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Events and Support Groups Sponsored by New York Methodist Hospital

Sep 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, October 2 and 23, 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, October 8 and 22, 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 Disease Patient Support Group will take place on Thursday, October 15, 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.
  • The Parkinson's Caregivers Support Group will take place on Wednesday, October 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.

For more information and to register for any Parkinson's disease groups or classes (required), please call 646-704-1792.

In partnership with LiveOnNY, New York Methodist Hospital will host its first annual Organ Donor Enrollment Day on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Hospital's Carrington Pavilion Atrium, located at 506 Sixth Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Call 718-780-5367 for more information.

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.

In partnership with Senator Kevin Parker's office and Citi Health, NYM will host a free flu shot event, open to the public, on Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Hospital's Carrington Pavilion Atrium Lobby, located at 506 Sixth Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Please call 718-780-5367 for more information.>

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, October 8, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Hospital's East Pavilion Auditorium, located at 506 Sixth Street (at Eighth Avenue) in Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information and to register (required), please call 718-780-3593.

New York Methodist Hospital offers a free awareness group for patients who have experienced brain aneurysms or subarachnoid hemorrhages (SAH) which can lead to stroke. The Aneurysm Awareness Group will meet on Saturday, October 10, 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'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, beginning on October 15, 2015 and ending on December 10, from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Buckley 8 Conference Room. Call 718-780-5367 for information, location, and registration (required).

New York Methodist Hospital offers a free support group to give patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) tools for managing stress. The Mind/Body Methods for Managing MS Stress will begin on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, and resume on the second Tuesday of every month. (Dates subject to change due to inclement weather). 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 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, October 21, 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 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, October 22, 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.

NYM's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology will host a free documentary screening of The Mama Sherpas—a film about the experience of childbirth with a midwife. The screening will take place on Thursday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m. in the Hospital's East Pavilion Auditorium, located at 506 Sixth Street (at Eighth Avenue) in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Call 718-780-5217 to reserve your spot.


New York Methodist Hospital offers a free monthly healthy aging seminar series at Brooklyn College. This month join Todd L. Simon, M.D., vice chairman of medicine at New York Methodist Hospital, as he presents Attention on Prevention. The seminar will take place on Wednesday, October 28, 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: 195 Amersfort Place & Campus Road. For more information and to register (required), call 718-780-5368.

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 Managing Anxiety and Stress on Thursday, October 29, 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.

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