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Icon of the event Get Active to Prevent Diabetes
10:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Albion

This free 6 week program is for adults aged 25-64 who do not have diabetes and are ready to take steps to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Each two hour session has a health education component led by a public health nurse a...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Oct 27
Fri Nov 03
Fri Nov 10
Icon of the event Improving Outcomes and Quality of Life for Children with Autism
Thu Nov 02, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

A child neurologist and clinician scientist at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou will talk about her research focused on improving outcomes and quality of life for children with autism spe...

Icon of the event Run, Don't Walk: Exercise and Brain Health in Mid-life and Beyond
Wed Feb 07, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

The number one thing we can do to maintain and improve brain health and emotional well-being is to exercise. Come and learn how an active lifestyle is part of living smart today to age well tomorrow. Presented by Dr. Nasreen...

Icon of the event Addressing Elder Abuse in Toronto's Immigrant Communities
Wed Nov 22, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Albion

Dr. Sepali Guruge, Ryerson University, examines the unique and common risk factors of elder abuse within and across Chinese and South Asian communities in the Toronto area. Dr. Guruge, an expert in the area of immigrant healt...

Icon of the event Musicking, Science and Health: A Mental Tune-Up
Fri Nov 03, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

What happens in our brains when we play, listen and move to music? What effect can sound and music have on diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's? Join PhD student Keith Loach for a demonstration of how music can affect...

Icon of the event Senior Safety: Recognizing Elder Abuse in Your Community
Fri Oct 27, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Learn how to recognize when someone, whether a friend, neighbour, or acquaintance, is being mistreated, and, most importantly, how best to respond. Join Monita Persaud from Elder Abuse Ontario and learn how to promote healthy...

Icon of the event Games for Health - The Present and Potential Future of Healthcare
Wed Oct 25, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Games and gamification have the potential to radically transform how healthcare is delivered in the 21st century. Just what they transform healthcare into remains to be seen. In this talk Dr. Steve Wilcox explores the burgeon...

Icon of the event Ball Workshop for Functional Mobility
Fri Jan 26, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Join an instructor certified by the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA) to learn to how to use a small exercise ball to improve posture, upper-lower body strength, balance and flexibility. Participants will receive ...

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 Nov 25
Sat Dec 16