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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 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 Tasty Smoothies and Nutrition Workshop
Tue Jun 17, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maria A. Shchuka

Toronto Public Health will demonstrate how to make healthy smoothies, substitute healthy for unhealthy food and teach us how to cook nutritious meals on a budget. To register, call 416-394-1000.

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 Toronto Public Health - Dental Workshop
Wed Apr 23, 2014 | 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Malvern

Following our babytime session, an outreach worker from Toronto health will speak to parents/caregivers about infant oral health, hygiene and teething. Drop-in.

Icon of the event At Home Alone: Five Easy Steps to Independence
Tue May 20, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Davenport

A fun family workshop to help families prepare their 10-14 year olds to be home alone safely. Registration is required in person or by calling 416-393-7732

Icon of the event Locating Reliable Health Information on the Internet
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Toronto Reference Library

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


Upcoming Dates:
Thu May 15
Icon of the event Make the Connection
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Weston

Learn more about connecting with your baby in ways that make your baby feel loved and promote lanugage and learning. Meet other parents and find out about services in your community....


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Apr 21
Mon Apr 28
Mon May 05
Mon May 12
Icon of the event Seniors 101
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Malvern

Seniors 101 is an information series with guest speakers discussing topics ranging from Arthritis to Vision Care and everything in between. Participants will receive help finding information and resources and will learn about...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu May 08
Thu May 22
Thu Jun 05
Thu Jun 19
Pedometer Lending Program
Pedometer Lending Program

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