Support groups

American Lung Association Better Breathers Club

American Lung Association Better Breathers Club

  • Better Breathers Clubs are designed to promote respiratory health and a better sense of well being for those living with chronic lung disease
  • Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month beginning in the Spring of 2016
  • 3:30-4:30pm
  • Call for exact Spring dates and to register (516) 256-6581

Franklin Hospital
900 Franklin Avenue
2nd Floor conference room
Valley Stream

Amputee support

Amputee Support Group

Southside Hospital
301 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY 11706 
 

The Amputee Support Group takes place on the first Saturday of each month at 1pm at the Southside Hospital in Board Room 1. 

For more information please contact Rob Moy at rmoy@northwell.edu

Bereavement

Bereavement group

  • For adults grieving the death of a loved one
  • Meets consecutive Tuesdays for eight weeks, 7 to 9pm
  • Two sessions held annually starting March 3 and September 29
  • Pre-registration required
Huntington Hospital Women’s Health Center
270 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743

Questions? For more information please call Jaime Puzelli, LMSW, OSW-C, AHCP-SW — (631) 351-2013

Handling the holidays for the bereaved

  • Special session held annually in November. Call for date
  • Pre-registration required
Huntington Hospital Women’s Health Center
270 Park Avenue Huntington, NY 11743

Questions? For more information please call Jaime Puzelli, LMSW, ACHP-SW - (631) 351-2013

Bereavement group, cancer-related loss

  • Call for current dates and times (5:30pm – 7pm)
  • Meets at the Monter Cancer Center conference room
  • Pre-registration required
Monter Cancer Center
 450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042

Questions? Contact Leora Rezak, LMSW — (516) 734-8816
 

Center for H.O.P.E.

  • Ongoing, open-ended groups for children who have lost a parent or a sibling and their caregivers
  • Eight-week close ended groups for parents who have lost a child
  • Call for dates and times

1981 Marcus Ave, Suite C125
Lake Success, NY 11042

Questions? Contact Susan Thomas, LCSW-R, FT (516) 216-5194
or the Department of Social Work (718) 470-3124

Brain aneurysm support group

Brain aneurysm support group - circle of friends

  • The circle of friends support group offers education, support and resources for brain aneurysm survivors. Family members, caregivers and anyone else interested are welcome to attend.
  • There is no charge for attending and refreshments will be served
  • Parking tickets will be validated
  • Pre-registration required
  • Group meets from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at North Shore University Hospital's 9 tower - large conference room
    • Current 2016 dates:
    • Tuesday, February 9 - Topic: Open discussion; Speaker: David J. Chalif, MD, FACS - Director Neuorvascular Surgery North Shore University Hospital; Co-Director, Brain Aneurysm Center, Cushing Neuroscience Institute
    • Tuesday, March 8 - Topic: Open discussion
    • Tuesday, April 12 - Topic: Teaching leisure skills; Speaker: Merav Deguzman CBIS, MHA, Recreation Therapy at Glen Cove Hospital
    • Tuesday, May 10 - Topic: Open discussion
    • Tuesday, June 14 - Topic: Cognitive Therapy; Speaker: Deborah Benson, PhD, ABPP - Founder and Director, Common Ground Alliance
    • Tuesday, September 13 - Topic: Open discussion
    • Tuesday, October 11 - Topic: Interactions with over the counter medications; Speaker: Valerie Demekhin, PharmD, BCPS - Clinical Pharmacology, North Shore University Hospital
    • Tuesday, November 8 - Topic: Inspirational wishes; Speaker: Arlicia Albert; Dynamic minister, Brain aneurysm surviver, Life coach
    • Tuesday, December 13 - End of year gathering 

For additional information or to rsvp contact: Nicole Salant, MS FNP-C, CNRN; Brain Aneursym Coordinator (516)562-3815; email: nsalant@nshs.edu

North Shore University Hospital
300 Community Drive
9 Tower Large Conference Room
Manhasset, NY 11030

Bone marrow / stem cell transplant

Post-transplant support group

  • Call for 2016 dates and times
  • Pre-registration required
Monter Cancer Center 
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042

Questions? Contact: Lisa Randazzo, LMSW — (516) 734-7616

Brain injury

Glen Cove brain injury support group

  • A group for survivors and caregivers that provides an opportunity to meet with peers and discuss topics that are relevant to you and your quality of life.
  • Different disciplines will be participating with new topics at each session.

Current 2016 dates/disciplines participating:

  • January 27 - Neuropsychology
  • February 24 - Recreational Therapy
  • March 30 - Brain Injury Awareness Special Event in the Pratt Auditorium at Glen Cove Hospital from 3 - 6pm
  • April 27 - Speech Therapy
  • May 25 - Social Work
  • June 29 - Physical Therapy
  • July 27 - Occupational Therapy 
  • August 31 - Neuropsychology
  • September 28 - Recreational Therapy
  • October 26 - Speech Therapy 
  • November 30 - Social Work
  • December 21 - Physical Therapy 

Glen Cove Hospital, Rehab 1 South Dining Room
From 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Questions? Contact: Merav deGuzman, Recreational Therapy Supervisor (516) 674-7696 or ext.7696 from within hospital
Dr. Gonzalo Vazquez-Casals, Neuropsychologist (516) 674-1739 or ext. 1739 from within hospital
Available by phone 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday thru Friday

Southside brain injury support group

Southside Hospital
301 East Main Street, Board Room #2
Bay Shore, NY 11706

  • Second Wednesday of each month
  • 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

For more information, call Katie Metzger (631) 968-3741

 

Transitions of Long Island Monthly Wellness/Support Series

It’s vital to stay active and take care of yourself after a neurological injury or illness, in order to maintain your health and well-being. This Wellness Series is designed to provide education, information and support to help you and your loved ones cope successfully with various challenges that may arise following brain injury.  The meetings are also designed to provide an opportunity to share your knowledge, experiences and concerns with others.  Network with professionals, fellow survivors, family members and advocates, and focus on maintaining mental and physical fitness for the long-term!

Meetings will be held on the following dates from 4 p.m.- 5:30 p.m., at:

Transitions of Long Island ®  
1554 Northern Blvd, Manhasset, NY 11030, 3rd floor Dining Room
**except when otherwise noted.

Current 2016 events:

  • Wed., April 6 - Panel/Video of Outstanding Alumni - Questions/Answer
    • Facilitator:  Dr. Jean Elbaum
  • Wed., May 4 - Occupational Therapy and Acquired Brain Injury – Questions and Answers
    • Facilitator: Patricia Kearney, MBA, OTR/L
  • Wed., June 1 - Neuropsychology and Acquired Brain Injury - Questions and Answers
    • Facilitator: Dr. Rosanne Pachilakis
  • Wed., July 6 - Caregiver Support Group - Families / significant others only
    • Facilitator: Dr. Kathryn Mirra
  • Wed., Aug 3 - Speech / Language Therapy and Acquired Brain Injury - Questions and Answers 
    • Facilitator: Deena Henderson, CCC - SLP
  • Wed., Sept 7 - Structured Day Program and PREP (post rehabilitation) at Transitions 
    • Facilitator: Allison Muscatello, LMSW
  • Wed., Oct 5 - Physical Therapy and Acquired Brain Injury - Questions and Answers
    • Facilitator: Kristen Murray, DPT
  • Wed., Nov 2 - Improving Alertness and Arousal Post Acquired Brain Injury
    • Facilitator: Dr. Angela Scicutella, Neuropsychiatrist
  • Wed., Dec 7 - Annual Holiday Party - Bring a dessert to share and join us for a year end celebration with friends, music and laughter
    • Location - Transitions - 3rd Floor Dining Room
    • From 4:00 pm till 5:30 pm 

 

Questions?  Contact Dr. Jean Elbaum, Director, at (516) 719-3740.

Breast cancer

Bridge to survivorship - Breast Cancer

  • A program for breast cancer survivors who have completed active treatment and are seeking information and support to help them face the new journey of being cancer survivors. 
  • First meeting in 2016 will be held on March 9th
  • Meetings held every other month, 6 pm - 7:30 pm; depending on speaker availability
  • Meets at the Monter Cancer Center conference room. 
  • Call for exact dates
  • Pre-registration required 
Monter Cancer Center
450 Lakeville Road
Conference Room
Lake Success, NY 11040
 

Contact: Sandra Caparco, LMSW, OSW-C, at 516-734-8744

Breast cancer support group I

  • For newly diagnosed breast cancer patients, up to one year post-diagnosis
  • Meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month; from 5:30pm to 7pm
  • Pre-registration not required
Huntington Hospital                                                         
270 Park Avenue                 
1 North Lounge
Huntington, NY 11743
                                                       
Questions? Please call Joyce Davis, RN — (631) 547-6385
 

Breast cancer support group II

  • Informal discussion for women diagnosed with breast cancer more than one year 
  • Meets every third Thursday each month, except in July and August from 7 to 9pm
  • Location: Admin conference room 2
  • Pre-registration not required
Huntington Hospital                                       
270 Park Avenue                  
1 South, Admin Conference Room # 1
Huntington, NY 11743                      
           

Questions? Please call Toni Lico — (631) 757-4581

Islip Breast Cancer Coalition Support Group 

  • Held once a month on the third Tuesday of every month
  • Meetings occur at the Bay Shore Brightwaters Library at 7 pm
  • Pre-registration required
  • Please call for exact dates and times

Questions? Contact Elaine Haas at (631) 943-8851 or email: elehaas814@aol.com 
or Kristin Sodaro (631) 968-7424  

Sisters of greater Long Island

  • An African-American breast cancer survivors organization
  • Huntington Hospital group meets at 7:00pm on the fourth Monday of the month at the Gillies conference room 1
  • Pre-registration not required
  • All are welcome
  • Current 2016 dates:
    • February 22
    • March 28
    • April 25
    • June 27
    • September 26
    • October 24
    • November 28
Huntington Hospital
270 Park Avenue
Gillies Conference Room 1
Huntington, NY 11743
 

Sisters of greater Long Island; Amityville

  • Meets on the second Monday of the month
  • North Amityville Senior Center; 48C Cedar Road, Amityville 
  • Current 2016 dates:
    • February 8
    • March 14
    • April 11
    • May 9
    • June 13
    • September 12
    • October 10
    • November 14
    • December 12
For more information, please call: 
Sue (631) 872-5737 
Orrie — (631) 842-3971 
Cynthia — (631) 549-4482
 

Grupo de apoyo de mujeres Latinas con cancer en los senos

  • Ultimo viernes de cada mes, de 7 a 9 pm
  • Direccion: Brentwood Senior Center; 16 Second Avenue, Brentwood, NY

Preguntas? Porfavor llamen a Maria O. Gonzalez - (631) 951-6908  

On treatment breast cancer group 

  • In 2016, the group meets every third Thursday of the month from 1:30pm to 3pm (except for February - meet day is 2/9/16)
  • Pre-registration required
Northwell Health Department of Radiation Medicine
Radiation Medicine Conference Room at CFAM; Entrance D
450 Lakeville Rd 
Lake Success, NY 11042
 

Questions? Contact Gina DiVincenzo, LCSW-R, OSW-C — (516) 321-3009

Pink Warriors of Staten Island breast cancer support group 

  • If you are a woman coping with Breast Cancer, you have your own unique needs. Cancer services at Staten Island University Hospital has a special group for women like you.
  • Current 2016 meetings
    • Saturday, February 27; moderator: Penny Troiano, LCSW, Topic: open agenda
    • Saturday, March 26; 12pm - 1:30pm, moderator: Penny Troiano, LCSW, topic: open agenda 
  • Family members are welcome and refreshments will be served
  • Pre-registration not required
  • Please call for further support group dates 
Staten Island University Hospital 
Medical Arts Pavilion (Map building)
Great Room, 2nd floor 
242 Mason Avenue 
Staten Island, NY 10305
 

For further information please call the Cancer Hotline — (718) 226-8888

Caregivers support

Caregiver support group: Who takes care of the caregiver? 

  • This group is for the care giver, you also have your own needs, concerns and questions that need to be answered. Please bring to this group anything you would like to discuss
  • First meetings of 2016;
    • Monday, February 22; 12pm - 1pm
    • Monday, March 21; 12pm - 1pm
    • Monday, April 18; 12 pm - 1pm
  • Pre-registration not required
  • Please call for more dates
Staten Island University Hospital 
Nalitt Institute for Cancer & Blood-Related Diseases
Library Conference Room, 2nd Floor 
256C Mason Avenue 
Staten Island, NY 10305

Contact: Loretta DeSimone — (718) 226-8888

People living with cancer & Caregivers Support Group

  • Meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month, from 5:30 pm to 7 pm
  • Support group meets at the Monter Cancer Center Conference room
  • Call for required pre-registration
Monter Cancer Center
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042

Contact Ella Strzepa, LMSW — (516) 734-8817 or 
Sandra Caparco, LCSW, OSW-C (516 )734-8744

 

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)

CLL support group 

  • For patients and caregivers with chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Call for dates and times 
  • Pre-registration required
LIJ Medical Center                              
CLL Research and Treatment Program                                                     
410 Lakeville Road
Suite 212                                                                      
New Hyde Park, NY 11040  

Questions? Please call Sharon Daneshgar  — (516) 734-7682

Diabetes

Diabetes Club

  • For patients and families
  • Meets monthly September - June
Huntington Hospital
270 Park Ave
Huntington, NY 11743

Questions? (631) 547-7179    

Diabetes Support Group

Diabetes Support Group

  • Beginning in February 2016, meetings will take place the third Wednesday of each month
  • This is an open group
  • Meets at Franklin Hospital's 2nd floor conference room
Franklin Hospital
2nd Floor conference room
900 Franklin Avenue
Valley Stream, New York 11580

For more information please contact Laura Prince Feldman MS, RD, CDN, CDE at (516) 256-6074 

General cancer and new diagnosis

Oncology support group

  • For patients and/or family members diagnosed with cancer up to two years
  • Meets the first Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7:15pm (first meeting February 3rd)
  • Call for dates and times
  • Pre-registration required 
Huntington Hospital Women’s Health Center
270 Park Avenue Huntington, NY 11743

Questions? Please call Jaime Puzelli, LMSW, ACHP-SW — (631) 351-2013
 

People living with cancer & caregivers support group

  • Fourth Tuesday of the month, 5:30 pm to 7 pm 
  • Meets at the Monter Center Conference Room
  • Pre-registration required
Monter Cancer Center Conference Room 450
Lakeville Road Lake Success, NY 11042

Questions? Contact Ella Strzepa, LMSW — (516) 734-8817 or Sandra Caparco, LMSW — (516) 734-8744
 

General cancer support group

  • Cancer services at Staten Island University Hospital feel that no one should have to go through the diagnosis of cancer alone. We are here to help, by offering you a monthly support group. This way we can address your concerns and offer you the support and information that you and your family need.
  • Current 2016 meetings:
    • Monday, February 1; 12 noon - 1 pm 
    • Monday, March 7; 12 noon - 1pm
  • Pre-registration is not required
  • Refreshments will be served
  • Please call for more times and dates
Staten Island University Hospital Nalitt Institute for Cancer & Blood-Related Diseases
256C Mason Avenue Library Conference Room, 2nd Floor
Staten Island, NY10305

Any questions? Contact: Loretta DeSimone — (718) 226-8888

 

Patient cancer support group

  • Call for dates and times (second Wednesday of every month)
  • Pre-registration required
LIJ Medical Center Oncology Building, 3rd Floor
270-05 76th Avenue New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Questions? Contact Sharon Lerman, LCSW — (718) 470-8964

Free parent support group

  • For parents and/or caregivers with cancer
  • Weekly meetings: Saturdays 9:30am-10:30am
  • Pre-registration required
Cohen Children's Medical Center Teaching Center, Ground Floor of Research Building
270-05 76th Avenue New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Questions? Contact Ingrid McFarlane, MSW, LCSW - (718) 470-3124

Gynecological cancer

Bridge to survivorship -- gynecological cancer

  • 2016 meetings: First Thursday of the month; from 6 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Meets at the Monter Cancer Center
  • Call for exact dates and times
  • Pre-registration required

Monter Cancer Center

450 Lakeville Road

Lake Success, NY 11040

Contact: Ella Strzepa, LCSW, OSW-C, (516) 734-8817

Head and Neck

Cochlear Support Group

Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Hearing and Speech Building, Apelian Cochlear Implant Center
Conference Room, Lower Level
430 Lakeville Road
New Hyde Park, NY 10042

Email or call
Linda Glazer, LCSW, DSW — (718) 470-8631
lglazer@northwell.edu

Laryngectomy support group

LIJ Medical Center
Hearing and Speech Building
Conference Room, Lower Level
430 Lakeville Road
New Hyde Park, NY 11042

Questions? Contact Linda Glazer, LCSW, DSW — (718) 470-8631

North Shore Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)

  • Every third Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm
  • The group takes a summer break in July and August
LIJ Medical Center
Hearing and Speech Building
Conference Room, Lower Level
430 Lakeville Road
New Hyde Park, NY 11042

Questions? Contact Sal Sturiale — (718) 479-1098

Support for Parents of Children with Hearing Loss

LIJ Medical Center
Speech and Hearing Center
Conference Room, Lower Level
430 Lakeville Road
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
 

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC)

  • Third Thursday of each month, 6:30pm to 8pm
  • Held at LIJ medical center, hearing and speech center, conference room lower level
  • Pre-registration required
LIJ Medical Center
Speech and Hearing Center
Conference Room, Lower Level
410 Lakeville Road
New Hyde Park, NY 11042

Questions? Contact Sharon Lerman, LCSW — (516) 734 - 8203
 

Support Group for Oral, Head and Neck Cancers

The purpose of this group is to provide support to our patients with oral, head and neck cancers. Also, to connect with their families/caregivers in a hopeful environment, while promoting physical and emotional health. The group will also provide education and awareness of the complications associated with these type of cancers. 

  • This group meets on the last Tuesday of every month from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Refreshments will be served
    • Current 2016 meetings:
    • Tuesday, February 23
    • Tuesday, March 29

 Please call for further dates and questions. Contact Maria Anderson, MS, CCC - SLP 718-226-6521

Staten Island University Hospital
Nalitt Institute for Cancer and Blood Related Diseases
256C Mason Ave, 2nd floor conference room
Staten Island, NY 10305

HIV/AIDS

Women's Support Group

For HIV infected women

Center for AIDS Research & Treatment
Infectious Disease Conference Room
400 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY 11030

For more information, please contact: (516) 562-4280

Pediatric Caregivers of North Shore (PICONS)

Peer information and educational mutual support group for caregivers of HIV positive children.

865 Northern Blvd.
Suite 101
Great Neck, NY 11021

Contact: (516) 622-5070

Look good…feel better

Look good…feel better (Lake Success)

  • Support group meets the fourth Monday of every month; 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Meets at the Monter Cancer Center conference room
  • Call for dates and times 
  • Pre-registration required 
Monter Cancer Center
Conference Room
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042

Contact Ella Strzepa — (516) 734-8817

Look good…feel better (Staten Island)

  • This is a program to help cancer patients learn make-up, hairstyling and other grooming techniques which deal with the personal appearance changes that may occur during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. This program is open to female cancer patients at least 16 years of age. 
  • Due to popular demand of this program, the first 10 callers will be taken
  • Current 2016 dates:
    • Tuesday, March 15; 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
  • Please call for more dates and times
  • Pre-registration required
Staten Island University Hospital 
Nalitt Institute for Cancer & Blood-Related Diseases 
Conference Room, 2nd Floor 
256C Mason Avenue 
Staten Island, NY 10305

Questions? For more information please call the cancer hotline at  (718) 226-8888

Look good…feel better (Plainview)

  • For all female cancer patients 16 years or older 
  • Call for dates and times 
  • Pre-registration required
Plainview Hospital
888 Old Country Road
Plainview, NY 11803

Nancy Geller, LCSW, BCD — (516) 719-2570
Rebecca Aguirre — (516) 719-2570

Look good…feel better (New Hyde Park)

  • For all female cancer patients 16 years or older 
  • Call for dates and times (second Monday of every month)   
  • Pre-registration required
LIJ Medical Center 
Oncology Building C-Level 
Dept. of Radiation Medicine
270-05 76th Avenue                                          
New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Sharon Lerman, LCSW — (718) 470-8964   

Leukemia and Lymphoma

Leukemia and Lymphoma support group for patients and their families

  • Fourth Wednesday of the month; from 7 pm - 8:30 pm 
  • Meets at the Monter Cancer Center conference room
  • Pre-registration required
Monter Cancer Center
Conference Room
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042

Contact Sharon Daneshgar, LCSW — (516) 734-7682

Mental health

LI Mood Disorder Support Group

Plainview Hospital, LA & LB
888 Old Country Road
Plainview, NY 11803 

Contact: (516) 499-6374

Neurosurgery

Lenox Hill Neurosurgery support group

Join us for our free monthly support group for survivors and caregivers. Gain a better understanding of neurological disorders, share your experience with others and get answers about the many challenges brought on by neurological disorders.

Where: Lenox Hill Hospital, 100 E. 77 St., New York, NY 10065

When: second Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Contact Mary Ellen Samis, RN, at msamis@nshs.edu or call (212) 434-3403 for more information.

Ostomy support

Ostomy support group

  • Please call for exact location of meetings
  • Current 2016 meeting dates:
    • February 25 from 2pm to 3pm (weather permitting)
    • March 24 from 2pm to 3pm 
    • April 28 from 2pm to 3pm
    • May 26 from 2pm to 3pm 
    • June 23 from 2pm to 3pm 

Huntington Hospital
270 Park Ave
Huntington, NY 11743 

For questions and further information please contact: Nicole Probst, RN, CWOCN at (631)351-2656

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer support and education group 

  • Third Wednesday of the month, 4:30 pm - 6 pm
  • Meets at the Monter Cancer Center conference room
  • Call for exact dates and times 
  • Pre-registration required
Monter Cancer Center
Conference Room
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042

Contact: Ella Strzepa, LCSW, OSW-C — (516) 734-8817

“Man to Man” prostate cancer support group 

  • Call for dates and times (second Monday of every month, except July & August) 
  • Pre-registration not required
Staten Island University Hospital 
Nalitt Institute for Cancer & Blood-Related  Diseases 
256C Mason Avenue 
Conference Room, 2nd Floor 
Staten Island, NY10305

Contact Loretta DeSimone — (718) 226-8888

Sleep apnea

Sleep Apnea Support Group

  • Preregistration required
Southside Hospital
301 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY 11706  

call (631) 987-0275

Smoking cessation

Smoking Cessation Program 

  • Group or individual quit programs are available
  • Meetings are held on Tuesdays at 6pm
  • Call for dates and times 
  • Pre-registration required
Northwell Health                                               
Center for Tobacco Control 
225 Community Drive, South Entrance                                                
Great Neck, NY 11021

Questions? Please contact Patricia Folan, RN, MS, CTTS — (516) 466-1890

 

Tobacco/nicotine dependence support group

  • Individual consultation is also offered, and nicotine replacement therapy is available
  • Group meets on Thursdays from 3pm - 4pm at the Outpatient Center for Mental Health (4th floor of the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital)
  • Meetings are held in sessions
  • Current 2016 meetings
    • The next session is from April 7th til the end of June
Outpatient Center for Mental Health
210 East 64th Street, New York, NY 10065

Questions? Contact Jerome Kogan, Psy.D. – (212) 434-2961

 

Smoking cessation support group

Nalitt Cancer Center
3rd Floor
256C Mason Ave, Staten Island, NY 10065

(718) 226-6125

Stroke

Stroke Support Group

  • Gain a better understanding of Stroke, share your experience with others; get answers to questions about the many challenges brought on by stroke. 
  • Pre-registration required
  • Meetings held the second Wednesday of every month; between 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm 
  • Location: Carmel conference room, first floor - enter via 130 E 77 st; main lobby

Please RSVP to Mary Ellen Samis, MBA, RN, CNRN, SCRN  at (212) 434-3403 or email her at msamis@nshs.edu 

Lenox Hill Hospital
130th East 77th Street
New York, NY 10075
 

Stroke Support Group for Survivors and Caregivers

Meets every Friday at North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset from 10:00am to 1:30pm.  

Call 516-562-4947 for further details

  • At various times throughout the year, the Stroke Club hosts guest speakers, organized luncheons, entertainment and various therapies such as dance, pets, music, horticultural and relaxation
  • NSUH at 300 Community Drive, use entrance # 3,  and drive up the hill to Building 304. Stroke Club Meetings take place in the rooms on the right. Please call for parking instructions
  • Stroke Survivors and Care Givers bring their own bag lunch except for the 3rd Friday of every month, than a Pizza and Salad lunch is provided

North Shore University Hospital
300 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY 11030

Living with stroke meetings

  • Identify resources for stroke survivors and family members
  • Educate survivors and families about the availability of treatments and services to improve quality of life
  • Current 2016 meetings:
    • March 23 in Board room 1
    • April 27 in Board room 1
    • May 25 in Board room 1
    • June 22 in Board room 1
    • July 27 in Board room 1
    • August 24 in Board room 1
    • September 28 in 4 Tower Classroom 
    • October 26 in Board room 1
    • November 16 in Board room 2
    • December 21 in 4 Tower Classroom

Southside Hospital
301 East Mainstreet
Bayshore, NY 11706

For questions and further info please contact Shona Elliot, RN at 631-968-3172

 

Caregiver support group

The caregiver support group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Southside Hospital
301 East Main Street, Board Room 1
Bay Shore, NY 11706

Please call Anthony Martino, CTRS at (631) 675-3400 for questions, exact dates and to let us know you will be in attendance. 

Tinnitus

Tinnitus Support Group

  • Learn about the various ways people manage their condition
  • Call for dates and times
  • Pre-registration not required

Franklin Hospital
Shankman Auditorium
900 Franklin Avenue
Valley Stream

 

Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke

Brain injury support group

For Survivors and Caregivers

An opportunity to meet with peers and discuss topics that are relevant to you and your quality of life. Different disciplines will be participating with new topics at each session.

Dates and Disciplines Participating (4:00pm to 5:00pm)

  • April 29 - Physical Therapy
  • May 20 - Occupational Therapy
  • June 24 - Neuropsychology
  • July 29 - Social Work
  • Aug 26 - Recreational Therapy
  • Sept 30 - Speech Therapy
  • Oct 28 - Social Work
  • Nov 18 - Physical Therapy
  • Dec 16 - Occupational Therapy

For more information or questions contact: 

Merav deGuzman, Recreational Therapy Supervisor - (516) 674-7696 (ext. 7696)
Dr. Gonzalo Vazquez-Casals, Neuropsychologist - (516) 674-1739 (ext. 1739)

Available by phone 8am to 4pm, Monday thru Friday

Glen Cove Hospital
101 St. Andrews Lane
Rehab 1 South Dining Room
Glen Cove, New York 11542 

Wellness support

Path to wellness after cancer 

  • Second Tuesday of every month, 5:30 pm - 7 pm 
  • Meets at the Monter Cancer Center conference room
  • Call for exact dates and times
  • Pre-registration required
Monter Cancer Center
Conference Room
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042
                    
Contact Sharon Lerman, LCSW — (516) 734 - 8203
 

Relaxation classes

  • Call for dates and times
  • Pre-registration required
Monter Cancer Center
Conference Room
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042

Questions? Contact Donna Vignola, LCSW — (516) 734-8816                            

Gentle chair yoga                                        

  • Call for dates and times (restarting in April)
  • Pre-registration required
LIJ Medical Center
270-05 76th Avenue                                          
New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Questions? Contact Sharon Lerman, LCSW — (718) 470-8964

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