Balance Exercise Classes extended through the end of 2019.

The Roe Jan Community Library has announced that its very popular Balance Exercise Class program has been extended through the end of 2019.  The class meets each Thursday from 9-10am in the community room of the library, is free of charge and open to all.  The program is made possible by a generous grant from the Fund for Columbia County of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

The class introduces exercises that improve postural stability, core strength, agility and coordination. Participants master a balance routine that can be continued independently at home.

On a typical Thursday, 15 to 25 participants attend the class which is led by Paul Spector MD.  Dr. Spector earned his Medical Degree at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.  For the past 15 years, his focus has been on preventive health, behavioral change, motivation, and aging. He draws on his clinical experience and his American Academy of Sports Medicine certified training.  Dr. Spector works with private clients and corporations in New York City and Hudson, NY and has written extensively.

The class will not meet in July when Dr. Spector will be on vacation.

Roeliff Jansen Community Library, which is chartered to serve Ancram, Copake, and Hillsdale, is located at 9091 Route 22, approximately one mile south of the traffic light at the intersection of Routes 22 and 23. For information on hours and events, call 518 325-4101 or visit the library’s website at or our Facebook Page,