A series of health and wellness programs will be offered by the Pequot Library starting this week and running through October.

The series kicks off with a zumba class Thursday from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Offered in conjunction with Interim HealthCare, the zumba class will be led by Nora Patumanon, a certified instructor. Zumba, according to publicity for the program, is a Latin-inspired, calorie-burning fitness program. No experience is necessary, and class is open to all levels. Registration is required, but the class is free and open to the public.

Two additional classes will be offered on Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. and on Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m.

An “Ask the Nurse” program, with free blood-pressure screenings is set Aug. 18, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Madeline Tirado, a nurse from Interim HealthCare, will answer questions after an hour of screenings. Her areas of experience include diabetes, heart failure, edema management, wound care, disease prevention and healthier lifestyles. No registration is required and the program is free and open to the public.

“The The Sandwich Generation” is a program planned Aug. 19, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It will be led by social worker Arthur Gottlieb, and will focus on the “emotional and financial challenges for those ‘sandwiched’ between their caregiving responsibilities,” according to program publicity. No registration is required and the program is free and open to the public.

“What’s on your plate?” is the theme of the program planned Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A dietician is scheduled to lead the session designed to provide information on nutrition and healthy food choices for older adults. No registration is required, and it is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit www.pequotlibrary.org or call 203-259-0346, ext. 15.