September Events Calendar 2016

Events and Support Groups Sponsored by New York Methodist Hospital

Aug 24, 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.

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, September 12, 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 for any Alzheimer's Program support group (required).

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, September 12, 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. Mind/Body Methods for Managing MS Stress will meet on Tuesday, September 13, 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).

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, September 14, 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.


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, September 15, 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 offers a free monthly senior health seminar series at Brooklyn College. This month join Jeff Rosenfeld, Ph.D., of the Senior Umbrella Network of Brooklyn, for How to Avoid Falls this Fall. The seminar will take place on Wednesday, September 21, 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 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, September 22, 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.

Be the match! Sign up to become a bone marrow donor at NYM's registry drive sponsored by the New York Blood Center. Bone Marrow Donor Registration Day will take place on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Carrington Pavilion Atrium located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information, call 718-780-5367.

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, September 29, 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 Understanding Your Lab Results on Thursday, September 29, 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 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 Wellness Support Group will meet on Friday, September 30, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Hospital's Executive Dining Room located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Call 718-246-8590 to register (required).

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