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.


Building Healthy Relationships
Thursday, June 20
Our relationships with ourselves and others are an important aspect of our health. Learn how to build, explore and establish healthy patterns of behavior.
Speaker: Circles Enrichment


Antibiotics as Friends and Foes
Thursday, June 27
We will look at how antibiotics work against bacteria, cure infections when used properly and when misused can lead to superbugs.
Speaker: SciChat, University of Toronto


Eco-Friendly Home Cleaning
Thursday, July 4
Learn how to make simple, safe and natural cleaners for your home!
Speaker: Sophi Robertson, Zero Waste Events Manager, Toronto Tool Library


The Art of “Self-Talk”
Thursday, July 11
Adopting a healthy lifestyle is easier said than done. Learn to find the missing link between knowledge and action and find the key to health success.
Speaker: Kathleen Trotter, Personal Trainer, Life Coach


Six Barriers to Investment Success: Uncovering Your Behavioural Biases
Thursday, July 18
Look at six biases from the field of behavioural finance, how these biases affect decisions-making ability, and the impact on your investments.
Speaker: Ambrose Recoskie, Edward Jones Financia


Food and Mood
Thursday, July 25
Learn about the Mood Diet and how food can create a foundation for mental health.
Speaker: Dr. Talia Marcheggiani, Naturopathic Doctor


Breathe for Health
Thursday, August 1
Did you know the way you breathe may not only affect how you feel but may actually help keep you safe from diabetes, coronary disease and chronic back pain? Learn more about how to breathe better!
Speaker: Anne Klausner, Exercise with Care


How to Get the Most Out of Your Computer
Thursday, August 8
Learn easy and fun tips and tricks about how to get the most out of your computer.
Speaker: Carl Gabel, Computer Expert


Conflict Resolution
Thursday, August 15
We all face conflict in our daily lives. Let’s learn how to best deal with struggles to lessen our stress and improve our lives!
Speaker: Suzanne Sherkin, Highborn Communications


Mindfulness Meditation
Thursday, August 22
Learn more about mindfulness meditation.
Speaker: Meditation Toronto WHY


Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers
Thursday, August 29
What is stress? What does it do to our bodies? How do we deal with it? Join Yossi and learn more!
Speaker: Yossi Strauch, Former RMT


The Emergence of the Personal Advocate
Thursday, September 5
Navigating the healthcare system, dealing with advanced care planning and dealing with family issues can be difficult. A Personal Advocate may help you find your voice.
Speaker: Gary Hepworth, Hepworth and Associates


The Third Act of Life
Thursday, September 12
Learn tips on thriving in the third act of life. Put your talents, skills and great experience to do something fun and new.
Speaker: Shirley Edwards, Boomer 3.0


Social Media Literacy
Thursday, September 19
With the influx of information coming at us at all times, how do we decipher what is real and what is fake? Learn some tips on looking at information with a critical eye.
Speaker: TBA


Agriculture in Israel
Thursday, September 26
Agriculture is important to any country, but in Israel where the geography of the country isn’t naturally conducive to growing, it can be difficult. Learn more about how Israel feeds its people!
Speaker: Carl Gabel, Public Speaker


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
Free
Location: Auditorium


Laughter Yoga
Learn the health benefits of laughter! No exercise required. Instructor: Joyce Solomon
Thursday, July 11
Thursday, August 8
Thursday, September 12
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Free
Location: Auditorium


Health and Wellness Fair
Join us at our annual Health and Wellness Fair! Interact with local agencies, community resources, service providers and health practitioners. Giveaways, refreshments, prizes and more!
Wednesday, June 19
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Free

This program is generously sponsored by: Hear for Life and Hear After


Garden Club
Join us on the back patio to get your hands dirty and for some gardening fun.
Wednesday, July 17 – Pruning and Harvesting with FoodShare
Wednesday, August 14 – Salad Party
Wednesday, September 25 – Harvest Celebration
Cost: Free


Food Demo
What can you make with food grown on your balcony or garden? What about all of those herbs on your windowsill? Learn tips on how to incorporate new vegetables into your diet and sample a tasty dish!
Wednesday, July 31
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost: Free


Death Café
Don’t let the name scare you. A Death Café is a group-directed discussion of death with no agendas, objectives or themes. It is a group discussion rather than grief support of a counselling session. At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. These cafes aim to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their finite lives. Refreshments will be served.
Facilitator: Wendy Graham, BA, BEd, MACP, RP, Hospice Vaughan
Wednesday, August 28
1:00 pm
Cost: Free


Summer Hike!
Join us for a guided hike at Edwards Gardens and the Wilket Creek Ravine. We will explore the history, ecology, wildlife and challenges the area faces. Registration required. Please visit the Information Desk or call 416-225-2112 ext. 113 to register.
Wednesday, September 18
Bus leaves at 10:00 am
Cost: $7