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.

Investment Options and Ideas
Thursday, July 5
Interested in learning more about where to invest your savings? Join Bob Jet to learn more!
Speaker: Bob Jet, Manulife Securities

Book Talk: Fruitful City – The Enduring Power of the Urban Food Forest
Thursday, July 12
This book examines our relationship with food through the fruit trees that dot our streets and backyards in Toronto. Learn more about these plants, where they came from and how they could be used in our city.
Speaker: Helena Moncrieff, Author

Detecting Cons and Scams
Thursday, July 19
It’s always a good idea to brush up on the latest scams occurring in our community. Stay safe!
Speaker: Sheldon Parker, Board Chair, Jewish Free Loan Casa, Retired Lawyer

Toronto Public Library Programs and Services
Thursday, July 26
Do you know all that the Toronto Public Library offers? Join Gary Sherman to learn more about different programs and activities your local library can offer.
Speaker: Nicole Kotzer, Centennial Library

Chemicals in Your Environment
Thursday, August 2
Learn about chemical hazards, the health effects and what people can do to reduce exposure.
Speaker: Health Canada

Setting Wellness Goals
Thursday, August 9
Learn about effective goal setting, taking charge of your wellness and creating your best life.
Speaker: Meredith Morrison, Fitness Specialist

Wills, Power of Attorney and Real Estate Issues
Thursday, August 16
Retired Lawyer, Sheldon Parker, will speak on different legal topics which may arise as we age.
Speaker: Sheldon Parker, Board Chair, Jewish Free Loan Casa, Retired Lawyer

Common Foot Conditions
Thursday, August 23
Foot ailments affect us all. Join our local Chiropodist to lean about common foot conditions and how to prevent and treat them!
Speaker: Theeba Poopalasingingham, Chiropodist, Bernard Betel Centre

How to Quiet the Mind for Meditation
Thursday, August 30
Why mediate? What is the mind? Learn how to regulate your breathe and calm the mind!
Speaker: Manish Melwani, Teacher, Writer and Speaker

Air Quality
Thursday, September 6
Learn about the sources of outdoor air pollution, their health impacts and how to protect yourself.
Speaker: Health Canada

Home Cares, Nursing and Personal Support
Thursday, September 13
Learn about the choices in home care, nursing and personal support that may be needed as we age.
Speaker: Spectrum Health Care

Hearing and Your Health
Thursday, September 20
Join an audiologist to learn more about your hearing health and receive a free hearing aid check!
Speaker: Hearing Life

Security and Safety for Seniors
Thursday, September 27
Safety should be a top priority. Receive tips on staying safe and secure.
Speaker: Spectrum Health Care


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, July 5 and 26
Thursday, August 16
Thursday, September 6 and 27
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Location: Auditorium

Summer Hike
Join us for a beautiful summer hike through the Kortright Centre for Conservation. Space is limited. Registration required. Please call Maria 416-225-2112, ext. 130 to reserve your spot.
Wednesday, August 22
Bus leaves at 10:00 am
Program provided with funding from the Ontario Senior Community Grant Program.
Funded by:

Garden Club
Do you like gardening? Join us on the patio at the Bernard Betel Centre to care for our garden and learn more about growing your own vegetables and herbs. Contact Maria at 416-225-2112, ext. 130 or for more information and event dates.
Join us on Wednesday, August 29 at 1:00 pm for a Special Rosh Hashanah Workshop.

Intergenerational Pickling Night
The Old is New: Pickles, Sauerkraut and Fermentation
Join Shoresh for a hands-on Pickling Workshop with young adults! Registration required. Please call Maria 416-225-2112, ext. 130 to reserve your spot.
Wednesday, July 18
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm