March Event Calendar 2016

Events and Support Groups Sponsored by New York Methodist Hospital

Feb 19, 2016

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 hosts several free support groups for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson's disease as well as one for caregivers.

  • The Parkinson's Wellness and Exercise Yoga Class will take place on Friday, March 4 and 18, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Hospital's Wesley House, Room 6A-6B, located at 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn.
  • The Parkinson's Disease Support Group will take place on Thursday, March 10, 2016, 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. This month join NYM Physician Assistant Tara Hayes, MS, RPA, for Spotlight on Clinical Trialsin collaboration with American Parkinson Disease Association.
  • The Parkinson's Wellness and Exercise Dance Class will take place on Thursday, March 24, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 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 Monday, March 28, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 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.

New York Methodist Hospital hosts a free pulmonary hypertension (PH) support group for individuals diagnosed with PH. The Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group will meet on Monday, March 7, 2016, 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.

In partnership with the National MS Society, New York Methodist Hospital offers a free support group for patients living with multiple sclerosis (MS). The group focuses on teaching participants mind and body techniques to manage stress associated with MS.The Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Hospital's Buckley 8, Conference Room 820, 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's Department of Food and Nutrition Services will recognize National Nutrition Month and Registered Dietitians Day with Eat Right on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registered dietitians will be available to answer questions about popular diet myths, weight management and healthy habits. Free educational materials, healthy snacks and giveaways will be provided. The event will take place in the Hospital's Carrington Pavilion Atrium, 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information, call 718-780-5367.

In collaboration with Heights and Hills, New York Methodist Hospital offers a support group, led by a licensed social worker, for family members and friends caring for an older adult. The Caregivers Support Group will meet on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 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 718-780-5367.

New York Methodist Hospital and the Carolyne E. Czap and Eugene Czap Alzheimer's Program offer a support group for caretakers of patients experiencing cognitive deficits and/or memory loss. The Alzheimer's Disease Care 4 Caretakers group will meet on Monday, March 14, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Hospital's Executive Dining Room located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Call 718.246.8590 to register (required).

New York Methodist Hospital will recognize Brain Health Awareness Week on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, March 16 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Neurologists and cognitive care specialists will be available to answer questions about Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders. Free educational materials and giveaways will be provided. The event will take place in the Hospital's Carrington Pavilion Atrium, 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information, call 718-780-5367.

New York Methodist Hospital's Department of Pastoral Care offers a bereavement support group for people who have recently experienced the loss of a loved one. The Bereavement Support Group meets for 8 sessions on Wednesdays, beginning on March 16, 2016, from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Buckley 8, Conference Room 820, located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Call 718-780-3396 to register (required). _

In partnership with American Cancer Society, 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, March 17, 2016, 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 will sponsor Diabetes Alert! Day on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Free screenings will be offered, and healthcare professionals will be available to answer questions about diabetes. The event will take place in the Hospital's Carrington Pavilion Atrium, 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information please call 718-780-5367.

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, March 24, 2016, 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 offers a free monthly senior health seminar series at Brooklyn College. Join Hajir Dilmanian, M.D., NYM's director of echocardiography, as he presents Listen to Your Heart. The seminar will take place on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 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 2705 Campus Road. For more information and to register (required), call 718.501.6092.

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 Nutrition Label Truth, on Thursday, March 31, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Hospital's Buckley 8, Conference Room 820, located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information please call 718.246.8603.