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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 Doctor's in Denial - a Reading with author Joel Lexchin
Tue May 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Doctors in Denial examines the relationship between the Canadian medical profession and the pharmaceutical industry, and explains how doctors have become dependents of the drug companies instead of champions of patients' heal...

Icon of the event Wellness Club for Seniors (in Chinese)
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Steeles

Make new friends, share ideas and learn how to keep fit to become a happier and healthier you


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Feb 01
Thu Mar 01
Icon of the event Cognitive Screening - What is it, Who needs it, and What doe 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 Mind Your Hearing: The link between our ears, the brain & dementia
Thu Jan 25, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Marilyn Reed, Baycrest and Dr. Claude Alain, Rotman Research Institute, will explain: how aging affects the way we process sound; how to get help for hearing loss; how to protect your hearing; and, hearing loss as a risk fac...

Icon of the event Wellness Club for Seniors (in Chinese)
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Steeles

Make new friends, share ideas and learn how to keep fit to become a happier and healthier you


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Apr 05
Thu May 03

Get healthy with programs, recommended collections and services brought to you by Toronto Public Health.