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Health and Wellness Programs

Health and Wellness Programs

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

 

Check with your health care professional before any exercise regimen.
 

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Planting the SEED for Health

Monday, June 18, 2-3:30pm.

Presenter: Marlene, Stefanelli, Life Coach, Holistic Healing

A workshop on how to live a life of health, happiness, and peace; the secrets of living 120 years

SEED for Health concentrates on the 4 basics for living a healthy lifestyle. That is managing Stress, controlling Emotion, Exercising regularly, and healthy Diet. The workshop/powerpoint presentation will explain how one can plant a healthy seed and support its growth through integrating the principles of the book I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years. This workshop will stimulate everyone to look at their life and life’s choices in a very different way, especially after retirement. We will be doing some very light stretching and movement during the session. Registration begins June 1.

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Healthy Tai Chi Classes

Suitable for seniors and non-seniors

Session 1:  Mondays, Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27, 10 11 AM

Session 2:  Wednesdays, Aug. 8, 15, 22, 29, 4 5 PM

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

Slow individual movements are taken from elements of regular Tai Chi.

Suitable for senior and non-seniors. Participants can stand or sit in chairs.

Wear loose fitting clothing and sneakers. Registration begins July 9. (You may register for any session, they are same.)

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Zumba ® for Adults - 4 Week Course–Tuesdays, Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28 - 7 pm-8 pm

Instructor: Arianna Pallens

A fusion of Latin and international music that provides a motivating fitness workshop. Beginners are welcome. This class is designed to be easy to follow. Wear sneakers, bring a water bottle and towel. Participants should be capable of moderate aerobic exercise. Registration begins July 9.

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Tapping into Calm & Comfort

Thursday, Aug. 9, - 7:00pm-8:00pm

Instructor: Jill Greenbaum, certified EFT practitioner

  • Do you ever feel like your emotions are running you—and you would like to have a fast and easy method for gaining control?
  • Are you in touch with what you are feeling and thinking—and the negative impact of reacting rather than responding to people and situations?
  • Would learning to use techniques based on eastern medicine/meridian systems and positive psychology be of use to you?

Tapping into Calm & Comfort provides foundational information about Emotional Freedom Techniques/tapping for use in response to our everyday life experiences. Tapping is an easy to learn, effective technique for handling the “distresses” that arise in our lives. Participants will step into the opportunity to transform challenges into moments of growth.

Registration begins July 16.

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Meditation on the Inner Light

Thursday, Sept. 13 - 12:00pm-1:00pm

Presenter: Frank Pawlowski, Ed.D.

Learn the steps to meditation that can lead to a deep source of spiritual nourishment. All levels of meditators are welcome. Registration begins Sept. 1.

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Health Coverage Options

Friday, Sept. 28, 10 AM – 2 PM

Thursday, Oct. 25, 1 PM – 4 PM

The Rockland County Department of Health navigators will be available to represent NY State of Health. Join us in the lobby area on the first floor, the navigators will be able to help consumers, small businesses, and their employees as they look for health coverage options through the Marketplace, including completing eligibility and enrollment forms. Navigators will provide information to help consumers and small businesses understand their new coverage options and find affordable coverage that meets their health care needs. Both sessions are same.

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Medicare 101

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2 – 4 PM

Donna Gloc from the Rockland County Office for the Aging will discuss Medicare basics, the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage Program, the Low Income Subsidy Program, and the Medicare Savings Program. Q&A session follows. Hand-outs will be available.

Prior to the session, Tina Cardoza-Izquierdo, Director of the Office for the Aging, will hold a public hearing. It will include a discussion of the targeted goals for 2018-19 and provide a forum for seniors to discuss concerns within the county. Registration begins Sept. 1.

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Hatha Yoga for Beginners

Mondays, 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Oct. 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5

Instructor: Mary Ann Gebhardt, E-500, Chopra certified instructor

As the physical branch of yoga, this exercise is known to strengthen, revitalize, and bring balance to the mind/body connection. All levels welcome. Wear loose fitting clothing, bring a yoga mat and towel. Registration begins Sept. 17.    

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Healthy Tai Chi Classes

Suitable for seniors and non-seniors

Session 1:  Wednesdays, Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 28, 4 5 PM

Session 2:  Fridays, Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 1 2 PM

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

Slow individual movements are taken from elements of regular Tai Chi.

Suitable for senior and non-seniors. Participants can stand or sit in chairs.

Wear loose fitting clothing and sneakers. Registration begins Oct 1. (You may register for any session, they are same.)

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To register call (845) 352-5700, ext. 244 or stop by the 2nd floor reference desk. Check with your healthcare professional before any exercise regimen.

Registration is required for these free programs. To register call 352-5700, ext. 244 or stop by second floor reference desk. Check with your healthcare professional before beginning any exercise regimen.

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