Health and Wellness Center

The Finkelstein Memorial Library Health and Wellness Center provides access to resources and information on a variety of health related topics such as free lectures on nutrition, disease prevention, etc. and hands-on free yoga, Tai Chi, and zumba classes offered seasonally.

The Health Information Center houses an in-depth collection of health reference books, periodicals and three computer workstations to enable patrons to search for health information on the Internet.

Health & Wellness Classes

All classes are free but require registration. To register and for further information call 352-5700 ext. 244 or stop by the 2nd floor reference desk.

Check with your health care professional before any exercise regimen.

Flu shots are periodically given in the library's Health and Wellness Center.








tai-chiHealthy Tai Chi Classes

Suitable for seniors and non-seniors

Mondays, January 9, 23, 30 – 10:00am-11:00am

Instructor: Master Ted Peng, Tai Chi 7th level, practicing for 30 years.

Tai Chi is a type of Chinese martial arts. It was developed in China over 400 years ago for health and self-defense. Healthy Tai Chi consists of slow individual movements taken from elements of regular Tai Chi. These slow individual movements are therapeutic in nature and target specific body areas and maladies. Practicing Healthy Tai Chi can improve one’s arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, immune system, flexibility, balance, and muscular strength. People can choose to stand or sit in chairs to perform the exercises.

Wear loose fitting clothing and sneakers. Registration begins December 12.

Yoga ClassesFor Women Only — Yoga: 4-Week Course

Mondays, January 23, 30, February 6, 13 - 6:00pm-7:30pm

Instructor: Bonnie Ringer, E-RYT500.

Be professionally guided through breathing exercises, Bonnie’s Yoga Shala Shakti Namaskara®, Vinyasa Flow, as well as healing relaxation and meditation. Wear loose fitting clothes and bring a yoga mat. Registration begins December 19.


zumbaZumba for Adults - 4 Week Course–Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28 - 7:00pm-8:00pm

Licensed instructor: Arianna Pallens.

 Zumba® fitness is a fusion of Latin and International music that provides a motivating and effective fitness system.  Zumba utilizes the principles of fitness interval training and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning and total body toning. Dance your calories and worries away.  Beginners are welcome.  This class is designed to be easy to follow. Please wear sneakers and bring a bottle of water and a towel. Participants should be capable of moderate aerobic exercise. Registration begins January 9.


meditation.Meditation on the Inner Light

Monday, February 13 - 12:00pm-1:00pm

Presenter: Frank Pawlowski, Ed.D.

Begin the New Year with meditation. Through meditation we can experience a profound peace, bliss and happiness unlike any other we can find in the world. Come learn the steps to meditation and begin to experience the inner light and a deep source of spiritual nourishment. Beginners and advanced meditators are welcome. Registration begins January 9.

Registration is required for these free programs. To register call 352-5700, ext. 244 or stop by second floor reference desk. Priority is given to FML card holders when registering for exercise classes. Check with your healthcare professional before beginning any exercise regimen.