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Throughout the year, we provide opportunities for you to engage and get involved with Programs for 50+ and Community Engagement.

Our events include thought-provoking presentations and lectures, performances, volunteer programs, and more.

Learn and grow with us by exploring all the events we have to offer.

Online Events

Brain Vitality Workshop – Food, Nutrition, and Fitness

Thursday, April 30, 2020
1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom (link will be provided to all registrants by email)

Are you looking to feel more mentally vibrant and physically energized? You know what you need to do to live a brain healthy life: move your body, eat healthy and nourishing foods, manage stress, get adequate sleep, and challenge yourself mentally – but, the truth is, you aren’t executing on the healthy behaviours you know you should be to optimize the health of your brain and body. In this fully online two-part brain vitality workshop, Dr. Andrea Wilkinson helps put all the pieces of brain health together in an easy-to-understand way that will inspire action.

In Part 1 of this two-part series on pathways to brain vitality, Dr. Wilkinson focuses on movement and nourishment. Specifically, she’ll highlight the negative impact sedentary behaviours can have on your overall health and how movement impacts overall functioning of the brain and body. Dr. Wilkinson will also breakdown the concept of food as energy and cover how the food that you eat communicates with your gut and the cells in your body. You’ll leave with take-home strategies on how to create meaningful movement goals and some of Dr. Andrea’s favourite brain healthy recipes for you to try at home.

Dr. Andrea Wilkinson is the founder and CEO of BrainShape.ca and the host of the BrainShape Podcast – a weekly show that covers the latest brain health research as well as interviews with experts in the field of healthy aging.

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Brain Vitality Workshop – Stress, Sleep, and Mental Challenges

Thursday, May 28, 2020
1:00 p.m.–2:20 p.m.
Online via Zoom (link will be provided to all registrants by email)

In Part 2 of this two-part series on pathways to brain vitality, Dr. Wilkinson focuses on stress, sleep, and mental challenges. Specifically, she’ll share insights on how stress and sleep affect the brain and why stress reduction and good quality sleep are essential for optimized brain health. Dr. Wilkinson will also share the science behind brain fitness and cognitive maintenance. You’ll leave with take-home strategies on how to create personally meaningful brain-boosting goals that will help you improve your overall brain health.

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NOTE: All In-Person Events Cancelled Until Further Notice

All scheduled in-person events for The Chang School’s Programs for 50+ are being cancelled as a precautionary measure due to the developing COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation.

Given the current uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we want to ensure everyone’s health and safety remain our top priority, especially our vulnerable 50+ community.

The following event is cancelled:

  • Musicians from Marlboro: Thursday, April 2, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Refunds will be available for those who registered for Musicians from Marlboro.

The cancellation of these events is a proactive measure to minimize large group gatherings. For the latest updates and frequently asked questions, please visit Ryerson University's COVID-19 information page.

We apologize for any inconvenience these cancellations may cause. For more information, please contact programsfor50plus@ryerson.ca or 416-979-5103.