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World Tai Chi Day

Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Celebrate World Tai Chi and Qigong Day at your library. Bob Waers of the Three Harmony Tai Chi Club will provide an introduction to this internal Chinese martial art, practiced for both defense training and numerous health benefits.

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Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics

Monday, April 28, 2014 at South Creek Branch

Learn the basic information everyone needs about memory loss issues. The Alzheimer's Association will provide general information to serve as an introduction for those interested in additional education programs that will explore aspects of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. For more information, please visit, www.alz.org. #healthcare

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NAMI: Ending the Silence

Monday, May 05, 2014 at South Trail Branch

The National Alliance of Mental Illness, NAMI, delivers a message of empathy and hope to families with members who face mental illness. Families will learn about mental illness including practical information and empowered views of a misunderstood topic by speaking with a team of trained presenters including a young adult living in recovery with mental illness. Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to engage in an open discussion regarding an often stigmatized subject.

6:30
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Save a Heart Project: Hands Only CPR & Heart Disease Prevention

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at Herndon Branch

Heart Disease is the #1 Killer in America and currently only 12% of Cardiac Arrest victims survive. By knowing how to administer CPR, you can double or triple survival rates. Come out and join the fight against Heart Disease by Learning Hands-Only CPR and how lifestyle choices are the key to prevention. Because 88% of all Cardiac Arrest incidents happen at home, the life you save will likely be the life of someone you love! Space is limited. Dress comfortably and bring a towel. To register call 407.488.9581. For more information, visit hearthealthandcpr.com. #healthcare

6:45
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Iridology:What Do Your Eyes Say About Your Health?

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at Edgewater Branch

Do you want to know which foods are best for you to be eating? With so much information about food and supplements in the media, how do you know what is really right for you? The level of health and wellness of the entire body can be observed through your eyes. In this introduction to iridology you will learn some basic iris signs and how to eat right for your eye type. Dr. Samadhi Artemisa, PhD,AP.

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World Of Cycling

Thursday, May 08, 2014 at Winter Garden Branch

Celebrate National Bike Month with David's World Cycle and get information on bicycle safety, the health benefits of cycling and cycling tips for beginners. For more information on David's World Cycle visit davidsworld.com.

10:00
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Save a Heart Project: Hands Only CPR & Heart Disease Prevention

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Herndon Branch

Heart Disease is the #1 Killer in America and currently only 12% of Cardiac Arrest victims survive. By knowing how to administer CPR, you can double or triple survival rates. Come out and join the fight against Heart Disease by Learning Hands-Only CPR and how lifestyle choices are the key to prevention. Because 88% of all Cardiac Arrest incidents happen at home, the life you save will likely be the life of someone you love! Space is limited. Dress comfortably and bring a towel. To register call 407.488.9581. For more information, visit hearthealthandcpr.com. #healthcare

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Counsel for Caregivers

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at West Oaks Branch

Let us lend you a helping hand of healing with your care-giving responsibilities at the Counsel for Caregivers Seminar. This month's topic is Baby Boomers' Impact on the Health Care System. This series is presented by OCLS and Orange County's Commission on Aging. Registration required. Call 407.836.7446 to register or email officeonaging@ocfl.net. Refreshments will be provided to the first 50 attendees.

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Asian Spring Rolls

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at North Orange Branch

Local chef and author Ha Roda will share tips on making the perfect spring roll. The spring roll is similar to the summer roll in that everything is boiled, healthy and fresh. Take part in this interactive program and make your own spring roll! Presented in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Space is limited. Please call 407.835.7323 to register.

6:00
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Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Hiawassee Branch

Learn the basic information everyone needs about memory loss issues. The Alzheimer's Association will provide general information to serve as an introduction for those interested in additional education programs that will explore aspects of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. For more information, please visit, www.alz.org. #healthcare

6:30
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Save a Heart Project: Hands Only CPR & Heart Disease Prevention

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Hiawassee Branch

Heart Disease is the #1 Killer in America and currently only 12% of Cardiac Arrest victims survive. By knowing how to administer CPR, you can double or triple survival rates. Come out and join the fight against Heart Disease by Learning Hands-Only CPR and how lifestyle choices are the key to prevention. Because 88% of all Cardiac Arrest incidents happen at home, the life you save will likely be the life of someone you love! Space is limited. Dress comfortably and bring a towel. To register call 407.488.9581. For more information, visit hearthealthandcpr.com.

12:10
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Counsel for Caregivers

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Let us lend you a helping hand of healing with your care-giving responsibilities at the Counsel for Caregivers Seminar. This month, Linsday Yates from Gentiva Home Health will discuss a physical therapist's tips and tricks to staying healthy. This series is presented by OCLS and Orange County's Commission on Aging. Registration required. Call 407.836.7446 to register or email officeonaging@ocfl.net. Refreshments will be provided to the first 50 attendees.

6:00
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World Of Cycling

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Edgewater Branch

Celebrate National Bike Month with David's World Cycle and get information on bicycle safety, the health benefits of cycling and cycling tips for beginners. For more information on David's World Cycle visit davidsworld.com.

10:00
AM

Save a Heart Project: Hands Only CPR & Heart Disease Prevention

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Hiawassee Branch

Heart Disease is the #1 Killer in America and currently only 12% of Cardiac Arrest victims survive. By knowing how to administer CPR, you can double or triple survival rates. Come out and join the fight against Heart Disease by Learning Hands-Only CPR and how lifestyle choices are the key to prevention. Because 88% of all Cardiac Arrest incidents happen at home, the life you save will likely be the life of someone you love! Space is limited. Dress comfortably and bring a towel. To register call 407.488.9581. For more information, visit hearthealthandcpr.com. #healthcare

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Body and Books

Monday, May 19, 2014 at Southwest Branch

Experience the health benefits and rejuvenation of yoga-based exercises and a dose of read aloud literature. A great way to stretch your body and mind! Please dress in loose and comfortable clothing. No prior yoga experience is needed. All of the exercises can be done in a chair if needed or preferred. For more information, call Sandy Mayer at 407. 835.7323 or email southwest@ocls.info Registration is required. For ages 18 and up.

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Conversations About Dementia

Monday, May 19, 2014 at Southeast Branch

Talking to your family about Alzheimer's and dementia can be challenging and often uncomfortable. Join us and learn tips for breaking the ice as we cover difficult topics such as going to the doctor to get a diagnosis or seek medical care, deciding when its necessary to stop driving, making plans for managing finances, cost of future care and carrying out personal wishes. For more information, please visit, www.alz.org. #healthcare

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Cuisine Corner: Asian Spring Rolls

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Local chef and author Ha Roda will share tips on making the perfect spring roll. The spring roll is similar to the summer roll in that everything is boiled, healthy and fresh. Take part in this interactive program and make your own spring roll! Presented in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Space is limited. Please call 407.835.7323 to register. #CuisineCorner

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Diabetes Prevention

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Southeast Branch

Enjoy a live food demo on preparing easy recipes for the whole family. Learn tips and tricks for preventing diabetes and managing diabetes with meal plans. Space is limited. Reserve your space by calling 407-835-7323. All ages welcome. For more information, please visit ocextension.ifas.ufl.edu. #healthcare

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F.R.E.S.H. Juicing and Breaking

Thursday, May 22, 2014 at South Trail Branch

Join Child of This Culture representatives for an introduction to the art of break-dancing better known as breaking. Breaking promotes an active lifestyle and focuses on the physical aspect of Hip Hop. Stay after for a hands on experiment with juicing and learn how fun, delicious and healthy juicing can be! All ages welcome! For more information on Child of This Culture visit www.childofthisculture.com.

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Conversations About Dementia

Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Alafaya Branch

Talking to your family about Alzheimer's and dementia can be challenging and often uncomfortable. Join us and learn tips for breaking the ice as we cover difficult topics such as going to the doctor to get a diagnosis or seek medical care, deciding when its necessary to stop driving, making plans for managing finances, cost of future care and carrying out personal wishes. For more information, please visit, www.alz.org. #healthcare


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