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 marial@betelcentre.org.

WELLNESS LECTURES

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.

 

Health Benefits of Oil
Thursday, June 4
Join one of the few importers of kosher extra virgin olive oil in Toronto to learn about the health benefits and enjoy a sample!
Speaker: Silvio Calcagno, Raven Imports


No Pain – Your Gain
Thursday, June 11
Anne Klausner will look at what pain really is and how to go about choosing the right therapy for you.
Speaker: Anne Klausner, Exercise with Care


Protecting Pollinators, Honey and Jewish Beekeeping
Thursday, June 18
Learn about native pollinators that live in our community, the health benefits of honey and the exciting life of beekeeping!
Speaker: Shoresh – Jewish Environmental Organization


Remembering When: A Fire Prevention Program
Thursday, June 25
It’s always a good time to remind ourselves about fire safety!
Speaker: Timothy Milosevic, Toronto Fire Services


WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS

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
Cost: Free
Location: Auditorium


Laughter Yoga
Learn the health benefits of laughter! No exercise required. Instructor: Joyce Solomon
Thursday, June 4
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Auditorium


PollinateTO: Community Pollinator Garden
Join us as the Bernard Betel Centre creates a pollinator garden to help protect pollinators and get us active and outdoors! If you are interested in volunteering in the garden, please contact Maria at 416-225-2112 ext. 130. Join us to learn more about the importance of native plants, take part in group planting and learn how to maintain a garden. A great hands-on activity!
Wednesday, June 3
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Cost: Free
Funded by: City of Toronto


Documentary Screening: Alive Inside
In this documentary Dan Cohen, founder of the non-profit organization Music & Memory, fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it.
Wednesday, June 17
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost: Free