Some Self-Care this November

The clocks are turned back, it’s darker earlier, and winter is coming. While it’s easy to get caught up in the joy and rush of upcoming holidays, it’s also important to take a breath and check in with yourself from time to time, and practice self-care. Here are some library programs coming up that’ll help you take a beat and take care of yourself before winter’s here in full-swing. 

Positive Psychology & Cultivating Happiness with Diane Lang

Monday, November 15, 6:00 – 7:00 PM on ZOOM

Therapist, educator, and positive psychology coach Diane Lang gives this uplifting talk on the power of positive psychology. Using positive psychology as the foundation for this class, we will cover happiness, positive thinking and living in the moment.

We will discuss:

  • Methods for controlling and changing our thoughts to become an optimist
  • Necessary steps to creating balance in our lives
  • Learn how to deal with pessimistic people and negative situations
  • Learn how to break negative patterns of thinking that are self-defeating
  • Learn tips to live mindfully

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Project Hope, Coping with COVID

Thursday, November 18, 5:30 – 6:30 PM on ZOOM

Learn how Project Hope can help you and your loved ones manage and cope with changes brought on by COVID-19. A presentation followed by a Q&A.

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EELP: Lessons Learned Post COVID

Thursday, November 18, 7:00 – 8:00 PM on ZOOM

East End Libraries Presents the ZOOM program “Lessons Learned Post COVID-19: A Practical Guide to How to Survive the Next Pandemic,” hosted by the North Shore Public Library.

Dr. Andrew Clair will provide an overview of the lessons learned in the fight against Covid-19. Learn about which pre-existing chronic medical conditions have led to the most severe outcomes, how compliance with prescription medications in managing chronic disease may impact the outcome and how and why the authorized vaccines prevent the worst outcomes of COVID-19. Also included will be an in-depth review of why governments must act before the danger is clear in order to defeat pandemics. A live Q&A will follow the presentation.

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Recurring Programs

Breathe Together

Weekly on Tuesdays, 10:00 – 10:30 AM on ZOOM

Once a week enjoy 20 minutes to sit still and practice the kind of deep breathing that fosters calm well-being and can improve our health and our outlook.

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Gentle Yoga

Weekly on Tuesdays until November 16, 10:30 – 11:45 AM on ZOOM

Gentle Yoga is a class for all levels. The emphasis is on breath with movement, basic poses, and alignment. It opens the body, breath and mind; increasing flexibility, balance, calmness and focus. You will need a clear space for a yoga mat, blanket or towel and you may modify it with a chair for balance. Dress for motion and comfort. By participating remotely, you will be responsible for your own safety.

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Senior Advocate

Monday, November 15, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the library

A Senior Advocate from the Suffolk County Office for the Aging will be at the library to give advice to seniors and caregivers of senior citizens about available services. They can answer questions about the Affordable Health Care Act, Medicare, Social Security, Prescription Drug Plans, Homecare, Home Energy Assistance, Residential Repair and other senior programs. One-on-one, on a first come, first served basis. Free.

Phone Help: One-on-One Medicare

Thursday, December 2, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Phone Appointments

Sign up for a 30-minute phone call appointment to speak individually with a Suffolk County RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) member from HIICAP (Health Insurance Information, Counseling & Assistance Program) to answer questions and provide information specific to your own needs regarding Medicare health insurance and benefits, Medicare Savings Programs and EPIC.

Email with your name, phone number, and time availability. We will schedule your appointment and you will receive a call at the appointed time.

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