April Event Calendar 2014

Events and Support Groups Sponsored by New York Methodist Hospital

Mar 19, 2014

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 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 every Tuesday in April from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with the exception of April 15, 2014. The meetings take place in the Hospital's Buckley 8 Conference Room located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Please call 800-344-4867 for more information and to register (required).

New York Methodist Hospital hosts several free support groups for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers. The Parkinson's Disease Patient Support Group will meet on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Wesley House 6A, 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn and on Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 506 Sixth Street, Buckley 8 Conference Room, Park Slope, Brooklyn. The Parkinson's Health and Wellness Dance Class will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 and Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 748 Union Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. The Parkinson's Caregivers Support Group will meet on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in NYM's Wesley House 6A, 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information and to register for any of these groups or classes (required), please call 646-704-1792

New York Methodist Hospital offers a free cancer support group. The group is led by a NYM oncologist and a retired chaplain. It is open to individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones. The Cancer Support Group will meet on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in NYM's Wesley House 6B, 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information and to register (required), please call 718-780-3593

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, April 7, 2014 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 718-780-5835.

New York Methodist Hospital offers free surgical weight reduction information seminars and support group meetings. The NYM Surgical Weight Reduction Information Seminar and Support Group meetings will take place on Wednesday, April 9, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Buckley 8 Conference Room and on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Executive Dining Room. Meetings are open to individuals interested in learning about surgical weight reduction, as well as those who have undergone surgical weight reduction, and will take place in the main Hospital building located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information please call 718-780-3288.

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, April 12, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The meeting will take place in the Buckley 8 Conference Room, located on the eighth floor of the Hospital's main building at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information and to register (required) please call 718-246-8610.

New York Methodist Hospital invites Brooklyn families to our second annual Day of Dance on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. Classes will include salsa, soca, zumba, belly dancing and more. NYM will also offer free health screenings from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Day of Dance will be held at New York Methodist Hospital's Carrington Pavilion, 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Admission is $10 for NYM Spirit members and $15 for non-members. Children under 12 attend for free. To register, or for more information, visit nym.org/dance, or 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 will be directed by a physician specializing in liver disorders. The Hepatitis C Support Group will meet on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 6:00 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 or to make a reservation (required) please call 718-780-5367.

New York Methodist Hospital offers a free monthly senior seminar series at Brooklyn College. This month join NYM physician, Carl Paulino M.D., as he presents "Relief is Back: Coping with Back Pain," on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Brooklyn College Student Center located at East 27th Street and 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 run by a certified diabetes educator and is open to people living with diabetes, as well as those who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. This month, join the Diabetes Support Group for a discussion on the topic of "Vitamins, supplements and herbs" on Thursday, April 24, 2014 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.

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