Category: Events

Events in the community, usually locally, that may be of importance to older adults or adults with disabilities.

2016 Davenport Community BBQ!  – Sept. 3

BBQ

On Saturday, September 3rd Cristina Martins, MPP for Davenport will be hosting the second annual Davenport Community BBQ  from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Dufferin Grove Park (875 Dufferin Park Ave). Come for free food, entertainment and fun in the park! RSVP at cmartins.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org or call 416-939-4749.   A Community News blog post West Toronto Support Services…

Music Show & Lunch Cruise on the Grand River #syme55

Boat Cruise

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Pickup:    8.45 a.m., Syme Centre, 33 Pritchard Ave. Return:    5:00 p.m., Syme Centre, 33 Pritchard Ave. Price:       $85.00 for members, $90 non-members, all-inclusive Register: At Syme reception or 416-766-O388. Agenda: Beginning the day in “The Landing” with complimentary coffee and muffins and shopping in the Craft Shop. Enjoy the fascinating…

Rural Garden Tour – Sat. June 18th

Presented by the Swansea Horticultural Society, this tour will give you the opportunity to meet enthusiastic gardeners and share the delights of a variety of rural garden venues. Date:  Saturday, June 18th, 2016 Cost: $79.00 per person Hurry up and register!  Call Ellen at (416) 767.2574 See below for Agenda and further details    …

Toronto Seniors Summit – June 18th

Toronto Seniors Summit

You are invited… to a celebration of seniors in Toronto and the recent designation by the World Health Organization as a Global Age-Friendly city! Also learn more about: the Toronto Seniors Strategy government services for seniors ethno-cultural and LGBTQ specific services and initiatives Keynote Speakers: Minister Mario Sergio, Responsible for Seniors Affairs Councillor Josh Matlow,…

Introduction to Improv @AlzToronto

Intro to Improv

For people with dementia & caregivers. Come with your imagination to create stories in the moment at this improvisational theatre workshop. No prior experience required. Anyone can do this! Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Place: Alzheimer Society of Toronto, 20 Eglinton Avenue W., Suite 1600 To register: 416-640-6317 or…

Celebrate Seniors’ Month in June! #VibrantSeniors #SeniorsMonth

In June each year, Ontario celebrates and recognizes the contributions seniors make to our communities. June 2016 marks the 32nd anniversary of Seniors’ Month in Ontario. To recognize the important role seniors play in our communities, this year’s theme is, “Seniors Making a Difference.” Check out the many events happening across Toronto and Ontario this month…

Speaker Event: Research Night – Language Loss in Neurodegenerative Diseases – May 24 @AlzSociety

What if you were unable to say: “I want”, ” I need”, “I love?” Thousands of people can’t express themselves because they can’t say or remember the words, or worse, no longer understand them. Dr. Carmela Tartaglia will be discussing changes in language function that can occur in neurodegenerative diseases and some suggestions on how to…

Scenic train trip on the CREDIT VALLEY EXPLORER – July 16

All aboard for a mid-day sightseeing tour, through the Forks of the Credit and Hills of Headwaters, from Orangeville to Snelgrove and return with a rest stop in the village of Inglewood. Enjoy your train ride in climate-controlled classic railcars featuring reclining first-class seating and large picture windows. Our tour includes complimentary refreshments and a…

Swansea Horticultural Society holds its annual Plant & Bake Sale on May 14

Enjoy some outdoor weather and come pick up some great deals on locally grown plants and home baked goods! Proceeds go towards the Swansea Horticultural Society. Date: Saturday, May 14 Time: 9AM till SOLD OUT Location: Swansea Town Hall (95 Lavinia Ave.) – Just a 10 min. walk from Bloor St. Email swanseahorticulturalsociety@gmail.com for more information. A Community…

Kingsway-Lambton Flea Market – Sat. April 30

One of the biggest Flea Markets in West Toronto is upon us once more! This will be the 52nd Annual Flea Market at Kingsway-Lambton! Come early and browse an extensive selection of good – outside and inside! Saturday, April 30, 2016 8:00AM – 1:00PM Kingsway-Lambton United Church Also enjoy a Barbeque, Bake Sale, Coffee and…

Are you a caregiver? Over 55?

12 Hours that can Change Your Life Do you want to sleep better, feel happier, have more energy, gain confidence, get out more, enjoy better relationships, help other? In 8 fun, friendly sessions —one per week— this program helps people make a difference to their lives. Each session is expertly moderated and includes a free booklet.…

Eating Well on a Budget with Jasmine Ho, Registered Dietician @AlzToronto

Join Jasmine Ho for an interactive presentation on Eating Well on a Budget. Open to the General Public! Date:  Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Time:  6-7:30pm Place:  Alzheimer Society Offices (20 Eglinton Ave W, Suite 1600) | Free  (Registration Required) Jasmine will explore ways of incorporating healthier food choices into daily life while on a budget. To…

Toronto’s annual spring clean-up weekend returns this April 22-24 ‎@LiveGreenTO

It’s time for some spring cleaning. Gather a group of friends, family or co-workers to help clean your local playground, trail, beach, laneway or sport field.   The City of Toronto will support your clean-up efforts by providing special litter and recycling bags, and helping co-ordinate waste removal for your event. Friday, April 22 – Corporate…

Seminar on “Brain Health” – Thursday March 31, 2016 @AlzTO

Community Event: On Thursday, March 31st, Bloordale (click to see location) will be hosting an afternoon on “Brain Health”. Kari Quinn-Humphrey, Public Education Manager, Alzheimer Society Toronto, will once again be the guest speaker along with colleague, Joanne Tandoc. Call 416-620-4098 to pre-register (required). The presentation is intended to better participants’ understanding of the risk factors of dementia and to improve and maintain the…

Queen’s Park Tour and Discussion – March 22nd

OSSCO (Ontario Society of Seniors Citizens’ Organizations) is organizing the tour to Queen`s Park. The legislative Building at Queen`s Park is a popular tourist attraction for thousands of visitors from Ontario, Canada and around the world. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto and easily accessed by public transit is a step away from other…

8th Annual Earth Hour Celebration

Join Green 13 in partnership with Heritage York for their 8th annual Earth House Celebration! Power down at home and join your neighbours for an evening at historic Lambton House, 4066 Old Dundas Street. Activities include a candlelight walk – weather permitting, guided by Madeleine McDowell. (please bring your own candle, lantern or flashlight) Saturday, March…

Town Hall: Community Transportation for adults 55+ and those with mobility issues

Community Event:   Please join us at a Town Hall Meeting to inform the Roadmap for Community Transportation A coordinated city-wide transportation plan for seniors and residents with mobility issues is being developed, and we need your feedback: What are your experiences with community transportation? What do you expect from your community transportation providers? What…

MPAC Information Session: Tuesday, February 9 @ 7:00 PM Runnymede Public Library @CheriDiNovo

UPDATE – Feb. 24, 2016:  Read the material presented on February 9th. This year brings with it the next province-wide MPAC property assessment. We know how confusing this process can be, especially for new home owners and senior residents. As always, MPP Cheri DiNovo will be hosting an MPAC Information Session to assist residents with questions they may have about…

Join us December 8th at 7:30 p.m. and Learn How to Manage Caregiver Stress with @AlzToronto and @VHACaregiving

Are you caring for a loved one with dementia? We understand the importance of self care for the caregiver. Please join us for this useful session: What? Managing Caregiver Stress Information Session, facilitated by Amanda Schmukler@AlzToronto When? Tuesday December 8th, 2015 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Where? 1709 Bloor St. W., 2nd Floor For more…

Register Today for “Dinner at Betty’s: Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights

Register today for “Dinner at Betty’s and the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights. Syme55+ Centre is organizing this event, so please book early directly at their reception (seating is limited): 33 Pritchard Avenue Toronto, ON M6N 1T4 Phone: 416-766-0388 Event Details: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Starts at 4:00 p.m. After Dinner, we will travel to…

October is Community Support Month #OurCommunitySupport

Each year, nearly a million seniors and people with disabilities use the services offered by Ontario’s Community Support Service (CSS) providers, like West Toronto Support Services (WTSS) – and that demand is growing. Even if you’ve never heard of these unsung heroes of the health care system, you’ve benefited from their work. October is Community…

FREE Library Workshops: Conscious Aging

Do you find yourself struggling with some of the challenges of aging? Would you like to explore the possibility of turning the challenges of aging into opportunities for growth? Are you curious about the gifts of aging? Would you like to connect to a like-minded community? Join us for a unique 8 week workshop series…

Do you have items that need repair? Get them fixed Sat., Sept. 26, 2015 – 10am to 2pm

The Repair Café will be back at Skills for Change in late September. At this monthly gathering, they will have volunteer fixers available for computers, electronics, small appliances, clothes, jewellery, book and paper repairs, among others. For whatever you need fixing, bring it on! You can learn how to fix it while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea. To avoid…

Mark your Calendar September 24, 2015 for Toronto’s Comedy Festival

Are you ready for some serious laughs? Toronto’s Comedy Festival is back for another year of gut-busting festivities! On September 24, 2015, JFL42 returns to Toronto and promises to deliver the comedic goods. The Headliners This year, headliners include late night legend Craig Ferguson, world-renowned funnyman Patton Oswalt, Nerdist Chris Hardwick and multi-talented comedian Colleen…

The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival – September 11-13 @TIFF_NET

Did you know that the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival will shut down King Street West from University to Peter on September 11-13 for its Festival Street. It’ll feature movie-themed art installation and free, live musical performances. The free concert series run all weekend at John and Mercer. The shows will run all day Saturday starting at…

Mark your Calendar: August 21 – September 07, 2015 for the Canadian National Exhibition @LetsGoToTheEX #CNE2015

Calling all awesome parents and grandparents! Did you know that on Monday August 24 and Monday August 31, children 13 years and under get into the CNE for just $2 when accompanied by a paying adult. Also, on Tuesday September 1, 2015 until 3pm CNE Admission is $0, absolutely free for anyone 19 or younger (I.D. required,…

Mark you Calendar: August 7-9, 2015 is Taste of the Danforth @Taste_Danforth #TASTE2015

KRINOS TASTE OF THE DANFORTH is being held August 7-9 this year – don’t miss the fun starting this Friday. Head out to the Danforth this Friday for three days worth of the famous Krinos Taste of the Danforth, considered Canada’s largest street festival presented by @GreektownBIA. Did you know that this event is considered one of Toronto’s…