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Events and Support Groups Sponsored by New York Methodist Hospital

Feb 17, 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.

New York Methodist Hospital offers bereavement support groups, led by a licensed clinical social worker, for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The Bereavement Support Group will meet on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. and the Perinatal Bereavement Support Group will meet later that evening from 8:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Both meetings take place in the Hospital's Buckley 8 Conference Room located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Please call 718-788-4991 for more information and to register (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, March 5, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Hospital's Wesley House, Room 6B, 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, March 6 and 20, 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, March 12 and 26, 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, March 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's Department of Food and Nutrition Services will recognize National Nutrition Month and Registered Dietitians Day on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registered dietitians will be available to answer questions about popular diet myths, weight management and healthy habits. Free educational materials, healthy snacks and giveaways will be provided. The event will take place in the Hospital's Carrington Pavilion Atrium, 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information, call 718-780-5367.

New York Methodist Hospital offers a free monthly senior seminar series at Brooklyn College. This month join NYM cardiologist Alexander Shaknovich, M.D., as he presents A Good Patient and a Good Doctor. The seminar will take place on Wednesday, March 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, March 18, 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 free cancer support groups open to individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones. Look Good... Feel BetterĀ®, "helping women with cancer feel beautiful inside and out," will meet on Thursday, March 19, 2015, 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.

New York Methodist Hospital will sponsor American Diabetes Alert Day on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Free screenings will be offered, and healthcare professionals will be available to answer questions about diabetes. 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 offers a free diabetes support group. The group is 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 Diabetes Support Group for a discussion on the topic of Nutrition Label Truth on Thursday, March 26, 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.

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, March 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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