Apr 20, 2016

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April 20, 2016
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(718) 780-5367

  May Event Calendar 2016

Events and Support Groups Sponsored by New York Methodist Hospital

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New York Methodist Hospital hosts a free pulmonary hypertension (PH) support group for individuals diagnosed with PH. The Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group will meet on Monday, May 2, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Hospital''s Wesley House, Room 7A, 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information and to register (required) please call 718.780.5614.

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New York Methodist Hospital offers a free breastfeeding support group for new mothers. This group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Breastfeeding Support Group focuses on providing encouragement and information for mothers and their newborns, from birth to three months old. A certified lactation consultant leads the group. The meetings take place in the Hospital''s Wesley House, Rooms 3K-C, 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. No registration is necessary. For more information please call 718.780.5078.

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New York Methodist Hospital hosts several free support groups for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson''s disease. The Parkinson''s Wellness and Exercise Yoga Class will take place on Friday, May 6, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Hospital''s Wesley House, Room 6A-6B, located at 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information and to register for any Parkinson''s disease groups or classes (required), please call 646.704.1792.

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New York Methodist Hospital and the Carolyne E. Czap and Eugene Czap Alzheimer''s Program offer a support group for caretakers of patients experiencing cognitive deficits and/or memory loss. The Alzheimer''s Disease Care 4 Caretakers group will meet on Monday, May 9, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Hospital''s Executive Dining Room located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Call 718.246.8590 to register (required).

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In partnership with the National MS Society, New York Methodist Hospital offers a free support group for patients living with multiple sclerosis (MS). The group focuses on teaching participants mind and body techniques to manage stress associated with MS. The Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Hospital''s Buckley 8, Conference Room 820, located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Please call 800-FIGHT-MS (800.344.4867) for more information and to register (required).

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In collaboration with Heights and Hills, New York Methodist Hospital offers a support group, led by a licensed social worker, for family members and friends caring for an older adult. The Caregivers Support Group will meet on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Hospital''s Wesley House, Room 6A, 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information and to register (required) please call 718.780.5367.

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New York Methodist Hospital hosts several free support groups for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson''s disease. The Parkinson''s Wellness and Exercise Dance Class will take place on Thursday, May 12 and 26, 2016,  from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Hospital''s Wesley House, Room 6A-6B, located at 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn.  For more information and to register for any Parkinson''s disease groups or classes (required), please call 646.704.1792.

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New York Methodist Hospital offers a free monthly senior health seminar series at Brooklyn College.  This month, join NYM''s chair of anesthesiology, Joseph Schianodicola, M.D. for Less Pain, More Gain. The seminar will take place on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Occidental Room of the Brooklyn College Student Center located on the fifth floor at East 27th Street and Campus Road. For ramp access, enter at 2705 Campus Road. For more information and to register (required), call 718.501.6092.

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In partnership with American Cancer Society, New York Methodist Hospital offers free cancer support groups open to individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones. Look Good…Feel Better®, "helping women with cancer feel beautiful inside and out," will meet on Thursday, May 19, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Hospital''s Wesley House 6A, 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information and to register (required), please call 718.780.3593

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New York Methodist Hospital hosts several free support groups for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson''s disease as well as one for caregivers.

  • The Parkinson''s Disease Support Group will take place on Thursday, May 19, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Hospital''s Executive Dining Room located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn.
  • The Parkinson''s Caregivers Support Group will take place on Monday, May 23, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Hospital''s Wesley House, Room 6B, located at 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn.
For more information and to register for any Parkinson''s disease groups or classes (required), please call 646.704.1792.

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May is American Stroke Month and in observance, New York Methodist Hospital will sponsor Stroke Alert! Day. This health fair will feature free blood pressure screenings and free educational information from the American Stroke Association. NYM healthcare professionals will be available to answer questions. Stroke Alert! Day will take place on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Hospital''s Carrington Atrium Lobby, 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Please call 718.780.5367 for more information.

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New York Methodist Hospital offers a free diabetes support group. The group is facilitated by a certified diabetes educator and is open to people living with diabetes, as well as those who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Join the Diabetes Support Group for a discussion on the topic of Cooking with Diabetes on Thursday, May 26, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Hospital''s Buckley 8, Conference Room 820, located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information please call 718.246.8603.

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New York Methodist Hospital offers free surgical weight reduction information seminars and support group meetings open to individuals interested in learning about surgical weight reduction, as well as those who have undergone surgical weight reduction. This month the NYM Surgical Weight Reduction Information Seminar and Support Group meeting will take place on Thursday, May 26, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Hospital''s Executive Dining Room located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information please call 718.780.3288.

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New York Methodist Hospital and the Carolyne E. Czap and Eugene Czap Alzheimer''s Program offer a support group for patients experiencing cognitive deficits and/or memory loss and their caretakers. The Alzheimer''s Disease Wellness Support Group  will meet on Friday, May 27, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Hospital''s Executive Dining Room located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Call 718.246.8590 to register (required).
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