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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

Mind, Breath, and Meditation

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom (link will be provided to all registrants by email)

Stress is a major factor in all disease. Learn simple and effective ways to eliminate stress. Experience breath as the important tool each of us has that can impact the mind and body and keep us healthy and happy. Discover ways to use meditation to calm the mind, reduce stress, and improve immunity.

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Protect Your Money

Thursday, May 13, 2021
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom (link will be provided to all registrants by email)

Ontario Securities Commission staff will provide information about fraud prevention and making more informed financial decisions. You will learn about the following topics:

  • Common types of fraud including COVID-19 frauds
  • How frauds works
  • Warning signs of fraud and how protect yourself
  • What to do if you’ve been defrauded

 

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The Sport & Prey of Capitalists: How the Rich are Stealing Canada’s Public Wealth

Thursday, May 27, 2021
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom (link will be provided to all registrants by email)

For years we’ve been told – by business, government, and the media – that the private sector always does things better. In fact, however, Canada has a long history of creating impressive public services and enterprises. As we’ve privatized them in recent years, we’ve been left poorer as a nation and increasingly dominated by the private greed that rules the marketplace. The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly highlighted this, showing how privatization has exposed critical issues in our long-term care homes while the privatization of Connaught Labs, once the world’s leading vaccine producer, has left Canada with no vaccine production capacity. Along with the coming climate crisis, the pandemic underscores the urgent need to expand – not shrink – our public sphere.

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June Events

June is Seniors’ Month! Join Programs 50+ and Community Engagement and our partner organization the LIFE Institute at Ryerson University as we present our Successful Aging Lecture Series. “Medical Mondays” will showcase a thought-provoking health lecture as well as innovative ideas and research about successful aging. Additional events throughout the month of June will also offer strategies and ideas for healthy aging.

Successful Aging Lecture Series Events

Introduction to Deutenomics

Monday, June 7, 2021
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom (link will be provided to all registrants by email)

Discover the principles of the new science called deutenomics, which studies the separation of heavy hydrogen (deuterium) from natural hydrogen and its effects on health. We will discuss deuterium-depleting interventions you can apply to preserve health or reverse disease.

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Cancer as a Mitochondrial Metabolic Disease: The Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer

Monday, June 14, 2021
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom (link will be provided to all registrants by email)

This new concept has implications for the development of new non-toxic cancer therapies including ketogenic metabolic therapy (KMT), a cost-effective, non-toxic therapeutic strategy that targets and kills tumour cells while protecting and enhancing the energy efficiency in normal cells. Experts in cancer research have praised this comprehensive study as one of science’s hottest topics.

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Nutrigenomics: Do Our Genes Determine What We Should Eat?

Monday, June 21, 2021
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom (link will be provided to all registrants by email)

There is increasing awareness among researchers, healthcare professionals, and consumers that the one-size-fits-all approach to nutritional guidance is inefficient and sometimes ineffective. Recent advances in the field of nutrigenomics now show that individual genetic differences can explain why some people respond differently from others to the same foods, beverages, and supplements they consume for optimal health and performance.

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Living Longer, Living Well: Expert Advice to Enable Healthy Aging

Monday, June 28, 2021
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom (link will be provided to all registrants by email)

Why bother living longer, if you can’t enjoy the years ahead of you? No matter how old we are or aspire to be, there are key things we can do to enable healthy aging. Get evidence-based advice on how to not only live longer, but live well.

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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.

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