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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.

It’s Time for Kind: Virtual Chair Yoga

Tuesdays, December 1, 8 @ 10am

Let’s be kind to ourselves! Certified yoga instructor Jill Ackiron-Moses will lead us through a series of yoga poses that can be done with your chair. We will explore both seated and standing poses using the chair for balance. Modifications and variations will be offered.

December 1: https://queenslib.org/39FrpRc , Event number: 129 249 3845, Event password: 2020
December 8: https://queenslib.org/2Pa1fN1, Event number: 129 232 6953, Event password: 2020


Mail-A-Book: Guided Meditation

Wednesdays, December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 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 breath work 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.


Virtual Workshop: Health Insurance Overview & Health Care Access

Wednesday, December 2 @ 3:30pm

This workshop will provide information on how to choose and compare different health insurance plan to meet your needs, how to access health care, and how to understand the different types of options (Medicaid, Essential Plan, Child Health Plus, Emergency Medicaid, Medicare, etc.) This will be presented in Chinese and English. Join here: https://queenslib.org/2JaLndk Meeting number:179 985 0285 meeting password: 1203 Join by phone +1-408-418-9388 United States Toll access code: 1799850285

參加者將瞭解:
●如何選擇適合您的醫療保險計劃
●如何獲取醫療服務
●與認證的健保專員會面
●瞭解不同類型的醫療保險的承保範圍和選擇,包括:政府醫療補助、基本計劃、兒童保健計劃、可負擔認可健保計劃、緊急政府醫療補助以及聯邦醫療保險,等等。https://queenslib.org/2JaLndk


It’s Time for Kind: Wellness Wednesdays

Wednesdays, December 2, 9, 16, 23 @ 5pm

Have you made time for yourself? Be kind to not only yourself but to a friend, and invite them to attend Wellness Wednesdays! 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.


It’s Time for Kind: SWEAT Therapy Virtual Zumba

Thursday, December 3 @ 7pm

Come join the fun and give yourself the gifts of physical activity and self-care by attending this dance party! Our incredible Zumba instructor, Maxine, will lead an invigorating 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, December 4, 11, 18 @ 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.


Managing Neck and Back Pain

Monday, December 7 @ 2pm

Has the extra time at home in front of your computer put extra strain on your neck and back? You’re not alone! Come learn from Amanda Robotti, a physical therapist from NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, about some strategies that might help you feel better. All are welcome to join at https://queenslib.org/37lbPcN or via phone at 1-408-418-9388, access code: 173 261 8395.


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

Monday, December 14 @ 2pm
Tuesday, December 22 @ 10am

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!

¿Busca información sobre seguros médicos gratuitos o de bajo costo, o necesita ayuda para inscribirse? Podemos ayudarle! Venga a conocer a su Navegador local para hacer sus preguntas y aprender más acerca de las opciones de seguros gratuitos o de bajo costo disponibles para usted y su familia en esta sesión educativa virtual. Todos son bienvenidos!

December 14: https://queenslib.org/31VzqiB or via phone at 1-408-418-9388, access code: 173 258 3221.
December 22: https://queenslib.org/3lNojAq or via phone at 1-408-418-9388, access code: 173 514 8105.


It’s Time for Kind: Cancer Prevention

Tuesday, December 15 @ 10am

We’re all doing our best to keep safe and may have put off a test or a doctor’s visit. Together with New York-Presbyterian/Queens, we are presenting a bilingual program about the symptoms, risk factors, and screening recommendations for breast & prostate cancer. Click here: https://queenslib.org/3cpGVSy or call 1-408-418-9388, access code number: 173 231 7392

Estamos haciendo todo lo posible por mantenernos sanos y talvez hemos pospuesto algún examen o visita al doctor. Junto con New York-Presbyterian/Queens le presentamos un programa bilingüe acerca de los síntomas, factores de riesgo y las recomendaciones de los exámenes de detección de cáncer del seno y próstata. Presione aquí https://queenslib.org/3cpGVSy o llame al 1-408-418-9388 y entre el código de acceso: 173 231 7392


It’s Time for Kind: COVID-19 and Caregiving

Monday, December 21 @ 2pm

Caring for someone living with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic adds unique challenges for caregivers. This program provides simple tips caregivers can put in place whether the person living with dementia lives at home, in a residential facility or if care providers are coming into the home. Be kind to yourself by joining us at https://queenslib.org/2Rf7RLc or by phone at 1-408-418-9388, access code: 173 438 0237.


It’s Time for Kind: Tips to Overcome Alzheimer’s Disease Challenges

Monday, December 28 @ 2pm 

Taking care of someone living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia can be difficult; reaching the Alzheimer's Association is not. Be kind to yourself by joining this program to learn useful tips for caregivers and their care partners, and about the variety of programs the Alzheimer’s Association offers. Join at https://queenslib.org/3ikKkV9 or by phone 1-408-418-9388, access code: 173 012 7997.


It’s Time for Kind: Coping with Stress and Anxiety

Tuesday, December 29 @ 10am

The holiday season can be an especially stressful time. Show yourself kindness by joining Dr. Basilisa Canto, the Director of Ambulatory Behavioral Health Services at H+H/Elmhurst, to discuss stress and anxiety. Where does it come from? What symptoms might one experience? And how can we manage it? All are welcome to join here https://queenslib.org/2UImDvC or by phone at 1-408-418-9388 access code: 173 756 5711.