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Upcoming Programs

Jan
17
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Moving for Life

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


Jan
19
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Prenatal Group

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

These four sessions will provide education and support for pregnant people. Come to connect with other pregnant people and to learn, share, and support one another. Feel free to bring a support person if you would like. Classes are free and there will be giveaways. Facilitator: Melissa Maldonado, MPH, Childbirth Educator, Certified Health Education Specialist, Certified Lactation Counselor.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
23
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Child Safety: Car Seat Education

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Make sure you’re doing everything you can to create a safe environment for your family. Safety is a top priority both inside and outside of the home. This program will focus on car seat safety. All are welcome.


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Jan
23
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Healthy Homes

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Come learn from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene about how older adults can keep their homes healthy and free of bedbugs. All are welcome.


Jan
23
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Let's Move!

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Let's Move! Come join the program inspired by former First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign. In the United States, childhood obesity rates have tripled. The “Let’s Move!” initiative aims to reduce obesity and prolong life for Americans. Come learn about the “Let’s Move!” program, the benefits of physical activity for heart health, and much more.


Jan
24
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Healthy Homes

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Come learn from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene about how older adults can keep their homes healthy. Some of the topics they will cover include how to avoid mold, chemical poisoning, and falls. All are welcome.


Jan
24
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Stress Management

Location: Broad Channel
Registration: Not required

One of the greatest acts of kindness we can do for ourselves is to become aware of our stress and how it’s impacting us (and the people around us), and learn and practice some healthy and simple strategies to manage our stress. In this workshop, we will do just that! Come join us! All are welcome.


Jan
26
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Your Kidneys and You

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn why your kidneys are so important and what you can do to protect them. All are welcome.


Jan
30
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Accessible Programming at Glen Oaks: NY Connects Resource Share

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

NY Connects is a trusted place to go for free, unbiased information about services, resources, and supports in New York State for people of all ages with any type of disability. Participants can get information by phone, online, or in person. Come learn more about NY Connects’ services, who is eligible, and how to access them. All are welcome.


Jan
31
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Blood Sugar Basics: What You Should Know

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Diabetes affects millions of Americans. Are you at risk? Join Dr. Yasmin Khan as she discusses steps you can take to reduce your risk for developing diabetes or how to take control of the disease and still live a full life. Dr. Khan is an assistant professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and an internal medicine attending physician at Mount Sinai Queens. She specializes in endocrinology, diabetes, and bone disease. All are welcome!


Jan
31
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Diabetes 101

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Would you like to learn more about diabetes and some of the ways that you can keep yourself and your loved ones healthier? Come learn about some of the ways you can prevent or manage diabetes. All are welcome.
Presenter: Dr. Malgorzata Klek, Primary Care Physician at H+H/Elmhurst


Feb
1
12:30PM

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1:30PM

Tai Chi

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Tai chi involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. Come join us to help improve your balance and strength. Space is limited and this program is first-come, first-served (with room for up to 20 participants per session).

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

Additional Dates


Feb
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

E-Cigarettes and Vaping

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Did you know that teens are more likely to use e-cigarettes than cigarettes? Maybe this is because of increased ads targeting teens. As these devices gain popularity, come learn the facts from Deepa Dhawan, MS, MPH, Health Education Coordinator at Queens Quits of Mount Sinai School of Medicine/Queens Hospital Center. All teens are welcome to this discussion.


Feb
6
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Healthy Homes

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come learn from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene about how older adults can keep their homes healthy. Some of the topics they will cover include how to avoid mold, chemical poisoning, preventing and getting rid of bedbugs, and falls prevention. All are welcome.


Feb
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. The instructor will help you explore stress reduction and self-care techniques. All are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
6
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Parents' Playdate

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

All parents who are under 21 years old are welcome for pizza, conversation, and to share stories and advice about what it’s like to be a parent. You’re welcome to bring your child or children with you.


Feb
7
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Healthy Homes

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come learn from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene about how older adults can keep their homes healthy. Some of the topics they will cover include how to avoid mold and chemical poisoning. All are welcome.


Feb
7
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Dealing with Hearing Loss

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
12
1:15PM

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2:45PM

Stress Management

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Learn to identify your unique stressors, as well as powerful techniques to help you experience calm, relaxation, and a healthy perspective. Presenter: Merryl Reichbach, LCSW, Program Manager of SHAREing and CAREing.


Feb
13
12:30PM

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1:30PM

Accessible Programming: Music Therapy

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This is a collaborative music group where we'll use instruments, words, and/or pictures or other visual means to express parts of our identities. Expect to beat drums, dance, sing, rap, and bring in your favorite music so we can get to know each other. No musical experience is necessary. The music doesn't have to sound good; we just have to feel good! Due to limited materials, preregistration is required. To preregister, call Glen Oaks Library at 718-831-8636.


Feb
13
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Healthy Book Talk: "The Gifts of Imperfection"

Location: Broad Channel
Registration: Not required

"The Gifts of Imperfection" by Brenè Brown explores the power of love, belonging, being enough, and the things that can get in the way. All are welcome to this book talk that we hope will help you let go of anxiety, self-doubt, and "supposed to." Ask the librarian to help you find this book!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
19
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Free Health Literacy ESOL Registration

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Learn to talk to your doctor in English--for free! Are you an intermediate ESOL student? This course will help you learn the correct words and phrases to use when talking to your doctor about your health. It's important to be able to communicate what's wrong and what you need from your doctor. Registration is required.


Feb
21
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Heart Disease in Women

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Many women are affected by heart diseases, including high blood pressure, heart attack, and many more. For example, one in three adults have high blood pressure. But did you know that heart diseases don’t affect all women in the same ways as men? Come join us as doctors from Northwell Health arm us with facts and clarify some common myths. All are welcome!


Feb
27
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Accessible Programming at Glen Oaks: Fire Safety Education

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

The Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) is the largest fire department in the United States and is universally recognized as the world's busiest and most highly skilled emergency response agency. FDNY instructors will educate the public on important fire prevention strategies with a focus on adults who have disabilities. All are welcome.


Mar
5
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Depression and Anxiety

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Sadness and depression are normal reactions to loss or disappointment. Occasional anxiety is also normal. We, or our friends and family members, may also experience depression or anxiety that is more than temporary or that interferes with daily life. Come get resources and learn some of the possible signs, symptoms, and ways depression and anxiety might be treated.


Mar
5
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Advance Directives

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Cynthia Pan, MD, Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Care at New York Hospital Queens, will give a talk on different types of advance directives, the importance of having one and medical treatment options in cases of very serious illness. This program will be in Mandarin Chinese.


Mar
6
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Women’s Wellness Group

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Women face unique health challenges and opportunities. Together we will focus on physical, mental, emotional, and social self-care and learn how to value and protect our health.
Presenter: Merryl Reichbach, LCSW, Program Manager of SHAREing and CAREing


Mar
6
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Parents' Playdate

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

All parents who are under 21 years old are welcome for pizza, conversation, and to share stories and advice about what it’s like to be a parent. You’re welcome to bring your child or children with you.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Beginner Yoga

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Come enjoy gentle movements and stretches for well-being. This class will integrate yoga postures in a chair, standing, and for relaxation. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and please 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
20
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Stroke Prevention

Location: Forest Hills
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 Dr. Hazem Shoirah, Stroke Director and Neuroendovascular Specialist at NYC H+H/Elmhurst. All are welcome.


Mar
27
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Accessible Programming: Bringing Your Best Self

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Bring your best self to every scenario, whether that is work, your personal life, or your social life. Come share and learn from facilitator Xian Horn, who is a writer, mentor, teacher, and activist who has cerebral palsy. All are welcome.


Apr
10
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Baby Basics: Moms' Club

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Baby Basics is a group that provides education and support to pregnant people. Join us and learn more about:
• How to have a healthy pregnancy
• Preparing for labor, birth, and the arrival of your baby
• How to care for a newborn
• Emotional changes and challenges
• Breastfeeding and nutrition
• Family planning
Call 347-571-2792 to register.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
10
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Diabetes Day

Location: Bayside
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! All are welcome!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
11
2:00PM

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3:00PM

What You Need to Know about Cancer and Being Your Healthiest and Happiest

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Come learn key information about protecting our health from cancer and other illnesses, including facts and statistics about cancer, as well as who should be screened and when. We will also focus on strengthening our communication skills to encourage those we love who are at risk to pursue relevant health care. Participants will have a chance to ask licensed health professionals important health questions in an open and encouraging environment.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
24
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Accessible Programming: Communication and Advocacy

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This program aims to bring adults with and without disabilities together to engage in open discussion. As allies, how can we advocate and support? What should we know? Come share with and learn from each other and facilitator Xian Horn, who is a writer, mentor, teacher, and activist who has cerebral palsy. All are welcome.


May
1
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Welcome to NYC: Adapting to Life in Queens and the USA

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Participants will have a chance to ask questions and receive useful tips from a native New Yorker and discuss what it’s like to navigate a new culture and city as an adult. We will learn strategies for coping with homesickness, culture shock, and everything in between.
Presenter: Merryl Reichbach, LCSW, Program Manager of SHAREing and CAREing


May
16
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Chair Stretching and Guided Meditation

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jun
7
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Insomnia

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Sleeplessness can result in ongoing fatigue, irritability, poor concentration, and increased risk of serious illnesses. We will look at common causes of sleeplessness, and learn and practice some sleep-enhancing thoughts and behaviors to help us get the peaceful rest we need.
Presenter: Merryl Reichbach, LCSW, Program Manager of SHAREing and CAREing.


Oct
5
12:00PM

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1:30PM

Prenatal Group

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Not required

These four sessions will provide education and support for pregnant people. Come to connect with other pregnant people and to learn, share, and support one another. Feel free to bring a support person if you would like. Classes are free and there will be giveaways. Facilitator: Melissa Maldonado, MPH, Childbirth Educator, Certified Health Education Specialist, Certified Lactation Counselor.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
6
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Baby Basics: Moms' Club

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Baby Basics is a group that provides education and support to pregnant people. Join us and learn more about:
• How to have a healthy pregnancy
• Preparing for labor, birth and the arrival of your baby
• How to care for a newborn
• Emotional changes and challenges
• Breastfeeding and nutrition
• Family planning
Call 347-571-2792 to register. This class is in Spanish.

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

Additional Dates