November Event Calendar 2014

Events and Support Groups Sponsored by New York Methodist Hospital

Oct 21, 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 bereavement support groups, led by a licensed clinical social worker, for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The Bereavement Support Group will meet on Wednesday, November 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. and the Perinatal Bereavement Support Group will meet later that evening from 8:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Both meetings take place in the Hospital's Buckley 8 Conference Room located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Please call 718-788-4991 for more information and to register (required).

New York Methodist Hospital will host a free lung cancer screening awareness day. The Second 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 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 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 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, November 6, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Wesley House 6A, located at 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn.
  • The Parkinson's Wellness and Exercise Class will take place on Thursday, November 13, 2014  from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 748 Union Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn.
  • The Parkinson's Caregivers Support Group will meet on Thursday, November 13, 2014  from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Call for location.

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 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 6, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Hospital's Wesley House, Room 6B, 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information and to register (required), please call 718-780-3593.

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 "Making the Continuous Glucose Monitoring Sensor Work for You" on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Hospital's Executive Dining Room, located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn.
  • Join the Diabetes Support Group for a discussion on the topic of "Mindful Holiday Eating" on Thursday, November 20, 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.
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 Friday, November 14, 2014 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 a free monthly senior seminar series at Brooklyn College. This month join Stephen Peterson, M.D., chairman of NYM's Department of Internal Medicine, as he talks about "Joint Pain: What You Knee-d to Know," on Wednesday, November 19, 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

2014 Red Stocking SoireeNew York Methodist Hospital will hold a "Taste of Brooklyn" fundraising event featuring diverse culinary delights and beverages from Park Slope's best restaurants. The event will also feature a culinary-inspired silent auction and raffle and gourmet goody bags filled with Brooklyn-made products. NYM's 2014 Red Stocking Soirée will take place on Wednesday, November 19,  from 7pm to 9pm in the Carrington Pavilion, located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.nym.org/redstocking or call the Department of Development at 718-780-5343.

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 20, 2014 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 20, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Hospital's East Pavilion Auditorium located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information please call 718-780-3288.

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