Category: Adult Programs

Estate Planning: How to Protect Your Parents and Yourself

Tuesday, October 17th / 7:00-8:30 pm Without proper planning, your Estate or your parent’s Estate may be settled in ways you never intended. Take this opportunity to educate yourself on your options. Join us to get real answers on how to assure your Estate is properly protected. About our presenter: Michael Martin has been preparing and litigating Estate plans for over 20 years. He received his J. D. from Pace Law School and was admitted to the New York and Connecticut State Bars in 1995. He has served as the Village Court Justice in the Village of Fishkill since 2002. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Qigong with Nadiya Nottingham

Two Sessions: Tuesday, October 3rd and 10th 7:00-8:00 pm Qigong (pronounced chee-gung) is a Chinese system of physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. It is an ancient form of energy enhancement and is the basis of Tai Chi. It is perhaps the most under-estimated form of self-development and yet one of the most profound and deeply healing on all levels. Please join us for this gentle practice. Enhance your life. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

Wednesday, September 27th / 7:00-8:00 pm This workshop covers four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging: cognitive activity, exercise, diet & nutrition, and social engagement. We will discuss what we know, drawing on current research, as well as what we can do now to improve or maintain our overall health. This program is being provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Computer Classes Start September 10

The Pawling Free Library is the recipient of a 2017 MHLS Outreach Mini Grant Program grant which will be used to enhance educational programming for community seniors. According to Brian Avery, Library Director, the library receives many requests for computer classes. “These requests originate most frequently from residents who are senior citizens. With this grant, we will not only be able to offer classes, we can contract for a professional teacher who will teach classes that treat more advanced topics than basic computing.” The grant funds are provided by the New York State Library Division of Library Development. This is the fourth grant received by the Pawling Library this year. Library grants provide additional resources that are used to enhance community programming at all age levels. The Pawling Library is a resource that provides programming for all members of the community, as well as offering a communal place where residents can come together. Mr. Avery continued,” Computer literacy is a core skill in the modern world. This grant will allow us to cultivate that skill...

The Brain is Designed to Calm Itself

Presented by Dr. Nancy Iankowitz Wednesday, August 30 / 7:00-8:00 pm When the mind is at ease and the body is comfortable, the brain sends out signals that we are relaxed. Some refer to this as mind/body/spirit balance. What impacts mind/body/spirit balance? How can you tell when you’re out of balance? How can you get back on track? This presentation will focus on answering these questions, highlighting the impact of lifestyle choices on the brain’s natural ability to calm itself. Dr. Nancy Iankowitz will discuss how meditation, food, sleep & exercise can be used to get back on track. Participants will learn (1) how to pick up on signals sent by the brain and (2) simple, easy-to-use natural (non-pharmaceutical) interventions to help address signals that indicate imbalance. Interpreting messages sent by the brain is key to healing and maintaining mind/body/spirit balance. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Let’s Get Organized

Helpful tips on managing your clutter and time.         Tuesday, August 22 7:00-8:00 pm Presented by Sydney Leone Community Health Educator & Medicare Partnership Development Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

An Entertaining History of Cartoons

Presented by cartoonist Chris Siemasko Saturday, August 12th / 2:00-4:00 pm Please join us for an afternoon of animated entertainment for humans of all ages. Hand selected by cartoonist and amateur historian Chris Siemasko, these shorts span the last century. In addition to the films, Chris will be sharing with us his very creative background. About our presenter: Chris Siemasko has been working in the field of animation since 1999 on projects ranging from web cartoons, commercials, television shows and feature animation. In addition to his work as an animator, Chris has also directed, drawn storyboards, written screenplays, created shows, voiced characters, created motion graphics and designed characters and graphics. Some of his many credits include the films Rio, Epic, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Ice Age: Continental Drift. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Successful Aging

Presented by Brian Jones Outreach Coordinator of Dutchess County Office of the Aging Monday, August 7 2:00-3:00 pm What steps can you take to ensure the best possible quality of life as you age? What factors contribute to having the highest levels of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in adults? Successful Aging is not just about living a long life, but in making sure the life we do lead is the most rewarding and fulfilling life possible, no matter how long we live. It is never too late (or too early) to start taking the steps to help you age more successfully. The Office for the Aging has gathered 12 strategies to help you achieve this goal and deliver them in a PowerPoint presentation called Successful Aging. Please join us. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.

Zentangle

Presented by Bohdanna Murynec Wednesday, July 19 / 6:30-8:30 pm Zentangle is an easy to learn and relaxing method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. The Zentangle Method can be used to reduce stress, increase focus and creativity and provide artistic satisfaction. Using simple strokes a pattern can be reproduced by anyone – even those who doubt their artistic abilities. Material Fee: $8.00. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.  

Boosting the Immune System

Presented by Dr. Nancy Iankowitz of Holistic and Integrative Healing LLC Wednesday, July 12 7:00-8:00 pm Boosting the Immune System is a short presentation that addresses the role of the skin, tongue & gastrointestinal system in protecting us. Participants will learn how to avoid and heal quickly from colds and flu viruses using food, herbs, vitamins and minerals to strengthen their own body’s natural defenses. They’ll learn how to speed up the body’s healing schedule regarding minor cuts and bruises and how to choose the right foods and beverages to help recover from minor viral illnesses. Registration is required. To register please call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444.