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Upcoming Programs

Feb
26
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Prenatal Education

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

These six sessions will provide education and support for pregnant people and their families. Come to connect with other pregnant people to learn, share, and support one another. To reserve a seat, please call (347) 571 - 2792. Feel free to bring a support person if you would like. Classes are free and there will be giveaways at each class!


Feb
27
1:00PM

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5:00PM

Health Insurance Information & Enrollment

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Families and small businesses that need assistance with enrollments into the New York State of Health Marketplace may come in to sit down with a Navigator from the Hispanic Federation to help with the application process.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Mar
1
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Stress Management

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Come learn how to identify your stressors and some of the ways to feel more calm and relaxed. We will talk about breathing exercises, mindfulness meditation, guided imagery, simple relaxation stretches, and behavioral strategies.


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Mar
1
5:30PM

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6:30PM

South Hollis: Healthy Living, Healthy You!

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Want to live a healthier life? Not sure where to begin? This program will explore nutrition tips, cholesterol, healthy habits and so much more. Join us!


Mar
1
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Moving For Life: Dance Exercise for All

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life is a scientifically based self-care fitness program using gentle warm-ups, light aerobics, and targeted strengthening in a way that is fun and enjoyable for all! Workouts can be done seated or standing. You are encouraged to do what is comfortable and modify based on your energy, range of motion, or fitness level. We start where you are, so don’t worry if you haven’t been moving in a while. All are welcome!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Mar
3
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Yoga

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

All are welcome!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Mar
5
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Wurzweiler Care Cafe-Back Home for Veterans: Military Training Is an Asset in Civilian Life

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Now that you’re home, it might feel challenging to get back into the swing of civilian life. Come discuss common issues like getting back to work, challenges at home, coping mechanisms, and ways to deal with post-traumatic stress. Learn practical strategies and get resources with Jason Cahill, MBA, entrepreneur and combat veteran, at this relaxed cafe presented by Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. We don’t just want to help you survive…we want to help you thrive.


Mar
6
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Learning to Let Go: How End Of Life Doulas Help Their Loved Ones Say Goodbye

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

End of life doulas provide emotional support and comfort to patients and their loved ones who are in the final phase of life. The focus of this program is on planning for death and it will help patients who lack family or adequate caregiver support to die comfortably and without fear of being alone.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Mar
7
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Cancer Prevention

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join Linda Bulone, RN, OCN, CCRC for an informative workshop on cancer prevention. During this session, we will discuss basic facts about prevention, including a review of cancer screening guidelines, and dispel some of the most common myths about cancer. All are welcome.


Mar
7
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Winter Blues; Seasonal Affective Disorder

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

This time of year may have you feeling unlike yourself. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects approximately 3 million Americans each year. Join us for this health program which discusses SAD, its symptoms, impact and more. A de-stress activity will be included. For all Broken Heart Week programs, visit http://queenslib.org/BHW18


Mar
7
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Healthy Homes

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Come learn from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene about
*Lead poisoning and sources of lead
*How to control pests safely and
*How to prevent and get rid of bedbugs
All are welcome. For more information, please call 646-632-6023.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Mar
7
5:00PM

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5:45PM

Balsoma: Balance Through Rhythm

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Balsoma is a rhythmic approach to self-exploration through movement and music. It also focuses on body-mind connections as a way of tapping into our internal strength. Please wear shoes and clothing that are comfortable for low-impact physical activity and feel free to bring water.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Mar
7
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Understanding Antibiotics

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lifesaving antibiotics can cure dangerous bacterial infections, but did you know that antibiotics do not help fight viruses? In fact, the main driving factors behind antibiotic resistance are the overuse and misuse of antibiotics. Come learn from an infectious disease pharmacist and physician assistant about when antibiotics are and are not needed, as well as the potential harms of using antibiotics.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Mar
8
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Healthy Brain, Healthy Life

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Gain insight into the best ways to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment as we age. Learn the steps to take to have a healthy brain and a healthy life.


Mar
12
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Zumba Gold

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This class is perfect for active older adults who are looking for a fun dance workout at lower-intensity. Come ready to sweat and leave feeling strong. This class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardio, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Mar
13
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Cancer Prevention

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come learn basic facts about breast, prostate, cervical and colorectal cancer prevention and early detection with Peer Educators from New York Presbyterian Queens. All are welcome. This program will be in Spanish.


Mar
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Health Olympics

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Think you have what it takes for the health olympics? This teen health series explores topics from nutrition, stress management, fitness and more. Health is wealth!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Mar
14
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Emergency Response: React Fast

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Research has shown that bystanders or immediate responders with little or no medical training can become heroic lifesavers. If you know how to stop severe bleeding, it can make the difference between life and death for an injured person. Learn how to help save lives by acting quickly. Providers from New York-Presbyterian/Queens will empower you to become an immediate responder. All are welcome.


Mar
14
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Guided Meditation

Location: Broad Channel
Registration: Not required

Guided meditation calms the mind and relaxes the body. Those who practice it regularly may experience reduced levels of stress and increased inner peace and well-being. The instructor will help you focus on relaxing your mind and making positive mental changes.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Mar
15
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Keep it Fresh!

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

At this interactive educational workshop we will be discussing healthy habits for youth like you. Come make your very own soap and hygiene kit!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Mar
15
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Women's History Month: But It's Not My Life

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Do you have difficult days sometimes? Would you like to be encouraged? But it’s Not My Life (BINML) was created by best friends and health advocates Tyresa and Tiffany. Their mission is to raise awareness for chronic autoimmune diseases, in a positive mindset. It is to bring encouragement to anyone going through a daily fight, and to remind them that their situation is not their life. Join us for this uplifting and motivational program!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Mar
19
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Steps to Health: Healthy Eating and Fitness

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Come discuss ways to be healthier! Space is limited! First come, first served.
Presenter: Merryl Reichbach, LCSW, Program Manager for SHAREing and CAREing, Cancer Support Services


Mar
21
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Zumba Gold

Location: Broad Channel
Registration: Not required

This class is perfect for anyone who is looking for a fun dance workout at lower intensity. Come ready to sweat and leave feeling strong! This class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardio, muscular conditioning, flexibility, and balance.


Mar
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Self-Care for Youth

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Do homework, exams, and more have you stressed? It's time to chill and put yourself first. Come unwind, de-stress and learn how to relax in a positive way. Prizes provided!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Mar
24
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Birth Scenarios

Location: Court Square
Registration: Not required

When you're in labor, it can be difficult to think clearly. Come discuss common birth scenarios with a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula. This program will help you better prepare if things don't go exactly according to the plan when it's time to have your baby. This program is a must if you’re pregnant, considering having a(nother) child, serving as a support person for someone in labor, interested in birth justice, or if you are a birth worker and want to better serve your clients.


Mar
26
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Emergency Response: React Fast

Location: Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Research has shown that bystanders or immediate responders with little or no medical training can become heroic lifesavers. If you know how to stop severe bleeding, it can make the difference between life and death for an injured person. Learn how to help save lives by acting quickly when uncontrolled bleeding injuries result from disasters like the Sandy Hook Shooting, Boston Marathon Bombing or even everyday accidents.


Mar
28
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Colon Cancer Awareness

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Sometimes we are uncomfortable talking about cancer, but it’s so important to learn about the risk factors and what you can do to prevent or help lower your risk. Come join experts from NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst to learn the colon cancer basics and the steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones.


Apr
3
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Class

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

If you are at risk for Type 2 diabetes, you might be eligible for this free program! The classes provide group and individual support, educational materials, personalized feedback, health information, and specific steps to achieve a healthier you! If you’re interested in participating in weekly classes, email Tamara at tmichel@queenslibrary.org to learn more about how you might be able to reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Apr
4
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Stroke Prevention

Location: Middle Village
Registration: Not required

Did you know that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds? Come learn what you can do to reduce your risk of stroke from a doctor from NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst.


Apr
4
3:00PM

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4:00PM

International Travelers’ Checklist

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

A lot of work goes into planning a trip, but don’t forget to consider your health! Come get some tips from a medical doctor about some steps you can take to help you avoid health problems or injuries that could ruin your travels or even be very serious.


Apr
6
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Ask the Pediatrician

Location: Court Square
Registration: Not required

Get full access to the expertise of our pediatrician as she discusses the most "common resistance" problems in children including, sleep disturbance - difficulty going to bed and/or awakening during the night, problems with toilet training, and feeding picky eaters. She will provide insight and strategies for approaching and managing these common problems.


Apr
6
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Freedom From Smoking Program

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Do you want to quit smoking? This free program will give you the tools to manage cigarette cravings and urges. We still discuss many topics, including triggers, Nicotine Replacement Therapy, stress, and weight management. Reserve your seat by calling
Melissa at 917-521-9582 or Davidson at 718-206-8494. Now is the time to quit! You can do it!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Apr
11
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Diabetes Q&A

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Do you have questions about diabetes management or prevention? Nutrition, foot care, understanding the numbers...it can seem overwhelming! Meet one-on-one with students and faculty from St. John's University to answer your questions about diabetes. Come join us!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Apr
11
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Ask the Pharmacist

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Bring your prescriptions, vitamins, over-the-counter medicines, herbal supplements, and make a list of your questions to ask the pharmacist. Learn what medications you are taking, why, and get tips on how to remember to take them. To jump the line to speak with the pharmacist, contact Tamara at tmichel@queenslibrary.org or 917-702-4295.


Apr
11
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Hip and Knee Pain

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Do you suffer from hip or knee pain from arthritis? Come learn some common causes and possible treatments from Dr. Hasija, Orthopedic Surgeon at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst.


Apr
13
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Oral Head and Neck Cancer

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

In recognition of Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, Elmhurst Hospital’s Dr. Patrick Colley will share information about these common types of cancer. Come learn what you should know so you can keep yourself and your family healthier.


Apr
14
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Pediatric Immunizations

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Come learn from St. John’s University School of Pharmacy about current immunization guidelines. This program will help you learn which vaccines are recommended, when, and who can provide them. All are welcome to this family-friendly program and participants will receive a certificate.


Apr
14
3:00PM

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4:00PM

The Importance of Health Care Proxies

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Did you know that National Healthcare Decisions Day is in April? This day aims to help people across the U.S. understand the value of advance healthcare planning. Come learn what a healthcare proxy is and why proxies are so important.


Apr
18
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Health Challenge

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

It is time for the Community Health, Health Challenge! Bring your friends and come enjoy this interactive game and lesson plan. Compete to learn about nutrition tips, healthy habits and more!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Apr
18
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Bellyfit Sage™

Location: Broad Channel
Registration: Not required

Bellyfit Sage™ is perfect for mature women seeking a gentler, more customized form of movement that honors their sensuality, strength, and varied levels of ability without sacrificing the fun factor or the fabulous workout! You'll leave feeling more balanced, flexible, energized, and stronger to the core! All levels of fitness are welcome. Wear clothing and shoes that are comfortable for exercise and bring water.


Apr
19
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Alzheimer’s Disease

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

This talk will focus on the definitions of memory loss, cognitive decline and dementia. We will outline the main differences between the memory changes of "normal" aging, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease. We will also review common ways to manage Alzheimer's disease and the latest in Alzheimer’s research.


Apr
23
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Wurzweiler Care Cafe Parents’ Rights in Schools: Help Your Child to Succeed and Thrive

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

School in New York City can be confusing. What are your rights as parents? How can you best help your kids? Learn practical strategies and get resources and friendly support with immigrant advocate, Angelo Cabrera, MPA, and experienced mom Antelma Espejel-Mena. Join us for a relaxed cafe presented by Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. All are welcome. We don’t just want to help you survive…we want to help you thrive. (An interpreter who speaks Spanish will be on site).


May
1
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Healthy Homes

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Come learn from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene about:
-Lead poisoning and sources of lead
-How to control pests safely and
-How to prevent and get rid of bedbugs.
All are welcome. For more information, please call 646-623-6023.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
2
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Sleep Hygiene

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

A lot of us have difficulty falling or staying asleep. Come learn good sleep habits from Dr. Astua, Chief of Pulmonary Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst. Studies suggest that sleep helps mental and emotional health. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. What better time to take steps to improve your sleep!


May
3
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Yoga on the Beach

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

This class will help you to align your mind, body, and breath. Feel free to bring a mat if you have one, or a towel if you don't. This class will provide a welcoming environment for all. The program will take place on the beach, near the boardwalk on Beach 94th Street. If it's raining, we will be inside Peninsula Library.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
8
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Mental Health Matters: Stress and Self-Care

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

This Mental Matters series focuses on the benefits of self-care and how to reduce stress. When was the last time you did something just for yourself? Today is the day to get started!


May
9
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Sleep Apnea

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Snoring may be more than just an annoying habit – it may be a sign of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. Come learn about the different types of sleep apnea, as well as some potential causes and symptoms from Dr. Astua, Chief of Pulmonary Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst.


May
9
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Guided Meditation

Location: Broad Channel
Registration: Not required

Guided meditation calms the mind and relaxes the body. Those who practice it regularly may experience reduced levels of stress and increased inner peace and well-being. The instructor will help you focus on relaxing your mind and making positive mental changes.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
15
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Consent and Communication

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Join us for a lively workshop that is free, fun, and full of accurate information on sexual health, for adults. Each participant will receive a certificate after the workshop. This program will be in Spanish!


May
16
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Cancer Prevention

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Come learn basic facts about breast, prostate, cervical, and colorectal cancer prevention and early detection with Peer Educators from New York Presbyterian Queens. All are welcome.


May
16
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Wellness Workshop: Coping with Insomnia

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

More than 10% of people in the United States suffer from chronic insomnia. Sleeplessness can result in ongoing fatigue, irritability, poor concentration, and increased risk of series illnesses. In this workshop, we will look at some common causes of sleeplessness, including physical tension, chronic pain, stress, and anxiety. We will learn and practice some sleep-enhancing thoughts and behaviors to help us get the peaceful rest we need.


May
18
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Providing the Best Care to Someone with Dementia

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come learn more about communication, caregiver skills, and coping with the challenging behaviors common among people with dementia. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, the perfect time to learn how to become a "dementia detective." This program will be in Spanish.


May
30
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Chair Yoga

Location: Broad Channel
Registration: Not required

Come join this beginner level chair-based class. We will focus on getting more in touch with the body through breathing and stretching. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring water.


Jun
5
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Earth’s Vital Signs: Climate Change, Global Warming and Health Seminar

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come observe World Environment Day at Flushing Library with Dr. Joseph R. Masci, Director of the Global Health Institute at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst. Dr. Masci is a renowned infectious disease expert who will discuss the effects of climate change on our health, as well as the health of our sisters and brothers around the world.


Jun
7
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Breast Cancer Update: 2018

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Come hear from the Chief of Breast Surgery at the Forest Hills Hospital, Dr. Susan Lee. Dr. Lee will share the latest information about breast cancer, including current breast cancer screening guidelines so that you will know what you can do to take the best care of yourself and your family. All are welcome.


Jun
14
3:00PM

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4:00PM

POUND

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Channel your inner rockstar and move your body with this modern-day fusion of movement and music. Drum along to music using weighted drumsticks for a fun-filled workout!


Jun
27
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Focus on Fitness

Location: Broad Channel
Registration: Not required

Get started achieving your fitness goals in a supportive environment with a Certified Personal Trainer. This class will teach you simple exercises you can do at home to incorporate into your busy daily life. We will also discuss how to make an exercise plan.