August Calendar Items
Jul 20, 2011
Free Events and Support Groups Sponsored by New York Methodist Hospital
In 2011, the Surgeon General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a Call to Action to support breastfeeding as a public health goal. The week of August 1-7 is recognized at World Breastfeeding Week. To mark this annual global event, New York Methodist Hospital will offer free educational materials and giveaways and an NYM certified lactation consultant will be available to answer questions. The event will take place on Monday, August 1, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Carrington Pavilion Lobby, 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Please call 718 780-5367 for more information.
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 718-780-5081.
The New York Methodist Hospital Cancer Support Group will meet on Thursday, August 4, 2011 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Both a physician and a chaplain lead the group. The meeting will take place in the Hospital's Radiation Oncology Conference Room, 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information please call 718-780-3593.
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a disease indicated by high blood pressure in the arteries that supply blood to the lungs. PH affects people of all ages, races and ethnic backgrounds. New York Methodist Hospital hosts the Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group, which meets bi-monthly. This free group connects people with PH and educates them on treatments and new developments for the disease. The next meeting will be held on Monday, August 29, 2011 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.
Obesity is an epidemic that impacts over nine million Americans. More and more people who are affected by obesity are seeking information about surgical weight reduction. New York Methodist Hospital offers a free Surgical Weight Reduction Information Seminar and Support Group. This month the group will meet on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on Thursday, August 25, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. During the first 30 minutes of the seminar, a surgeon will conduct an information session for individuals who are interested in learning about the surgery. A 90-minute support group meeting, open to pre- and post-operative patients will follow the information session. The event will take place in the Hospital's Executive Dining Room, 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information please call 718-780-3288.