Health Promotion & Wellness

Learn about the latest health information from the experts. Wellness lectures and events provide an opportunity to learn about common health concerns and risk factors, and get tips on prevention and treatment options to best manage your physical, psychological and spiritual well-being. Take part in our various wellness events, workshops, support groups, health fairs and more!

For more information about health promotion and wellness programs, please contact Maria Lindgren at 416-225-2112, ext. 130 or


Join us every Thursday from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm for a weekly wellness lecture on various topics of health, wellness, fitness, nutrition, disease prevention, alternative therapy, mental health, and much more! Admission is free.

Blood Sugar and Your Health
Thursday, October 31
Join us to learn more about diabetes, blood sugar and how to stay healthy. Stick around after the presentation for a free blood sugar test!
Speaker: Vaughan Community Health Care

License Renewal Process
Thursday, November 7
Learn about the testing requirements for renewing you license over the age of 80 and tips on driving safe as we age!
Speaker: Ministry of Transportation

Canada’s New Food Guide

Thursday, November 14
Learn aspects of Canada’s new food guide and how to understand it!
Speaker: Judy Chodirker, Registered Dietitian, Loblaws Canada

Protect Your Money from Investment Fraud
Thursday, November 21
Ontario Securities Commission is the provincial regulator for the investment industry. Learn how to spot red flags, common types of fraud and where to ask questions.
Speaker: Ontario Securities Commission

BounceBack – Reclaim Your Health
Thursday, November 28
Learn more about a free skill-building telephone coaching program to help better manage the symptoms of mild to moderate depression and anxiety.
Speaker: BounceBack, CMHA

Bone Building
Thursday, December 5
Learn more about exercises to help you protect your bones and deal with osteoporosis.
Speaker: Vital Steps Inc.

Myths and Misconceptions about the Legal System
Thursday, December 12
Learn more about the legal system from a Lawyer and make more informed decisions about your own court case.
Speaker: Litigation Help

Food and Finance
Thursday, December 19
Save time and money while enjoying nourishing meals. Learn how!
Speaker: Anne Arbour, Financial Educator, Credit Counselling Society


Memory Boosters
Stay sharp and challenge your mind with riddles, puzzles, games and trivia as part of a fun and energetic group. Drop in.
Every Thursday • 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Auditorium

Laughter Yoga
Learn the health benefits of laughter! No exercise required. Instructor: Joyce Solomon
Thursday, November 7
Thursday, December 5
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Location: Auditorium

Stress Management Support Group
In partnership with Circle of Care, join us for a stress management support group where we will learn relaxation exercises and techniques while also discussing the causes of stress.
Monday, November 4 – December 9
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Cost: Free
Registration required. Please sign up at the Information Desk or call 416-225-2112, ext. 113.

Retirement Fair
Connect with local agencies, health practitioners, senior service providers, community services and retirement homes! Includes a trade show, information seminars, demos, refreshments and more! This event is hosted by the Bernard Betel Centre in partnership with the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario and sponsored by the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility.
Wednesday, November 27
Trade Show: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Connect with local organizations, agencies and service providers!
Seminars: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us for three mini presentations on: Heart Health, Emergency Preparedness and Advance Care Planning!
Cost: Free
Location: Auditorium
Retirement Fair

David A. Croll Memorial Wellness Lecture
“Optimizing the Mental Health of Older Adults: Strategies for Illness Prevention and Health Promotion”
Dr. David Conn, Geriatric Psychiatrist and VP of Education, Baycrest
Join Dr. David Conn as we look at how our mental health can affect our physical well-being. Learn strategies on how to prevent illness and improve our overall health as well at the connection between a positive attitude towards aging and longevity.
Wednesday, December 4
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Auditorium
This event is sponsored by Senator David A. Croll Memorial Fund at the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto.