Finkelstein
MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Health and Wellness Center

Flu shots are periodically given in the library's 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.


Zumba ClassesZumba for Adults
Tuesdays, 7 – 8 PM
Jan. 5, 12, 19, 2016

Snow date: Jan. 26

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 three-week class is designed to be easy to follow and to build conditioning. Wear sneakers, bring a bottle of water, and a towel. Participants should be capable of moderate aerobic exercise.
Registration begins Dec. 4.


Zumba for Adults - 4 Week Course

Tuesdays, 7:00PM - 8:00PM  March 8, 15, 22, 29

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 four-week class is designed to be easy to follow.  Please wear sneakers, bring a bottle of water, and a towel. Participants should be capable of moderate aerobic exercise. Priority given to FML card holders.  

Registration begins Feb. 8.


 

osteoporosisOsteoporosis Awareness

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 – 11 am – 12 pm

Presenter:  Payal Sahni, DPT, Senior Physical Therapist at Helen Hayes Hospital,

Haverstraw, NY.

Osteoporosis-related issues and the only Osteoporosis Wellness Program in Rockland County, designed and conducted by rehabilitation professionals.

Come and learn about: osteoporosis, associated difficulties, promotion of bone health, risk of falls & prevention.

Registration begins March 14, 2016.


tai-chiHealthy Tai Chi Classes- Suitable for seniors and non-seniors

Mondays, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

May 2, 9, 16, 23

Instructor: Master Ted Peng (Tai Chi 7th level, practicing for 30 years, teaching for 10 years in U.S.)

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. Priority given to FML card holders. Registration begins April 1.


yoga-seniorsSenior Yoga  

3 Week Beginner Course

Wednesdays, 7:00PM - 8:30PM.

May 4, 18, 25

Instructor: Bonnie Ringer, E-RYT500.  Learn slow-paced, low-impact yoga; the class closes with meditation & wonderful deep relaxation exercises. Seniors may benefit from Yoga's emphasis on breathing techniques, improved muscle tone, reduction of stress, better sleep, sense of well-being, and relaxing music. If you are out of shape, it's easy to work at a low level or on a chair.

Wear loose fitting clothing, bring a yoga mat & towel. Priority given to FML card holders. Registration begins April 1.


alzheimersAlzheimer’s – Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 – 11 am – 12 pm

Presenter:  Jody Addeo, MPA, Community Engagement Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association in Rockland County.

If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. This interactive workshop features video clips of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Registration begins April 11, 2016.