitude of seniors regarding the role and importance of sex in their own lives was relatively neglected. ...

Icon of the event Alzheimer's Disease, Part 2: The Journey Continues...
Mon Jun 23, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Eatonville

A workshop focuses on how to respond to behaviours and changes in the brain as the Alzheimer?s Disease progresses. This session would be of interest to those who provide care and support for an elderly family member with Alzh...

Icon of the event Alzheimer's Disease, Part 1: Oversview & Healthy Brain
Mon Jun 16, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Eatonville

The Alzheimer Society of Toronto explains what this disease is, how it dramatically affects people?s lives. It also looks at what are the risks for developing Alzheimer?s disease, and ways to keep your brain healthy. Call 41...

Icon of the event To Drive or Not to Drive: That is the Question
Fri May 30, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

This presentation addresses the myths and truths about older drivers including the impact of aging and medical conditions on driving. Tips for older drivers and their family members, as well as the doctor's role in decisions ...

Icon of the event Lyme Disease: A Southern Ontario Ticking Time Bomb
Wed Jun 11, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches

Speaker, journalist and Lyme sufferer Vanessa Farnsworth, author of Rain on a Distant Roof: A Personal Journey Through Lyme Disease in Canada, will talk about what is known and unknown about Lyme disease in humans and in natu...

Icon of the event Red Cross Babysitting Course
Sat Jul 12, 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...

Pedometer Lending Program
Pedometer Lending Program

Count your steps using a pedometer borrowed from the library. Get some motivation and get active.