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.

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 Programs

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 Classes
Zumba for Adults - Free - 3 Week Course–Thursdays, July 16, 23, 30 - 7:00PM-8:00PM.

Taught by Licensed Zumba ® fitness 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 easier to follow and to build conditioning.  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 June 15.



Taekwondo Class
Intro to Taekwondo for Men

Thursday, August 6, 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Master Raymond Portante of East Coast Martial Arts, 6th Dan black belt, demonstrates this traditional Korean martial art. Learn the proper technique for beginning punching and kicking, at the same time improving balance, coordination and self-confidence. Loose clothing advised. Registration begins July 6. Check with your health care professional before any exercise regimen.



Yoga for Adults

Yoga for Adults

4 Week Beginner Course–Thursdays, September 3, 10, 17, 24 – 7:00 PM-8:30 PM.

Instructor: Bonnie Ringer, E-RYT500
Learn the basic principles of classical Hatha/Raja yoga. Wear loose fitting clothing, and bring a yoga mat and towel. Priority given to FML card holders. Registration begins August 3.

Tai-chi classes are offered at the Library.
Healthy Tai Chi Classes

Suitable for seniors and non-seniors - Mondays, October 12, 19, 26 – 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
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 September 10.


Health and Wellness Programs
Diabetes & Grocery Shopping
Thursday, November 5 – 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Jenna Amos, a Registered Dietitian at ShopRite® of Northvale, NJ will present a program on diabetes prevention, pre-diabetes, and diabetes from a nutritional perspective. Get nutrition tips on everything from label reading to healthy snacks. Registration begins October 5

To register for Health & Wellness Programs call 352-5700, ext. 244 or stop by second floor reference desk. Check with your healthcare professional before any exercise regimen.