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Health & Well­ness

Virtual Programs

at Queens Public Library 

All programs are happening virtually.

To see our full schedule of virtual programming, visit the calendar.

SWEAT Therapy Virtual Zumba

Thursdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 7pm

Come join the party! Our incredible Zumba instructor Maxine will lead a fun Zumba dance workout that you can participate in from the comfort of your own home. Click this link to register and join the program: https://queenslib.org/33DEMQX


Moms on the Move – Supporting Each Other

Fridays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 12pm

Are you looking for open, honest conversation and a sisterhood of women who are growing in motherhood together? If you have a child who is five years old or younger, we welcome you to this safe space to learn from one another and share support and solidarity through joyful and tough situations. Connect virtually at https://queenslib.org/3mbQZTW or via phone 1-408-418-9388, access code: 173 127 1726.


Just Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease: What to Do & What to Expect

Monday, October 5 @ 2pm

If you have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, you are not alone. Come learn from Dr. Amanda Persaud, Movement Disorders Specialist in the Department of Neurology at Northwell Health, about some of your next steps and what you might expect along the way. All are welcome to join at https://queenslib.org/3hGT2Mf or via phone at 1-408-418-9388, access code: 173 961 1135.


Virtual Chair Yoga

Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 10am

Certified yoga instructor Jill Ackiron-Moses will lead us through a series of yoga poses that can be done in your chair! We will explore both seated and standing poses using the chair. Modifications and variations will be offered. All are welcome!  
October 6: https://queenslib.org/2EsOtXQ, Event number: 129 174 2050, Event password: 2020
October 13: https://queenslib.org/3hV8y7U, Event number: 129 132 9842, Event password: 2020
October 20: https://queenslib.org/2EBlt0g, Event number: 129 011 7738, Event password: 2020
October 27: https://queenslib.org/2ExNANL, Event number: 129 778 7807, Event password: 2020


Meditation for Beginners

Tuesday, October 6 @ 7pm

Join Camille Ricks, founder of Yogini Transit, for a transformational experience where you will learn how to use your breath and awareness to create a state of inner peace that you can tap into at any time. Please make sure to be free from noise and distractions. For information about Camille's yoga, meditation, and wellness classes, visit www.yoginitransit.com. Watch live on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/QPLNYC.


Mail-A-Book: Guided Meditation

Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28 @ 1pm

This is a virtual program led by Jill Ackiron Moses. Join us for this series of guided meditation classes. Through the use of introductory meditation techniques, guided imagery, and exercises, we will create an accessible practice. Each session will explore breathwork techniques, methods for stress reduction, and ways to connect with your inner wisdom. All levels are welcome. To join, email mailabook@queenslibrary.org to obtain the Webex link.


Healthy Living for Seniors: Meditation and Discussion

Wednesday, October 7 @ 2pm

The instructor will read relevant articles and book excerpts aloud to facilitate group discussion. Each one-hour class culminates with guided affirmations and meditation. This is a teleconferenced program for older adults and the homebound. Call Mail-A-Book at 718-464-0084 or email mailabook@queenslibrary.org


Wellness Wednesdays

Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28 @ 5pm

Join Queens Public Library's Community Health Educator Fiona Harvey for Wellness Wednesdays! This weekly series is designed to foster the development of healthy habits and lay the foundation for you to lead a balanced and healthy lifestyle. The conversation on health and wellness begins here! Watch live on our Instagram account, @QPLNYC.


Mail-A-Book: Vision Loss: Services and Resources

Thursday, October 15 @ 11am

Mark Bones from VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired will explain and provide information about how to adjust to gradual vision loss and vision lost. He will explain "low vision" and "legal blindness." He will also raise awareness about services and other resources available, especially during this COVID-19 era, and will have a Q&A period. Contact MailABook@queenslibrary.org for access numbers.


Mail-A-Book: Health Chat for Seniors

Friday, October 16 @ 10am

RN Kathy Moran leads this health chat. Email mailabook@queenslibrary.org for access codes. This is a teleconference.


Colon Cancer 101

Monday, October 19 @ 12pm

In light of Chadwick Boseman’s untimely passing, all are warmly invited to a virtual lecture with Dr. Joshua Aron, Gastroenterology Specialist at H+H/Elmhurst. Come learn important facts about prevention, early detection, and review facts and myths. Please join here https://queenslib.org/3kEdlM5 or call 1-408-418-9388, access code: 173 334 6554.


Cognitive & Psychiatric Complications of Parkinson’s Disease

Monday, October 19 @ 2pm

Although Parkinson’s disease is primarily considered a motor disorder, it is helpful to understand some other common effects that this disorder might have. All are welcome to this virtual lecture, delivered by Dr. Amanda Persaud, Movement Disorders Specialist in the Department of Neurology at Northwell Health: Join us at https://queenslib.org/33DGBvx or via phone at 1-408-418-9388, access code: 173 987 2041.


New York State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace – Open Enrollment is Here!

Monday, October 26 @ 2pm

Are you looking for information about free and low cost health insurance, or do you need enrollment assistance? We can help! Come meet your local navigator to ask your questions and learn more about free or low cost insurance options available to you and your family at this virtual education session. All are welcome! Join us at https://queenslib.org/32Uxnea or by phone at 1-408-418-9388, Access code: 173 874 1183.