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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.

Meditation on the Inner Light

Monday, March 11 - 12 pm -1 pm.
Registration begins Feb 12.

Monday, April 1 - 12 pm -1 pm.
Registration begins March 11.

Thursday, May 6 - 12 pm -1 pm.
Registration begins April 1.

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.


Hatha Yoga for Beginners


Mondays, 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Sessions 1:
April 8
April 15
April 22

*Registration for sessions below begin April 9.

Session 2: 
May 6 

May 13
May 20 

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 clothes, bring a yoga mat and towel.
Registration begins Jan. 2, 2019.


Healthy Tai Chi Classes

Suitable for seniors and non-seniors.


Session 1:  Mondays, April 22, 29, May 13, 20, 9:30 PM 10:30 AM. *Registration begins March 27.

Session 2:  Fridays, May 10, 17, 24, 31, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM. *Registration begins April 10.


Instructor: Master Ted Peng, Tai Chi 7th Level; practicing for 30 years.
Slow individual movements are taken from elements of regular Tai Chi. Participants can stand or sit in chairs. Wear loose fitting clothes and sneakers.

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



Zumba ® for Adults - 4 Week Course–Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25 - 7 pm -8 pm

Licensed 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 Feb 12.


Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Wednesday, April 10 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Presented by Jody Addeo, MPA, Community Engagement Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association in Rockland County.

Alzheimer’s is not normal aging. It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.

Join us to learn about:

The impact of Alzheimer’s.

The difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors.

Current research and treatments available to address some symptoms.

Alzheimer’s Association resources. 

*Registration begins March 12.

Osteoporosis & Fall Prevention

Wednesday, May 8 11 AM – 12 PM

Presenters: Payal Sahni, DPT, senior physical therapist, & Dr. Blossom Samuels, physiatrist, Helen Hayes Hospital Find out how to make lifestyle changes in exercise and diet to promote bone health and prevent the risk of falls. Learn about osteoporosis-related issues and the only wellness program in this county designed and conducted by rehabilitation professionals.

*Registration begins April 9.

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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