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.

Meditation on the Inner Light

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

Thursday, June 7 - 12-1 PM. Registration begins June 1.

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



Hatha Yoga for Beginners

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

Wednesdays, 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM: July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1 (Registration for July -Aug classes begins June 11).   

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. 


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.



Legal and Financial Planning

Wednesday, June 13, 11 AM – 12 PM

Presenter: Lauren Eisen (Attorney), Jody Addeo, MPA, Rockland County Alzheimer’s Association

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the time for legal and financial planning is now. This program is for anyone who would like to know more about what legal and financial issues to consider and how to put plans in place.

Topics covered will include:
• Making legal plans that fit your needs
• Legal documents you’ll need and what they mean for all of you
• How to find legal and financial assistance
• Practical strategies for making a long-term plan of care
• Tax deductions and credits
• Government programs that can help pay for care

Registration begins June 1.


Narcan Training: Overdose Reversal

Thursday, June 14, 7-8:00pm.

Hosted by: India Perez-Urbano, Certified opioid overdose prevention trainer, Rockland Connects:
Narcan, or naloxone, is a nasal spray that reverses an overdose within minutes. Community members have the opportunity to learn how to save a life with Narcan through our free overdose reversal trainings. All attendees will be trained on how to identify and response to an opioid overdose. At the end of the training, trainees will receive a free naloxone rescue kit to take home. Registration begins June 1.



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.



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.)


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.


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.


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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