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Icon of the event Yoga for Older Adults
Mon Apr 16, 2018 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Richview

Join us for alternating weeks of Hatha yoga and Chair yoga. Hatha classes will involve stretching into yoga poses on a mat, while Chair yoga is a suitable alternative for those who have difficulty getting on the floor to exe...

Icon of the event Allergy Prevention
Wed Apr 25, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Runnymede

Dr. Adelle Atkinson, a clinical immunologist at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children and an associate professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto will talk about food allergy in children, the latest guidelines and r...

Icon of the event Basic Bike Maintenance Workshop
Mon Jun 18, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Cycle Toronto will show you the basics of how to maintain your bike in this hands-on workshop. Topics include: safety checks, pumping your tires, tightening your brakes, lubing your chain, and ensuring your bike is the right ...

Icon of the event Addiction and Prescriptions Pain Meds among Older People: An Increasing Problem
Tue Feb 27, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Addiction in many areas of our society is on the decrease. However addiction to prescription pain medication is on an alarming increase, especially among the elderly. Dr. Jim Cullen, Ph.D., RSW will present the latest data re...

Icon of the event Cognitive Screening: What is it, Who needs it, and What does it Mean?
Tue Apr 17, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Linda Mah defines what is meant by "cognitive screening" and reviews guidelines used by physicians to determine if a patient needs to be cognitively screened (or not). She discusses how screening test results are used by ...

Icon of the event Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
Thu Mar 15, 2018 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Albert Campbell

Learn about the impact of changes to the brain because of dementia and strategies to reduce risk factors....

Icon of the event Red Cross Babysitting Course (Ages 11-15)
Sat Mar 10, 2018 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Learn how to safely babysit infants and young children. This course covers: diapering, feeding, age-appropriate activities and games, how to handle emergencies, household safety, basic first aid, and more. Participants receiv...

Icon of the event Basic Bike Maintenance Workshop
Wed Jun 13, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Richview

Cycle Toronto will show you the basics of how to maintain your bike in this hands-on workshop. Topics include: safety checks, pumping your tires, tightening your brakes, lubing your chain, and ensuring your bike is the right ...

Icon of the event Overview of Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Thu Mar 15, 2018 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Albert Campbell

Learn about the impact of changes to the brain because of dementia and strategies to reduce risk factors. In partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Toronto....

Icon of the event Antibiotics as Friends and Foes (SciChat)
Wed Jun 06, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

In this talk we will discuss: how antibiotics work against bacteria, cure infections when used properly and when misused can lead to antibiotic-resistant superbugs that plague global health. We will cover misconceptions aroun...

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