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Events and Support Groups Sponsored by New York Methodist Hospital

Mar 16, 2015


New York Methodist Hospital, in partnership with Greater Brooklyn Health Coalition and Dancewave, offers free weekly heart-pumping hip-hop dance classes. Dance Your Heart Healthy meets weekly on Wednesdays beginning April 1, 2015, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at P.S. 269, located at 1957 Nostrand Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn. There will be no class offered on April 8, 2015. Walk-ins welcome. For more information please call 718-780-5367.

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, April 3 and 17, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 748 Union Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn.
  • The Parkinson's Wellness and Exercise Dance Class will take place on Thursday, April 9 and 23, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 748 Union Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn.
  • The Parkinson's Disease Patient Support Group will take place on Thursday, April 16, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Hospital. Call for location.

For more information and to register for any Parkinson's disease groups or classes (required), please call 646-704-1792.

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. For more information please call 718-780-5078.

New York Methodist Hospital offers a free awareness group forpatients who have experienced brain aneurysms or subarachnoidhemorrhages (SAHs). The Brain Aneurysm Support Group will meet on Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The meeting will take place in the Executive Dining Room, located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information and to register (required) please call 718-246-8610.

New York Methodist Hospital hosts a free hepatitis C (HCV) support group for people living with HCV and their loved ones. The group is directed by a physician specializing in liver disorders. The Hepatitis C Support Group will meet on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Buckley 8 Conference Room located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Please call 718-780-3125 to make a reservation (required).

New York Methodist Hospital offers a free cancer support group open to individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones. The Cancer Support Group will meet on Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 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 718-780-3593.

New York Methodist Hospital offers a free support group for individuals who have been recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). The Living with MS Support Group offers information and a place to begin to discuss concerns, experiences and resources. The group meets on Tuesdays in April from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. beginning April 21, 2015. The meetings take place in the Hospital's Buckley 8 Conference Room located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Please call 800-FIGHT-MS (800-344-4867) for more information and to register (required).

New York Methodist Hospital offers a free monthly senior seminar series at Brooklyn College. This month join Jessy Colah, M.D., chief of psychiatry at NYM, as he presents Beating the Blues. The seminar will take place on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 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 more information and to register (required), call 718-780-5368.

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, April 23, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 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.

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 Vitamins and Supplements on Thursday, April 30, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Hospital's Buckley 8 Conference Room, 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information call 718-246-8603.

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