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Icon of the event Diabetes Prevention Workshop
Mon Jun 08, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Pape/Danforth

An informative workshop presented by Toronto Public Health, shows you ways to take action to protect your health and help prevent Type 2 Diabetes. Don't miss this important presentation....

Icon of the event Healthy Cognitive Aging
Tue Jun 16, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
North York Central Library

Ryerson Professor Alexandra Fiocco will discuss the predictors and prevention of cognitive decline, (decline in memory and thinking abilities). PhD student Katie Peck will discuss the effect of music on brain health.

Icon of the event Air quality health index, UV index, and sun safety
Wed Apr 29, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Barbara Frum

This information session will help you to prevent and lower your risk of skin cancer by learning about sun safety, the air quality health index, and the UV index. You will learn how to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle...

Icon of the event Acupuncture: what can it help?
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Barbara Frum

Dr. Zhi-Ping Ren, Associate professor of Uppsala University in Sweden, specialized in molecular pathology and tumor biology....


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Aug 10
Icon of the event Awareness Through Movement
Fri Jun 05, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Don Mills

What makes a person old? Some people think it's wrinkles, others think it's stodgy attitudes. But really, the culprit is our habits. In this session you will do several movement sequences designed to de-age your joints, musc...

Icon of the event Stress management through restorative meditation
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Barbara Frum

Feel yourself transported to another realm by the beautiful chanting of sacred mantras and breathing meditation. Two meditation methods will be taught and practiced: one using the breath and another accompanied by beautiful m...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jun 04
Thu Jun 11
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Tue May 12, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barbara Frum

When Francesca Cavaliere's son committed suicide, she wrote a book and became a speaker to bring awareness to and increase acceptance of mental health issues, to help comfort families who have suffered this tragic loss, and t...

Icon of the event QiGong - Learn the
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Barbara Frum

Join the QiGong Master, Johnny Cheung as he takes you thru' his Eight Steps which are simple to learn and economical. Once you learn the steps, you could practice them anywhere and anytime. The benefits of practising QiGong i...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri May 22
Fri May 29
Fri Jun 05
Fri Jun 12
Fri Jun 19
Icon of the event Learn to Camp
Mon May 04, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pape/Danforth

Let Ontario Parks bring camping to you! Learn about Ontario's beautiful provincial parks through a multi-media presentation and experience camping gear with hands-on demonstrations....

Icon of the event Manage Your Stress!
Mon May 11, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pape/Danforth

High levels of stress can make a person feel tense or anxious, cause headaches, stomach ailments and other symptoms. Left untreated, stress can lead to more serious conditions like high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, o...