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Events and Support Groups Sponsored by New York Methodist Hospital

Oct 19, 2015


New York Methodist Hospital hosts a free pulmonary hypertension (PH) support group. This group connects people with PH and educates them on treatments and new developments for the disease. The Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group will meet on Monday, November 2, 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 breastfeeding support group. 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 will host a free lung cancer screening awareness day. The Third Annual Fred L. Mazzilli Lung Cancer Screening Awareness Day will feature free blood pressure and spirometry screenings, giveaways, celebrity appearances and an educational lecture. Light refreshments will be served. The event will take place Thursday, November 5, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Hospital's Carrington Pavilion Atrium, located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Call 718-780-5367 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, November 5, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Hospital's Wesley House, Room 6A, located at 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information and to register (required), please call 718-780-3593.

New York Methodist Hospital's Department of Pastoral Care offers a bereavement support group for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The Bereavement Support Group meets on Thursdays through December 10, from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Hospital's Buckley 8 Conference Room. Call 718-780-5367 for information, location, and registration (required).

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, November 6 and 20, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Hospital's Wesley House, Room 6A-6B, located at 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn.
  • The Parkinson's Wellness and Exercise Dance Class will take place on Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Hospital's Wesley House, Room 6A-6B, located at 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn.
  • The Parkinson's Caregivers Support Group will take place on Wednesday, November 18, 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, November 19, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Hospital's Executive Dining Room located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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 to give patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) tools for managing stress. Mind/Body Methods for Managing MS Stress will meet on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 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).

Join NYM urogynecologist Marisa Mastropietro, M.D., as she lectures about Pelvic Floor Disorders on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hospital's East Pavilion Auditorium located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. The lecture is sponsored by the Pelvic Floor Disorders Alliance. Register at www.voicesforpfd.org/events.

NYM World Diabetes DayNew York Methodist Hospital will host a free health fair, marking World Diabetes Day. The event will feature free blood pressure screenings, free dental screenings and free podiatry evaluations. Diabetes educators, a pharmacists and registered dieticians will also be available to answer questions. NYM will observe World Diabetes Day on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Hospital's Carrington Pavilion Atrium, located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Please call 718-780-5367 for more information.

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.

  • Join the Insulin Pump Support Group for a discussion on the topic of "Is Continuous Glucose Monitoring Right for You?" on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Hospital's Buckley 8 Conference Room, located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn.
  • Join the Diabetes Support Group for a discussion on the topic of "Holiday Cooking and Eating," on Thursday, November 20, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Hospital's Buckley 8 Conference Room, located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn.

For more information and to register (required) please call 718-246-8603


New York Methodist Hospital offers a free monthly senior health seminar series at Brooklyn College. This month join Jeff Rosenfeld, Ph.D., of the Senior Umbrella Network of Brooklyn, for a lecture about how to prevent falls. The seminar will take place on Wednesday, November 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 ramp access, enter at 195 Amersfort Place and Campus Road. For more information and to register (required), call 718-780-5368.

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 Better®, "helping women with cancer feel beautiful inside and out," will meet on Thursday, November 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 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, November 19, 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 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, November 25, 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 718-780-3851 to make a reservation (required).

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