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Health & Well­ness
at Queens Public Library 

Broad Channel  

16-26 Cross Bay Boulevard
718-318-4943

Guided Meditation 
Wednesday, July 10 @ 5pm

Guided meditation calms the mind and relaxes the body. Those who practice it regularly may experience reduced levels of stress and increased inner peace. The instructor will help you explore stress reduction and self-care techniques. All are welcome.

Broadway  

40-20 Broadway, Astoria
718-721-2462

Maintain Healthy Knees
Thursday, July 18 @ 6pm

Wear and tear on the joints can come from many sources, such as playing sports, congenital problems, or just the normal deterioration of the joint tissues that comes with age. Whatever the reason, joint replacements have become more common as people seek to maintain not only their mobility but their quality of life. Join one of our top orthopedic surgeons and learn about the latest on joint replacement.

Rockabye Baby: Safe Sleep
Friday, July 19 @ 11am

Everyone wants to take the best care of their children. Whether you're a parent, babysitter, or considering having a child, come learn about ways that you can keep your baby safe while they sleep. All are welcome.

Central 

89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica 
718-990-0700

ShapeUp NYC: Low-Impact Chair Fitness for Adults
Mondays, July 15, 22, 29 @ 7pm

ShapeUp NYC instructor Sharon leads this low-impact fitness class that focuses on improving core, upper body strength, and mobility. This low-impact, gentle workout will help you burn calories, tone your body, and increase your heart health. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a towel and water bottle. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Corona  

38-23 104 Street 
718-426-2844

ShapeUp NYC: Beginner Yoga
Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25 @ 10:30am
Mondays, July 15, 22, 29 @ 10:30am

ShapeUp NYC instructor Jairo leads this fitness class where participants will practice beginning Vinyasa postures to warm up the body, bring flexibility to all muscles and joints, and wake up the nervous system followed by stretching exercises and ending with deep relaxation techniques. Wear comfortable clothing suitable for exercise; bring a yoga mat and a bottle of water. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Court Square   

25-01 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City 
718-937-2790

Vascular Health
Thursday, July 11 @ 6pm 

All the blood vessels in your body make up your vascular system. Vascular disease is among the leading causes of death in the United States. Although preventive screening is available, millions of Americans are unaware of their risk. At this lecture, a vascular surgeon will discuss various vascular conditions, tests, and treatments. All are welcome and there will be time for Q&A. 

Douglaston/Little Neck  

249-01 Northern Boulevard  
718-225-8414

ShapeUp NYC: Low-Impact Dance Cardio for Adults 
Saturdays, July 13, 20, 27 @ 11am

ShapeUp NYC instructor Lucette leads this low-impact fitness class that uses fun music and high energy movement to help sculpt and stretch your body. Beginners and higher levels are welcomed. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a towel and water bottle. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

East Flushing  

196-36 Northern Boulevard
718-357-6643

Power Walk Fitness
Mondays, July 15, 22 @ 12pm

This is gentle exercise for health and well-being.

Flushing   

41-17 Main Street
718-661-1200

How to Save Yourself From a Heart Attack
Wednesday, July 24 @ 10:30am

Would you like to know how to improve your heart health and have a better quality of life? All over the world, the most common cause of death is a heart attack. A heart attack takes the life of more than 1.5 million people each year in the United States. Dr. Xuming Dai, an interventional cardiologist, will explain how to avoid a heart attack by paying close attention to certain risk factors.

Forest Hills 

108-19 71 Avenue 
718-268-7934

Emergency Response: React Fast
Thursday, July 11 @ 3pm 

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 H+H/Elmhurst will teach you to become an immediate responder.

Glen Oaks 

256-04 Union Turnpike
718-831-8636

Meditation Club 
Thursdays, July 11, 25 @ 5:30pm

Experienced or beginning meditators are welcome to join the club and share breathing exercises and meditation techniques that may help to reduce stress. 

NORC WOW Health Chats for Seniors 
Wednesday, July 17 @ 2pm

Each month, NORC WOW will provide talks from Northwell Health on a variety of health issues that affect seniors. Join us as we discuss Acid Reflux and How it Affects Your Health with Dr. Macura on July 17. There will be Q&A and blood pressure screenings will be available from 1:30-1:45pm.

Communicating with Your Healthcare Team 
Thursday, July 18 @ 6pm

Navigating the healthcare system in the United States can be very challenging. Come learn from Northwell Health some tips and suggestions to help you better manage your health with your provider during office visits and while hospitalized.

Raising Awareness for Peripheral Vascular Disease 
Monday, July 22 @ 6pm

Did you know there are about three million peripheral vascular disease (PVD) cases a year and the disease affects one in five people over age 50? In Queens alone there is a high prevalence of late-stage PVD, but this can change. During this presentation by Dr. Soma Brahmanandam you will learn about the signs, symptoms, treatment, and more about peripheral vascular disease. Come be empowered and put your health first!

Hillcrest  

187-05 Union Turnpike
718-454-2786

Healthy Brain, Healthy Life
Thursday, July 11 @ 2pm

Sunnyside Community Services/Care NYC will give 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 by experiencing techniques designed to keep your brain happy and well. 

ShapeUp NYC: Chair Aerobics for Adults
Saturdays, July 13, 20, 27 @ 10:30am

ShapeUp NYC instructor Doris leads this chair-based class to enhance strength, flexibility, and cardio. Exercises target both upper and lower body. Participants can work at their own pace based on ability. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel and water bottle. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Healthy Eating
Tuesday, July 16 @ 2pm

We all want to eat healthy foods, but it can be hard! Come learn from the experts at H+H/Elmhurst about what foods are recommended, as well as some tips for success. All are welcome!

Kew Gardens Hills 

72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing
718-261-6654

Navigating the Healthcare System
Tuesday, July 16 @ 2:30pm

Gain insight on long-term care planning, including Medicaid enrollment, navigating the healthcare system, and much more that can help you and your loved ones prepare for the road ahead. All are welcome! 

Wellness Club
Thursday, July 18 @ 4pm

Life can be stressful, so join our wellness club to discuss and learn coping skills and tips for healthy living. From meditation to self-care to healthy cooking, and more, this group will help you find some peace and relaxation in your life.

Orthopedics & Physical Therapy
Monday, July 22 @ 1pm

New York Presbyterian, Queens discusses the ways in which physical therapy can be used to treat all sort of physical diagnoses to help people return to their normal daily lives.

Lefrak City 

98-30 57 Avenue, Corona  
718-592-7677

ShapeUp NYC: Whole Body Dance Cardio
Saturdays, July 13, 20, 27 @ 10:30am

ShapeUp NYC instructor Mellissa leads this fitness class, a mixture of dance, aerobics, and toning all wrapped up into an upbeat environment. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a towel and water bottle. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Total Body Workout with Ronald Williams, Get Right Fitness Inc. 
Mondays, July 15, 22, 29 @ 6pm

Instructor Ronald Williams leads this exercise regimen to address muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

Middle Village  

72-31 Metropolitan Avenue
718-326-1390

ShapeUp NYC: Chair Aerobics for Adults 
Mondays, July 15, 22, 29 @ 2pm

ShapeUp NYC instructor Doris leads this chair-based class to enhance strength, flexibility, and cardio. Exercises target both upper and lower body. Participants can work at their own pace based on ability. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel and water bottle. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ozone Park 

92-24 Rockaway Boulevard
718-845-3127

ShapeUp NYC: Dance Fitness for Adults  
Mondays, July 15, 22, 29 @ 6:30pm

ShapeUp NYC instructor Frances leads this fitness class where adults dance to an infusion of Latin, hip-hop, reggae, and techno rhythms to achieve a full body workout with high speed interval cardiac aerobics, with modifications and easy-to-follow fun dance routines. Space is limited. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pomonok 

158-21 Jewel Avenue, Flushing 
718-591-4343

Dealing with Hearing Loss 
Thursday, July 18 @ 2:30pm

When was the last time you checked your hearing? Come join us for a short talk on hearing loss followed by a hearing screening, provided by a New York State licensed hearing specialist from St. John's University. 

Queens Village

94-11 217 Street 
718-776-6800

ShapeUp NYC: Dance Fitness  
Mondays, July 15, 22, 29 @ 6:30pm

This fitness class teaches easy-to-follow dance steps to increase cardiovascular fitness and tone your body. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Queensboro Hill

60-05 Main Street 
718-359-8332

Yoga for Adults with Dorothy Ng 
Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25 @ 6:30pm

Certified yoga instructor Dorothy Ng teaches basic yoga techniques and exercises. Bring a mat and wear workout clothes. It is recommended that you do not eat for three hours or drink for one hour before class. Space is limited and available first-come, first-served.

Rego Park

91-41 63 Drive   
718-459-5140

ShapeUP NYC: Chair Yoga  
Mondays, July 15, 22, 29 @ 1:30pm

ShapeUp NYC instructor Melissa leads this beginner level chair-based class with a focus on getting more in touch with the body through breathing and body flexibility exercises. Participants should wear comfortable clothing. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Ridgewood

20-12 Madison Street  
718-821-4770

ShapeUp NYC: Cardio Dance Fitness for Adults 
Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25 @ 6:30pm

ShapeUp NYC instructor Nora leads this fitness class that uses easy-to-follow dance steps to increase cardio fitness and mobility and to tone the body. Space is limited. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Rochdale Village

169-09 137 Avenue, Jamaica 
718-723-4440

Raising Awareness for Peripheral Vascular Disease 
Thursday, July 25 @ 6pm

Did you know there are about three million peripheral vascular disease (PVD) cases a year and the disease affects one in five people over age 50? In Queens alone there is a high prevalence of late-stage PVD, but this can change. During this presentation by Dr. Soma Brahmanandam you will learn about the signs, symptoms, treatment, and more about peripheral vascular disease. Come be empowered and put your health first!

Seaside 

116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Park
718-634-1876

ShapeUp NYC: Ultimate Cardio for Adults 
Saturdays, July 13, 20, 27 @ 11am

ShapeUp NYC instructor Gloria leads this total body workout that incorporates techniques such as kicks and punches that move to a rapid pace. This fitness class is designed to promote cardiovascular fitness, strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility using high energy and motivating music. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers; bring a water bottle and towel. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

South Hollis  

204-01 Hollis Avenue 
718-465-6779

ShapeUp NYC: Tone and Dance Fitness Party for Adults  
Mondays, July 15, 22, 29 @ 6:30pm

ShapeUp NYC instructor Lisa leads this fitness class designed for adults that includes dance aerobics with toning elements. Space is limited. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Nutrition Workshop for Kids and Teens  
Wednesday, July 24 @ 3pm

This workshop promotes healthy eating, food safety, and nutrition information for kids and teens.

South Jamaica 

108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard 
718-739-4088

ShapeUp NYC: Cardio Sculpt for Adults
Saturdays, July 13, 20, 27 @ 10am

Instructor Farrah leads this fitness class that uses high intensity weight bearing exercises interspersed with cardio to keep your heart rate up and keep you sweating. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a towel and water bottle. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sunnyside  

43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, Long Island City
718-784-3033

Chair Stretching and Guided Meditation 
Thursday, July 11 @ 2pm

We will learn and practice stretches that you can do in a chair. To increase feelings of relaxation, energy, and overall well-being, the program also includes a guided meditation. Presenter: Merryl Reichbach, LCSW, Program Manager of SHAREing and CAREing

ShapeUp NYC: Total Body Conditioning Class for Adults 
Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25 @ 6pm

ShapeUp NYC instructor Zarina leads this fitness class designed to assist with your daily activities, from lifting shopping bags to climbing the stairs and pushing the carts. Using your own bodyweight, we will incorporate moves like squats and lunges that will build muscle, gain strength, and burn calories. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a towel and water bottle. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Whitestone  

151-10 14 Road 
718-767-8010

Healthy Brain, Healthy Life
Thursday, July 11 @ 4pm

Sunnyside Community Services/Care NYC will give 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 by experiencing techniques designed to keep your brain happy and well.

Navigating the Health Care System
Thursday, July 18 @ 5pm

Gain insight about long-term care planning including Medicaid enrollment, navigating the healthcare system, and much more that can help you and your loved ones prepare for the road ahead. This program is presented by Sunnyside Community Services/CARE NYC.

Woodhaven  

85-41 Forest Parkway
718-849-1010

Meditation for Kids
Wednesdays, July 10, 24 @ 4pm

Learn the benefits and different techniques of meditation for ages 5-12.

ShapeUp NYC: Zumba for Adults
Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25 @ 6pm

ShapeUp NYC instructor Annette leads this fitness class designed for adults that includes a combination of high and low impact aerobics and incorporates dance moves to the beat of salsa, merengue, and a variety of music. Space is limited. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Grow Your Own Herbal Tea
Monday, July 22 @ 6pm

Sample herbal teas grown here at Woodhaven Library and make a small self-watering herb planter with your choice of herb to grow at home.

Woodside  

54-22 Skillman Avenue
718-429-4700

ShapeUp NYC: Low-Impact Chair Exercise for Adults
Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25 @ 6pm

ShapeUp NYC instructor Peggy leads this low-impact workout designed to help build muscle strength while improving cardiovascular health and range of motion. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a towel and water bottle. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Gentle Yoga
Mondays, July 15, 22, 29 @ 5:30pm

Practice gentle, restorative yoga with certified instructor Mirelle Netelle.

Basic Qigong for Better Health
Mondays, July 15, 22, 29 @ 6:45pm

Create a sense of smiling from inside out with Qigong (Chinese yoga) - an ancient set of naturally self-healing practices that will increase strength and vitality.