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Upcoming Programs

Nov
19
12:00PM

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5:00PM

Planning for Pregnancy Conference: One Stop for Everyone Who Is Pregnant or Considering Pregnancy

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

If you're pregnant, considering parenthood, or even considering expanding your family, this conference is for you! There are lots of choices to make when you're having a baby, but sometimes we don't know what those decisions are until it's time to make them. Come learn from the experts now. All are welcome, so bring your support people, too! There will be lunch, free information, giveaways, and opportunities to sign up for free classes. There will be plenty of time for Q&A.


Nov
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

'This or That' Health Challenge

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Calling all teens! Our 'This or That' health challenge series is a game show with a twist. Come compete, play and get 411 on how to stay healthy through food, exercise and much more.


Nov
20
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!

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Nov
21
1:30PM

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2:15PM

Moving for Life

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This class will take you through all the fitness basics--including fun! Moving for Life will leave you feeling energized and focused while providing new information to improve your health! Come dressed for physical activity. Those with walkers and wheelchairs welcome, and there will be seated and standing options.

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

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Nov
21
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Understanding Memory Loss

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Come learn about different types of memory loss, possible ways to prevent it, and what to do if you think you may have it.
Presenter: Soo Jung Kim, MSN, ANP, RN, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.


Nov
21
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Childhood Asthma

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

What is childhood asthma? How do our lungs work? At this interactive program, we will be making our own lungs! We will also learn about asthma, its causes and ways to treat it.

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

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Nov
22
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Are You Getting Your Benefits?

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Over 2 million New Yorkers are eligible for SNAP benefits. SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which issues electronic benefits that can be used like cash to purchase food. Stop by the library for a SNAP eligibility screening. If you meet the requirements, get help filling out an application.

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

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Nov
29
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Health Insurance Info and Enrollment

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Do you need healthcare coverage for yourself or your family? Stop by and speak with a health insurance navigator from Callen Lorde Community Health Center to get all of your questions answered. You can even enroll on site if you qualify.

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

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Nov
29
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.

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Nov
30
12:00PM

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3:30PM

Health Insurance Info and Enrollment

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Do you need healthcare coverage for yourself or your family? Stop by and speak with a health insurance navigator from Callen Lorde Community Health Center to get all of your questions answered. You can even enroll on site if you qualify.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
30
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Are you Pregnant or Planning to Become Pregnant?

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Come learn the basics from the experts! Some of the topics covered include: what it means to give birth at a "Baby Friendly Hospital" and how to decide if breastfeeding is for you. Come join the discussion!
Presenter: Ivis Penalver, B.A., IBCLC, Nutritionist and Lactation Consultant at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.


Nov
30
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Moving For Life: Dance Exercise for All

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life incorporates dance and Qi Gong, accompanied by different types of music to accentuate the body-mind connection.

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

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Dec
1
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Now's the Time! Quit Smoking for Good in 2017!

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Learn how to overcome tobacco addiction with the Freedom From Smoking® program and start enjoying the benefits of better health. This 7-week program offers a small group setting where you will learn about topics including:
-Lifestyle changes that make quitting easier
-Medicines that might help you stop smoking
-How to prepare for Quit Day
-Strategies for managing stress and avoiding weight gain
-Developing a new self-image
...and how to stay smoke-free for good!

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

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Dec
1
1:00PM

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5:00PM

Free or Low-Cost Health Insurance for you and your family!

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Do you need health insurance? We can help! We offer in-person assistance:
Medicaid
Child Health Plus
Essential Plan
NY State of Health Qualified Plans
Make an appointment at 212-233-8955 x127 or just walk in.

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

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Dec
4
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Health Insurance Information Session

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come learn from the experts about health insurance, new policy changes and how you and your family can get covered from trusted New York City agencies.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Prevent Falls: Make Your Home Safer

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Are you concerned about falling at home? Come learn about changes you can make so your home is safer in order to prevent falls. Changes can be simple or complex. All are welcome.


Dec
6
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Preventing Falls: Reduce Your Risk

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Do you worry about falling? Learn what you can do to reduce your risk and build confidence in your ability to move around freely and independently.
Speaker: Alan Ho, PT, DPT, Senior Physical Therapist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Dec
6
3:30PM

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4:30PM

How to Control Pests Safely

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Come and learn about how to create a healthier home by controlling pests safely. All are welcome. For more information, please call 646-632-6023.


Dec
6
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.


Dec
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Cuffin' Season

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

It's cuffin' season and we want you to be equipped with the right knowledge! Come get insight on healthy relationships, as well as how to spot signs of a toxic relationship. Snacks will be provided.


Dec
9
2:00PM

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3:00PM

The ABCs of Baby Feeding

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Come get all your newborn and baby feeding questions answered here. Have you wondered when to start feeding your baby solids? Which foods first? Is breastfeeding enough? Come join the discussion!
Presenter: Ivis Penalver, B.A., IBCLC, Nutritionist and Lactation Consultant, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.


Dec
11
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Cancer Information Table

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Community Outreach Representatives from NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens Hospital will be on site to answer questions about cancer, cancer prevention and where you can obtain a cancer screening, regardless of insurance or immigration status. Stop by their table to get all your questions answered.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
11
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Healthy Eating from the Ground Up

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Come learn from a Registered Dietician Nutritionist on how you can incorporate delicious plant foods in your meals. There will be plenty of time for Q&A.


Dec
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Self-Care 101

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Do exams, quizzes, regents and more have you stressed? It's time to chill and put yourself first. Come unwind, de-stress and make your own self-care kit!

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

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Dec
14
6:00PM

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7:00PM

What's On Your Child's Plate?

Location: South Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

What’s on your child’s plate? Come learn from a Registered Dietician Nutritionist how you can optimize your children's health through their meals. Come learn the latest recommendations. There will be plenty of time for Q&A.


Dec
15
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Healthy Habits

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

How can we stop the spread of germs? At this interactive workshop we will be making our own soap, as well as learning about hand washing and other healthy habits! It's fun for the whole family.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
4
6:00PM

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6:45PM

Moving For Life: Dance Exercise for All

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life is a self-care fitness program using gentle warm-ups, light aerobics, and targeted strength in a way that is safe, 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 and fitness level. We start where you are, so you don't have to worry if you haven't been moving in a while. This class is open and fun for everyone! Come join us for music, dance and laughs!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Birth Scenarios

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

When you're in labor, it can be difficult to think clearly. Come discuss some common birth scenarios with a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula. This program will help you develop the best birth plan for you, and also help you to better prepare if things don't go according to the plan when it's time to have your baby.


Jan
9
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Prenatal Group

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Are you pregnant? Join this 5-week, 10-class prenatal series to learn about pregnancy and parenting. To sign up or ask questions, call Mikayla at (718) 883 - 8626. Feel free to bring a support person.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
10
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Caregiving for Alzheimer's Patients

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Gain insights on: communication, caregiver skills, and coping with challenging behaviors of persons with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Learn how to become a "dementia detective" and better understand difficult behaviors in order to provide comfort and safety to the person for whom you are caring.


Jan
18
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Be Proud, Be Responsible

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

Do you have questions about sex? If you would like to learn how to be healthy and safe, this program is for you! If you attend all the sessions, you will even receive a gift card! This program is in partnership with Planned Parenthood of NYC.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
24
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Wellness Workshop: Coping with Insomnia

Location: Forest Hills
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 serious 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. All are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
25
6:00PM

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7:00PM

What is Anxiety?

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This program will discuss possible causes of anxiety, the symptoms one may experience, and some potential ways to manage it. Your presenter will be Dr. Jerry Chang, Psychiatrist at the Zucker Hillside Hospital. All are welcome.


Jan
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Healthy Homes

Location: Woodhaven
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
-How to prevent and get rid of bedbugs
All are welcome. For more information, please call (646) 632-6023


Feb
5
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!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
6
2:00PM

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3:00PM

What is Depression?

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Most people experience feelings of sadness or depression at times. Feeling depressed can be a normal reaction to loss or disappointment, but when feelings of intense sadness last for days or weeks, that could be clinical depression. Come learn from Dr. Jerry Chang, Psychiatrist at Zucker Hillside Hospital, what clinical depression is, the signs and symptoms, and ways that it might be treated. All are welcome.


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