A Free Creative Writing Workshop for All
Sep
13
2:00pm 2:00pm

A Free Creative Writing Workshop for All

We invite you to an hour-and-a-half creative writing workshop on Wednesday, September 13th. Happening at the Active Living Center (ALC) at 21 Hendon Ave, the workshop starts at 2:00 PM.

Leading the workshop is Johnny Salib, Artistic Director of Toronto-based theatre company Sisyphean Productions. He was part of these projects: Mirror, Mirror, Invisible, and Oasis Love (second runner up at the Hamilton Fringe Festival New Play Contest, 2015) and starred as Harry Potter in A Very Potter Musical.  

This workshop is free and open to the public. Just call the ALC at 416 733.4111 to register.

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Jun
9
6:00pm 6:00pm

Bingo Night : Bride Bingo!

Join us in celebrating Pride Month with an evening of Pride Bingo! Everyone is welcome to enjoy delicious refreshments and an entertaining spring bingo. Let's celebrate inclusivity, diversity and all older adults!

One free bingo card included; $1.00 for additional cards at the event

Members $8 Non- Members $12

To purchase your tickets please see the reception desk. Last day to purchase tickets is Wednesday, June 7th. 

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May
26
10:00am10:00am

Child of the North

Since 1962 the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto has been a key meeting place for all people, of all nations. The Centre provides social, recreational, cultural and spiritual services and programs for the indigenous community and visitors alike. 

Presented by: Michael Etherington, Cultural Department, Native Canadian Centre of Toronto 

RSVP is required one week prior to the seminar date. To register, please visit ALC front Desk or call 416 733.4111 to save your spot.

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May
19
10:00am10:00am

Museum Highlights

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With over six million objects in its collection and 40 galleries of art, archaeology and natural science, the ROM offers a whole world to explore.  

Presented by: Royal Ontario Museum Community Outreach Committee 

RSVP is required one week prior to the seminar date. To register, please visit ALC front Desk or call 416 733.4111 to save your spot.

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May
12
11:30am11:30am

Dress to Impress: Mother's Day Fashion Show

Did you ever notice that mom spelt upside down is wow? Be prepared to wow-ed by a fashion show featuring our very own models! Enjoy a light lunch as we celebrate Mother's Day amongst great company!

Members $12 & Non-Members $15

To purchase your tickets please see the reception desk.  Last day to purchase tickets is Friday, May 5th. 

Clothing for fashion show and sale will be provided by Tanjay and Northern Reflections. 

 

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Apr
27
1:00pm 1:00pm

Mental Health ; Coping with Change

It's been said that the only thing constant in life is change.  With changes to your daily life, these changes can affect your mental health. It's important to find out how to cope with these changes while staying mentally fit and healthy!

Presented by: Adriana Caggiano, Pyschogeriatric Rescource Consultant, North York General Hospital. 

RSVP is required one week prior to the seminar date. To register, please visit ALC front Desk or call 416 733.4111 to save your spot.

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Apr
20
1:00pm 1:00pm

Osteoporosis Canada

Osteoporosis Canada was founded in 2004 by four friends who were determined to overcome the challenges of living with osteoporosis. This group believed that people living with osteoporosis needed a strong voice to provide the perspective of patients in all areas including medical matters, research initiatives, communication, public relations and education. Join this presentation as we welcome Jo-Ann James who will share information about osteoporosis.  

Presented by: Jo-Ann James, Osteoporosis Canada

RSVP is required one week prior to the seminar date. To register, please visit ALC front Desk or call 416 733.4111 to save your spot.

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Apr
13
1:00pm 1:00pm

Memory & Aging: Tips & Tricks to Improve Everyday Memory

In the presentation, participants will gain a better understanding of how memory works and learn some evidence-based strategies for improving day-to-day memory. Participants will gain hands-on practice using these new strategies. The techniques are based on the 'Memory & Aging Program' That has been offered at Baycrest Health Sciences since 1997. 

Presented by: Sasha Mallya, PhD Student, Clinical Pyschology, Ryerson University

RSVP is required one week prior to the seminar date. To register, please visit ALC front Desk or call 416 733.4111 to save your spot.

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Apr
6
2:00pm 2:00pm

Floral Design

Do you love flowers? Want to boost your skills in Floral Design? Come to the ALC to grow in this enjoyable art. Flowers provided; bring your own cup & saucer or mug. 

Members $20.00 & Non-Members $25

To purchase your tickets please see the reception desk. Last day to purchase tickets is Thursday, March 30th. 

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Apr
6
1:00pm 1:00pm

Did you know? North York Seniors Centre Services!

Did you know North York Seniors Centre Offers many great services that you can take advantage of? From in-home services, outreach services, transportation services, friendly visiting and telephone reassurance calls to caregiver support and much more, join this presentation to learn about how we can enable our aging population to remain vital, healthy and connected to their community! 

Presented by: Kathryn McCartney, Client Services Intake, North York Seniors Centre 

RSVP is required one week prior to the seminar date. To register, please visit ALC front Desk or call 416 733.4111 to save your spot.

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Mar
24
10:00am10:00am

Introduction to Playwriting

Johnny is an award-winning actor, composer, sound designer and play writer located in Toronto. We are very excited to have JOhnny join us in the Spring 2017 session to provide the Play Writing Workshop. Join us for this preview of the course, which lays the foundation of playwriting and focuses on giving you the tools or exercises you need to sharpen your writing skills. Come find out whats's in store for 2017. 

Presented by: Johnny Salib, Artistic Director, Sisphyean Productions

RSVP is required one week prior to the seminar date. To register, please visit ALC front Desk or call 416 733.4111 to save your spot.

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Mar
20
11:30am11:30am

Spring Fling

"Spring is nature's way of saying 'Let's Party'!"- Robin Williams
Join us as we bring in the new season with lively entertainment and a lovely lunch!

Members $15 - Non-Members $20

Last day to purchase tickets at reception is Monday, March 13th, 2017

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Mar
17
10:00am10:00am

Cabinet of Wonders

Cabinet of Wonders is a self-made collection of treasures and memories. Tina will present the benefits of creating such keepsakes. Consider this a " show and tell" to introduce you to the historical background and examples of such works. 

Presented by: Tine Oehmsen-Clark, Artist & Teacher

RSVP is required one week prior to the seminar date. To register, please visit ALC front Desk or call 416 733.4111 to save your spot.

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Mar
10
10:00am10:00am

Sister & I from Victoria to London

Historical photo of Emily Carr and her Sisters 

Historical photo of Emily Carr and her Sisters 

Hendrina has been a docent (knowledgeable guide) at the McMichael Gallery since 1996! Join her as she shares Emily Carr's illustrated and humourous diary of her journey with her sister from Victoria to London., England. 

Presented by: Hendrina Tomas, Docent at McMichael Gallery 

RSVP is required one week prior to the seminar date. To register, please visit ALC front Desk or call 416 733.4111 to save your spot.

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Feb
25
2:00pm 2:00pm

Better With Age.... Eh

Join us for the 13th Annual Better With Age…Eh, fundraiser. Not only will you be able to try local wines and beer, but you will also be supporting North York Seniors Centre. 

This year the event will feature a Canadian theme, that celebrates our great country's 150th birthday, and the people that helped shape it. 

You can buy tickets online https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/north-york-seniors-centre/events/better-with-age/ or in person at our Active Living Centre. Tickets are $50 per person. A charitable tax receipt will be issued for part of the tickets price. 

Free parking is available at Black Creek Pioneer Village.

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Feb
23
1:00pm 1:00pm

Cancer Prevention and Screen: Take Action!

Join us for this information presentation to learn about cancer screening tests, cancer risk factors and ways to reduce your risk. 

Take Action Today!

 

Presented by: Joanne Mercer, Public Health Nurse, Toronto Public Health 

RSVP is required one week prior to the seminar date. To register, please visit ALC front Desk or call 416 733.4111 to save your spot. 

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Feb
16
1:00pm 1:00pm

Diabetes 101

Do you have Type 2 Diabetes? Do you have prediabetes and you are not sure what to do? Join our diabetes 101 presentation and to learn more about type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. Topics will include:

  • What put you at risk of diabetes?
  • What are the symptoms of high blood sugar?
  • How can diabetes be managed or prevented?
  • How diet, exercise or stress management can play a role?
  • how to eat healthy to manage and prevent diabetes?

Get the answers to these questions by joining us for this presentation! 

Presented by: Katie Lam, Registered Dietitian, Unison Health and Community Services

RSVP is required one week prior to the seminar date. To register, please visit ALC front Desk or call 416 733.4111 to save your spot.v

  

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Feb
9
1:00pm 1:00pm

Pedestrian Safety for Seniors

Seniors continue to have the highest rate pedestrian injury. Learn how you can reduce your risk! Join this presentation to learn how to make your home safer, take medications safely and tips to stay active and eat healthy! 

Presented by: Joanne Mercer, Public Health Nurse, Toronto Public Health

RSVP is required one week prior to the seminar date. To register, please visit ALC front Desk or call 416 733.4111 to save your spot.

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Feb
2
1:00pm 1:00pm

Home Modification Strategies: Age in Place

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Are you planning to remain in your home for as long as possible after retirement? Join us for an insightful and timely presentation on Home Modifications, renovations that improve accessibility, safety and independent living at home.  Learn about the top three home modifications that most people make, prospective costs, available incentives and subsidy programs. Robert has 16 years of experience in making homes easier and safer to live in.

Refreshments sponsored by: Silver Cross 

Presented by: Robert Howlett, Branch Manager, Silver Cross

RSVP is required one week prior to the seminar date. To register, please visit ALC front Desk or call 416 733.4111 to save your spot. 

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Jan
26
11:30am11:30am

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar. Join us for a delicious meal and great entertainment as we celebrate the year of the Rooster! 

Members $15 - Non-Members $20

Last day to purchase tickets at reception is Thursday, January 19th, 2017

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Dec
16
11:30am11:30am

New Years Eve Party

Let's raise a glass to the coming New Year!

We'll toast to the holidays with friends and good cheer! Help us ring in the New Year with a delicious meal, great entertainment, and fabulous door prizes! 

Members $15 - Non-Members $20

Please see ALC reception to purchase tickets. 

Last day to purchase tickets is Friday, December 9th, 2016

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Nov
29
7:00am 7:00am

GivingTuesday Kickoff Breakfast

Join us on GivingTuesday( November 29th) from 7am -9am for our GivingTuesday Kick Off Breakfast.  For a donation, you will receive  a hot breakfast and a chance to socialize with members of our diverse community.

To RSVP, please contact Jasmine at 416 733.4111 ext. 221 or jcolibaba@nyseniors.org

What is GivingTuesday: GivingTuesday is national giving day that happens after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. With non-profits receiving 1/3 of their donations in the month of December, GivingTuesday is the kick off to the giving season.

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Nov
24
1:00pm 1:00pm

So....What's a Denturist ?

Join us for an overview of what the denturist profession is and what types of services are provided. Learn about denture care and maintenance, and the denture do's and don'ts! Jeffery will be offering a free Denture Clinic on Thursday, Nov 1 to provide complimentary basic denture cleanings and consultations/check ups!

This is a free event. RSVP is required one week prior to the seminar date. To register, please visit ALC front desk or call 416 733.4111 to save your spot.

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Holiday Bazaar
Nov
19
10:00am10:00am

Holiday Bazaar

What a great way to take care of your holiday shopping and support North York Seniors Centre in the process. 

Featuring: 
Over 20 vendors
Bake sale
White Elephant room
The cafe will be open for lunch! 

Get out and get holiday shopping!

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