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May
27
10:00 AM10:00

Just Breathe: Cultivating Mindfulness for Healthy Living

Presented by: Dr. Alexandra Fiocco, assistant Professor, Department of Psychology Ryerson University. 

Although we often do not have control over the things that happen in life, we do have control over how we respond to those things. Mindfulness is not only a meditative practice, but it is also a way of being. Dr. Alexandra Fiocco will discuss the effects of mindfulness training on physical and psychological wellbeing, with a focus on empirical research and personal experience. 

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May
20
10:00 AM10:00

Take the Chaos Out of Crisis

Presented by: Mary Ellen Tomlinson, Senior Care Options 

You have eldercare responsibilities and one day, you may get that dreaded phone call telling you someone you care for in being rushed to emergency. Time is precious and numbers count, so come and learn how to manage care by phone until you can get to the hospital to manage care first hand.  Find out what you need to know, why and how to keep important health information current for your loved ones, and for yourself. 

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May
13
10:00 AM10:00

Falls and Fracture Prevention Strategies

Presented by: Azeena Ratansi, Occupational Therapist, Women's College Hospital 

This presentation will focus on different aspects of managing your bone health. Learn more about osteoporosis, what compression fractures are, what steps you can take to minimize their occurrence and exercises to strengthen spinal alignment and maintain good posture. Fall prevention strategies addressing various risk factors will be addressed in addition to presenting some of the latest findings from literature. 

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May
6
10:00 AM10:00

Wellness and Well- Being

Presented by: Adriana Caggiano & Tony Schembri, Psychogeriatric Resources Consultation Program of Toronto 

This session will focus on self-care and stress management techniques. Adriana Caggiano, M.Sc.OT, and Tony Schembri, MSW, RSW, Ph.D (c) will discuss caring and compassionate strategies for de-stressing and relaxation, as well as practical tips for incorporating these strategies into your daily routine. 

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Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

Women in Art

Presented by: Elizabeth Iturbe, Art Historian 

A professor and researcher int he fields of Art History and Education in Mexico, Elizabeth has also designed and implemented Education Projects in Toronto with several Colleges. Elizabeth has also taught and lectured in Art History and cultural topics, in several  cultural institutions. Join her as she brings her knowledge of Women in Art. 

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Apr
15
10:00 AM10:00

Anatomy of a Masterpiece : Great Paintings De-mystified

Presented by: Yves Amaline, Award- winning Artist

Just as we are made up of bones, muscles, sinews and other materials, paintings are composed of basic building blocks: line, shape, colour, intensity, etc. This presentation will explore how great masters of art history have skillfully combined these elements to produce masterpieces. You will gain a deeper appreciation of great paintings, from cave drawings to modern art. 

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Apr
8
10:00 AM10:00

This History of North York

 Bird In Hand, Yonge St., w. side, near Cummer Ave., Toronto, Ont.

Bird In Hand, Yonge St., w. side, near Cummer Ave., Toronto, Ont.

Presented By:  Bill Aird, former President of the North York Historical Society

North York Historical Society was formed in the 1960's and has worked tirelessly to preserve historical buildings in the North York community.  Join Bill as he shares the history, as well as pictures, of North York. 

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Oct
30
10:00 AM10:00

Fountain of Healthy Aging: It's Not Found in a Pill

Presented By: Dr. Alexandra J. Fiocco, Assistant Professor and Director of the Stress and Healthy Aging Research Laboratory at Ryerson University 

Time/Day: Friday Oct 30 at 10:00 am-12:00 pm 

Despite what the anti-aging industry promises, we cannot stop aging. However, we can make lifestyle choices that will ensure healthy aging, maintenance, and independence in later years. Dr. Alexandra J. Fiocco will discuss evidence-based lifestyle behaviours and activities that promote a healthy 

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Oct
23
10:00 AM10:00

Falls Prevention

Presented By: Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College 

Time/Day: Friday Oct 23 at 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Every year one in three Canadians over the age of 65 will fall, often with serious consequences. The Fall Prevention Outreach Program presented by the Student Canadian Chiropractic Association will be a hands-on lesson and engaging discussion covering the importance of balance and strength in fall prevention; and precautions that can be taken in the home and everyday life to keep you safe on your feet. 

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Oct
16
10:00 AM10:00

Fraud Prevention

Presented By: Constable Howard Clements 

Time/Day: Friday Oct 16 at 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Join this informative presentation on fraud prevention with Constable Howard Clements from the Crime Prevention Office, Division 32. This presentation will focus on personal safety and fraud prevention online. 

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Oct
9
10:00 AM10:00

World Mental Health Day

Presented By: TBD 

Time/Day: Friday Oct 9 at 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Every year, World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10 to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health. The theme for 2015 is ‘Dignity in Mental Health’. Speaker to be announced. 

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Oct
2
10:00 AM10:00

Making Your Money Last

Presented By: Mac Mekawi, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones 

Time/Day: Friday Oct 2 at 10:00 am to 12::00 pm

Whether you’re nearing retirement or have already retired, you know saving money was just the first step. You also have to make it last. Don’t miss this informative seminar to learn practical ways to help manage your money in retirement, with the goal of providing a steady, stable income! 

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