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Events and Support Groups Sponsored by New York Methodist Hospital

May 19, 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, located at 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information please call 718-780-5078.

The Perinatal Bereavement Committee of New York Methodist Hospital will host its 31st Annual Perinatal Bereavement Service of Remembrance in the Carrington Pavilion Lobby, located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn, on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. The service is held especially for parents who have lost a baby either through newborn death or during pregnancy. If you would like to attend, please RSVP (required) by emailing jyh9003@nyp.org or calling 718-780-3393.

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, June 4, 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 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, June 5 and 19, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Hospital's Wesley House, Room 6B, located at 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn.
  • The Parkinson's Wellness and Exercise Dance Class will take place on Thursday, June 11 and 25, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Hospital's Wesley House, Room 6B, located at 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn.
  • The Parkinson's Disease Patient Support Group will take place on Thursday, June 18, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Hospital. Call for location.
  • The Parkinson's Caregivers Support Group will take place on Thursday, June 25, 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 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 will meet on the following Tuesdays: June 9, 23 and 30, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 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 awareness group forpatients who have experienced brain aneurysms or subarachnoidhemorrhages (SAHs). The Brain Aneurysm Support Group will meet on Saturday, June 13, 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.

We invite you to join New York Methodist Hospital for an evening of women's health information and screenings, pampering, door prizes, goody bags, wine tastings and healthy hors d'oeuvres. Be healthy, be happy and have fun with us! Time to Thrive will take place on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Carrington Pavilion, located at 506 Sixth Street, Brooklyn. Admission Fee: $15 for single admission, or 2 for $20 paid in advance. Attendees must be 21 and over. Space is limited; first-come, first-served. To register, click here. For more information call 855-NYM-WELL (855-696-9355).

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, June 17, 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).

As a participant in Park Slope's annual Seventh Heaven Street Fair, New York Methodist Hospital will sponsor free blood pressure, podiatry and dental screenings with health information and giveaways. The event will take place on Sunday, June 21, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in front of New York Methodist Hospital on Seventh Avenue between Sixth Street and Seventh Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Please call 718-780-5367 for more information.

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 Making Exercise Work for You on Thursday, June 25, 2015. The meeting will take place 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.

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, June 25, 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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