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Events and Support Groups Sponsored by New York Methodist Hospital

Jan 16, 2015


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.


The Division of Dental Medicine at New York Methodist Hospital and the American Dental Association will sponsor Give Kids A Smile Day! on Friday, February 6, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Children, ages one to 16, are invited to attend and receive free dental screenings, including sealant placement, cleanings, x-rays and more, if applicable. Educational information will also be offered. The event will take place in the offices of the Hospital's Division of Dental Medicine, located on the first floor of the Kirkwood Pavilion, 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Walk-ins are welcome; no appointment is necessary. For more information please call 718-780-5412.


New York Methodist Hospital will sponsor Go Red for Women Day on Friday, February 6, 2015, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Free heart health screenings will be offered and healthcare professionals will be available to answer questions. The event will take place in the Hospital's Carrington Atrium lobby, 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. 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, February 6, 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, February 12, 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, February 19, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 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 hosts a free pulmonary hypertension (PH) support group for individuals diagnosed with PH. The Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group will meet on Monday, February 9, 2015, 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.

New York Methodist Hospital offers a free diabetes support group and a free insulin pump support group. The groups are facilitated by a certified diabetes educator and are open to people living with diabetes, as well as those who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes.

  • Join the Insulin Pump Support Group for a discussion on the topic of Emergency Preparedness on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Hospital's Executive Dining Room.
  • Join the Diabetes Support Group for a discussion on the topic of The Future of Diabetes on Thursday, February 26, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Hospital's Buckley 8 Conference Room.

Both support group meetings will take place at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information call 718-246-8603.

New York Methodist Hospital offers a free monthly senior seminar series at Brooklyn College. This month learn about prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss with NYM's Sal Saleh Au.D., as he presents Lend Me Your Ears. The seminar will take place on Wednesday, February 18, 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 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, February 18, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Buckley 8 Conference Room located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Please call 718-780-3125 for the location and to make a reservation (required).

New York Methodist Hospital offers a free awareness group for patients who have experienced brain aneurysms or subarachnoid hemorrhages (SAHs). The Brain Aneurysm Support Group will meet on Saturday, February 21, 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 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, February 26, 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.

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