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

Nov27

Closed for the holiday – Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov28

Bed Aerobics Fitness Flow

5 – 6:30 pm. This powerful workout routine combines deep stretches and muscle-toning calisthenics to improve flexibility, build strength and burn fat — all from bed!
Nov29

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Join us to experience the healing effects of Tai Chi and Qigong.

Nov29

African Dance with Ndeye

2 - 3 pm.

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.

Our Helpful Staff is Standing By

Meet the Harlem Team

Upcoming Events at Harlem

Thursday
November 27

Closed for the holiday – Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday
November 28

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Saturday
November 29

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

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.)


Saturday
November 29

African Dance with Ndeye

2 - 3 pm, 2nd Floor

Monday
December 01

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 (Space is limited, so please call to reserve.)

Monday
December 01

Medicare 101

2 – 3 pm, 2nd Floor

How does Medicare work?

  • 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.

Monday
December 01

Low Impact Zumba With Antonia

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a 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
December 02

Caregiver’s Empowerment Group with Marion

12:30 – 2 pm

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
December 02

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
December 02

Fit 2 the Core with Theresa Racine

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Strengthen muscles with kickboxing and resistance bands.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Wednesday
December 03

Sitting Chi Breath/Stretch

5:30 – 6:30 pm

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Thursday
December 04

Medicare 101

3 – 4 pm, 2nd Floor

How does Medicare work?

  • 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.

Thursday
December 04

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.)

Thursday
December 04

Diabetes Management 8 Week Series

5 - 6 pm

RSVP: 1-866-574-6140 (Must call to reserve.)
Saturday
December 06

Shakin’ in Your Seat

1:30 – 2:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Chair Zumba!

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
December 08

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 08

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
Monday
December 08

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.)

Tuesday
December 09

You & the Affordable Care Act

1 – 2 pm

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

  • If you qualify for a plan on the New York Health Benefit Exchange
  • If you qualify for financial help on the exchange
  • Understand the health coverage options available to you
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Tuesday
December 09

Eating Heathy with Max

4 – 5:30, 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
December 09

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

Wednesday
December 10

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 10

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Thursday
December 11

Understanding High Blood Pressure Medications

3 – 4:30 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?

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

Thursday
December 11

Diabetes Management 8 Week Series

5 - 6 pm

RSVP: 1-866-574-6140 (Must call to reserve.)
Thursday
December 11

Intro to Bellydancing!

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.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Friday
December 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

Friday
December 12

Come Talk With Greg

11 am – 4 pm

Call to make an appointment 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 (Call to make an appointment.)

Friday
December 12

Understanding Your iPad/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
December 12

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Saturday
December 13

Free Chair Massage

10:30 am – 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
December 13

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

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.)


Saturday
December 13

Intro to Bellydancing!

2 – 3 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.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Monday
December 15

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 15

Cell Phone Literacy for Older Adults – TAUGHT IN SPANISH ONLY

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
Monday
December 15

Low Impact Zumba With Antonia

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a 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
December 16

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
December 16

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
December 16

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

Wednesday
December 17

You & the Affordable Care Act

3 – 4 pm

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

  • If you qualify for a plan on the New York Health Benefit Exchange
  • If you qualify for financial help on the exchange
  • Understand the health coverage options available to you
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Wednesday
December 17

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Thursday
December 18

Understanding Your Diabetes Medication

3 – 4:30 pm

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Thursday
December 18

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

Thursday
December 18

Diabetes Management 8 Week Series

5 - 6 pm

RSVP: 1-866-574-6140 (Must call to reserve.)
Friday
December 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

Saturday
December 20

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

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.)


Monday
December 22

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 22

Low Impact Zumba With Antonia

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a 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
December 23

Eating Heathy with Max

4 – 5:30, 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
December 23

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

Thursday
December 25

Closed for the holiday – Merry Christmas!

Friday
December 26

Closed for the holiday – Merry Christmas!

Saturday
December 27

Free Chair Massage

10:30 am – 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
December 27

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

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.)


Saturday
December 27

Bed Aerobics Fitness Flow

1 – 2:30 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 (Must call to reserve.)

Monday
December 29

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

Tuesday
December 30

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

Recent Events at Harlem

Wednesday
November 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
November 26

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Tuesday
November 25

Shakin’ in Your Seat

10:30 – 11:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Chair Zumba!

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
November 25

Eating Heathy with Max

4 – 5:30, 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
November 25

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
November 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
November 24

Medicare 101

1 – 3 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.

Monday
November 24

HEALTHWISE: Handling Emergencies and Self-Care for You and Your Family

3:30 – 5 pm

  • 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

Monday
November 24

Low Impact Zumba With Antonia

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a 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 22

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

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.)


Saturday
November 22

Free 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
November 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

Friday
November 21

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
Friday
November 21

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Thursday
November 20

Intro to Bellydancing!

1 – 2 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.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Thursday
November 20

Understanding Your Diabetes Medication

3 – 4:30 pm

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Thursday
November 20

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

Thursday
November 20

Diabetes Management 8 Week Series

RSVP: 1-866-574-6140 (Must call to reserve.)
Wednesday
November 19

Understanding Your iPad/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

Wednesday
November 19

Financial Fitness

4 – 5 pm

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Wednesday
November 19

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Tuesday
November 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
November 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
November 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
November 18

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
November 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
November 17

You & the Affordable Care Act

1:30 – 3 pm

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

  • If you qualify for a plan on the New York Health Benefit Exchange
  • If you qualify for financial help on the exchange
  • Understand the health coverage options available to you
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Monday
November 17

Low Impact Zumba With Antonia

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a 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 15

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

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.)


Saturday
November 15

A Day of Pampering for Expectant & Future Moms

11 – 2 pm

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Friday
November 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
November 14

Come Talk With Greg

11 am – 4 pm

Call to make an appointment 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 (Call to make an appointment.)

Friday
November 14

FILM VIEWING: Caring for You, Caring for Me

1 – 2:30 pm

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Friday
November 14

Cell Phone Literacy for Older Adults – TAUGHT IN SPANISH ONLY

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
Friday
November 14

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
November 13

Keeping It Simple

11 am – 6 pm

Your health benefits explained in one-on-one sessions.

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

Thursday
November 13

Understanding High Blood Pressure Medications

3 – 4:30 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?

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

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Thursday
November 13

Diabetes Management 8 Week Series

5 – 6 pm

RSVP: 1-66-574-6140 (Must call to reserve.)
Thursday
November 13

Intro to Bellydancing!

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.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Wednesday
November 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
November 12

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Tuesday
November 11

Shakin’ in Your Seat

10:30 – 11:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Chair Zumba!

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
November 11

Eating Heathy with Max

4 – 5:30, 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
November 11

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
November 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
November 10

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
November 08

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

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.)


Friday
November 07

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Thursday
November 06

Diabetes Management 8 Week Series

5 - 6 pm

RSVP: 1-866-574-6140 (Must call to reserve.)
Thursday
November 06

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
November 05

You & the Affordable Care Act

3 – 4:30 pm

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

  • If you qualify for a plan on the New York Health Benefit Exchange
  • If you qualify for financial help on the exchange
  • Understand the health coverage options available to you
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Wednesday
November 05

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Tuesday
November 04

Caregiver’s Empowerment Group with Marion

12:30 – 2 pm

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
November 04

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
November 04

Fit 2 the Core with Theresa Racine

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Strengthen muscles with kickboxing and resistance bands.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
November 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
November 03

Medicare 101

3 – 5 pm, 2nd Floor

How does Medicare work?

  • 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.

Monday
November 03

Low Impact Zumba With Antonia

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a 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 01

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

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.)


Saturday
November 01

African Dance with Ndeye

2 - 3 pm, 2nd Floor

Saturday
November 01

Free 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
October 31

Healthy Halloween!

4 – 6 pm

Lite refreshments, Frannie The Clown, face painting and trick or treating

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Thursday
October 30

HEALTHWISE: Handling Emergencies and Self-Care for You and Your Family

3:30 – 5 pm

  • 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
October 30

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Wednesday
October 29

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Tuesday
October 28

Eating for Health with Max

4 – 5:30, 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
October 28

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
October 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

Monday
October 27

You & the Affordable Care Act

4 – 5:30 pm

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

  • If you qualify for a plan on the New York Health Benefit Exchange
  • If you qualify for financial help on the exchange
  • Understand the health coverage options available to you
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Monday
October 27

Shakin’ in Your Seat

5:45 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Chair Zumba!

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Saturday
October 25

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

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 (Must call to reserve.)


Saturday
October 25

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
October 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

Friday
October 24

You & the Affordable Care Act

5 – 6 pm, 2nd Floor

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

  • If you qualify for a plan on the New York Health Benefit Exchange
  • If you qualify for financial help on the exchange
  • Understand the health coverage options available to you
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Friday
October 24

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
October 23

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Wednesday
October 22

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
October 22

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
October 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

Tuesday
October 21

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Event

4 – 6:15 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us to watch the documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999 (Please call to reserve your seat.)

Tuesday
October 21

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
October 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
October 20

Low Impact Zumba With Antonia

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a 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
October 18

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Saturday
October 18

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
October 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

Friday
October 17

Medicare 101

1 – 3 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.

Thursday
October 16

Understanding High Blood Pressure Medications

3 – 5 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

Thursday
October 16

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
October 15

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Tuesday
October 14

Understanding Your iPad/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

Tuesday
October 14

Eating for Health with Max

4 – 5:30, 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
October 14

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
October 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
October 13

You & the Affordable Care Act

1 – 2:30 pm

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

  • If you qualify for a plan on the New York Health Benefit Exchange
  • If you qualify for financial help on the exchange
  • Understand the health coverage options available to you
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Monday
October 13

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
October 11

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

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 (Must call to reserve.)


Saturday
October 11

Intro to Bellydancing!

1 – 2 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.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Friday
October 10

Come Talk With Greg

11 am – 4 pm

Call to make an appointment 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 (Call to make an appointment.)

Friday
October 10

Ask the Pediatrician

12:30 – 1:30 PM

Lunch & Learn Series: Come with back to school questions for the doctor.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Friday
October 10

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
October 09

Keeping It Simple

11 am – 6 pm

Your health benefits explained in one-on-one sessions.

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

Thursday
October 09

Understanding Your Diabetes Medication

3 – 5 pm

SVP: 1-866-469-0999
Thursday
October 09

Intro to Bellydancing!

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.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Wednesday
October 08

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
October 08

You & the Affordable Care Act

3 – 4:30 pm

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

  • If you qualify for a plan on the New York Health Benefit Exchange
  • If you qualify for financial help on the exchange
  • Understand the health coverage options available to you
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Wednesday
October 08

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Tuesday
October 07

Caregiver’s Empowerment Group with Marion

12:30 – 2 pm

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
October 07

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
October 07

Fit 2 the Core with Theresa Racine

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Strengthen muscles with kickboxing and resistance bands.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
October 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
October 06

Low Impact Zumba With Antonia

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a 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
October 04

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

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 (Must call to reserve.)


Saturday
October 04

Shakin’ in Your Seat

1:30 – 2:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Chair Zumba!

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Friday
October 03

Fit 2 the Core with Theresa Racine

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Strengthen muscles with kickboxing and resistance bands.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Friday
October 03

Medicare 101

1 – 3 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.

Thursday
October 02

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
October 01

Closed for Staff Development

Tuesday
September 30

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
September 29

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
September 27

Back to School Event

11 am – 2 pm

Join EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care in celebrating the beginning of a new school year:

  • Free dental screenings for school-age kids
  • Fun activities
  • Light refreshments
  • Goodie bag giveaways
RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Friday
September 26

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
September 26

Medicare 101

1 – 3 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.

Friday
September 26

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
September 25

Afrofusion Fitness

5:30 – 6:30 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 (Must call to reserve.)

Wednesday
September 24

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
September 24

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Tuesday
September 23

Eating for Health with Max

4:30 – 5:45 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
September 23

Moving for Life — Gentle Dance Exercise for All

5:45 – 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
September 22

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
September 22

Low Impact Zumba With Antonia

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a 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
September 20

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Saturday
September 20

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
September 19

HEALTHWISE: Handling Emergencies and Self-Care for You and Your Family

3:30 – 5 pm

  • 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
September 19

Intro to Bellydancing!

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.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Thursday
September 18

Understanding High Blood Pressure & 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?

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

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Thursday
September 18

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
September 17

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Tuesday
September 16

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
September 16

Understanding Your iPad or Tablet for Older Adults

2:15 – 3:45 pm, 2nd Floor

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

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
September 16

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
September 16

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
September 15

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
September 15

Low Impact Zumba With Antonia

5:30 – 6:30 pm, 2nd Floor

Join us for a 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
September 13

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Friday
September 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

Friday
September 12

Come Talk With Greg

11 am – 4 pm

Call to make an appointment 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 (Call to make an appointment.)

Friday
September 12

Medicare 101

4 – 6 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.

Friday
September 12

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
September 10

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
September 10

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
September 10

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Tuesday
September 09

Keeping it Simple: YOUR Health Benefits Explained

11 am – 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 an appointment.)
Tuesday
September 09

Eating for Health with Max

4:30 – 5:45 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
September 09

Moving for Life — Gentle Dance Exercise for All

5:45 – 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
September 08

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
September 08

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
September 06

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

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.)


Saturday
September 06

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
September 06

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Friday
September 05

Intro to Bellydancing!

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.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999
Thursday
September 04

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
September 03

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Tuesday
September 02

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
September 02

Caregiver’s Empowerment Group with Marion

12:30 – 2 pm

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Tuesday
September 02

Fit 2 the Core with Theresa Racine

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Strengthen muscles with kickboxing and resistance bands.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Monday
September 01

Closed for Labor Day

Saturday
August 30

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Friday
August 29

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Wednesday
August 27

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.

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Tuesday
August 26

Understanding High Blood Pressure & 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

Tuesday
August 26

Eating for Health with Max

4:30 – 5:45 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
August 26

Moving for Life — Dance Exercise for Cancer Recovery

5:45 - 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
August 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
August 25

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
August 23

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Saturday
August 23

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
August 23

Fit 2 the Core with Theresa Racine

1 – 2 pm

Strengthen muscles with kickboxing and resistance bands. Please let your doctor know you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.

RSVP: 1-866-469-0999

Friday
August 22

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
August 22

HEALTHWISE: Handling Emergencies and Self-Care for You and Your Family

3 – 5 pm

  • 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
August 22

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
August 21

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 an appointment.)

Thursday
August 21

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
August 20

Medicare 101

11 – 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
August 20

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
August 20

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Tuesday
August 19

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
August 19

Moving for Life

5:45 - 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
August 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

Monday
August 18

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
August 16

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Thursday
August 14

Understanding Diabetes & Diabetes Medications

3 – 5 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
August 13

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
August 13

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 (Must call to reserve.)

Tuesday
August 12

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

Tuesday
August 12

Eating for Health with Max

4:30 – 5:45 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
August 12

Moving for Life: Gentle Dance Exercise for All

5:45 - 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
August 11

Walk Away the Pounds