October Event Calendar 2014

Sep 16, 2014

New York Methodist Hospital, in partnership with Greater Brooklyn Health Coalition, offers free weekly heart pumping dance classes. Dance Your Heart Healthy meets weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Bed Stuy Multi-Service Center located at 1958 Fulton Street, Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Walk-ins welcome. For more information please call 718-780-5367.

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, October 2, 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, October 9, 2014 and Thursday, October 23, 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, October 9, 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, October 2, 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 hosts a free pulmonary hypertension (PH) support group for individuals diagnosed with PH. The Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group will meet on Monday, October 6, 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 718-780-5614.

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 awareness group for patients who have experienced brain aneurysms or subarachnoid hemorrhages (SAH) which can lead to stroke. The Brain Aneurysm Support Group will meet on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The meeting will take place in the Executive Dining Room, located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information and to register (required) please call 718-246-8610.

New York Methodist Hospital hosts a free hepatitis C (HCV) support group for people living with HCV and their loved ones. The group is directed by a physician specializing in liver disorders. The Hepatitis C Support Group will meet on Wednesday, October 15, 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 718-780-3125.

New York Methodist Hospital offers a free monthly senior seminar series at Brooklyn College. This month join attending oncologist Hesham Hazin, M.D., as he presents a seminar on Aging and Cancer, on Wednesday, October 22, 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 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, October 23, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 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.

New York Methodist Hospital is hosting its second annual Evening of Spirit on Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The event will feature women's health information, pampering services, health screenings, amazing door prizes, goody bags, wine tastings and healthy hors d'oeuvres. Admission to the event is $10 for Spirit members and $15 for non-members (registration for Spirit of Women is free and can be completed online at nym.org/spirit). The event will take place at the Hospital's Carrington Pavilion, located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. To register for Evening of Spirit visit nym.org/eveningofspirit or call 855-NYM-WELL (855-696-9355).

New York Methodist Hospital will host a free health fair, marking World Stroke Day. The event will feature free health information and giveaways. NYM specialists will also be available to answer questions. NYM will observe World Stroke Day on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 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 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 Sleep, Stress and Blood Sugar on Thursday, October 30, 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.