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.

HIV Free Testing Days

Teste Gratis Pou VIH/SIDA Prueba Gratis del VIH

Thursday, Feb. 15 from 6 pm – 7 pm

Rockland County Health Department invites you and your loved ones to participate in this free event. Confidential results in 20 minutes. Registration is not required. For info, please call: 845-364-2570.



Zumba ® for Adults - 4 Week Course
Tuesdays,  Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 -from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

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 & a towel.

Registration begins January 8.



Meditation on the Inner Light

Monday, Feb. 5, 12 – 1 PM

Monday, March 5, 12 – 1 PM
Registration begins March 1. Monday, April 9, 12 – 1 PM Registration begins March 5.

Thursday, May 3, 12 – 1 PM Registration begins April 9. Presenter: Frank Pawlowski, Ed.D.

Learn the steps to meditation that can lead to a deep source of spiritual nourishment. All meditators are welcome.


Healthy Tai Chi Suitable for seniors & non-seniors
Session 1: Mondays, 4 – 5 PM: April 2, 9, 16, 23

Session II: Wednesdays, 10 – 11 AM: April 4, 11, 18, 25

Instructor: Master Ted Peng

Slow individual movements are taken from elements of regular Tai Chi. Participants can stand or sit in chairs. Wear loose fitting clothes and sneakers. Registration begins March 5. (You may register for any session, they are the same.)


Zumba® for Adults: 3-Week Course
Tuesdays, 7 – 8 PM: April 10, 17, 24

Instructor: Arianna Pallens

A fusion of Latin and international music provides a motivating fitness workout. Beginners are welcome. This class is designed to be easy to follow. Wear sneakers, bring a water bottle and a towel. Participants should be capable of moderate aerobic exercise. Registration begins March 12.


Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s
Tuesday, April 17, 7 – 8 PM
Presenter: Jody Addeo, MPA, Rockland County Alzheimer’s Association

If you are 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 March 16.


Hatha Yoga for Beginners
Mondays, 7 – 8:30 PM: April 30 & May 7, 14, 21
Instructor: Mary Ann Gebhardt, E-500, Chopra Certified

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 clothing, bring a yoga mat and towel. Registration begins March 26.


Nourishing Our Families with Plant-Based Nutrition
Thursday, May 10 7 – 8:30 PM
Presenter: Karen Ranzi, M.A.

Learn how to increase your family’s physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing during an interactive discussion with this award-winning author, holistic health coach and natural foods chef . Registration begins April 9.


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.