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Icon of the event Growing Up Safely
Thu Jul 20, 2017 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Pape/Danforth

Learn about injury risks to young children (birth to six years) and ways to promote safety in the home. This presentation will be delivered by a Registered Nurse from Toronto Public Health....

Icon of the event Safe Effective Low Back and Core Exercises for People with Bad Backs
Mon Jul 10, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

It's a fact-according to the Canadian Chiropractic Association, up to 85% of working Canadians will experience an episode of low back pain in their lifetime. And back pain results in one third of all lost time in the workpla...

Icon of the event Sun Safety: How to Protect Yourself in the Sun
Thu Jul 27, 2017 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Pape/Danforth

Learn how children and their caregivers can be sun safe. This presentation will cover the UV index and sun safety recommendations. All adults and children welcome....

Icon of the event Bone Health, Preventing Falls and Healthy Eating
Mon Jun 12, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Pape/Danforth

Join Toronto Public Health for an important workshop about bone health, elder nutrition and how to prevent a fall. Be informed and maintain your independence....

Icon of the event Restorative Meditation
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Pape/Danforth

Experience the tranquility of meditation. Join an instructor from Meditation Toronto for easy stress relieving stretches followed by deep breathing and a relaxing and rejuvenating meditation session. You will leave feeling pe...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat May 20
Sat Jun 17
Sat Jul 29
Icon of the event Ageing and Immunity
Fri Jun 09, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

The immune system is a vital component of our body that helps us to fight against infectious diseases such as the common cold. As we get older, this defense mechanism undergoes a number of changes that impairs its ability to ...

Icon of the event WIRED: Stress, Media, and the Social Life in the Digital Age
Fri May 05, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Join Dr. Nasreen Khatri, a registered clinical psychologist, gerontologist and neuroscientist to learn about the brain's response to social media and learn tips on how to navigate the digital landscape to remain socially conn...

Icon of the event At Home Alone - 5 Easy Steps to Independence
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Pape/Danforth

Help prepare your 10-14 year old to stay home alone safely through this fun and interactive workshop. Parents and children can come to this workshop to develop a personal safety and injury prevention plan that is tailored to ...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Jul 08
Icon of the event Stress Relief through Meditation
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

Feel yourself transported to another realm by the beautiful chanting of sacred mantras and breathing meditation. This program is drop in and does not require registration. For more information call Barbara Frum Branch at 416-...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Apr 27
Thu May 11
Thu May 25
Thu Jun 08
Icon of the event Aging and Chronic Illness: What role does environment play? CANCELLED
Wed Jun 14, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Dr. John Molot will discuss the environmental links between chronic illness and aging. No registration required....