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.

Financial Planning for Older Adults
Thursday, January 16
Learn more about the importance of financial planning as we age.
Speaker: Ilana Selezner, IG Wealth Management


Insights into Tracing Your Roots: An Intro into Genealogy
Thursday, January 23
We will introduce the basics of Jewish genealogy research and DNA testing.
Speaker: Jerry Scherer, Jewish Genealogy Society


Walkable Communities
Thursday, January 30
Learn about social networks and community through this interactive presentation.
Speaker: Jane Teasdale, Mosaic Home Care Services


Assistive Devices
Thursday, February 6
Learn how to best use your assistive devices and help with your mobility.
Speaker: Cristiane Cruz, Kinesiologist, Simply Health Solutions


Environmental Health
Thursday, February 13
In celebration of Tu’ B’Shevat, the New Year for the Trees, let’s learn how to be more environmentally sustainable in our day-to-day lives.
Speaker: Environmental Defense


Elder Abuse
Thursday, February 20
Learn the signs of elder abuse and what we can do to help those in need.
Speaker: Ontario Society of Senior Citizens’ Organizations


Big Grandparent Program
Thursday, February 27
Have you heard of becoming a “Big Grandparent”? Learn more about this great intergenerational volunteer opportunity.
Speaker: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto


The Healing Power of Music
Thursday, March 5
Discover the ways that music can impact our physical, mental and emotional health.
Speaker: Tova Houpt, Social Service Worker Student, Seneca College


You Are What You Eat
Thursday, March 12
Have you ever heard the expression “you are what you eat?” Learn the scientific facts behind this saying!
Speaker: Yossi Strauch, Wellness Specialist


Spices and Their Health Benefits
Thursday, March 19
Did you know spices do more than just make your food taste great? Learn about the health benefits of different spices!
Speaker: Michelle Bancroft, Health Promoter


Shopping for Skincare
Thursday, March 26
With new products coming to the market every day, how do we know what to buy? This lecture will cut through the advertising and packaging and talk about what to look for in skincare and makeup products.
Speaker: Carolyn Peters, Bernard Betel Centre Program Facilitator


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, January 9
Thursday, February 6
Thursday, March 5
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Free
Location: Auditorium


Intro to Mindfulness Program
Join Corin A. De Sousa for a 4-week introduction to mindfulness. This class will look at Mindfulness 101, building compassion and awareness training.
Wednesday, February 5 – 26
10:00 am – 11:00 am
$18 members $36 non-members
Location: Culture Room


Lecture and Documentary Screening: What is Happiness
Join us for a brief lecture with Tova Houpt, Seneca College Social Service Worker student. Followed by an exploration of the science and cultural foundations in “Happy”, feature documentary by Director Roko Belic.
Wednesday, February 5
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Auditorium


Autobiography Group: Share Your Story
During this weekly guided group, take a look back at different life moments. Based on weekly topics, we will discuss these moments with the group and learn how to create your own autobiography to share with your family, peers and friends.
Wednesday, February 12 – March 4
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Culture Room