SERVICES AT THIS LOCATION

We can help you:

  • Make the most of your benefits
  • Look for ways to lower out-of-pocket costs
  • Solve claims or billing issues
  • Find a doctor who meets your needs
  • Join health and wellness programs
  • Connect with community support
  • Find the right health plan for you

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jul23

Friends In Deed (Support Group for Serious Illness, Grief & Loss)

12 noon – 1 pm. It’s a safe and welcoming space where you can hear and speak the truth — so you can begin to live life in the moment.

Jul23

Medicare 101

4 – 5 pm. Space is limited, so call to reserve a seat today.
Jul23

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm. Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting.
Jul25

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon. Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed.

COMMUNITY FEATURE





HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP) and Group Health Incorporated (GHI) are Medicare Advantage organizations with Medicare contracts.
HIP and GHI are EmblemHealth companies.

Our Services

Solving problems like these are our specialty

Do I need a referral? A prior approval?

We'll sit down and review the details of your situation, work out next steps and actively support you in getting the care you need.

I have many doctors giving me directions. Sometimes it feels overwhelming.

We'll help you make sense of it all and our care managers will work to make sure that your doctors are all on the same page.

How do I keep all my medicines straight so I know when to take them?

Our pharmacy specialist will guide you and double-check the meds you have been prescribed.

Things are tight right now. Can you help me keep costs affordable?

We understand. We're pretty creative at helping you make the most of your benefits and finding resources without sacrificing care.

I know I need to see my doctor regularly, but I don't have a way to travel to her office.

We can connect you with local organizations that offer help with rides to and from your doctor.

I'm new to EmblemHealth and I'm not sure if my coverage is effective yet.

Our concierges can confirm your start date, take you on a personalized tour of your health coverage and explain all it offers.

I'm having trouble with claims.

We will actively help you to resolve any issues and show you how to avoid them in the future.

I need help finding a doctor.

We'll chat — and find out what works best for you — before presenting you with choices.

Our Programs

Care for the Family Caregiver

Learn about programs and resources to help you care for your loved ones while remembering to take care of yourself, too.

Stop Smoking

This class shows you how to design a quit smoking approach that works best for you, makes you aware of problems that often come up as you try to quit, gives you strategies to cope with these problems and helps you avoid making common mistakes.

Meet the Team

Meet the Health Care Solutions Team

Meet the Clinicians

Upcoming Events at Harlem

Wednesday
July 23

Friends In Deed (Support Group for Serious Illness, Grief & Loss)

12 noon – 1 pm, 2nd Floor

Diagnosed with a life-threatening illness? Overwhelmed with caregiving? Heartbroken over the death of a loved one? If so, you may be feeling frightened, powerless, overwhelmed and alone. How do you ease the fear and reconnect to possibility? Start by coming to the Friends In Deed support group. It’s a safe and welcoming space where you can hear and speak the truth — so you can begin to live life in the moment.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
July 23

Medicare 101

4 – 5 pm, 2nd Floor

  • How does Medicare work?
  • What is a donut hole?
  • What is a copay? Why is it necessary?
  • How do I choose a doctor?
  • What assistance is available to help with costs?

Space is limited, so call to reserve a seat today. A sales person will be present with information and applications. To register for this seminar and for accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings, call 1-800-447-9169, seven days a week, 8 am to 8 pm. For those with hearing and speech impairments, call 711, seven days a week, 8 am to 8 pm.

HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP) is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Group Health Incorporated (GHI) is a PPO plan and a standalone PDP with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in HIP and GHI depends on contract renewal. HIP and GHI are EmblemHealth companies.

Wednesday
July 23

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

Angela Wu, certified holistic instructor and wellness coach, will guide you through:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited, so please call to reserve.)

Friday
July 25

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Friday
July 25

Understanding Your iPad or Tablet for Older Adults

2 – 3:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Please bring your own device and learn how to use its basic features.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Friday
July 25

Bed Aerobics Fitness Flow

5 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

This powerful workout routine combines deep stretches and muscle-toning calisthenics to improve flexibility, build strength and burn fat — all from bed! Also included is an invigorating set of facial/eye muscle exercises, concluding with a brief meditation for total body, mind and spirit rejuvenation. Be sure to let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.

Monifa Maat, affectionately known as “The Healthy Motivator,” is a Certified Personal Trainer for Equinox, a nutrition advocate and founder of Healthy Roots Fitness & Nutrition Camp.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Must call to reserve.)

Saturday
July 26

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

11:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing effects of Tai Chi and Qigong. While these gentle, flowing movements are generally safe for all, please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot.)

Saturday
July 26

Free 15-Minute Chair Massage

12:30 – 3:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Enjoy a 15-minute chair massage compliments of Neighborhood Care and Tender Touch For All™ Did you know that massage therapy can:

  • Reduce stress
  • Ease the aches and pains of growing older
  • Decrease muscle stiffness and joint swelling
  • Improve digestive/breathing functions, alertness and circulation
  • Help people with arthritis, stroke, diabetes, Parkinson’s, tendonitis, bursitis, asthma and emphysema

We welcome all, including caregivers, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities and chronic conditions. Tender Touch for All™ massage therapists are licensed and trained in gentle, therapeutic massage.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (please call for an appointment)

Monday
July 28

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
July 28

Select Care Info Session

4 - 5 pm, 2nd Floor

This exclusive informational session for EmblemHealth Select Care network members only is designed to provide:

  • Orientation to your new health insurance plan purchased on the New York State of Health marketplace
  • An A to Z explanation of your new benefits
  • Help with insurance terms like copays, coinsurance and deductibles – in simple language you can understand
  • Answers to all questions you may have about the Select Care plan you purchased
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Limited to EmblemHealth Select Care members only.)
Monday
July 28

Low Impact Zumba With Antonia

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
July 29

Moving for Life: Gentle Dance Exercise for All

5:30 – 6:30 pm, Fishbowl

Moving for Life uses safe and uplifting movement to bring joy. Recent studies show that aerobic exercise is safe and beneficial, even during cancer treatment. Aerobic exercise can:

  • Increase your energy
  • Improve your circulation
  • Wake up your whole body
  • Increase your flexibility
  • Reduce joint pain

Family members and caregivers are welcome too! Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in a dance exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
July 30

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

Angela Wu, certified holistic instructor and wellness coach, will guide you through:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited, so please call to reserve.)

Thursday
July 31

Intro to Belly Dancing!

5 – 6 pm

Get ready to shimmy off excess pounds while strengthening your core, improving your posture and flexibility, toning all major muscle groups, raising your metabolism and reducing stress — all while having fun and dancing to wonderful music.

Our instructor, Sigrid Aarons, has been studying and performing this art form since 2000 and looks forward to sharing the joy and passion that it brings.

Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in a dance class.

Wear comfortable exercise shoes and clothing and bring a large scarf or belly dance belt to tie around your hips, if you have one.

RSVP: Call 1-866-469-0999.

Recent Events at Harlem

Tuesday
July 22

Keeping It Simple: Your Health Benefits Explained

11 am to 6 pm, 2nd Floor

Here’s a chance for EmblemHealth members and non-members alike to sit with a health care solutions specialist for a personalized explanation of your benefits so you can stay healthy, get well and live better!

Here’s what to expect during your one-on-one session:

  • A personal tour of your health benefits so you can get the most from your plan
  • Tools to help strengthen your relationship with your doctor
  • Connections to a nurse, program navigator, social worker or pharmacist to help you understand and follow through with your treatment plan
  • Information on community and social service resources right in your neighborhood

Guests will leave these sessions feeling empowered, knowledgeable and ready to focus on their health and well-being. All sessions are by appointment only, so reserve your session today.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Call for your 1:1 appointment.)

Tuesday
July 22

Understanding Asthma Medications

2:30 – 3:30 pm

Do you know how your asthma medication works? Do you know when to take it, how much to take and possible side effects? To help you make the most of your treatment, join us in learning:

  • What is asthma?
  • What drugs are used to treat asthma?
  • What should I watch for when taking these drugs?
  • What lifestyle changes can help control asthma?

You are welcome to bring your asthma medication to class and ask the pharmacist questions.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
July 22

Eating for Health with Max

5 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Learn the benefits of eating for your health, especially if you are dealing with a chronic illness or condition. You will also discover how to eat right while still enjoying your meals. Topics will include:

  • Healthier versions of popular ethnic recipes (with recipe handouts)
  • Healthy eating on a budget
  • How to read food labels (can I eat it?)
  • Fun and interactive cooking demos
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Tuesday
July 22

Moving for Life: Gentle Dance Exercise for All

5:30 – 6:30 pm, Fishbowl

Moving for Life uses safe and uplifting movement to bring joy. Recent studies show that aerobic exercise is safe and beneficial, even during cancer treatment. Aerobic exercise can:

  • Increase your energy
  • Improve your circulation
  • Wake up your whole body
  • Increase your flexibility
  • Reduce joint pain

Family members and caregivers are welcome too! Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in a dance exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
July 21

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
July 21

Low Impact Zumba With Antonia

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
July 19

Intro to Tai Chi and Qigong

11:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing effects of Tai Chi and Qigong. While these gentle, flowing movements are generally safe for all, please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot.)

Friday
July 18

Healthwise® Handling Emergencies and Self-Care for You and Your Family

1 – 2:30 pm, 2nd Floor

  • Do you know what to do if you or a loved one has a medical emergency?
  • Do you know how to “partner” better with your doctor and avoid unnecessary costs?

We welcome you to learn from the Healthwise® Handbook about self-care for you and your family. It provides “take action” information on more than 200 common health issues. Learn how to take an active role in your health care and reduce costs. Every participant will receive a copy of the handbook.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Friday
July 18

Afrofusion Fitness

5 -6 pm, 2nd Floor

Rhythms, body toning and aerobics. Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Thursday
July 17

Understanding Diabetes & Diabetes Medications

2 – 4 pm, 2nd Floor

Do you know how your diabetes medication works? Do you know when to take it, how much to take and possible side effects? To help you make the most of your treatment, join us in learning:

  • What is diabetes?
  • What drugs are used to treat diabetes?
  • What should I watch for when taking these drugs?
  • What lifestyle changes can help control diabetes?
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Thursday
July 17

Harlem Stroke Foundation Support Group

4:30 to 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Throughout 2014, the Harlem Stroke Foundation survivors’ support group will be holding monthly meetings in Harlem. Speakers at the meetings will include physical and occupational therapists, doctors and other health care professionals. We will share our experiences and those of loved ones after having a stroke. We’ll also learn about some of the best places to receive therapy.

RSVP: 1-646-731-8458

Wednesday
July 16

Cell Phone Literacy for Older Adults

2:30 – 4 pm, 2nd Floor

A cell phone can help you connect with loved ones and friends. Join us for a hands-on demonstration to learn about:

  • Cell technology basics
  • Text language
  • How to send messages and photos
  • Other helpful features of your cell phone
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Wednesday
July 16

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 1st Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited, so please call to reserve.)

Tuesday
July 15

Meditation Made Easy

1 – 2 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us in learning how to meditate in just a few simple steps. Besides being a way to let go of the harmful effects of stress, worry and tension, daily meditation can help you experience a new feeling of calmness, ease and quiet inner knowing.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
July 15

Understanding Asthma

2:30 – 3:30 pm

Do you know how your asthma medication works? Do you know when to take it, how much to take and possible side effects? To help you make the most of your treatment, join us in learning:

  • What is asthma?
  • What drugs are used to treat asthma?
  • What should I watch for when taking these drugs?
  • What lifestyle changes can help control asthma?

You are welcome to bring your asthma medication to class and ask the pharmacist questions.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
July 15

Share: Breast Cancer Support Group for Women of African, African-American and Caribbean Heritage

4 – 5:30 pm, 2nd Floor

You are not alone. We welcome women at all stages of their breast cancer journey. Come listen, learn, encourage, express your feelings and reveal your experiences. We provide a safe, confidential and welcoming environment.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
July 15

Moving for Life: Gentle Dance Exercise for All

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Moving for Life uses safe and uplifting movement to bring joy. Recent studies show that aerobic exercise is safe and beneficial, even during cancer treatment. Aerobic exercise can:

  • Increase your energy
  • Improve your circulation
  • Wake up your whole body
  • Increase your flexibility
  • Reduce joint pain

Family members and caregivers are welcome too! Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in a dance exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
July 14

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
July 14

Intro to Yoga

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for an intro yoga class, perfect for beginners as well as experienced yogis. We’ll cover breathing practices, basic yoga poses and centering and meditation. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Don’t eat a heavy meal within two hours of the class, a light snack about 30 minutes before is ideal. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Must call to reserve.)

Saturday
July 12

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

11:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing effects of Tai Chi and Qigong. While these gentle, flowing movements are generally safe for all, please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot.)

Saturday
July 12

Free 15-Minute Chair Massage

12:30 – 3:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Enjoy a 15-minute chair massage compliments of Neighborhood Care and Tender Touch For All™ Did you know that massage therapy can:

  • Reduce stress
  • Ease the aches and pains of growing older
  • Decrease muscle stiffness and joint swelling
  • Improve digestive/breathing functions, alertness and circulation
  • Help people with arthritis, stroke, diabetes, Parkinson’s, tendonitis, bursitis, asthma and emphysema

We welcome all, including caregivers, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities and chronic conditions. Tender Touch for All™ massage therapists are licensed and trained in gentle, therapeutic massage.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (please call for an appointment)

Friday
July 11

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Friday
July 11

Come Talk With Greg

11 am – 4 pm, 1st Floor

Take advantage of this opportunity to meet one-on-one with Greg Johnson, EmblemHealth’s Director of Community Outreach and creator of the Care for the Family Caregiver Program.

Greg has received numerous awards and recognition within the fields of health care, family caregiving and service to others. Family caregivers are welcome to meet with him for support and advice.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (please call for an appointment)

Friday
July 11

Bed Aerobics Fitness Flow

5 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

This powerful workout routine combines deep stretches and muscle-toning calisthenics to improve flexibility, build strength and burn fat — all from bed! Also included is an invigorating set of facial/eye muscle exercises, concluding with a brief meditation for total body, mind and spirit rejuvenation. Be sure to let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.

Monifa Maat, affectionately known as “The Healthy Motivator,” is a Certified Personal Trainer for Equinox, a nutrition advocate and founder of Healthy Roots Fitness & Nutrition Camp.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Must call to reserve.)

Thursday
July 10

Understanding Blood Pressure (BP) & BP Medications

2 – 4 pm, 2nd Floor

Do you know how your blood pressure medication works? Do you know when to take it, how much to take and possible side effects? To help you make the most of your treatment, join us in learning:

  • What is blood pressure?
  • What drugs are used to treat it?
  • What should I watch for when taking these drugs?
  • What lifestyle changes can help control high blood pressure?

You are welcome to bring your medication to class and ask the pharmacist questions.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
July 09

Friends In Deed (Support Group for Serious Illness, Grief & Loss)

12 noon – 1 pm, 2nd Floor

Diagnosed with a life-threatening illness? Overwhelmed with caregiving? Heartbroken over the death of a loved one? If so, you may be feeling frightened, powerless, overwhelmed and alone. How do you ease the fear and reconnect to possibility? Start by coming to the Friends In Deed support group. It’s a safe and welcoming space where you can hear and speak the truth — so you can begin to live life in the moment.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
July 09

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 1st Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited, so please call to reserve.)

Tuesday
July 08

Medicare 101

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

  • How does Medicare work?
  • What is a donut hole?
  • What is a copay? Why is it necessary?
  • How do I choose a doctor?
  • What assistance is available to help with costs?

Space is limited, so call to reserve a seat today. A sales person will be present with information and applications. To register for this seminar and for accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings, call 1-800-447-9169, seven days a week, 8 am to 8 pm. For those with hearing and speech impairments, call 711, seven days a week, 8 am to 8 pm.

HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP) is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Group Health Incorporated (GHI) is a PPO plan and a standalone PDP with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in HIP and GHI depends on contract renewal. HIP and GHI are EmblemHealth companies.

Tuesday
July 08

Eating for Health with Max

5 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Learn the benefits of eating for your health, especially if you are dealing with a chronic illness or condition. You will also discover how to eat right while still enjoying your meals. Topics will include:

  • Healthier versions of popular ethnic recipes (with recipe handouts)
  • Healthy eating on a budget
  • How to read food labels (can I eat it?)
  • Fun and interactive cooking demos
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Tuesday
July 08

Moving for Life: Gentle Dance Exercise for All

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Moving for Life uses safe and uplifting movement to bring joy. Recent studies show that aerobic exercise is safe and beneficial, even during cancer treatment. Aerobic exercise can:

  • Increase your energy
  • Improve your circulation
  • Wake up your whole body
  • Increase your flexibility
  • Reduce joint pain

Family members and caregivers are welcome too! Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in a dance exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
July 07

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
July 07

Low Impact Zumba With Antonia

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
July 05

Intro to Tai Chi and Qigong

11:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing effects of Tai Chi and Qigong. While these gentle, flowing movements are generally safe for all, please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot.)

Saturday
July 05

Afrofusion Fitness

1 – 2 pm, 2nd Floor

Rhythms, body toning and aerobics. Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Friday
July 04

Closed for July 4th Holiday

Thursday
July 03

Intro to Yoga

5 – 6 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for an intro yoga class, perfect for beginners as well as experienced yogis. We’ll cover breathing practices, basic yoga poses and centering and meditation. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Don’t eat a heavy meal within two hours of the class, a light snack about 30 minutes before is ideal. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Must call to reserve.)

Wednesday
July 02

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

You will be guided through:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited, so please call to reserve.)

Tuesday
July 01

Caregiver Empowerment Group with Marion

12:30 – 2 pm, 2nd Floor

Helpful tips, tools and resources, as well as guidance, support, sharing and caring. This event is open to the public.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
July 01

Share: Breast Cancer Support Group for Women of African, African-American and Caribbean Heritage

5 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

You are not alone. We welcome women at all stages of their breast cancer journey. Come listen, learn, encourage, express your feelings and reveal your experiences. We provide a safe, confidential and welcoming environment.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
July 01

Kickboxing and Resistance Band Workout

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

A fun and challenging way to tone and strengthen muscles! We provide exercise bands for your use during class. Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
June 30

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
June 30

Select Care Info Session

4 - 5 pm, 2nd Floor

This exclusive informational session for EmblemHealth Select Care network members only is designed to provide:

  • Orientation to your new health insurance plan purchased on the New York State of Health marketplace
  • An A to Z explanation of your new benefits
  • Help with insurance terms like copays, coinsurance and deductibles – in simple language you can understand
  • Answers to all questions you may have about the Select Care plan you purchased
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Limited to EmblemHealth Select Care members only.)
Saturday
June 28

Intro to Tai Chi and Qigong

11:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing effects of Tai Chi and Qigong. While these gentle, flowing movements are generally safe for all, please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot.)

Saturday
June 28

Free 15-Minute Chair Massage

12:30 – 3:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Enjoy a 15-minute chair massage compliments of Neighborhood Care and Tender Touch For All™ Did you know that massage therapy can:

  • Reduce stress
  • Ease the aches and pains of growing older
  • Decrease muscle stiffness and joint swelling
  • Improve digestive/breathing functions, alertness and circulation
  • Help people with arthritis, stroke, diabetes, Parkinson’s, tendonitis, bursitis, asthma and emphysema

We welcome all, including caregivers, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities and chronic conditions. Tender Touch for All™ massage therapists are licensed and trained in gentle, therapeutic massage.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (please call for an appointment)

Saturday
June 28

Kickboxing and Resistance Band Workout

1 – 2 pm, 2nd Floor

A fun and challenging way to tone and strengthen muscles! We provide exercise bands for your use during class. Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Friday
June 27

Bed Aerobics Fitness Flow

5 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

This powerful workout routine combines deep stretches and muscle-toning calisthenics to improve flexibility, build strength and burn fat — all from bed! Also included is an invigorating set of facial/eye muscle exercises, concluding with a brief meditation for total body, mind and spirit rejuvenation. Be sure to let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.

Monifa Maat, affectionately known as “The Healthy Motivator,” is a Certified Personal Trainer for Equinox, a nutrition advocate and founder of Healthy Roots Fitness & Nutrition Camp.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Must call to reserve.)

Thursday
June 26

Sweet Success: A Mind, Body Spirit Approach to Diabetes Management

4 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

This six-week mind/body/spirit approach to diabetes management was developed by Stanford University and offers research-proven success for those who complete it. Take control, renew your sense of well-being and lead a healthy, fulfilling life. You’ll learn how to:

  • Manage symptoms
  • Better understand your condition
  • Reduce stress and boost confidence
  • Problem solve and better manage everyday tasks

Gain control of your diabetes — and have more energy to devote to feeling healthy, content and nourished.

RSVP: 1-646-574-6140 (Must pre-register)

Thursday
June 26

Afrofusion Fitness

5 – 6 pm, 2nd Floor

Rhythms, body toning and aerobics. Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
June 25

Friends In Deed (Support Group for Serious Illness, Grief & Loss)

12 noon – 1 pm, 2nd Floor

Diagnosed with a life-threatening illness? Overwhelmed with caregiving? Heartbroken over the death of a loved one? If so, you may be feeling frightened, powerless, overwhelmed and alone. How do you ease the fear and reconnect to possibility? Start by coming to the Friends In Deed support group. It’s a safe and welcoming space where you can hear and speak the truth — so you can begin to live life in the moment.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
June 25

Medicare 101

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

  • How does Medicare work?
  • What is a donut hole?
  • What is a copay? Why is it necessary?
  • How do I choose a doctor?
  • What assistance is available to help with costs?

Space is limited, so call to reserve a seat today. A sales person will be present with information and applications. To register for this seminar and for accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings, call 1-800-447-9169, seven days a week, 8 am to 8 pm. For those with hearing and speech impairments, call 711, seven days a week, 8 am to 8 pm.

HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP) is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Group Health Incorporated (GHI) is a PPO plan and a standalone PDP with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in HIP and GHI depends on contract renewal. HIP and GHI are EmblemHealth companies.

Wednesday
June 25

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

Angela Wu, certified holistic instructor and wellness coach, will guide you through:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited, so please call to reserve.)

Tuesday
June 24

Keeping It Simple: Your Health Benefits Explained

11 am to 6 pm, 2nd Floor

Here’s a chance for EmblemHealth members and non-members alike to sit with a health care solutions specialist for a personalized explanation of your benefits so you can stay healthy, get well and live better!

Here’s what to expect during your one-on-one session:

  • A personal tour of your health benefits so you can get the most from your plan
  • Tools to help strengthen your relationship with your doctor
  • Connections to a nurse, program navigator, social worker or pharmacist to help you understand and follow through with your treatment plan
  • Information on community and social service resources right in your neighborhood

Guests will leave these sessions feeling empowered, knowledgeable and ready to focus on their health and well-being. All sessions are by appointment only, so reserve your session today.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Call for your 1:1 appointment. 1:1 appointments are available from 11-6pm.)

Tuesday
June 24

Understanding Your iPad or Tablet for Older Adults

2:30 – 4 pm, 2nd Floor

Please bring your own device and learn how to use its basic features.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
June 24

Eating for Health with Max

5 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Learn the benefits of eating for your health, especially if you are dealing with a chronic illness or condition. You will also discover how to eat right while still enjoying your meals. Topics will include:

  • Healthier versions of popular ethnic recipes (with recipe handouts)
  • Healthy eating on a budget
  • How to read food labels (can I eat it?)
  • Fun and interactive cooking demos
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Tuesday
June 24

Moving for Life: Dance Exercise for Cancer Recovery

5:30 – 6:30 pm, Fishbowl

Moving for Life uses safe and uplifting movement to bring joy to women with breast cancer. Recent studies show that aerobic exercise is safe and beneficial during treatment. Aerobic exercise can:

  • Increase your energy
  • Improve your circulation
  • Wake up your whole body
  • Increase your flexibility
  • Reduce joint pain

Family members and caregivers are welcome too! Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in a dance exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
June 23

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
June 23

Low Impact Zumba With Antonia

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Thursday
June 19

Sweet Success: A Mind, Body Spirit Approach to Diabetes Management

4 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

This six-week mind/body/spirit approach to diabetes management was developed by Stanford University and offers research-proven success for those who complete it. Take control, renew your sense of well-being and lead a healthy, fulfilling life. You’ll learn how to:

  • Manage symptoms
  • Better understand your condition
  • Reduce stress and boost confidence
  • Problem solve and better manage everyday tasks

Gain control of your diabetes — and have more energy to devote to feeling healthy, content and nourished.

RSVP: 1-646-574-6140 (Must pre-register)

Thursday
June 19

Harlem Stroke Foundation Support Group

4:30 to 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Throughout 2014, the Harlem Stroke Foundation survivors’ support group will be holding monthly meetings in Harlem. Speakers at the meetings will include physical and occupational therapists, doctors and other health care professionals. We will share our experiences and those of loved ones after having a stroke. We’ll also learn about some of the best places to receive therapy.

RSVP: 1-646-731-8458

Wednesday
June 18

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
June 18

Understanding Diabetes & Diabetes Medications

1:30 – 3:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Do you know how your diabetes medication works? Do you know when to take it, how much to take and possible side effects? To help you make the most of your treatment, join us in learning:

  • What is diabetes?
  • What drugs are used to treat diabetes?
  • What should I watch for when taking these drugs?
  • What lifestyle changes can help control diabetes?
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Wednesday
June 18

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited, so please call to reserve.)

Tuesday
June 17

Meditation Made Easy

1 – 2 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us in learning how to meditate in just a few simple steps. Besides being a way to let go of the harmful effects of stress, worry and tension, daily meditation can help you experience a new feeling of calmness, ease and quiet inner knowing.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
June 17

Cell Phone Literacy for Older Adults

2:30 – 4 pm, 2nd Floor

A cell phone can help you connect with loved ones and friends. Join us for a hands-on demonstration to learn about:

  • Cell technology basics
  • Text language
  • How to send messages and photos
  • Other helpful features of your cell phone
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Tuesday
June 17

Share: Breast Cancer Support Group for Women of African, African-American and Caribbean Heritage

4 – 5:30 pm, 2nd Floor

You are not alone. We welcome women at all stages of their breast cancer journey. Come listen, learn, encourage, express your feelings and reveal your experiences. We provide a safe, confidential and welcoming environment.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
June 17

Moving for Life: Dance Exercise for Cancer Recovery

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Moving for Life uses safe and uplifting movement to bring joy to women with breast cancer. Recent studies show that aerobic exercise is safe and beneficial during treatment. Aerobic exercise can:

  • Increase your energy
  • Improve your circulation
  • Wake up your whole body
  • Increase your flexibility
  • Reduce joint pain

Family members and caregivers are welcome too! Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in a dance exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
June 16

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
June 16

Understanding Blood Pressure (BP) & BP Medications

1:30 – 3:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Do you know how your blood pressure medication works? Do you know when to take it, how much to take and possible side effects? To help you make the most of your treatment, join us in learning:

  • What is blood pressure?
  • What drugs are used to treat it?
  • What should I watch for when taking these drugs?
  • What lifestyle changes can help control high blood pressure?
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Monday
June 16

Low Impact Zumba With Antonia

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
June 14

Intro to Tai Chi and Qigong

11:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing effects of Tai Chi and Qigong. While these gentle, flowing movements are generally safe for all, please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot.)

Saturday
June 14

Kickboxing and Resistance Band Workout

1 – 2 pm, 2nd Floor

A fun and challenging way to tone and strengthen muscles! We provide exercise bands for your use during class. Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
June 14

Free 15-Minute Chair Massage

12:30 – 3:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Enjoy a 15-minute chair massage compliments of Neighborhood Care and Tender Touch For All™ Did you know that massage therapy can:

  • Reduce stress
  • Ease the aches and pains of growing older
  • Decrease muscle stiffness and joint swelling
  • Improve digestive/breathing functions, alertness and circulation
  • Help people with arthritis, stroke, diabetes, Parkinson’s, tendonitis, bursitis, asthma and emphysema

We welcome all, including caregivers, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities and chronic conditions. Tender Touch for All™ massage therapists are licensed and trained in gentle, therapeutic massage.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (please call for an appointment)

Friday
June 13

Come Talk With Greg

11 am – 4 pm, 1st Floor

Take advantage of this opportunity to meet one-on-one with Greg Johnson, EmblemHealth’s Director of Community Outreach and creator of the Care for the Family Caregiver Program.

Greg has received numerous awards and recognition within the fields of health care, family caregiving and service to others. Family caregivers are welcome to meet with him for support and advice.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (please call for an appointment)

Friday
June 13

Bed Aerobics Fitness Flow

5 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

This powerful workout routine combines deep stretches and muscle-toning calisthenics to improve flexibility, build strength and burn fat — all from bed! Also included is an invigorating set of facial/eye muscle exercises, concluding with a brief meditation for total body, mind and spirit rejuvenation. Be sure to let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.

Monifa Maat, affectionately known as “The Healthy Motivator,” is a Certified Personal Trainer for Equinox, a nutrition advocate and founder of Healthy Roots Fitness & Nutrition Camp.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Must call to reserve.)

Wednesday
June 11

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
June 11

Friends In Deed (Support Group for Serious Illness, Grief & Loss)

12 noon – 1 pm, 2nd Floor

Diagnosed with a life-threatening illness? Overwhelmed with caregiving? Heartbroken over the death of a loved one? If so, you may be feeling frightened, powerless, overwhelmed and alone. How do you ease the fear and reconnect to possibility? Start by coming to the Friends In Deed support group. It’s a safe and welcoming space where you can hear and speak the truth — so you can begin to live life in the moment.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
June 11

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 1st Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited, so please call to reserve.)

Tuesday
June 10

Moving for Life: Dance Exercise for Cancer Recovery

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Moving for Life uses safe and uplifting movement to bring joy to women with breast cancer. Recent studies show that aerobic exercise is safe and beneficial during treatment. Aerobic exercise can:

  • Increase your energy
  • Improve your circulation
  • Wake up your whole body
  • Increase your flexibility
  • Reduce joint pain

Family members and caregivers are welcome too! Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in a dance exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
June 10

Eating for Health with Max

5 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Learn the benefits of eating for your health, especially if you are dealing with a chronic illness or condition. You will also discover how to eat right while still enjoying your meals. Topics will include:

  • Healthier versions of popular ethnic recipes (with recipe handouts)
  • Healthy eating on a budget
  • How to read food labels (can I eat it?)
  • Fun and interactive cooking demos
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Monday
June 09

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
June 09

Intro to Yoga

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for an intro yoga class, perfect for beginners as well as experienced yogis. We’ll cover breathing practices, basic yoga poses and centering and meditation. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Don’t eat a heavy meal within two hours of the class, a light snack about 30 minutes before is ideal. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Must call to reserve.)

Saturday
June 07

Intro to Tai Chi and Qigong

11:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing effects of Tai Chi and Qigong. While these gentle, flowing movements are generally safe for all, please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot.)

Thursday
June 05

Healthwise® Handling Emergencies and Self-Care for You and Your Family

2:30 – 4 pm, 2nd Floor

  • Do you know what to do if you or a loved one has a medical emergency?
  • Do you know how to “partner” better with your doctor and avoid unnecessary costs?

We welcome you to learn from the Healthwise® Handbook about self-care for you and your family. It provides “take action” information on more than 200 common health issues. Learn how to take an active role in your health care and reduce costs. Every participant will receive a copy of the handbook.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
June 04

Medicare 101

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

  • How does Medicare work?
  • What is a donut hole?
  • What is a copay? Why is it necessary?
  • How do I choose a doctor?
  • What assistance is available to help with costs?

Space is limited, so call to reserve a seat today. A sales person will be present with information and applications. To register for this seminar and for accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings, call 1-800-447-9169, seven days a week, 8 am to 8 pm. For those with hearing and speech impairments, call 711, seven days a week, 8 am to 8 pm.

HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP) is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Group Health Incorporated (GHI) is a PPO plan and a standalone PDP with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in HIP and GHI depends on contract renewal. HIP and GHI are EmblemHealth companies.

Wednesday
June 04

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

You will learn:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited, so please call to reserve.)

Tuesday
June 03

Caregiver Empowerment Group with Marion

12:30 – 2 pm, 2nd Floor

Helpful tips, tools and resources, as well as guidance, support, sharing and caring. This event is open to the public.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
June 02

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
June 02

Low Impact Zumba With Antonia

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
May 31

Intro to Tai Chi and Qigong

11:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing effects of Tai Chi and Qigong. While these gentle, flowing movements are generally safe for all, please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot.)

Saturday
May 31

Free 15-Minute Chair Massage

1 – 4 pm, 2nd Floor

Enjoy a 15-minute chair massage compliments of Neighborhood Care and Tender Touch For All™ Did you know that massage therapy can:

  • Reduce stress
  • Ease the aches and pains of growing older
  • Decrease muscle stiffness and joint swelling
  • Improve digestive/breathing functions, alertness and circulation
  • Help people with arthritis, stroke, diabetes, Parkinson’s, tendonitis, bursitis, asthma and emphysema

We welcome all, including caregivers, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities and chronic conditions. Tender Touch for All™ massage therapists are licensed and trained in gentle, therapeutic massage.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (please call for an appointment)

Friday
May 30

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Thursday
May 29

Understanding Your iPad or Tablet for Older Adults

2 – 3:30 pm

Please bring your own device.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Thursday
May 29

Sweet Success: A Mind, Body Spirit Approach to Diabetes Management

4 – 6:30 pm

This six-week mind/body/spirit approach to diabetes management was developed by Stanford University and offers research-proven success for those who complete it. Take control, renew your sense of well-being and lead a healthy, fulfilling life. You’ll learn how to:

  • Manage symptoms
  • Better understand your condition
  • Reduce stress and boost confidence
  • Problem solve and better manage everyday tasks

Gain control of your diabetes — and have more energy to devote to feeling healthy, content and nourished.

RSVP: 1-646-574-6140 (Must pre-register)

Thursday
May 29

West African Dance Class with Ndeye

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Move to the rhythm of the drums with instructor Ndeye Gueye, a Martha Graham award-winner, with 25 years of experience in dance, choreography and community events. Enjoy a head to toe warm-up and celebrate life, health and self-expression by dancing to an African beat. Wear comfortable workout clothes and, if possible, a wrap skirt. Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in a dance class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
May 28

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
May 28

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

You will learn:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited, so please call to reserve.)

Tuesday
May 27

Eating for Health with Max

5 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Learn the benefits of eating for your health, especially if you are dealing with a chronic illness or condition. You will also discover how to eat right while still enjoying your meals. Topics will include:

  • Healthier versions of popular ethnic recipes (with recipe handouts)
  • Healthy eating on a budget
  • How to read food labels (can I eat it?)
  • Fun and interactive cooking demos
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Tuesday
May 27

Moving for Life: Dance Exercise for Cancer Recovery

5:45 – 6:45 pm, Fish Bowl

Moving for Life uses safe and uplifting movement to bring joy to women with breast cancer. Recent studies show that aerobic exercise is safe and beneficial during treatment. Aerobic exercise can:

  • Increase your energy
  • Improve your circulation
  • Wake up your whole body
  • Increase your flexibility
  • Reduce joint pain

Family members and caregivers are welcome too! Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
May 26

Memorial Day

Closed for Memorial Day.
Saturday
May 24

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

11:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing effects of Tai Chi and Qigong. While these gentle, flowing movements are generally safe for all, please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot.)

Friday
May 23

Bed Aerobics Fitness Flow

5 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

This powerful workout routine combines deep stretches and muscle-toning calisthenics to improve flexibility, build strength and burn fat — all from bed! Also included is an invigorating set of facial/eye muscle exercises, concluding with a brief meditation for total body, mind and spirit rejuvenation. Be sure to let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.

Monifa Maat, affectionately known as “The Healthy Motivator,” is a Certified Personal Trainer for Equinox, a nutrition advocate and founder of Healthy Roots Fitness & Nutrition Camp.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Must call to reserve.)

Friday
May 23

Select Care Info Session

4 - 5 pm, 2nd Floor

This exclusive informational session for EmblemHealth Select Care network members only is designed to provide:

  • Orientation to your new health insurance plan purchased on the New York State of Health marketplace
  • An A to Z explanation of your new benefits
  • Help with insurance terms like copays, coinsurance and deductibles – in simple language you can understand
  • Answers to all questions you may have about the Select Care plan you purchased
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Limited to EmblemHealth Select Care members only.)
Thursday
May 22

Sweet Success: A Mind, Body Spirit Approach to Diabetes Management

4 – 6:30 pm

This six-week mind/body/spirit approach to diabetes management was developed by Stanford University and offers research-proven success for those who complete it. Take control, renew your sense of well-being and lead a healthy, fulfilling life. You’ll learn how to:

  • Manage symptoms
  • Better understand your condition
  • Reduce stress and boost confidence
  • Problem solve and better manage everyday tasks

Gain control of your diabetes — and have more energy to devote to feeling healthy, content and nourished.

RSVP: 1-646-574-6140 (Must pre-register)

Wednesday
May 21

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

You will learn:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited, so please call to reserve.)

Wednesday
May 21

Healthy Relationships at Any Age

5 – 6:30 pm

Gain knowledge of the different aspects of what makes healthy and unhealthy relationships. Also, learn sexual health and protecting yourself.

  • Understand the aspects that create unhealthy and healthy relationships.
  • Learn the impact of unhealthy relationships have on individuals.
  • Discover how to reduce the transmission of HIV and any other Sexually Transmitted Infection
Call 1-866-469-0999 for more information.
Tuesday
May 20

Meditation Made Easy

1 – 2 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us in learning how to meditate in just a few simple steps. Besides being a way to let go of the harmful effects of stress, worry and tension, daily meditation can help you experience a new feeling of calmness, ease and quiet inner knowing.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
May 20

Share: Breast Cancer Support Group for Women of African, African-American and Caribbean Heritage

3 – 5:30 pm, 2nd Floor

You are not alone. We welcome women at all stages of their breast cancer journey. Come listen, learn, encourage, express your feelings and reveal your experiences. We provide a safe, confidential and welcoming environment.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
May 20

Moving for Life: Dance Exercise for Cancer Recovery

5:45 – 6:45 pm, 2nd Floor

Moving for Life uses safe and uplifting movement to bring joy to women with breast cancer. Recent studies show that aerobic exercise is safe and beneficial during treatment. Aerobic exercise can:

  • Increase your energy
  • Improve your circulation
  • Wake up your whole body
  • Increase your flexibility
  • Reduce joint pain

Family members and caregivers are welcome too! Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in a dance exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
May 19

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
May 19

Low Impact Zumba With Antonia

6 – 7 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
May 17

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

11:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing effects of Tai Chi and Qigong. While these gentle, flowing movements are generally safe for all, please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot.)

Saturday
May 17

Free 15-Minute Chair Massage

1 – 4 pm, 2nd Floor

Enjoy a 15-minute chair massage compliments of Neighborhood Care and Tender Touch For All™ Did you know that massage therapy can:

  • Reduce stress
  • Ease the aches and pains of growing older
  • Decrease muscle stiffness and joint swelling
  • Improve digestive/breathing functions, alertness and circulation
  • Help people with arthritis, stroke, diabetes, Parkinson’s, tendonitis, bursitis, asthma and emphysema

We welcome all, including caregivers, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities and chronic conditions. Tender Touch for All™ massage therapists are licensed and trained in gentle, therapeutic massage.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (please call for an appointment)

Friday
May 16

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Thursday
May 15

Cell Phone Literacy for Older Adults

2 – 3:30 pm, 2nd Floor

A cell phone can help you connect with loved ones and friends. Join us for a hands-on demonstration to learn about:

  • Cell technology basics
  • Text language
  • How to send messages and photos
  • Other helpful features of your cell phone
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Thursday
May 15

Sweet Success: A Mind, Body Spirit Approach to Diabetes Management

4 – 6:30 pm

This six-week mind/body/spirit approach to diabetes management was developed by Stanford University and offers research-proven success for those who complete it. Take control, renew your sense of well-being and lead a healthy, fulfilling life. You’ll learn how to:

  • Manage symptoms
  • Better understand your condition
  • Reduce stress and boost confidence
  • Problem solve and better manage everyday tasks

Gain control of your diabetes — and have more energy to devote to feeling healthy, content and nourished.

RSVP: 1-646-574-6140 (Must pre-register)

Thursday
May 15

Harlem Stroke Foundation Support Group

5 - 7 pm, 2nd Floor

Throughout 2014, the Harlem Stroke Foundation survivors’ support group will be holding monthly meetings in Harlem. Speakers at the meetings will include physical and occupational therapists, doctors and other health care professionals. We will share our experiences and those of loved ones after having a stroke. We’ll also learn about some of the best places to receive therapy.

RSVP: 1-646-731-8458

Wednesday
May 14

Friends In Deed (Support Group for Serious Illness, Grief & Loss)

12 noon – 1 pm, 2nd Floor

Diagnosed with a life-threatening illness? Overwhelmed with caregiving? Heartbroken over the death of a loved one? If so, you may be feeling frightened, powerless, overwhelmed and alone. How do you ease the fear and reconnect to possibility? Start by coming to the Friends In Deed support group. It’s a safe and welcoming space where you can hear and speak the truth — so you can begin to live life in the moment.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
May 14

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

You will learn:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited, so please call to reserve.)

Wednesday
May 14

Moving for Life: Dance Exercise for Cancer Recovery

5:45 – 6:45 pm, 2nd Floor

Moving for Life uses safe and uplifting movement to bring joy to women with breast cancer. Recent studies show that aerobic exercise is safe and beneficial during treatment. Aerobic exercise can:

  • Increase your energy
  • Improve your circulation
  • Wake up your whole body
  • Increase your flexibility
  • Reduce joint pain

Family members and caregivers are welcome too! Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
May 13

Keeping It Simple: Your Health Benefits Explained

11 am to 6 pm

Here’s a chance for EmblemHealth members and non-members alike to sit with a health care solutions specialist for a personalized explanation of your benefits so you can stay healthy, get well and live better!

Here’s what to expect during your one-on-one session:

  • A personal tour of your health benefits so you can get the most from your plan
  • Tools to help strengthen your relationship with your doctor
  • Connections to a nurse, program navigator, social worker or pharmacist to help you understand and follow through with your treatment plan
  • Information on community and social service resources right in your neighborhood

Guests will leave these sessions feeling empowered, knowledgeable and ready to focus on their health and well-being. All sessions are by appointment only, so reserve your session today.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Call for your 1:1 appointment)

Tuesday
May 13

Eating for Health with Max

5 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Learn the benefits of eating for your health, especially if you are dealing with a chronic illness or condition. You will also discover how to eat right while still enjoying your meals. Topics will include:

  • Healthier versions of popular ethnic recipes (with recipe handouts)
  • Healthy eating on a budget
  • How to read food labels (can I eat it?)
  • Fun and interactive cooking demos
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Monday
May 12

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
May 12

Intro to Yoga

5:45 – 6:45 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for an intro yoga class, perfect for beginners as well as experienced yogis. We’ll cover breathing practices, basic yoga poses and centering and meditation. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Don’t eat a heavy meal within two hours of the class, a light snack about 30 minutes before is ideal. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Must call to reserve.)

Saturday
May 10

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

11:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing effects of Tai Chi and Qigong. While these gentle, flowing movements are generally safe for all, please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot.)

Saturday
May 10

You, Only Better...A Women’s Event

11 am – 3 pm

All women are invited to this day of pampering, awareness and empowerment.

  • Attend workshops that nourish and educate.
  • See healthy recipe demonstrations.
  • Have a massage and manicure.
  • Enjoy light refreshments.

RSVP to: chill2@emblemhealth.com or lpyatt@emblemhealth.com
Look for “You, Only Better” for men on Saturday, June 7 from 11 am to 3 pm.

Friday
May 09

Come Talk With Greg

11 am – 4 pm

Take advantage of this opportunity to meet one-on-one with Greg Johnson, EmblemHealth’s Director of Community Outreach and creator of the Care for the Family Caregiver Program.

Greg has received numerous awards and recognition within the fields of health care, family caregiving and service to others. Family caregivers are welcome to meet with him for support and advice.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (please call for an appointment)

Friday
May 09

Bed Aerobics Fitness Flow

5 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

This powerful workout routine combines deep stretches and muscle-toning calisthenics to improve flexibility, build strength and burn fat — all from bed! Also included is an invigorating set of facial/eye muscle exercises, concluding with a brief meditation for total body, mind and spirit rejuvenation. Be sure to let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.

Monifa Maat, affectionately known as “The Healthy Motivator,” is a Certified Personal Trainer for Equinox, a nutrition advocate and founder of Healthy Roots Fitness & Nutrition Camp.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Must call to reserve.)

Thursday
May 08

Sweet Success: A Mind, Body Spirit Approach to Diabetes Management

4 – 6:30 pm

This six-week mind/body/spirit approach to diabetes management was developed by Stanford University and offers research-proven success for those who complete it. Take control, renew your sense of well-being and lead a healthy, fulfilling life. You’ll learn how to:

  • Manage symptoms
  • Better understand your condition
  • Reduce stress and boost confidence
  • Problem solve and better manage everyday tasks

Gain control of your diabetes — and have more energy to devote to feeling healthy, content and nourished.

RSVP: 1-646-574-6140 (Must pre-register)

Thursday
May 08

Afrofusion Fitness

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Rhythms, body toning and aerobics. Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (call to reserve a spot)

Wednesday
May 07

Understanding Blood Pressure (BP) & BP Medications

1:30 – 3:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Do you know how your blood pressure medication works? Do you know when to take it, how much to take and possible side effects? To help you make the most of your treatment, join us in learning:

  • What is blood pressure?
  • What drugs are used to treat it?
  • What should I watch for when taking these drugs?
  • What lifestyle changes can help control high blood pressure?
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Wednesday
May 07

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

You will be guided through:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited, so please call to reserve.)

Tuesday
May 06

Caregiver Empowerment Group with Marion

12:30 – 2 pm, 2nd Floor

Helpful tips, tools and resources, as well as guidance, support, sharing and caring. This event is open to the public.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
May 06

Kickboxing and Resistance Band Workout

5:30 – 6:30 pm

A fun and challenging way to tone and strengthen muscles! We provide exercise bands for your use during class. Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
May 05

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
May 05

Low Impact Zumba With Antonia

6 – 7 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
May 03

Intro to Tai Chi and Qigong

11:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing effects of Tai Chi and Qigong. While these gentle, flowing movements are generally safe for all, please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot.)

Saturday
May 03

Kickboxing and Resistance Band Workout

2:30 – 3:30 pm

A fun and challenging way to tone and strengthen muscles! We provide exercise bands for your use during class. Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Friday
May 02

Healthwise® Handling Emergencies and Self-Care for You and Your Family

2 – 3:30 pm, 2nd Floor

  • Do you know what to do if you or a loved one has a medical emergency?
  • Do you know how to “partner” better with your doctor and avoid unnecessary costs?

We welcome you to learn from the Healthwise® Handbook about self-care for you and your family. It provides “take action” information on more than 200 common health issues. Learn how to take an active role in your health care and reduce costs. Every participant will receive a copy of the handbook.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Thursday
May 01

Sweet Success: A Mind, Body Spirit Approach to Diabetes Management

4 – 6:30 pm

This six-week mind/body/spirit approach to diabetes management was developed by Stanford University and offers research-proven success for those who complete it. Take control, renew your sense of well-being and lead a healthy, fulfilling life. You’ll learn how to:

  • Manage symptoms
  • Better understand your condition
  • Reduce stress and boost confidence
  • Problem solve and better manage everyday tasks

Gain control of your diabetes — and have more energy to devote to feeling healthy, content and nourished.

RSVP: 1-646-574-6140 (Must pre-register)

Thursday
May 01

Afrofusion Fitness

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Rhythms, body toning and aerobics. Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (call to reserve a spot)

Wednesday
April 30

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

Angela Wu, certified holistic instructor and wellness coach, will guide you through:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited, so please call to reserve.)

Tuesday
April 29

Understanding Diabetes & Diabetes Medications

1 – 3 pm, 2nd Floor

Do you know how your diabetes medication works? Do you know when to take it, how much to take and possible side effects? To help you make the most of your treatment, join us in learning:

  • What is diabetes?
  • What drugs are used to treat diabetes?
  • What should I watch for when taking these drugs?
  • What lifestyle changes can help control diabetes?
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Tuesday
April 29

Select Care Info Session

5 – 6 pm, 2nd Floor

This exclusive informational session for EmblemHealth Select Care network members only is designed to provide:

  • Orientation to your new health insurance plan purchased on the New York State of Health marketplace
  • An A to Z explanation of your new benefits
  • Help with insurance terms like copays, coinsurance and deductibles – in simple language you can understand
  • Answers to all questions you may have about the Select Care plan you purchased
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Limited to EmblemHealth Select Care members only.)
Monday
April 28

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
April 28

Low Impact Zumba With Antonia

6 – 7 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
April 26

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

11:30 – 12:30, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing effects of Tai Chi and Qigong. While these gentle, flowing movements are generally safe for all, please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot.)

Saturday
April 26

Free 15-Minute Chair Massage

1 – 4 pm, 2nd Floor

Enjoy a 15-minute chair massage compliments of Neighborhood Care and Tender Touch For All™ Did you know that massage therapy can:

  • Reduce stress
  • Ease the aches and pains of growing older
  • Decrease muscle stiffness and joint swelling
  • Improve digestive/breathing functions, alertness and circulation
  • Help people with arthritis, stroke, diabetes, Parkinson’s, tendonitis, bursitis, asthma and emphysema

We welcome all, including caregivers, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities and chronic conditions. Tender Touch for All™ massage therapists are licensed and trained in gentle, therapeutic massage.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (please call for an appointment)

Friday
April 25

Bed Aerobics

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

This powerful workout routine combines deep stretches and muscle-toning calisthenics to improve flexibility, build strength and burn fat — all from bed! Also included is an invigorating set of facial/eye muscle exercises, concluding with a brief meditation for total body, mind and spirit rejuvenation.

Monifa Maat, affectionately known as “The Healthy Motivator,” is a Certified Personal Trainer for Equinox, a nutrition advocate and founder of Healthy Roots Fitness & Nutrition Camp.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Must call to reserve.)

Thursday
April 24

West African Dance Class with Ndeye

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Move to the rhythm of the drums with instructor Ndeye Gueye, a Martha Graham award-winner, with 25 years of experience in dance, choreography and community events. Enjoy a head to toe warm-up and celebrate life, health and self-expression by dancing to an African beat. Wear comfortable workout clothes and, if possible, a wrap skirt. Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in a dance class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
April 23

Friends In Deed (Support Group for Serious Illness, Grief & Loss)

12 noon – 1 pm, 2nd Floor

Diagnosed with a life-threatening illness? Overwhelmed with caregiving? Heartbroken over the death of a loved one? If so, you may be feeling frightened, powerless, overwhelmed and alone. How do you ease the fear and reconnect to possibility? Start by coming to the Friends In Deed support group. It’s a safe and welcoming space where you can hear and speak the truth — so you can begin to live life in the moment.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
April 23

Cell Phone Literacy for Older Adults

2:00 – 3:30 pm, 2nd Floor

A cell phone can help you connect with loved ones and friends. Join us for a hands-on demonstration to learn about:

  • Cell technology basics
  • Text language
  • How to send messages and photos
  • Other helpful features of your cell phone
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Wednesday
April 23

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

Angela Wu, certified holistic instructor and wellness coach, will guide you through:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited, so please call to reserve.)

Tuesday
April 22

Eating for Health with Max

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Learn the benefits of eating for your health, especially if you are dealing with a chronic illness or condition. You will also discover how to eat right while still enjoying your meals. Topics will include:

  • Healthier versions of popular ethnic recipes (with recipe handouts)
  • Healthy eating on a budget
  • How to read food labels (can I eat it?)
  • Fun and interactive cooking demos
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Tuesday
April 22

Moving for Life: Dance Exercise for Cancer Recovery

5:45 – 6:45 pm, 2nd Floor

Moving for Live uses safe and uplifting movement to bring joy to women with breast cancer. Recent studies show that aerobic exercise is safe and beneficial during treatment. Aerobic exercise can:

  • Increase your energy
  • Improve your circulation
  • Wake up your whole body
  • Increase your flexibility
  • Reduce joint pain

Family members and caregivers are welcome too! Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
April 21

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
April 21

Low Impact Zumba

6 – 7 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
April 19

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

11:30 – 12:30, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing effects of Tai Chi and Qigong. While these gentle, flowing movements are generally safe for all, please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot.)

Friday
April 18

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Thursday
April 17

Keeping It Simple: Your Health Benefits Explained

11 am to 6 pm

Here’s a chance for EmblemHealth members and non-members alike to sit with a health care solutions specialist for a personalized explanation of your benefits so you can stay healthy, get well and live better!

Here’s what to expect during your one-on-one session:

  • A personal tour of your health benefits so you can get the most from your plan
  • Tools to help strengthen your relationship with your doctor
  • Connections to a nurse, program navigator, social worker or pharmacist to help you understand and follow through with your treatment plan
  • Information on community and social service resources right in your neighborhood

Guests will leave these sessions feeling empowered, knowledgeable and ready to focus on their health and well-being. All sessions are by appointment only, so reserve your session today.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Call for your 1:1 appointment)

Thursday
April 17

Harlem Stroke Foundation Support Group

5 - 7 pm, 2nd Floor

Throughout 2014, the Harlem Stroke Foundation survivors’ support group will be holding monthly meetings in Harlem. Speakers at the meetings will include physical and occupational therapists, doctors and other health care professionals. We will share our experiences and those of loved ones after having a stroke. We’ll also learn about some of the best places to receive therapy.

RSVP: 1-646-731-8458

Wednesday
April 16

Understanding Blood Pressure (BP) & BP Medications

1 – 3 pm, 2nd Floor

Do you know how your blood pressure medication works? Do you know when to take it, how much to take and possible side effects? To help you make the most of your treatment, join us in learning:

  • What is blood pressure?
  • What drugs are used to treat it?
  • What should I watch for when taking these drugs?
  • What lifestyle changes can help control high blood pressure?
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Wednesday
April 16

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

Angela Wu, certified holistic instructor and wellness coach, will guide you through:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited, so please call to reserve.)

Tuesday
April 15

Meditation Made Easy

1 – 2 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us in learning how to meditate in just a few simple steps. Besides being a way to let go of the harmful effects of stress, worry and tension, daily meditation can help you experience a new feeling of calmness, ease and quiet inner knowing.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
April 15

Healthwise® Handling Emergencies and Self-Care for You and Your Family

2:30 – 3:30 pm, 2nd Floor

  • Do you know what to do if you or a loved one has a medical emergency?
  • Do you know how to “partner” better with your doctor and avoid unnecessary costs?

We welcome you to learn from the Healthwise® Handbook about self-care for you and your family. It provides “take action” information on more than 200 common health issues. Learn how to take an active role in your health care and reduce costs. Every participant will receive a copy of the handbook.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Reserved for EmblemHealth members only.)

Tuesday
April 15

Share: Breast Cancer Support Group for Women of African, African-American and Caribbean Heritage

4 – 5:30 pm, 2nd Floor

You are not alone. We welcome women at all stages of their breast cancer journey. Come listen, learn, encourage, express your feelings and reveal your experiences. We provide a safe, confidential and welcoming environment.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
April 15

Moving for Life: Dance Exercise for Cancer Recovery

5:45 – 6:45 pm, 2nd Floor

Moving for Live uses safe and uplifting movement to bring joy to women with breast cancer. Recent studies show that aerobic exercise is safe and beneficial during treatment. Aerobic exercise can:

  • Increase your energy
  • Improve your circulation
  • Wake up your whole body
  • Increase your flexibility
  • Reduce joint pain

Family members and caregivers are welcome too! Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
April 14

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
April 14

Intro to Yoga

5:45 – 6:45 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for an intro yoga class, perfect for beginners as well as experienced yogis. We’ll cover breathing practices, basic yoga poses and centering and meditation. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Don’t eat a heavy meal within two hours of the class, a light snack about 30 minutes before is ideal. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
April 12

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

11:30 – 12:30, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing effects of Tai Chi and Qigong. While these gentle, flowing movements are generally safe for all, please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot.)

Saturday
April 12

Free 15-Minute Chair Massage

1 – 4 pm, 2nd Floor

Enjoy a 15-minute chair massage compliments of Neighborhood Care and Tender Touch For All™ Did you know that massage therapy can:

  • Reduce stress
  • Ease the aches and pains of growing older
  • Decrease muscle stiffness and joint swelling
  • Improve digestive/breathing functions, alertness and circulation
  • Help people with arthritis, stroke, diabetes, Parkinson’s, tendonitis, bursitis, asthma and emphysema

We welcome all, including caregivers, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities and chronic conditions. Tender Touch for All™ massage therapists are licensed and trained in gentle, therapeutic massage.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (please call for an appointment)

Saturday
April 12

Afrofusion Fitness

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Rhythms, body toning and aerobics. Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Friday
April 11

Come Talk With Greg

11 am – 4 pm

Take advantage of this opportunity to meet one-on-one with Greg Johnson, EmblemHealth’s Director of Community Outreach and creator of the Care for the Family Caregiver Program.

Greg has received numerous awards and recognition within the fields of health care, family caregiving and service to others. Family caregivers are welcome to meet with him for support and advice.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (please call for an appointment)

Friday
April 11

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Friday
April 11

Bed Aerobics

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

This powerful workout routine combines deep stretches and muscle-toning calisthenics to improve flexibility, build strength and burn fat — all from bed! Also included is an invigorating set of facial/eye muscle exercises, concluding with a brief meditation for total body, mind and spirit rejuvenation.

Monifa Maat, affectionately known as “The Healthy Motivator,” is a Certified Personal Trainer for Equinox, a nutrition advocate and founder of Healthy Roots Fitness & Nutrition Camp.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Must call to reserve.)

Thursday
April 10

Cell Phone Literacy for Older Adults

2:00 – 3:30 pm, 2nd Floor

A cell phone can help you connect with loved ones and friends. Join us for a hands-on demonstration to learn about:

  • Cell technology basics
  • Text language
  • How to send messages and photos
  • Other helpful features of your cell phone
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Wednesday
April 09

Friends In Deed (Support Group for Serious Illness, Grief & Loss)

12 noon – 1 pm, 2nd Floor

Diagnosed with a life-threatening illness? Overwhelmed with caregiving? Heartbroken over the death of a loved one? If so, you may be feeling frightened, powerless, overwhelmed and alone. How do you ease the fear and reconnect to possibility? Start by coming to the Friends In Deed support group. It’s a safe and welcoming space where you can hear and speak the truth — so you can begin to live life in the moment.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
April 09

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

The instructor will guide you through:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited, so please call to reserve.)

Tuesday
April 08

Understanding Asthma Medications

2:30 – 3:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Do you know how your asthma medication works? Do you know when to take it, how much to take and possible side effects? To help you make the most of your treatment, join us in learning:

  • What is asthma?
  • What drugs are used to treat asthma?
  • What should I watch for when taking these drugs?
  • What lifestyle changes can help control asthma?
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Tuesday
April 08

Understanding Asthma Medications

2:30 – 3:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Do you know how your asthma medication works? Do you know when to take it, how much to take and possible side effects? To help you make the most of your treatment, join us in learning:

  • What is asthma?
  • What drugs are used to treat asthma?
  • What should I watch for when taking these drugs?
  • What lifestyle changes can help control asthma?
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Tuesday
April 08

Eating for Health with Max

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Learn the benefits of eating for your health, especially if you are dealing with a chronic illness or condition. You will also discover how to eat right while still enjoying your meals. Topics will include:

  • Healthier versions of popular ethnic recipes (with recipe handouts)
  • Healthy eating on a budget
  • How to read food labels (can I eat it?)
  • Fun and interactive cooking demos
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Tuesday
April 08

Moving for Life: Dance Exercise for Cancer Recovery

5:45 – 6:45 pm, 2nd Floor

Moving for Live uses safe and uplifting movement to bring joy to women with breast cancer. Recent studies show that aerobic exercise is safe and beneficial during treatment. Aerobic exercise can:

  • Increase your energy
  • Improve your circulation
  • Wake up your whole body
  • Increase your flexibility
  • Reduce joint pain

Family members and caregivers are welcome too! Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
April 07

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
April 07

Low Impact Zumba With Antonia

6 – 7 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
April 05

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

11:30 – 12:30, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing effects of Tai Chi and Qigong. While these gentle, flowing movements are generally safe for all, please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot.)

Saturday
April 05

Healing Through the Arts

4 – 6 pm

Join us for this open mic opportunity to share your song, poetry, dance, artwork — or even an excerpt from your novel.

For more information: 1-212-865-0775, ext. 2128/2127

Thursday
April 03

Afrofusion Fitness

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Rhythms, body toning and aerobics. Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
April 02

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

The instructor will guide you through:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited, so please call to reserve.)

Tuesday
April 01

Caregiver Empowerment Group with Marion

12:30 – 2 pm, 2nd Floor

Helpful tips, tools and resources, as well as guidance, support, sharing and caring. This event is open to the public.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
April 01

Understanding Asthma

2:30 – 3:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Do you know how your asthma medication works? Do you know when to take it, how much to take and possible side effects? To help you make the most of your treatment, join us in learning:

  • What is asthma?
  • What drugs are used to treat asthma?
  • What should I watch for when taking these drugs?
  • What lifestyle changes can help control asthma?
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Tuesday
April 01

Resistance Band Workout

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

A fun and challenging way to tone and strengthen muscles! We provide exercise bands for your use during class. Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP:1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
April 01

Share: Breast Cancer Support Group for Women of African, African-American and Caribbean Heritage

5:30 – 7 pm, 2nd Floor

You are not alone. We welcome women at all stages of their breast cancer journey. Come listen, learn, encourage, express your feelings and reveal your experiences. We provide a safe, confidential and welcoming environment.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
March 31

Select Care Info Session

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

This exclusive informational session for EmblemHealth Select Care network members only is designed to provide:

  • Orientation to your new health insurance plan purchased on the New York State of Health marketplace
  • An A to Z explanation of your new benefits
  • Help with insurance terms like copays, coinsurance and deductibles – in simple language you can understand
  • Answers to all questions you may have about the Select Care plan you purchased
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Limited to EmblemHealth Select Care members only.)
Saturday
March 29

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

11:30 – 12:30, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing effects of Tai Chi and Qigong. While these gentle, flowing movements are generally safe for all, please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot.)

Friday
March 28

Bed Aerobics

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

This powerful workout routine combines deep stretches and muscle-toning calisthenics to improve flexibility, build strength and burn fat — all from bed! Also included is an invigorating set of facial/eye muscle exercises, concluding with a brief meditation for total body, mind and spirit rejuvenation.

Monifa Maat, affectionately known as “The Healthy Motivator,” is a Certified Personal Trainer for Equinox, a nutrition advocate and founder of Healthy Roots Fitness & Nutrition Camp.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Must call to reserve.)

Thursday
March 27

Cell Phone Literacy for Older Adults

3 – 4:30 pm, 2nd Floor

A cell phone can help you connect with loved ones and friends. Join us for a hands-on demonstration to learn about:

  • Cell technology basics
  • Text language
  • How to send messages and photos
  • Other helpful features of your cell phone
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Thursday
March 27

Sweet Success: A Mind/Body/Spirit Approach to Diabetes Management

4:30 – 7 pm, 2nd Floor

This six-week mind/body/spirit approach to diabetes management was developed by Stanford University and offers research-proven success for those who complete it. Take control, renew your sense of well-being and lead a healthy, fulfilling life. You’ll learn how to:

  • Manage symptoms
  • Better understand your condition
  • Reduce stress and boost confidence
  • Problem solve and better manage everyday tasks
Gain control of your diabetes — and have more energy to devote to feeling healthy, content and nourished.

RSVP: 1-646-574-6140 (Space is limited. Reservations are required to attend.)
Wednesday
March 26

Friends In Deed (Support Group for Serious Illness, Grief & Loss)

12 noon – 1 pm, 2nd Floor

Diagnosed with a life-threatening illness? Overwhelmed with caregiving? Heartbroken over the death of a loved one? If so, you may be feeling frightened, powerless, overwhelmed and alone. How do you ease the fear and reconnect to possibility? Start by coming to the Friends In Deed support group. It’s a safe and welcoming space where you can hear and speak the truth — so you can begin to live life in the moment.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
March 26

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

The instructor will guide you through:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (space is limited, so please call to reserve a spot)

Tuesday
March 25

Eating for Health with Max

5:30 – 6:30, 2nd Floor

Learn the benefits of eating for your health, especially if you are dealing with a chronic illness or condition. You will also discover how to eat right while still enjoying your meals. Topics will include:

  • Healthier versions of popular ethnic recipes (with recipe handouts)
  • Healthy eating on a budget
  • How to read food labels (can I eat it?)
  • Fun and interactive cooking demos
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Tuesday
March 25

Moving for Life: Dance Exercise for Cancer Recovery

5:45 – 6:45 pm, 2nd Floor

Moving for Live uses safe and uplifting movement to bring joy to women with breast cancer. Recent studies show that aerobic exercise is safe and beneficial during treatment. Aerobic exercise can:

  • Increase your energy
  • Improve your circulation
  • Wake up your whole body
  • Increase your flexibility
  • Reduce joint pain

Family members and caregivers are welcome too!

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
March 24

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
March 24

Low Impact Zumba

6 – 7 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
March 22

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

11:30 – 12:30, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing effects of Tai Chi and Qigong. While these gentle, flowing movements are generally safe for all, please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot.)

Saturday
March 22

Free 15-Minute Chair Massage

1 – 4 pm, 2nd Floor

Enjoy a 15-minute chair massage compliments of Neighborhood Care and Tender Touch For All™ Did you know that massage therapy can:

  • Reduce stress
  • Ease the aches and pains of growing older
  • Decrease muscle stiffness and joint swelling
  • Improve digestive/breathing functions, alertness and circulation
  • Help people with arthritis, stroke, diabetes, Parkinson’s, tendonitis, bursitis, asthma and emphysema

We welcome all, including caregivers, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities and chronic conditions. Tender Touch for All™ massage therapists are licensed and trained in gentle, therapeutic massage.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (please call for an appointment)

Thursday
March 20

Walk Away the Pounds

11:30 am – 12:30 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Thursday
March 20

Sweet Success: A Mind/Body/Spirit Approach to Diabetes Management

4:30 – 7 pm, 2nd Floor

This six-week mind/body/spirit approach to diabetes management was developed by Stanford University and offers research-proven success for those who complete it. Take control, renew your sense of well-being and lead a healthy, fulfilling life. You’ll learn how to:

  • Manage symptoms
  • Better understand your condition
  • Reduce stress and boost confidence
  • Problem solve and better manage everyday tasks
Gain control of your diabetes — and have more energy to devote to feeling healthy, content and nourished.

RSVP: 1-646-574-6140 (Space is limited. Reservations are required to attend.)
Thursday
March 20

Harlem Stroke Foundation Support Group

5 - 7 pm, 2nd Floor

Support is here in Harlem. Join the monthly Harlem Stroke Foundation survivors support group. Speakers at the meetings will include physical and occupational therapists, doctors and other health care professionals. We will all be there to share our experiences and those of loved ones after having a stroke. Participants will also hear about some of the best places to receive therapy.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
March 19

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

The instructor will guide you through:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (space is limited, so please call to reserve a spot)

Tuesday
March 18

Meditation Made Easy

1 – 2 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us in learning how to meditate in just a few simple steps. Besides being a way to let go of the harmful effects of stress, worry and tension, daily meditation can help you experience a new feeling of calmness, ease and quiet inner knowing.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
March 18

Share: Breast Cancer Support Group for Women of African, African-American and Caribbean Heritage

4 – 5:30 pm, 2nd Floor

You are not alone. We welcome women at all stages of their breast cancer journey. Come listen, learn, encourage, express your feelings and reveal your experiences. We provide a safe, confidential and welcoming environment.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
March 18

Moving for Life: Dance Exercise for Cancer Recovery

5:45 – 6:45 pm, 2nd Floor

Moving for Live uses safe and uplifting movement to bring joy to women with breast cancer. Recent studies show that aerobic exercise is safe and beneficial during treatment. Aerobic exercise can:

  • Increase your energy
  • Improve your circulation
  • Wake up your whole body
  • Increase your flexibility
  • Reduce joint pain

Family members and caregivers are welcome too!

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
March 17

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
March 17

Low Impact Zumba

6 – 7 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
March 15

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

11:30 – 12:30, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing effects of Tai Chi and Qigong. While these gentle, flowing movements are generally safe for all, please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot.)

Friday
March 14

Come Talk With Greg

11 am – 4 pm

Take advantage of this opportunity to meet one-on-one with Greg Johnson, EmblemHealth’s Director of Community Outreach and creator of the Care for the Family Caregiver Program.

Greg has received numerous awards and recognition within the fields of health care, family caregiving and service to others. Family caregivers are welcome to meet with him for support and advice.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (please call for an appointment)

Friday
March 14

Bed Aerobics

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

This powerful workout routine combines deep stretches and muscle-toning calisthenics to improve flexibility, build strength and burn fat — all from bed! Also included is an invigorating set of facial/eye muscle exercises, concluding with a brief meditation for total body, mind and spirit rejuvenation.

Monifa Maat, affectionately known as “The Healthy Motivator,” is a Certified Personal Trainer for Equinox, a nutrition advocate and founder of Healthy Roots Fitness & Nutrition Camp.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Must call to reserve.)

Thursday
March 13

Health Care Reform: “Obama Care” 101

4 – 5:30 pm, 2nd Floor

DO YOU KNOW…

  • If you qualify for a plan on the New York Health Benefit Exchange?
  • If you qualify for financial help on the exchange?
  • The health coverage options available to you?

Get the facts on health care reform and what it means for you and your family.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Thursday
March 13

West African Dance Class with Ndeye

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Move to the rhythm of the drums with instructor Ndeye Gueye, a Martha Graham award-winner, with 25 years of experience in dance, choreography and community events. Enjoy a head to toe warm-up and celebrate life, health and self-expression by dancing to an African beat. Wear comfortable workout clothes and, if possible, a wrap skirt. Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in a dance class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
March 12

Friends In Deed (Support Group for Serious Illness, Grief & Loss)

12 noon – 1 pm, 2nd Floor

Diagnosed with a life-threatening illness? Overwhelmed with caregiving? Heartbroken over the death of a loved one? If so, you may be feeling frightened, powerless, overwhelmed and alone. How do you ease the fear and reconnect to possibility? Start by coming to the Friends In Deed support group. It’s a safe and welcoming space where you can hear and speak the truth — so you can begin to live life in the moment.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
March 12

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

The instructor will guide you through:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (space is limited, so please call to reserve a spot)

Tuesday
March 11

Cell Phone Literacy for Older Adults

3:30 – 5 pm, 2nd Floor

A cell phone can help you connect with loved ones and friends. Join us for a hands-on demonstration to learn about:

  • Cell technology basics
  • Text language
  • How to send messages and photos
  • Other helpful features of your cell phone
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Tuesday
March 11

Eating for Health with Max

5:30 – 6:30, 2nd Floor

Learn the benefits of eating for your health, especially if you are dealing with a chronic illness or condition. You will also discover how to eat right while still enjoying your meals. Topics will include:

  • Healthier versions of popular ethnic recipes (with recipe handouts)
  • Healthy eating on a budget
  • How to read food labels (can I eat it?)
  • Fun and interactive cooking demos
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Tuesday
March 11

Moving for Life: Dance Exercise for Cancer Recovery

5:45 – 6:45 pm, 2nd Floor

Moving for Live uses safe and uplifting movement to bring joy to women with breast cancer. Recent studies show that aerobic exercise is safe and beneficial during treatment. Aerobic exercise can:

  • Increase your energy
  • Improve your circulation
  • Wake up your whole body
  • Increase your flexibility
  • Reduce joint pain

Family members and caregivers are welcome too!

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
March 10

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
March 10

Intro to Yoga

5:45 – 6:45 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for an intro yoga class, perfect for beginners as well as experienced yogis. We’ll cover breathing practices, basic yoga poses and centering and meditation. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Don’t eat a heavy meal within two hours of the class, a light snack about 30 minutes before is ideal. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
March 08

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

11:30 – 12:30, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing effects of Tai Chi and Qigong. While these gentle, flowing movements are generally safe for all, please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot.)

Saturday
March 08

Free 15-Minute Chair Massage

1 – 4 pm, 2nd Floor

Enjoy a 15-minute chair massage compliments of Neighborhood Care and Tender Touch For All™ Did you know that massage therapy can:

  • Reduce stress
  • Ease the aches and pains of growing older
  • Decrease muscle stiffness and joint swelling
  • Improve digestive/breathing functions, alertness and circulation
  • Help people with arthritis, stroke, diabetes, Parkinson’s, tendonitis, bursitis, asthma and emphysema

We welcome all, including caregivers, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities and chronic conditions. Tender Touch for All™ massage therapists are licensed and trained in gentle, therapeutic massage.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (please call for an appointment)

Saturday
March 08

Black Inventors of Health

2 – 4 pm, 2nd Floor

A storytelling event about black inventors through various eras, plus information about their contributions. Create your own inventions with arts and crafts! Fun for the whole family!

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Thursday
March 06

Walk Away the Pounds

11:30 am – 12:30 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Thursday
March 06

Select Care Info Session

3 – 4 pm, 2nd Floor

This exclusive informational session for EmblemHealth Select Care network members only is designed to provide:

  • Orientation to your new health insurance plan purchased on the New York State of Health marketplace
  • An A to Z explanation of your new benefits
  • Help with insurance terms like copays, coinsurance and deductibles – in simple language you can understand
  • Answers to all questions you may have about the Select Care plan you purchased
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Limited to EmblemHealth Select Care members only.)
Thursday
March 06

Resistance Band Workout

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

A fun and challenging way to tone and strengthen muscles!

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
March 05

Keeping It Simple: Your Health Benefits Explained

11 am to 6 pm

Here’s a chance for EmblemHealth members and non-members alike to sit with a health care solutions specialist for a personalized explanation of your benefits so you can stay healthy, get well and live better!

Here’s what to expect during your one-on-one session:

  • A personal tour of your health benefits so you can get the most from your plan
  • Tools to help strengthen your relationship with your doctor
  • Connections to a nurse, program navigator, social worker or pharmacist to help you understand and follow through with your treatment plan
  • Information on community and social service resources right in your neighborhood

Guests will leave these sessions feeling empowered, knowledgeable and ready to focus on their health and well-being. All sessions are by appointment only, so reserve your session today.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Call for your 1:1 appointment)

Wednesday
March 05

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

The instructor will guide you through:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (space is limited, so please call to reserve a spot)

Tuesday
March 04

Caregiver Empowerment Group: Support for the Family Caregiver with Marion

12:30 – 2 pm, 2nd Floor

Helpful tips, tools and resources, as well as guidance, support, sharing and caring. This event is open to the public.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
March 04

Healthwise® Handbook: Self-Care for You and Your Family

3:30 – 4:30 pm, 2nd Floor

  • Do you know what to do if you or a loved one has a medical emergency?
  • Do you know how to “partner” better with your doctor and avoid unnecessary costs?

We welcome you to learn from the Healthwise® Handbook about self-care for you and your family. It provides “take action” information on more than 200 common health issues. Learn how to take an active role in your health care and reduce costs. Every participant will receive a copy of the handbook.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Reserved for EmblemHealth members only.)

Tuesday
March 04

Share: Breast Cancer Support Group for Women of African, African-American and Caribbean Heritage

5:30 – 7 pm, 2nd Floor

You are not alone. We welcome women at all stages of their breast cancer journey. Come listen, learn, encourage, express your feelings and reveal your experiences. We provide a safe, confidential and welcoming environment.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
March 03

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
March 03

Understanding Diabetes & Medications

4 – 5:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Monday
March 03

Low Impact Zumba With Antonia

6 – 7 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
March 01

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

11:30 – 12:30, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing effects of Tai Chi and Qigong. While these gentle, flowing movements are generally safe for all, please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot.)

Friday
February 28

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Thursday
February 27

African Dance Class

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Move to the rhythm of the drums with instructor Ndeye Gueye, a Martha Graham award-winner, with 25 years of experience in dance, choreography and community events. Enjoy a head to toe warm-up and celebrate life, health and self-expression by dancing to an African beat. Wear comfortable workout clothes and, if possible, a wrap skirt. Please let your doctor know that you’ll be taking part in a dance class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
February 26

Friends In Deed (Support Group for Serious Illness, Grief & Loss)

12 noon – 1 pm, 2nd Floor

Diagnosed with a life-threatening illness? Overwhelmed with caregiving? Heartbroken over the death of a loved one? If so, you may be feeling frightened, powerless, overwhelmed and alone. How do you ease the fear and reconnect to possibility? Start by coming to the Friends In Deed support group. It’s a safe and welcoming space where you can hear and speak the truth — so you can begin to live life in the moment.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
February 26

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

The instructor will guide you through:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (space is limited, so please call to reserve a spot)

Tuesday
February 25

Understanding Your Blood Pressure Medications

3:30 – 5 pm, 2nd Floor

Do you feel confused about your blood pressure drugs and why you need to take them? Bring your questions and your medications and we’ll make sense of them for you. Join us in learning:

  • What is high blood pressure?
  • Why do you need to control your blood pressure?
  • Which lifestyle changes can help you manage your blood pressure?
  • What are some of the common medications that people take and what are the side effects?
  • What should you monitor when taking these medications?
  • What should you do when you experience side effects?
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Tuesday
February 25

Eating for Health

5:30 – 6:30, 2nd Floor

Learn the benefits of eating for your health, especially if you are dealing with a chronic illness or condition. You will also discover how to eat right while still enjoying your meals. Topics will include:

  • Healthier versions of popular ethnic recipes (with recipe handouts)
  • Healthy eating on a budget
  • How to read food labels (can I eat it?)
  • Fun and interactive cooking demos
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Tuesday
February 25

Moving for Life: Dance Exercise for Cancer Recovery

5:45 – 6:45 pm, 2nd Floor

Moving for Live uses safe and uplifting movement to bring joy to women with breast cancer. Recent studies show that aerobic exercise is safe and beneficial during treatment. Aerobic exercise can:

  • Increase your energy
  • Improve your circulation
  • Wake up your whole body
  • Increase your flexibility
  • Reduce joint pain

Family members and caregivers are welcome too!

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
February 24

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
February 24

Select Care Info Session

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

This exclusive informational session for EmblemHealth Select Care network members only is designed to provide:

  • Orientation to your new health insurance plan purchased on the New York State of Health marketplace
  • An A to Z explanation of your new benefits
  • Help with insurance terms like copays, coinsurance and deductibles – in simple language you can understand
  • Answers to all questions you may have about the Select Care plan you purchased
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Limited to EmblemHealth Select Care members only.)
Monday
February 24

Low Impact Zumba

6 – 7 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
February 22

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

11:30 – 12:30, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing effects of Tai Chi and Qigong. While these gentle, flowing movements are generally safe for all, please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot.)

Saturday
February 22

Free 15-Minute Chair Massage

1 – 4 pm, 2nd Floor

Enjoy a 15-minute chair massage compliments of Neighborhood Care and Tender Touch For All™ Did you know that massage therapy can:

  • Reduce stress
  • Ease the aches and pains of growing older
  • Decrease muscle stiffness and joint swelling
  • Improve digestive/breathing functions, alertness and circulation
  • Help people with arthritis, stroke, diabetes, Parkinson’s, tendonitis, bursitis, asthma and emphysema

We welcome all, including caregivers, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities and chronic conditions. Tender Touch for All™ massage therapists are licensed and trained in gentle, therapeutic massage.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (please call for an appointment)

Friday
February 21

Medicare 101

1 – 2:30 pm, 2nd Floor

  • How does Medicare work?
  • What is a donut hole?
  • What is a copay? Why is it necessary?
  • How do I choose a doctor?
  • What assistance is available to help with costs?

Space is limited, so call to reserve a seat today. A sales person will be present with information and applications. To register for this seminar and for accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings, call 1-800-447-9169, seven days a week, 8 am to 8 pm. For those with hearing and speech impairments, call 711, seven days a week, 8 am to 8 pm.

HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP) is an HMO plan and Group Health Incorporated (GHI) is a PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in HIP and GHI depends on contract renewal. HIP and GHI are EmblemHealth companies.

Thursday
February 20

Cell Phone Literacy for Older Adults

1 – 2:30 pm, 2nd Floor

A cell phone can help you connect with loved ones and friends. Join us for a hands-on demonstration to learn about:

  • Cell technology basics
  • Text language
  • How to send messages and photos
  • Other helpful features of your cell phone
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Thursday
February 20

Harlem Stroke Foundation Support Group

5 - 7 pm, 2nd Floor

During the rest of 2013, the Harlem Stroke Foundation survivors support group will be holding monthly meetings again in Harlem. Speakers at the meetings will include physical and occupational therapists, doctors and other health care professionals. We will all be there to share our experiences and those of loved ones after having a stroke. Participants will also hear about some of the best places to receive therapy.

RSVP: 1-646-731-8458

Wednesday
February 19

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

The instructor will guide you through:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (space is limited, so please call to reserve a spot)

Tuesday
February 18

Meditation Made Easy

1 – 2 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us in learning how to meditate in just a few simple steps. Besides being a way to let go of the harmful effects of stress, worry and tension, daily meditation can help you experience a new feeling of calmness, ease and quiet inner knowing.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
February 18

Share: Breast Cancer Support Group for Women of African, African-American and Caribbean Heritage

4 – 5:30 pm

You are not alone. We welcome women at all stages of their breast cancer journey. Come listen, learn, encourage, express your feelings and reveal your experiences. We provide a safe, confidential and welcoming environment.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
February 18

Moving for Life: Dance Exercise for Cancer Recovery

5:45 – 6:45 pm, 2nd Floor

Moving for Live uses safe and uplifting movement to bring joy to women with breast cancer. Recent studies show that aerobic exercise is safe and beneficial during treatment. Aerobic exercise can:

  • Increase your energy
  • Improve your circulation
  • Wake up your whole body
  • Increase your flexibility
  • Reduce joint pain

Family members and caregivers are welcome too!

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
February 18

Select Care Info Session

6 – 7 pm, 2nd Floor

This exclusive informational session for EmblemHealth Select Care network members only is designed to provide:

  • Orientation to your new health insurance plan purchased on the New York State of Health marketplace
  • An A to Z explanation of your new benefits
  • Help with insurance terms like copays, coinsurance and deductibles – in simple language you can understand
  • Answers to all questions you may have about the Select Care plan you purchased
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Limited to EmblemHealth Select Care members only.)
Monday
February 17

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
February 17

Low Impact Zumba

6 – 7 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
February 15

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

11:30 – 12:30, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing effects of Tai Chi and Qigong. While these gentle, flowing movements are generally safe for all, please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot.)

Friday
February 14

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Friday
February 14

Come Talk With Greg

11 am – 4 pm

Take advantage of this opportunity to meet one-on-one with Greg Johnson, EmblemHealth’s Director of Community Outreach and creator of the Care for the Family Caregiver Program.

Greg has received numerous awards and recognition within the fields of health care, family caregiving and service to others. Family caregivers are welcome to meet with him for support and advice.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (please call for an appointment)

Thursday
February 13

Keeping It Simple: Your Health Benefits Explained

11 am to 6 pm

Here’s a chance for EmblemHealth members and non-members alike to sit with a health care solutions specialist for a personalized explanation of your benefits so you can stay healthy, get well and live better!

Here’s what to expect during your one-on-one session:

  • A personal tour of your health benefits so you can get the most from your plan
  • Tools to help strengthen your relationship with your doctor
  • Connections to a nurse, program navigator, social worker or pharmacist to help you understand and follow through with your treatment plan
  • Information on community and social service resources right in your neighborhood

Guests will leave these sessions feeling empowered, knowledgeable and ready to focus on their health and well-being. All sessions are by appointment only, so reserve your session today.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Call for your 1:1 appointment)

Thursday
February 13

Health Care Reform: “Obama Care” 101

12 noon – 1:30 pm, 2nd Floor

DO YOU KNOW…

  • If you qualify for a plan on the New York Health Benefit Exchange?
  • If you qualify for financial help on the exchange?
  • The health coverage options available to you?

Get the facts on health care reform and what it means for you and your family.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
February 12

Friends In Deed (Support Group for Serious Illness, Grief & Loss)

12 noon – 1 pm, 2nd Floor

Diagnosed with a life-threatening illness? Overwhelmed with caregiving? Heartbroken over the death of a loved one? If so, you may be feeling frightened, powerless, overwhelmed and alone. How do you ease the fear and reconnect to possibility? Start by coming to the Friends In Deed support group. It’s a safe and welcoming space where you can hear and speak the truth — so you can begin to live life in the moment.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
February 12

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

You will be guided through:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (space is limited, so please call to reserve a spot)

Tuesday
February 11

Eating for Health

5:30 – 6:30, 2nd Floor

Learn the benefits of eating for your health, especially if you are dealing with a chronic illness or condition. You will also discover how to eat right while still enjoying your meals. Topics will include:

  • Healthier versions of popular ethnic recipes (with recipe handouts)
  • Healthy eating on a budget
  • How to read food labels (can I eat it?)
  • Fun and interactive cooking demos
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Tuesday
February 11

Moving for Life: Dance Exercise for Cancer Recovery

5:45 – 6:45 pm, 2nd Floor

Moving for Live uses safe and uplifting movement to bring joy to women with breast cancer. Recent studies show that aerobic exercise is safe and beneficial during treatment. Aerobic exercise can:

  • Increase your energy
  • Improve your circulation
  • Wake up your whole body
  • Increase your flexibility
  • Reduce joint pain

Family members and caregivers are welcome too!

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
February 10

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
February 10

Intro to Yoga

5:45 – 6:45 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for an intro yoga class, perfect for beginners as well as experienced yogis. We’ll cover breathing practices, basic yoga poses and centering and meditation. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Don’t eat a heavy meal within two hours of the class, a light snack about 30 minutes before is ideal. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
February 08

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

11:30 – 12:30, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing effects of Tai Chi and Qigong. While these gentle, flowing movements are generally safe for all, please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot.)

Saturday
February 08

Free 15-Minute Chair Massage

1 – 4 pm, 2nd Floor

Enjoy a 15-minute chair massage compliments of Neighborhood Care and Tender Touch For All™ Did you know that massage therapy can:

  • Reduce stress
  • Ease the aches and pains of growing older
  • Decrease muscle stiffness and joint swelling
  • Improve digestive/breathing functions, alertness and circulation
  • Help people with arthritis, stroke, diabetes, Parkinson’s, tendonitis, bursitis, asthma and emphysema

We welcome all, including caregivers, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities and chronic conditions. Tender Touch for All™ massage therapists are licensed and trained in gentle, therapeutic massage.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (please call for an appointment)

Saturday
February 08

Afrofusion Fitness Class

3 – 4 pm, 2nd Floor

Afrofusion is a holistic journey through dance movement, music and exercise that encompasses the total wellness experience. This workout is suitable for all ages and features a combination of rhythm, body toning and aerobic exercise. Over time, participants often report these benefits:

  • Fewer breathing difficulties
  • Improved cardiovascular endurance
  • Less body fat and more lean muscle
  • Reduced stress
  • Better circulation

Please let your doctor know you’ll be taking part in an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.

Friday
February 07

Wear Red for Heart Health

10 am – 7 pm

Please support the fight against heart disease in women by wearing red on February 7. Stop by for information on the importance of maintaining a healthy heart and learn ways to live a stronger, longer life.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Thursday
February 06

Cell Phone Literacy for Older Adults

1 – 2:30 pm, 2nd Floor

A cell phone can help you connect with loved ones and friends. Join us for a hands-on demonstration to learn about:

  • Cell technology basics
  • Text language
  • How to send messages and photos
  • Other helpful features of your cell phone
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Wednesday
February 05

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

You will be guided through:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (space is limited, so please call to reserve a spot)

Tuesday
February 04

Caregiver Empowerment Group: Support for the Family Caregiver

12:30 – 2 pm, 2nd Floor

Helpful tips, tools and resources, as well as guidance, support, sharing and caring. This event is open to the public.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
February 04

Share: Breast Cancer Support Group for Women of African, African-American and Caribbean Heritage

5:30 – 7 pm

You are not alone. We welcome women at all stages of their breast cancer journey. Come listen, learn, encourage, express your feelings and reveal your experiences. We provide a safe, confidential and welcoming environment.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
February 03

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
February 03

Healthwise® Handbook: Self-Care for You and Your Family

4 – 5 pm, 2nd Floor

  • Do you know what to do if you or a loved one has a medical emergency?
  • Do you know how to “partner” better with your doctor and avoid unnecessary costs?

We welcome you to learn from the Healthwise® Handbook about self-care for you and your family. It provides “take action” information on more than 200 common health issues. Learn how to take an active role in your health care and reduce costs. Every participant will receive a copy of the handbook.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Reserved for EmblemHealth members only.)

Monday
February 03

Low Impact Zumba

6 – 7 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
February 01

Intro to Tai Chi and Qigong

11:30 – 12:30, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing effects of Tai Chi and Qigong. While these gentle, flowing movements are generally safe for all, please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot.)

Friday
January 31

Understanding High Blood Pressure and Medications Used to Treat It

1 – 2:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Do you feel confused about your blood pressure drugs and why you need to take them? Bring your questions and your medications and we’ll make sense of them for you. Join us in learning:

  • What is high blood pressure?
  • Why do you need to control your blood pressure?
  • Which lifestyle changes can help you manage your blood pressure?
  • What are some of the common medications that people take and what are the side effects?
  • What should you monitor when taking these medications?
  • What should you do when you experience side effects?
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Thursday
January 30

Health Care Reform: “Obama Care” 101

11 am – 12:30 pm, 2nd Floor

DO YOU KNOW…

  • If you qualify for a plan on the New York Health Benefit Exchange?
  • If you qualify for financial help on the exchange?
  • The health coverage options available to you?

Get the facts on health care reform and what it means for you and your family.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
January 29

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

The instructor will guide you through:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (space is limited, so please call to reserve a spot)

Tuesday
January 28

Understanding Asthma

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us to hear expert advice about asthma and ways to better control it. We’ll discuss asthma symptoms, effective medications and when to take them, as well as how to avoid triggers. Don’t live in fear. Learn how to prevent asthma attacks and improve your quality of life.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
January 28

Friends In Deed (Support Group for Serious Illness, Grief & Loss)

12 noon – 1 pm, 2nd Floor

Diagnosed with a life-threatening illness? Overwhelmed with caregiving? Heartbroken over the death of a loved one? If so, you may be feeling frightened, powerless, overwhelmed and alone. How do you ease the fear and reconnect to possibility? Start by coming to the Friends In Deed support group. It’s a safe and welcoming space where you can hear and speak the truth — so you can begin to live life in the moment.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
January 27

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
January 25

Intro to Tai Chi and Qigong

11:30 – 12:30, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing effects of Tai Chi and Qigong. While these gentle, flowing movements are generally safe for all, please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot.)

Saturday
January 25

Manage Your Time, Manage Your Life

5:30 –6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Start off 2014 by learning to live life with purpose, plan effectively and balance your time so that you feel less stressed.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
January 25

Free 15-Minute Chair Massage

1 – 4 pm, 2nd Floor

Enjoy a 15-minute chair massage compliments of Neighborhood Care and Tender Touch For All™ Did you know that massage therapy can:

  • Reduce stress
  • Ease the aches and pains of growing older
  • Decrease muscle stiffness and joint swelling
  • Improve digestive/breathing functions, alertness and circulation
  • Help people with arthritis, stroke, diabetes, Parkinson’s, tendonitis, bursitis, asthma and emphysema

We welcome all, including caregivers, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities and chronic conditions. Tender Touch for All™ massage therapists are licensed and trained in gentle, therapeutic massage.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (please call for an appointment)

Friday
January 24

Cell Phone Literacy for Older Adults

1 – 2:30 pm, 2nd Floor

A cell phone can help you connect with loved ones and friends. Join us for a hands-on demonstration to learn about:

  • Cell technology basics
  • Text language
  • How to send messages and photos
  • Other helpful features of your cell phone
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Thursday
January 23

Healthwise® Handbook: Self-Care for You and Your Family

1 – 2 pm, 2nd Floor

  • Do you know what to do if you or a loved one has a medical emergency?
  • Do you know how to “partner” better with your doctor and avoid unnecessary costs?

We welcome you to learn from the Healthwise® Handbook about self-care for you and your family. It provides “take action” information on more than 200 common health issues. Learn how to take an active role in your health care and reduce costs. Every participant will receive a copy of the handbook.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Reserved for EmblemHealth members only.)

Wednesday
January 22

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

Angela Wu, certified holistic instructor and wellness coach, will guide you through:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (space is limited, so please call to reserve a spot)

Tuesday
January 21

Keeping It Simple: Your Health Benefits Explained

11 am to 6 pm

Here’s a chance for EmblemHealth members and non-members alike to sit with a health care solutions specialist for a personalized explanation of your benefits so you can stay healthy, get well and live better!

Here’s what to expect during your one-on-one session:

  • A personal tour of your health benefits so you can get the most from your plan
  • Tools to help strengthen your relationship with your doctor
  • Connections to a nurse, program navigator, social worker or pharmacist to help you understand and follow through with your treatment plan
  • Information on community and social service resources right in your neighborhood

Guests will leave these sessions feeling empowered, knowledgeable and ready to focus on their health and well-being. All sessions are by appointment only, so reserve your session today.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Call for your 1:1 appointment)

Tuesday
January 21

Understanding Asthma

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us to hear expert advice about asthma and ways to better control it. We’ll discuss asthma symptoms, effective medications and when to take them, as well as how to avoid triggers. Don’t live in fear. Learn how to prevent asthma attacks and improve your quality of life.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
January 21

Meditation Made Easy

1 – 2 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us in learning how to meditate in just a few simple steps. Besides being a way to let go of the harmful effects of stress, worry and tension, daily meditation can help you experience a new feeling of calmness, ease and quiet inner knowing.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
January 20

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
January 20

Low Impact Zumba

6 – 7 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
January 18

Intro to Tai Chi and Qigong

11:30 – 12:30, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing effects of Tai Chi and Qigong. While these gentle, flowing movements are generally safe for all, please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot.)

Friday
January 17

Medicare 101

12 noon - 1:30 pm, 2nd Floor

  • How does Medicare work?
  • What is a donut hole?
  • What is a copay? Why is it necessary?
  • How do I choose a doctor?
  • What assistance is available to help with costs?

Space is limited, so call to reserve a seat today. A sales person will be present with information and applications. To register for this seminar and for accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings, call 1-800-447-9169, seven days a week, 8 am to 8 pm. For those with hearing and speech impairments, call 711, seven days a week, 8 am to 8 pm.

HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP) is an HMO plan and Group Health Incorporated (GHI) is a PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in HIP and GHI depends on contract renewal. HIP and GHI are EmblemHealth companies.

Thursday
January 16

Harlem Stroke Foundation Support Group

4 to 6 pm, 2nd Floor

During the rest of 2013, the Harlem Stroke Foundation survivors support group will be holding monthly meetings again in Harlem. Speakers at the meetings will include physical and occupational therapists, doctors and other health care professionals. We will all be there to share our experiences and those of loved ones after having a stroke. Participants will also hear about some of the best places to receive therapy.

RSVP: 1-646-731-8458

Wednesday
January 15

Friends In Deed (Support Group for Serious Illness, Grief & Loss)

12 noon – 1 pm, 2nd Floor

Diagnosed with a life-threatening illness? Overwhelmed with caregiving? Heartbroken over the death of a loved one? If so, you may be feeling frightened, powerless, overwhelmed and alone. How do you ease the fear and reconnect to possibility? Start by coming to the Friends In Deed support group. It’s a safe and welcoming space where you can hear and speak the truth — so you can begin to live life in the moment.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
January 15

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

You will be guided through:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (space is limited, so please call to reserve a spot)

Tuesday
January 14

Eating for Health (formerly Dining Diversities)

5:30 – 6:30, 2nd Floor

Learn the benefits of eating for your health, especially if you are dealing with a chronic illness or condition. You will also discover how to eat right while still enjoying your meals. Topics will include:

  • Healthier versions of popular ethnic recipes (with recipe handouts)
  • Healthy eating on a budget
  • How to read food labels (can I eat it?)
  • Fun and interactive cooking demos
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Monday
January 13

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
January 13

Intro to Yoga

5:45 – 6:45 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for an intro yoga class, perfect for beginners as well as experienced yogis. We’ll cover breathing practices, basic yoga poses and centering and meditation. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Don’t eat a heavy meal within two hours of the class, a light snack about 30 minutes before is ideal. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
January 11

Intro to Tai Chi and Qigong

11:30 – 12:30, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing effects of Tai Chi and Qigong. While these gentle, flowing movements are generally safe for all, please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot.)

Saturday
January 11

Healing Through Art: Making Your Own African Mask

3 – 4:30 pm, 2nd Floor

EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care welcomes Professor Sompohi Baya as he explains how his artwork depicts the relationship between African masks and spirituality. He will then guide workshop participants in creating their own masks.

Participants will need to bring their own materials for class:

  • Rhinestones (different types and sizes)
  • Glue gun and glue
  • Non-toxic paint
  • Small shells
  • Empty gallon plastic bottle
  • Colored glue pen
  • Roll of cloth
  • Rope fabric
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Saturday
January 11

15-Minute Chair Massage

1 – 4 pm, 2nd Floor

Enjoy a 15-minute chair massage compliments of Neighborhood Care and Tender Touch For All™ Did you know that massage therapy can:

  • Reduce stress
  • Ease the aches and pains of growing older
  • Decrease muscle stiffness and joint swelling
  • Improve digestive/breathing functions, alertness and circulation
  • Help people with arthritis, stroke, diabetes, Parkinson’s, tendonitis, bursitis, asthma and emphysema

We welcome all, including caregivers, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities and chronic conditions. Tender Touch for All™ massage therapists are licensed and trained in gentle, therapeutic massage.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (please call for an appointment)

Friday
January 10

Come Talk With Greg

11 am – 4 pm

Take advantage of this opportunity to meet one-on-one with Greg Johnson, EmblemHealth’s Director of Community Outreach and creator of the Care for the Family Caregiver Program.

Greg has received numerous awards and recognition within the fields of health care, family caregiving and service to others. Family caregivers are welcome to meet with him for support and advice.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (please call for an appointment)

Friday
January 10

Health Care Reform: “Obama Care” 101

4 – 5:30 pm, 2nd Floor

DO YOU KNOW…

  • If you qualify for a plan on the New York Health Benefit Exchange?
  • If you qualify for financial help on the exchange?
  • The health coverage options available to you?

Get the facts on health care reform and what it means for you and your family.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Thursday
January 09

Cell Phone Literacy for Older Adults

1 – 2:30 pm, 2nd Floor

A cell phone can help you connect with loved ones and friends. Join us for a hands-on demonstration to learn about:

  • Cell technology basics
  • Text language
  • How to send messages and photos
  • Other helpful features of your cell phone
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Wednesday
January 08

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

You will be guided through:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (space is limited, so please call to reserve a spot)

Tuesday
January 07

Keeping It Simple: Your Health Benefits Explained

11 am to 6 pm

Here’s a chance for EmblemHealth members and non-members alike to sit with a health care solutions specialist for a personalized explanation of your benefits so you can stay healthy, get well and live better!

Here’s what to expect during your one-on-one session:

  • A personal tour of your health benefits so you can get the most from your plan
  • Tools to help strengthen your relationship with your doctor
  • Connections to a nurse, program navigator, social worker or pharmacist to help you understand and follow through with your treatment plan
  • Information on community and social service resources right in your neighborhood

Guests will leave these sessions feeling empowered, knowledgeable and ready to focus on their health and well-being. All sessions are by appointment only, so reserve your session today.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Call for your 1:1 appointment)

Tuesday
January 07

Family Caregiver Support Group

12:30 – 2 pm, 2nd Floor

Helpful tips, tools and resources, as well as guidance, support, sharing and caring. This event is open to the public.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
January 07

Forget Me Not:
A Conversation About Alzheimer’s Disease for Family Members and Caregivers

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us as Paula Rice, Manager of African American Outreach for the Alzheimer’s Association, educates us on risk factors, warning signs and the importance of early detection.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
January 06

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
January 06

Low Impact Zumba

6 – 7 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
January 04

Intro to Tai Chi and Qigong

11:30 – 12:30, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing effects of Tai Chi and Qigong. While these gentle, flowing movements are generally safe for all, please let your doctor know you’ll be participating in an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot.)

Monday
December 30

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
December 28

Introduction to Tai Chi and Meditation

11:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing benefits of tai chi. It’s easy on the joints, helps reduce stress and can improve flexibility and balance. While tai chi is generally safe for all ages and fitness levels, please let your doctor know you’ll be taking an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited, so please call to reserve a spot)

Friday
December 27

Family Caregiver Support Group

2 pm - 3:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Helpful tips, tools and resources, as well as guidance, support, sharing and caring. This event is open to the public.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
December 23

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
December 23

Low Impact Zumba

6 – 7 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
December 21

Photo With Santa!

11 am – 2 pm

Come visit Santa and have your photo taken with him! Enjoy face painting with Mrs. Claus, plus refreshments too! Free and open to the public.

Saturday
December 21

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

11:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

You will be guided through:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (space is limited, so please call to reserve a spot)

Saturday
December 21

15-Minute Chair Massage

1 – 4 pm, 2nd Floor

Enjoy a 15-minute chair massage compliments of Neighborhood Care and Tender Touch For All™ Did you know that massage therapy can:

  • Reduce stress
  • Ease the aches and pains of growing older
  • Decrease muscle stiffness and joint swelling
  • Improve digestive/breathing functions, alertness and circulation
  • Help people with arthritis, stroke, diabetes, Parkinson’s, tendonitis, bursitis, asthma and emphysema

We welcome all, including caregivers, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities and chronic conditions. Tender Touch for All™ massage therapists are licensed and trained in gentle, therapeutic massage.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (please call for an appointment)

Thursday
December 19

Healthwise® Handbook: Self-Care for You and Your Family

1 – 2 pm, 2nd Floor

  • Do you know what to do if you or a loved one has a medical emergency?
  • Do you know how to “partner” better with your doctor and avoid unnecessary costs?

We welcome you to learn from the Healthwise® Handbook about self-care for you and your family. It provides “take action” information on more than 200 common health issues. Learn how to take an active role in your health care and reduce costs. Every participant will receive a copy of the handbook.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Reserved for EmblemHealth members only.)

Thursday
December 19

Harlem Stroke Foundation Support Group

4 to 6 pm, 2nd Floor

During the rest of 2013, the Harlem Stroke Foundation survivors support group will be holding monthly meetings again in Harlem. Speakers at the meetings will include physical and occupational therapists, doctors and other health care professionals. We will all be there to share our experiences and those of loved ones after having a stroke. Participants will also hear about some of the best places to receive therapy.

RSVP: 1-646-731-8458

Thursday
December 19

Movie Night at Neighborhood Care

6 – 8 pm, 2nd Floor

In collaboration with the Workers Unite! Film Festival, EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care presents two documentary film shorts, followed by discussion:

“Big Mama,” winner of an Academy Award in the Documentary Short category, this film depicts a devoted grandmother’s struggle to raise her orphaned grandson.

“Grandmother to Grandmother: New York to Tanzania,” a moving film on two programs that support grandmothers raising their parentless grandkids.

Wednesday
December 18

Friends In Deed (Support Group for Serious Illness, Grief & Loss)

12 noon – 1 pm, 2nd Floor

Diagnosed with a life-threatening illness? Overwhelmed with caregiving? Heartbroken over the death of a loved one? If so, you may be feeling frightened, powerless, overwhelmed and alone. How do you ease the fear and reconnect to possibility? Start by coming to the Friends In Deed support group. It’s a safe and welcoming space where you can hear and speak the truth — so you can begin to live life in the moment.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
December 18

Introduction to Tai Chi and Meditation

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing benefits of tai chi. It’s easy on the joints, helps reduce stress and can improve flexibility and balance. While tai chi is generally safe for all ages and fitness levels, please let your doctor know you’ll be taking an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited, so please call to reserve a spot)

Tuesday
December 17

Keeping It Simple: Your Health Benefits Explained

11 am to 6 pm

Here’s a chance for EmblemHealth members and non-members alike to sit with a health care solutions specialist for a personalized explanation of your benefits so you can stay healthy, get well and live better!

Here’s what to expect during your one-on-one session:

  • A personal tour of your health benefits so you can get the most from your plan
  • Tools to help strengthen your relationship with your doctor
  • Connections to a nurse, program navigator, social worker or pharmacist to help you understand and follow through with your treatment plan
  • Information on community and social service resources right in your neighborhood

Guests will leave these sessions feeling empowered, knowledgeable and ready to focus on their health and well-being. All sessions are by appointment only, so reserve your session today.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Call for your 1:1 appointment)

Tuesday
December 17

Eating for Health (formerly Dining Diversities)

5:30 – 6:30, 2nd Floor

Learn the benefits of eating for your health, especially if you are dealing with a chronic illness or condition. You will also discover how to eat right while still enjoying your meals. Topics will include:

  • Healthier versions of popular ethnic recipes (with recipe handouts)
  • Healthy eating on a budget
  • How to read food labels (can I eat it?)
  • Fun and interactive cooking demos
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Monday
December 16

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
December 16

Cell Phone Literacy for Older Adults

4 - 5:30 pm, 2nd Floor

A cell phone can help you connect with loved ones and friends. Join us for a hands-on demonstration to learn about:

  • Cell technology basics
  • Text language
  • How to send messages and photos
  • Other helpful features of your cell phone
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Saturday
December 14

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

11:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

You will be guided through:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (space is limited, so please call to reserve a spot)

Saturday
December 14

Bed Aerobics

1 – 1:45 pm, 2nd Floor

This powerful workout routine combines deep stretches and muscle-toning calisthenics to improve flexibility, build strength and burn fat — all from bed! Also included is an invigorating set of facial/eye muscle exercises, concluding with a brief meditation for total body, mind and spirit rejuvenation.

Monifa Maat, affectionately known as “The Healthy Motivator,” is a Certified Personal Trainer for Equinox, a nutrition advocate and founder of Healthy Roots Fitness & Nutrition Camp.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
December 14

Storytelling for All Ages

2 – 3:30 pm, 2nd Floor

EmblemHealth welcomes Malika Lee Whitney, storyteller, actress and Artistic Director of Pickney Productions, whose programs celebrate the art of storytelling through the lens of the African, American and Caribbean experience. Audiences across generations and cultures will appreciate her distinctive presentation of stories illustrating the common practices that connect us a wholesome way.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Friday
December 13

Come Talk With Greg

11 am - 6 pm

Take advantage of this opportunity to meet one-on-one with Greg Johnson, EmblemHealth’s Director of Community Outreach and creator of the Care for the Family Caregiver Program.

Greg has received numerous awards and recognition within the fields of health care, family caregiving and service to others. Family caregivers are welcome to meet with him for support and advice.

RSVP: 1-646-447-7175 (please call for an appointment)

Friday
December 13

Cell Phone Literacy for Older Adults

12 noon – 1:30 pm, 2nd Floor

A cell phone can help you connect with loved ones and friends. Join us for a hands-on demonstration to learn about:

  • Cell technology basics
  • Text language
  • How to send messages and photos
  • Other helpful features of your cell phone
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Thursday
December 12

Health Care Reform: “Obama Care” 101

4:30 - 6 pm, 2nd Floor

DO YOU KNOW…

  • If you qualify for a plan on the New York Health Benefit Exchange?
  • If you qualify for financial help on the exchange?
  • The health coverage options available to you?

Get the facts on health care reform and what it means for you and your family.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
December 11

Meditation Made Easy

3 – 4 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us in learning how to meditate in just a few simple steps. Besides being a way to let go of the harmful effects of stress, worry and tension, daily meditation can help you experience a new feeling of calmness, ease and quiet inner knowing.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
December 11

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

You will be guided through:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (space is limited, so please call to reserve a spot)

Tuesday
December 10

Keeping It Simple: Your Health Benefits Explained

11 am to 6 pm

Here’s a chance for EmblemHealth members and non-members alike to sit with a health care solutions specialist for a personalized explanation of your benefits so you can stay healthy, get well and live better!

Here’s what to expect during your one-on-one session:

  • A personal tour of your health benefits so you can get the most from your plan
  • Tools to help strengthen your relationship with your doctor
  • Connections to a nurse, program navigator, social worker or pharmacist to help you understand and follow through with your treatment plan
  • Information on community and social service resources right in your neighborhood

Guests will leave these sessions feeling empowered, knowledgeable and ready to focus on their health and well-being. All sessions are by appointment only, so reserve your session today.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Call for your 1:1 appointment)

Monday
December 09

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
December 09

Understanding High Blood Pressure and Medications Used to Treat It

3 – 4:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Do you feel confused about your blood pressure drugs and why you need to take them? Bring your questions and your medications and we’ll make sense of them for you. Join us in learning:

  • What is high blood pressure?
  • Why do you need to control your blood pressure?
  • Which lifestyle changes can help you manage your blood pressure?
  • What are some of the common medications that people take and what are the side effects?
  • What should you monitor when taking these medications?
  • What should you do when you experience side effects?
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Monday
December 09

Intro to Yoga

5:45 – 6:45 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for an intro yoga class, perfect for beginners as well as experienced yogis. We’ll cover breathing practices, basic yoga poses and centering and meditation. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Don’t eat a heavy meal within two hours of the class, a light snack about 30 minutes before is ideal. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
December 07

Introduction to Tai Chi and Meditation

11:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing benefits of tai chi. It’s easy on the joints, helps reduce stress and can improve flexibility and balance. While tai chi is generally safe for all ages and fitness levels, please let your doctor know you’ll be taking an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited, so please call to reserve a spot)

Saturday
December 07

15-Minute Chair Massage

1 – 4 pm, 2nd Floor

Enjoy a 15-minute chair massage compliments of Neighborhood Care and Tender Touch For All™ Did you know that massage therapy can:

  • Reduce stress
  • Ease the aches and pains of growing older
  • Decrease muscle stiffness and joint swelling
  • Improve digestive/breathing functions, alertness and circulation
  • Help people with arthritis, stroke, diabetes, Parkinson’s, tendonitis, bursitis, asthma and emphysema

We welcome all, including caregivers, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities and chronic conditions. Tender Touch for All™ massage therapists are licensed and trained in gentle, therapeutic massage.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (please call for an appointment)

Friday
December 06

Health Care Reform: “Obama Care” 101

1 – 2:30 pm, 2nd Floor

DO YOU KNOW…

  • If you qualify for a plan on the New York Health Benefit Exchange?
  • If you qualify for financial help on the exchange?
  • The health coverage options available to you?

Get the facts on health care reform and what it means for you and your family.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Thursday
December 05

Forget Me Not:
A Conversation About Alzheimer’s Disease for Family Members and Caregivers

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us as Paula Rice, Manager of African American Outreach for the Alzheimer’s Association, educates us on risk factors, warning signs and the importance of early detection.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
December 04

Friends In Deed (Support Group for Serious Illness, Grief & Loss)

12 noon – 1 pm, 2nd Floor

Diagnosed with a life-threatening illness? Overwhelmed with caregiving? Heartbroken over the death of a loved one? If so, you may be feeling frightened, powerless, overwhelmed and alone. How do you ease the fear and reconnect to possibility? Start by coming to the Friends In Deed support group. It’s a safe and welcoming space where you can hear and speak the truth — so you can begin to live life in the moment.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
December 04

Introduction to Tai Chi and Meditation

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing benefits of tai chi. It’s easy on the joints, helps reduce stress and can improve flexibility and balance. While tai chi is generally safe for all ages and fitness levels, please let your doctor know you’ll be taking an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited, so please call to reserve a spot)

Tuesday
December 03

Medicare 101

5 - 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

  • How does Medicare work?
  • What is a donut hole?
  • What is a copay? Why is it necessary?
  • How do I choose a doctor?
  • What assistance is available to help with costs?

Space is limited, so call to reserve a seat today. A sales person will be present with information and applications. To register for this seminar and for accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings, call 1-800-447-9169, seven days a week, 8 am to 8 pm. For those with hearing and speech impairments, call 711, seven days a week, 8 am to 8 pm.

HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP) is an HMO plan and Group Health Incorporated (GHI) is a PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in HIP and GHI depends on contract renewal. HIP and GHI are EmblemHealth companies.

Y0026_123498 Approved 03/28/2013

Monday
December 02

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
December 02

Low Impact Zumba

6 – 7 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
November 30

Storytelling for All Ages

2 – 3:30 pm, 2nd Floor

EmblemHealth welcomes Malika Lee Whitney, storyteller, actress and Artistic Director of Pickney Productions, whose programs celebrate the art of storytelling through the lens of the African, American and Caribbean experience. Audiences across generations and cultures will appreciate her distinctive presentation of stories illustrating the common practices that connect us a wholesome way.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
November 27

Family Caregiver Support Group

2 pm - 3:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Helpful tips, tools and resources, as well as guidance, support, sharing and caring. This event is open to the public.

RSVP: 1-347-978-5754

Wednesday
November 27

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

Angela Wu, certified holistic instructor and wellness coach, will guide you through:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (space is limited, so please call to reserve a spot)

Monday
November 25

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
November 25

Low Impact Zumba

6 – 7 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
November 23

Introduction to Tai Chi and Meditation

11:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing benefits of tai chi. It’s easy on the joints, helps reduce stress and can improve flexibility and balance. While tai chi is generally safe for all ages and fitness levels, please let your doctor know you’ll be taking an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited, so please call to reserve a spot)

Saturday
November 23

“Obama Care” 101

4:30 – 6 pm, 2nd Floor

DO YOU KNOW…

  • If you qualify for a plan on the New York Health Benefit Exchange?
  • If you qualify for financial help on the exchange?
  • The health coverage options available to you?

Get the facts on health care reform and what it means for you and your family.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Friday
November 22

Medicare 101

10 am – 12:30 pm, 2nd Floor

  • How does Medicare work?
  • What is a donut hole?
  • What is a copay? Why is it necessary?
  • How do I choose a doctor?
  • What assistance is available to help with costs?

Space is limited, so call to reserve a seat today. A sales person will be present with information and applications. To register for this seminar and for accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings, call 1-800-447-9169, seven days a week, 8 am to 8 pm. For those with hearing and speech impairments, call 711, seven days a week, 8 am to 8 pm.

HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP) is an HMO plan and Group Health Incorporated (GHI) is a PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in HIP and GHI depends on contract renewal. HIP and GHI are EmblemHealth companies.

Y0026_123498 Approved 03/28/2013 

Thursday
November 21

Harlem Stroke Foundation Support Group

4 to 6 pm, 2nd Floor

During the rest of 2013, the Harlem Stroke Foundation survivors support group will be holding monthly meetings again in Harlem. Speakers at the meetings will include physical and occupational therapists, doctors and other health care professionals. We will all be there to share our experiences and those of loved ones after having a stroke. Participants will also hear about some of the best places to receive therapy.

RSVP: 1-646-731-8458

Wednesday
November 20

Friends In Deed (Support Group for Serious Illness)

12 noon – 1 pm, 2nd Floor

Diagnosed with a life-threatening illness? Overwhelmed with caregiving? Heartbroken over the death of a loved one? If so, you may be feeling frightened, powerless, overwhelmed and alone. How do you ease the fear and reconnect to possibility? Start by coming to the Friends In Deed support group. It’s a safe and welcoming space where you can hear and speak the truth — so you can begin to live life in the moment.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
November 20

Introduction to Tai Chi and Meditation

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing benefits of tai chi. It’s easy on the joints, helps reduce stress and can improve flexibility and balance. While tai chi is generally safe for all ages and fitness levels, please let your doctor know you’ll be taking an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited, so please call to reserve a spot)

Tuesday
November 19

Eating for Health (formerly Dining Diversities)

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Learn the benefits of eating for your health, especially if you are dealing with a chronic illness or condition. You will also discover how to eat right while still enjoying your meals.Topics will include:

  • Healthier versions of popular ethnic recipes (with recipe handouts)
  • Healthy eating on a budget
  • How to read food labels (can I eat it?)
  • Fun and interactive cooking demos
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Monday
November 18

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
November 16

Introduction to Tai Chi and Meditation

11:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing benefits of tai chi. It’s easy on the joints, helps reduce stress and can improve flexibility and balance. While tai chi is generally safe for all ages and fitness levels, please let your doctor know you’ll be taking an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited, so please call to reserve a spot)

Saturday
November 16

15-Minute Chair Massage

1 – 4 pm, 2nd Floor

Enjoy a 15-minute chair massage compliments of Neighborhood Care and Tender Touch For All™ Did you know that massage therapy can:

  • Reduce stress
  • Ease the aches and pains of growing older
  • Decrease muscle stiffness and joint swelling
  • Improve digestive/breathing functions, alertness and circulation
  • Help people with arthritis, stroke, diabetes, Parkinson’s, tendonitis, bursitis, asthma and emphysema

We welcome all, including caregivers, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities and chronic conditions. Tender Touch for All™ massage therapists are licensed and trained in gentle, therapeutic massage.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (please call for an appointment)

Friday
November 15

Healthwise® Handbook: Self-Care for You and Your Family

1 – 2 pm, 2nd Floor

  • Do you know what to do if you or a loved one has a medical emergency?
  • Do you know how to “partner” better with your doctor and avoid unnecessary costs?

We welcome you to learn from the Healthwise® Handbook about self-care for you and your family. It provides “take action” information on more than 200 common health issues. Learn how to take an active role in your health care and reduce costs. Every participant will receive a copy of the handbook.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Note: This workshop is limited to EmblemHealth members only.)

Thursday
November 14

Cell Phone Literacy for Older Adults

4 – 5:30 pm, 2nd Floor

A cell phone can help you connect with loved ones and friends. Join us for a hands-on demonstration to learn about:

  • Cell technology basics
  • Text language
  • How to send messages and photos
  • Other helpful features of your cell phone
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Wednesday
November 13

Understanding Your Diabetes Medication

10 – 11:30 am, 2nd Floor

Do you know how your diabetes medication works? Do you know when to take it, how much to take and possible side effects? To help you make the most of your treatment, join us in learning:

  • What is diabetes?
  • Why is it important to control blood sugar levels?
  • What lifestyle changes can help?
  • What drugs are used to treat diabetes?
  • What should I watch for when taking these drugs?
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Wednesday
November 13

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

Angela Wu, certified holistic instructor and wellness coach, will guide you through:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (space is limited, so please call to reserve a spot)

Tuesday
November 12

Meditation Made Easy

3 – 4 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us in learning how to meditate in just a few simple steps. Besides being a way to let go of the harmful effects of stress, worry and tension, daily meditation can help you experience a new feeling of calmness, ease and quiet inner knowing.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
November 11

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
November 11

Intro to Yoga

5:45 – 6:45 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for an intro yoga class, perfect for beginners as well as experienced yogis. We’ll cover breathing practices, basic yoga poses and centering and meditation. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Don’t eat a heavy meal within two hours of the class, a light snack about 30 minutes before is ideal. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
November 09

Stork’s Nest Baby Shower & Resource Fair

11 am – 3 pm, 2nd Floor

The Stork’s Nest is a free, prenatal education program operated by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and the March of Dimes, since 1972. The program provides free incentives and encouragement for women to get prenatal care and take other actions to ensure a healthy pregnancy and baby. At the baby shower and resource fair, you’ll be treated to:

  • Refreshments and free gifts for all pregnant women
  • Free nutrition demonstrations (Eating/ Preparing for Two)
  • Free Tai Chi demonstration
  • Free massages, manicures and much more
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Saturday
November 09

Sitting Chi Breath and Stretch

11:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

Angela Wu, certified holistic instructor and wellness coach, will guide you through:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (space is limited, so please call to reserve a spot)

Saturday
November 09

15-Minute Chair Massage

1 – 4 pm, 2nd Floor

Enjoy a 15-minute chair massage compliments of Neighborhood Care and Tender Touch For All™ Did you know that massage therapy can:

  • Reduce stress
  • Ease the aches and pains of growing older
  • Decrease muscle stiffness and joint swelling
  • Improve digestive/breathing functions, alertness and circulation
  • Help people with arthritis, stroke, diabetes, Parkinson’s, tendonitis, bursitis, asthma and emphysema

We welcome all, including caregivers, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities and chronic conditions. Tender Touch for All™ massage therapists are licensed and trained in gentle, therapeutic massage.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (please call for an appointment)

Friday
November 08

Come Talk With Greg

11 am - 6 pm

Take advantage of this opportunity to meet one-on-one with Greg Johnson, EmblemHealth’s Director of Community Outreach and creator of the Care for the Family Caregiver Program.

Greg has received numerous awards and recognition within the fields of health care, family caregiving and service to others. Family caregivers are welcome to meet with him for support and advice.

RSVP: 1-646-447-7175 (please call for an appointment)

Friday
November 08

Medicare 101

10 am - 12:30 pm, 2nd Floor

  • How does Medicare work?
  • What is a donut hole?
  • What is a copay? Why is it necessary?
  • How do I choose a doctor?
  • What assistance is available to help with costs?

Space is limited, so call to reserve a seat today. A sales person will be present with information and applications. To register for this seminar and for accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings, call 1-800-447-9169, seven days a week, 8 am to 8 pm. For those with hearing and speech impairments, call 711, seven days a week, 8 am to 8 pm.

HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP) is an HMO plan and Group Health Incorporated (GHI) is a PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in HIP and GHI depends on contract renewal. HIP and GHI are EmblemHealth companies.

Y0026_123498 Approved 03/28/2013 

Thursday
November 07

Mindfulness and Eating

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Mindful eating is not a diet. There are no tricks, menus or recipes. Mindful eating is bringing one’s full attention to all the tastes, smells, thoughts and feelings that arise from food. In this workshop, Saadia Khan, Ayurvedic health practitioner, will discuss:

  • Being aware of the sensations, thoughts and emotions you experience when you eat
  • The difference between how you eat, versus what you eat
  • Being satisfied with less
  • Becoming aware of our eating patterns to nurture a better relationship with food
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Wednesday
November 06

Friends In Deed (Support Group for Serious Illness)

12 noon – 1 pm, 2nd Floor

Diagnosed with a life-threatening illness? Overwhelmed with caregiving? Heartbroken over the death of a loved one? If so, you may be feeling frightened, powerless, overwhelmed and alone. How do you ease the fear and reconnect to possibility? Start by coming to the Friends In Deed support group. It’s a safe and welcoming space where you can hear and speak the truth — so you can begin to live life in the moment.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
November 06

Introduction to Tai Chi and Meditation

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing benefits of tai chi. It’s easy on the joints, helps reduce stress and can improve flexibility and balance. While tai chi is generally safe for all ages and fitness levels, please let your doctor know you’ll be taking an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited, so please call to reserve a spot)

Tuesday
November 05

Forget Me Not:
A Conversation About Alzheimer’s Disease for Family Members and Caregivers

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us as Paula Rice, Manager of African American Outreach for the Alzheimer’s Association, educates us on risk factors, warning signs and the importance of early detection.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
November 04

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
November 04

“Obama Care” 101

1 – 2:30 pm, 2nd Floor

DO YOU KNOW…

  • If you qualify for a plan on the New York Health Benefit Exchange?
  • If you qualify for financial help on the exchange?
  • The health coverage options available to you?

Get the facts on health care reform and what it means for you and your family.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
November 04

Low Impact Zumba

6 – 7 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
November 02

Eating for Health (formerly Dining Diversities)

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Learn the benefits of eating for your health, especially if you are dealing with a chronic illness or condition. You will also discover how to eat right while still enjoying your meals.Topics will include:

  • Healthier versions of popular ethnic recipes (with recipe handouts)
  • Healthy eating on a budget
  • How to read food labels (can I eat it?)
  • Fun and interactive cooking demos
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Saturday
November 02

Introduction to Tai Chi and Meditation

11:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing benefits of tai chi. It’s easy on the joints, helps reduce stress and can improve flexibility and balance. While tai chi is generally safe for all ages and fitness levels, please let your doctor know you’ll be taking an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Space is limited, so please call to reserve a spot)

Saturday
November 02

15-Minute Chair Massage

1 – 4 pm, 2nd Floor

Enjoy a 15-minute chair massage compliments of Neighborhood Care and Tender Touch For All™ Did you know that massage therapy can:

  • Reduce stress
  • Ease the aches and pains of growing older
  • Decrease muscle stiffness and joint swelling
  • Improve digestive/breathing functions, alertness and circulation
  • Help people with arthritis, stroke, diabetes, Parkinson’s, tendonitis, bursitis, asthma and emphysema

We welcome all, including caregivers, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities and chronic conditions. Tender Touch for All™ massage therapists are licensed and trained in gentle, therapeutic massage.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (please call for an appointment)

Thursday
October 31

Halloween at EHNC!

4 – 6 pm

Trick or treat! Stop in and get a healthy treat to eat! EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care invites the community to drop in for a ghoulish and spooky good time.

RSVP: 1-347-978-5754

Wednesday
October 30

Healthwise® Handbook: Self-Care for You and Your Family

12 noon – 1 pm, 2nd Floor

  • Do you know what to do if you or a loved one has a medical emergency?
  • Do you know how to “partner” better with your doctor and avoid unnecessary costs?

We welcome you to learn from the Healthwise® Handbook about self-care for you and your family. It provides “take action” information on more than 200 common health issues. Learn how to take an active role in your health care and reduce costs. Every participant will receive a copy of the handbook.

RSVP: 1-347-978-5754 (Note: This workshop is limited to EmblemHealth members only.)

Tuesday
October 29

Are You Informed About Health Reform?

10 – 11:30 am, 2nd Floor

Do you know…

  • If you qualify for a plan on the New York Health Benefit Exchange?
  • If you qualify for financial help on the exchange?
  • The health coverage options available to you?

Get the facts on health care reform and what it means for you and your family.

RSVP: 1-347-978-5754

Monday
October 28

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-347-978-5754

Monday
October 28

Low Impact Zumba

6 – 7 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-347-978-5754

Saturday
October 26

Managing Stress with Tai Chi and Meditation

11:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing benefits of tai chi. It’s easy on the joints, helps reduce stress and can improve flexibility and balance. While tai chi is generally safe for all ages and fitness levels, please let your doctor know you’ll be taking an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-347-978-5754 by 10/21

Saturday
October 26

Mindfulness and Eating

1 – 2 pm, 2nd Floor

Mindful eating is not a diet. There are no tricks, menus or recipes. Mindful eating is bringing one’s full attention to all the tastes, smells, thoughts and feelings that arise from food. In this workshop, Saadia Khan, Ayurvedic health practitioner, will discuss:

  • Being aware of the sensations, thoughts and emotions you experience when you eat
  • The difference between how you eat, versus what you eat
  • Being satisfied with less
  • Becoming aware of our eating patterns to nurture a better relationship with food
RSVP: 1-347-978-5754
Friday
October 25

Medicare 101

10 am – 12:30 pm, 2nd Floor

  • How does Medicare work?
  • What is a donut hole?
  • What is a copay? Why is it necessary?
  • How do I choose a doctor?
  • What assistance is available to help with costs?

Space is limited, so call to reserve a seat today. A sales person will be present with information and applications. To register for this seminar and for accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings, call 1-800-447-9169, seven days a week, 8 am to 8 pm. For those with hearing and speech impairments, call 711, seven days a week, 8 am to 8 pm.

HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP) is an HMO plan and Group Health Incorporated (GHI) is a PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in HIP and GHI depends on contract renewal. HIP and GHI are EmblemHealth companies.

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Thursday
October 24

Shifting the Paradigm: Getting Healthy After Domestic Violence

12 noon – 2 pm, 2nd Floor

EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care welcomes Dawn Diaz, award-winning speaker and founder of leadership programs to help domestic violence survivors heal and feel more empowered. In this two-hour workshop, Dawn will discuss:

  • Her own story
  • Inspiring stories of survivors
  • How inadequacy and indifference are at the core of DV
  • Shifting limiting beliefs, leading to transformation
  • What you can do
RSVP: 1-347-978-5754
Thursday
October 24

Kick Food Cravings to the Curb

5:30 – 6:45 pm, 2nd Floor

Do you crave sweets after a meal? Do you have belly fat, digestive upsets, weight gain and low energy? Discover the four main keys to a “craving-free body.” In this workshop, Yvonne Stafford, author of From Fast Foods to Slow Foods: How to Wake Up Laughing and founder of The Natural Living Institute will show you how to:

  • Take charge of trigger foods
  • Alleviate chronic health complaints
  • Regain energy
  • Improve your hormone imbalance, digestion and focus

You’ll also receive handouts of the helpful Food Combining Chart.

RSVP: 1-347-978-5754

Wednesday
October 23

Family Caregiver Support Group

2 pm-3:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Helpful tips, tools and resources, as well as guidance, support, sharing and caring. This event is open to the public.

RSVP: 1-347-978-5754

Monday
October 21

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-347-978-5754

Saturday
October 19

Sitting Chi Breath and Stretch

11:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for this restorative wellness class designed for chair sitting. You will experience basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress, gain clarity and promote relaxation.

Angela Wu, certified holistic instructor and wellness coach, will guide you through:

  • Chi (energy) movements/stretches
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy meditation

Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing and plan to arrive ten minutes early to settle in. Be sure to let your doctor know that you will be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-347-978-5754 by 10/14

Thursday
October 17

Understanding Diabetes Medication

12 noon – 1:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Do you know how your diabetes medication works? Do you know when to take it, how much to take and possible side effects? To help you make the most of your treatment, join us in learning:

  • What is diabetes?
  • Why is it important to control blood sugar levels?
  • What lifestyle changes can help?
  • What drugs are used to treat diabetes?
  • What should I watch for when taking these drugs?
RSVP: 1-347-978-5754
Thursday
October 17

Harlem Stroke Foundation Support Group

4 to 6 pm, 2nd Floor

During the rest of 2013, the Harlem Stroke Foundation survivors support group will be holding monthly meetings again in Harlem. Speakers at the meetings will include physical and occupational therapists, doctors and other health care professionals. We will all be there to share our experiences and those of loved ones after having a stroke. Participants will also hear about some of the best places to receive therapy.

RSVP: 1-646-731-8458

Thursday
October 17

Tea & Meditation

4 – 6 pm, 2nd Floor

EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care welcomes tea purveyor Tiffany Denise, who will lead us in a guided meditation. Believing that “meditation begins in the cup,” Tiffany will discuss how tea and daily meditation can help to relieve stress, lower the risk of heart disease and offer a renewed sense of calm.

RSVP: 1-347-978-5754

Wednesday
October 16

Cell Phone Literacy for Older Adults

12 noon - 1:30 pm, 2nd Floor

A cell phone can help you connect with loved ones and friends. Join us for a hands-on demonstration to learn about:

  • Cell technology basics
  • Text language
  • How to send messages and photos
  • Other helpful features of your cell phone
RSVP: 1-347-978-5754
Tuesday
October 15

Dining Diversities for Diabetics

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us as we discuss the special nutritional needs of those with diabetes. Learn how to eat right while still enjoying your meals. Topics will include:
  • Healthier versions of popular ethnic recipes (with recipe handouts)
  • Healthy eating on a budget (can I afford it?)
  • How to read food labels (can I eat it?)
  • Fun and interactive cooking demonstrations (let’s cook!)
RSVP: 1-347-978-5754
Monday
October 14

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-347-978-5754

Monday
October 14

Intro to Yoga

5:45 – 6:45 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for an intro yoga class, perfect for beginners as well as experienced yogis. We’ll cover breathing practices, basic yoga poses and centering and meditation. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Don’t eat a heavy meal within two hours of the class, a light snack about 30 minutes before is ideal. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-347-978-5754 (Must pre-register)

Saturday
October 12

Managing Stress with Tai Chi and Meditation

11:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing benefits of tai chi. It’s easy on the joints, helps reduce stress and can improve flexibility and balance. While tai chi is generally safe for all ages and fitness levels, please let your doctor know you’ll be taking an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-347-978-5754 by 10/7

Saturday
October 12

15-Minute Chair Massage

1 – 4 pm, 2nd Floor

Enjoy a 15-minute chair massage compliments of Neighborhood Care and Tender Touch For All™ Did you know that massage therapy can:

  • Reduce stress
  • Ease the aches and pains of growing older
  • Decrease muscle stiffness and joint swelling
  • Improve digestive/breathing functions, alertness and circulation
  • Help people with arthritis, stroke, diabetes, Parkinson’s, tendonitis, bursitis, asthma and emphysema

We welcome all, including caregivers, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities and chronic conditions. Tender Touch for All™ massage therapists are licensed and trained in gentle, therapeutic massage.

RSVP: 1-347-978-5754 by 10/4

Friday
October 11

Come Talk With Greg

11 am - 6 pm

Take advantage of this opportunity to meet one-on-one with Greg Johnson, EmblemHealth’s Director of Community Outreach and creator of the Care for the Family Caregiver Program.

Greg has received numerous awards and recognition within the fields of health care, family caregiving and service to others. Family caregivers are welcome to meet with him for support and advice.

RSVP: 1-646-447-7175

Wednesday
October 09

West African Dance Workshop

5:15 – 6:45 pm, 2nd Floor

Move to the rhythm of the drums with instructor Ndeye Gueye, a Martha Graham Award winner, with 25 years of experience in dance, choreography and community events.

Enjoy a head-to-toe warm-up and celebrate life, health and self-expression by dancing to an African beat. Wear comfortable workout clothes and, if possible, a wrap skirt.

RSVP: 1-347-978-5754

Wednesday
October 09

Meditation Made Easy

2 – 3 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us in learning how to meditate in just a few simple steps. Besides being a way to let go of the harmful effects of stress, worry and tension, daily meditation can help you experience a new feeling of calmness, ease and quiet inner knowing.

RSVP: 1-347-978-5754

Monday
October 07

Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-347-978-5754

Monday
October 07

Low Impact Zumba

6 – 7 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-347-978-5754

Saturday
October 05

West African Dance Workshop

3 – 4:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Move to the rhythm of the drums with instructor Ndeye Gueye, a Martha Graham Award winner, with 25 years of experience in dance, choreography and community events.

Enjoy a head-to-toe warm-up and celebrate life, health and self-expression by dancing to an African beat. Wear comfortable workout clothes and, if possible, a wrap skirt.

RSVP: 1-347-978-5754

Saturday
October 05

Dining Diversities for Diabetics

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us as we discuss the special nutritional needs of those with diabetes. Learn how to eat right while still enjoying your meals. Topics will include:
  • Healthier versions of popular ethnic recipes (with recipe handouts)
  • Healthy eating on a budget (can I afford it?)
  • How to read food labels (can I eat it?)
  • Fun and interactive cooking demonstrations (let’s cook!)
RSVP: 1-347-978-5754
Saturday
October 05

Managing Stress with Tai Chi and Meditation

11:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us to experience the healing benefits of tai chi. It’s easy on the joints, helps reduce stress and can improve flexibility and balance. While tai chi is generally safe for all ages and fitness levels, please let your doctor know you’ll be taking an exercise class. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.

RSVP: 1-347-978-5754 (Must respond by 9/30)

Thursday
October 03

Taking the First Step: One Woman’s Journey to a Healthier Life

5 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join Tenisha DeWindt as she inspires you with her challenging journey and triumphs toward health. A certified holistic health coach and fitness instructor, she will share:
  •     Her struggles/barriers to getting and staying healthy
  •     How to take baby steps to a healthier life
  •     The importance of knowing why you want to be healthier

She will also get you involved with group sharing exercises.

RSVP: 1-347-978-5754

Wednesday
October 02

Are You Informed About Health Reform?

5 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Do you know?

  • If you qualify for a plan on the New York Health Benefit Exchange?
  • If you qualify for financial help on the exchange?
  • The health coverage options available to you?
Get the facts on health care reform and what it means for you and your family.

RSVP: 1-347-978-5754
Monday
September 30

Low Impact Zumba

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to let your doctor know you'll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-347-978-5754

Monday
September 30

Movement Mondays: Walk Away the Pounds

11 am – 12 noon, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!

Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We'll provide plenty of water. We'll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your