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Icon of the event Stress Relief Through Meditation
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Don Mills

Experience the peace and happiness 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 fe...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Mar 25
Sat Apr 29
Icon of the event Overcoming Loneliness and Social Isolation
Fri Apr 07, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Jane Teasdale, co-founder of Mosaic Home Care Services & Community Resource Centre, is here to discuss models of care that help meet identified social and emotional needs of older adults within care.Registration is required. ...

Icon of the event Vegetarianism 101: Easy Steps for Eating Less Meat
Mon Jan 23, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Interested in making healthier, more sustainable and more compassionate food choices? The Toronto Vegetarian Association will give you some tips and tools for going vegetarian or reducing your consumption of animal products, ...

Icon of the event Growing Up Safely
Wed Jan 25, 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 Speaking of Bones
Wed Feb 22, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Osteoporosis Canada offers an educational program about maintaining healthy bones, including nutrition, exercise, diagnosis and drug treatments. If you want to learn what you can do to live well with osteoporosis and prevent ...

Icon of the event Vegetarian Lifestyle: Healthy and Sustainable
Sat Apr 22, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Pape/Danforth

Is a vegetarian lifestyle good for the planet? Is a vegetarian diet sustainable? What are the health benefits of eating less meat? This fun interactive workshop answers these questions and more, plus shows you how to introd...

Icon of the event Exercise for mental health: one step at a time
Tue Apr 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

We often hear of the physical health benefits of exercise and yet there are mental health benefits too. And being sedentary has its own health risks. University of Toronto's Dr. Catherine Sabiston will present research on phy...

Icon of the event DIY Winter Hair Care
Sat Feb 18, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

Cold weather outdoors and hot air indoors can leave your hair and scalp feeling dry in the winters. The most important thing to do is to deep condition your scalp regularly to replenish the moisture and prevent damage to the ...

Icon of the event Real Self-Care for Caregivers: Transform Guilt & Stress into Gratitude & Joy
Thu Apr 13, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed as a caregiver? Join Saskia Jennings? presentation about releasing stress and guilt and turning it into gratitude and joy. Learn to take care of yourself by prioritizing and balancing ...

Icon of the event Plant-powered!
Tue Apr 25, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Have you been wondering if a plant-based diet could be right for you, but you are not sure how to take the first step? Learn the health benefits and how-tos of a whole-foods, plant-based diet. To register, please call the Bu...