Finkelstein
MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Health and Wellness Programs

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.


 

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HIV Free Testing Days

Teste Gratis Pou VIH/SIDA Prueba Gratis del VIH

Thursdays,  from 11 am– 2 pm Dec. 7, Jan. 18, Feb. 1 
Monday, Dec. 11  from 6 pm – 7 pm 
Thursdays,  Jan. 4 & 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.

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Meditation on the Inner Light

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 September 11.

Thursday, Dec. 7, 12 – 1 PM
Registration begins Dec. 1.

Monday, Jan. 8, 12 – 1 PM
Registration begins Dec. 7.

Monday, Feb. 5, 12 – 1 PM
Registration begins Jan. 8. 

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Healthy Tai Chi Classes

Suitable for seniors and non-seniors

Session 2:  Wednesdays, Nov. 8, 4:30 PM 5:30 PM

Session 1: Mondays, 10 – 11 am Jan. 8, 22, 29

Session 2: Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31

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. Note: Each session consists of four classes. Both sessions are the same. You may register for any of the sessions.

Registration begins December 11.

 

 
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 Dec. 11. (You may register for any of the sessions.)

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

Licensed Instructor: Arianna Pallens

A fusion of Latin and international music that provides a motivating fitness workshop. Wear sneakers, bring a water bottle and towel. Registration begins October 10.

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Advanced Beginner Yoga

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

November 8, 15

Instructor: Bonnie Ringer, E-RYT500

Use poses and breathing exercises to free up body and mind. Wear loose fitting clothes, bring a yoga mat and towel. Registration begins October 9.

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Medicare 101
 
Donna Gloc, HIICAP Coordinator from the Rockland County Office for the Aging will discuss Medicare basics, including what you need to know about Original Medicare, Medigap, Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage Programs. She will also discuss EPIC, (Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage Program), LIS (Low Income Subsidy Program), and MSP (Medicare Savings Program). Question and answer session follows. Hand-outs will be available at the program’s conclusion.
 
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 2017 and provide a forum for seniors to discuss concerns within the county.
 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 11:00am – 1:00pm
Fielding Room (3rd Floor)
Registration begins October 30, 2017
 

 

Women’s Self-Defense
Monday, Jan. 8, 7 – 8 PM

Instructor: Master Raymond Portante, East Coast Martial Arts
Learn useful techniques of self-defense, as well as some basic common sense steps to avoid dangerous situations. Wear loose fitting clothing and sneakers. Check with your healthcare professional before beginning any exercise regimen. Registration begins Dec. 7.
Please call (845) 352-5700 X244 or stop by the reference desk on the second floor.



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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.