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Events and Support Groups Sponsored by New York Methodist Hospital

Apr 21, 2015


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 1 and 15, 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, May 14 and 28, 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, May 21, 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, located at 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information please call 718-780-5078.

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 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at P.S. 269, located at 1957 Nostrand Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Walk-ins welcome. For more information please call 718-780-5367.

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, May 6, 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 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 May, beginning May 12, 2015, 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 cancer support group open to individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones. The Cancer Support Group will meet on Thursday, May 14, 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 free diabetes support groups. 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.

  • The Insulin Pump Support Group meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, 2015, has been cancelled.
  • Join the Diabetes Support Group for a discussion on the topic of Cooking with Diabetes on Thursday, May 28, 2015.

Both meetings 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 a free monthly senior seminar series at Brooklyn College. This month joinNYM's attending vascular surgeon Michael Shapiro, M.D., as he presents A Clear Path to Your Vascular Health. The seminar will take place on Wednesday, May 20, 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, May 20, 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).

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 Thursday, May 21, 2015, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Hospital's Carrington Atrium Lobby, 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Please call 718-780-5367 for more information.

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, May 21, 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 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 28, 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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