November Events Calendar 2016

Events and Support Groups Sponsored by New York Methodist Hospital

Oct 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. No registration is necessary. For more information please call 718.780.5078.

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. Mind/Body Methods for Managing MS Stress will meet on Tuesday, November 1, 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).

An older woman sits at a table sadly looking at a photo of her husband who has passed away.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 on Wednesdays in November, 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 718-780-3396to register (required).

Lee Mazzilli and L.J. Mazzilli at MCU ParkNew York Methodist Hospital will host a lung cancer screening awareness day. The Fourth Annual Fred L. Mazzilli Lung Cancer Screening Awareness Day will feature free blood pressure and spirometry (lung function) screenings, giveaways, celebrity appearances and an educational lecture. Light refreshments will be served. The event will take place Thursday, November 3, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 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 offers a free Stroke Support Group for patients who have experienced a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), and their family members. Each month, the group will feature a guest lecturer who specializes in stroke care and management. This month join NYM neurosurgeon Michael Ayad, M.D., for a presentation on Acute Stroke Intervention on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Hospital's Buckley Conference Room 820, located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information and to register, please call 718.780.3777.

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, November 9, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 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 offers support groups for caretakers of patients, and for patients themselves, experiencing cognitive deficits and/or memory loss. The Alzheimer's Disease Care 4 Caretakers group will meet on Monday, November 14, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Hospital's Wesley House, Room 6A, 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Call 718.246.8590 to register for any Alzheimer's Program support group (required).

New York Methodist Hospital offers a free monthly senior health seminar series at Brooklyn College. This month's seminar will take place on Wednesday, November 16, 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 in Midwood, Brooklyn. For ramp access, enter at 2705 Campus Road. For more information and to register (required), call 718.501.6092.

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 Tuesday, November 15, 2016 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 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 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 hosts a free support group for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The Parkinson's Disease Support Group will take place on Thursday, November 17, 2016, from 2:30p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Hospital's Executive Dining Room located at 506 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 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 Holiday Cooking and Eating on Thursday, November 17, 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.

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 17, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 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.

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