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Icon of the event Chemical and Environmental Health Risks
Thu Sep 29, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

There is increasing evidence that exposure to environmental health risks can lead to cognitive delays and chronic diseases such as asthma. Participants will learn about different topics related to human health and the environ...

Icon of the event Cancer Screening & Prevention:  What You Should Know
Tue Sep 13, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Woodside Square

This information session presented by Toronto Public Health will provide information about "screenable" cancers and ways to prevent them. Registration begins July 18th. Register in person or by phone. Space is limited. 416-...

Icon of the event Can We Go Beyond Treating the Symptoms of Disease?
Mon Nov 21, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Imagine reversing blindness or the devastation associated with stroke. This is the promise of regenerative medicine and the Shoichet lab's research at the intersection of engineering and medicine. With Dr. Molly Shoichet, Uni...

Icon of the event Older Caregiver Cafes
Wed Sep 14, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Woodside Square

Think back & try to recall when the last time was you took a rejuvenating break, socialized with peers or had a little fun! You are invited to join a Caregivers Workshop. Highlights include: enlightening and entertaining pre...

Icon of the event Senior Fitness Fun!
Tue Dec 13, 2016 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Woodside Square

Join in on fitness fun! Learn simple exercises and techniques for staying or getting fit. Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation present a fun and informative session on senior fitness and how to join various low-cost program...

Icon of the event LSP: Healthy Eating for Life in Canada
Wed Sep 07, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

This session addresses access to healthy food, food and its relation to health outcomes, Canada's Food Guide, strategies for eating healthy, and how to make a healthy meal. In partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Cana...

Icon of the event Older Caregiver Cafes
Thu Sep 29, 2016 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

When was the last time you took a rejuvenating break? You're invited to join other family caregivers to socialize, learn, relax and be entertained in a series of interactive workshops:...

Icon of the event Your Brain on Exercise
Mon Sep 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Lorne Opler will explore how the brain responds to exercise. How physical activities can alleviate depression, boost mood and increase cognitive memory and learning. He will demonstrate which exercises are best for brain hea...

Icon of the event Cyber Safety
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Woodside Square

Be cyber savvy! In this workshop, presented by Toronto Police Services, learn how to identify and avoid cyber frauds and scams. Registration begins September 19th. Register in person or by phone. Space is limited. 416-396...

Icon of the event Evening Films @ the Toronto Reference Library
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for some inspiring, uplifting and entertaining films and documentaries. Films are themed around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), Finance, Careers, Innovation, Imagination and the Human Spirit....


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