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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.

This club meets the second Tuesday of every month from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.
For exact dates and registration, call (516) 256-6581.

Long Island Jewish Valley Stream
900 Franklin Avenue
2nd Floor conference room
Valley Stream, NY 11580

Amputee support

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

For more information, please contact Rob Moy at [email protected].

Southside Hospital
301 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY 11706 

Bariatric postoperative

This free support group meeting takes place on the third Tuesday of every month from 6pm to 7pm.

For more information, contact Deborah at (718) 830-1180.

All post-op bariatric patients are welcome.

95-25 Queens Boulevard
2nd floor, Suite B
Rego Park, NY 11374

Healthy Living

Feeling frustrated? Need an extra helping hand? We are here to support you.

Topics include:

  • Overcoming emotional eating hurdles
  • What to eat when there’s nothing to eat
  • Shopping tours
  • Trips to a fitness center
  • Healthy menus when dining out

Meetings are held on the second Monday and third Thursday of each month from 6pm to 7:30pm.

Lenox Hill Hospital, Black Hall entrance
130 East 77th Street
New York, NY 10075
Sidney Weisner Conference Room 201AB

Monday 2018 meetings

  • January 8
  • February 12
  • March 12
  • April 9
  • May 14
  • June 11
  • July 9
  • August 13
  • September 10
  • October 8
  • November 12
  • December 10

Thursday 2018 meetings

  • January 18
  • February 15
  • March 15
  • April 19
  • May 17
  • June 21
  • July 19
  • August 16
  • September 20
  • October 18
  • November 15
  • December 20

For additional information, please call (212) 434-3285 or visit Nycbariatrics.com.

Bereavement

This group is held for adults grieving the death of a loved one.

  • Meets consecutive Tuesdays for eight weeks, 7pm to 9pm
  • Two sessions held annually starting March 3 and September 29
  • Preregistration required

Huntington Hospital Women’s Health Center
270 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743

For more information, call Jaime Puzelli, LMSW, OSW-C, AHCP-SW, at (631) 351-2013.

Handling the holidays for the bereaved

  • Special session held annually in November. Call for date.
  • Preregistration required

Huntington Hospital Women’s Health Center
270 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743

For more information, call Jaime Puzelli, LMSW, ACHP-SW, at (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
  • Preregistration required

Monter Cancer Center
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042

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

Center for H.O.P.E.

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

1981 Marcus Ave, Suite C125
Lake Success, NY 11042

For dates and times, contact Susan Thomas, LCSW-R, FT, at (516) 216-5194 or the Department of Social Work at (718) 470-3124.

Bereavement Support Group
Lenox Hill Hospital – Hearth Room
130 E 77th Street
​New York, NY 10075

Third Wednesday of every month – 4pm - 5pm
Please call the Department of Patient Care Management at (212) 434-3060 to confirm dates and for more information.

Perinatal Bereavement Support Group
Lenox Hill Hospital – Patient Care Management Office
122 East 76 Street, Level 3, Suite B
New York, NY 10075

Second Thursday of each month
5pm - 6pm, Patient Care Management Office 
Please call (212) 434-3993 for information or to register.

Brain aneurysm: 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
  • Preregistration required
  • Group meets from 5:45pm to 7pm at North Shore University Hospital's 9 tower - large conference room

For additional information or to RSVP, contact Nicole Salant, MS FNP-C, CNRN, Brain Aneursym Coordinator at (516) 562-3815 or [email protected].

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 dates and times
  • Preregistration required

Monter Cancer Center 
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042
Questions? Contact Lisa Randazzo, LMSW, at (516) 734-7616.

Brain injury

Glen Cove brain injury support group

This is 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.

Glen Cove Hospital
Oak Room, Ground Floor
101 St Andrews Lane
Glen Cove, NY 11542

For more information, contact:

  • Merav deGuzman, Recreational Therapy Supervisor at (516) 674-7696 or ext.7696 from within the hospital
  • Dr. Gonzalo Vazquez-Casals, Neuropsychologist (516) 674-1739 or ext. 1739 from within hospital

Available 8am to 4pm, Monday through Friday.

Southside brain injury support group

Second Wednesday of each month, 7pm to 9pm

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

For more information, contact Katie Metzger at (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 the 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.

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

For more information, contact Dr. Jean Elbaum, Director, at (516) 719-3740.

Brain tumor

A place where patients and caregivers can meet separately and receive guidance, support and relaxation techniques.

The Brain Tumor Support Group will meet on the following Tuesdays from 4pm to 5:30pm in the Surgical Oncology Conference Room (access through the Brain Tumor Center, Entrance A) at CFAM 450 Lakeville Rd. Lake Success, NY 11042. Pizza and drinks will be served.

Meeting dates:

  • November 13, 2018
  • December 11, 2018

Preregistration is requested.

For registration and more information, contact:

Patient group:
Alison Hochhauser, LCSW
(516) 321-3008
[email protected]

Caregiver group:
Nancy Berlow, LCSW
(516) 941-1270
[email protected]

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
  • Meetings held every other month, 6pm - 7:30pm, depending on speaker availability
  • Meets in the Monter Cancer Center conference room
  • Call for exact dates
  • Preregistration required

Monter Cancer Center
450 Lakeville Road
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
  • Preregistration not required

Huntington Hospital
1 North Lounge
Huntington, NY 11743

Questions? Please call Joyce Davis, RN, at (631) 547-6385.

Breast cancer support group II

  • Informal discussion for women diagnosed with breast cancer for more than one year 
  • Meets every third Thursday each month, except in July and August, from 7pm to 9pm
  • Location: Admin conference room 2
  • Preregistration not required

Huntington Hospital
270 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743

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

Islip Breast Cancer Coalition Support Group 

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

Questions? Contact:

Sisters of Greater Long Island

  • An African-American breast cancer survivors organization
  • Huntington Hospital group meets at 7pm on the fourth Monday of each month at the Gillies conference room 1
  • Preregistration not required

Huntington Hospital
270 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743

Sisters of Greater Long Island; Amityville

  • Meets on the second Monday of each month

North Amityville Senior Center
48C Cedar Road
Amityville, NY 11701

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 7pm a 9 pm
  • Direccion: Brentwood Senior Center; 16 Second Avenue, Brentwood, NY

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

On treatment breast cancer group

  • Call for meeting information
  • Preregistration required

Northwell Health Department of Radiation Medicine
Radiation Medicine Conference Room at CFAM; Entrance D
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042

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

Pink Warriors of Staten Island breast cancer support group 

If you are a woman coping with breast cancer, cancer services at Staten Island University Hospital has a special group for you:

  • Family members are welcome and refreshments will be served
  • Preregistration 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 at (718) 226-8888.

Caregivers support

Caregiver support group: Who takes care of the caregiver? 

  • This group is for caregivers to discuss their needs, concerns and questions that need to be answered
  • Preregistration 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 at (718) 226-8888 for more information.

People living with cancer & caregivers support group

  • Meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 5:30pm to 7pm
  • Support group meets at the Monter Cancer Center conference room
  • Call for required preregistration

Monter Cancer Center
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042

Contact Leora Rezak, LMSW, OSW – C, at (516) 734-8816 for more information.

Caregiver Support Group

Lenox Hill Hospital – Aron Board Room
130 E 77th Street
New York, NY 10075

Second Wednesday of each month - 4pm - 5pm

Please call the Department of Patient Care Management at (212) 434-3060 to confirm dates and for more information.

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)

CLL support group 

  • For patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and their caregivers
  • Call for dates and times 
  • Preregistration required

LIJ Medical Center
CLL Research and Treatment Program
410 Lakeville Road
Suite 212
New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Questions? Please call (516) 734-7682.

Easy Breathers Pulmonary Support Group

The Easy Breathers support group is for those living with or caring for someone with a chronic lung disease. Each session features a guest speaker, followed by discussion.

This club meets the second Friday of every month, from 1pm to 3pm, April through November.

For more information and to RSVP for each date, call (516) 465-5420.

The LIJ Pavilion
1554 Northern Blvd.
Lobby Level Conference Room
Manhasset, NY  11030

Fertility support group

Workshops are led by Harriette Rovner Ferguson, LCSW, on the first Saturday of every month from 10am to 12pm.

Support groups are led by Elizabeth Westermann, LMSW, every other Thursday of every month and run from 6:30pm to 8pm.

The Wellness Center
Northwell Health Fertility
300 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY 11030

For more information, please call (516) 562-1709.

Diabetes

Diabetes support groups

Lenox Hill Hospital – Einhorn Auditorium
131 East 76th Street
New York, NY 10075

Last Tuesday of each month (no meetings will be held in the months of July and August) - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Please call Renee Murray-Bachman at (646) 795-9647 to register and to confirm dates.

Long Island Jewish Valley Stream
900 Franklin Avenue
Valley Stream, NY 11580

  • Meetings take place the third Wednesday of each month
  • This is an open group
  • Meets at Long Island Jewish Valley Stream's second-floor conference room

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

Dementia caregiver support group

Dementia Caregiver Support Group

  • Offered to anyone who is interested and is free of charge
  • Meets on Mondays from 11am to 12:30pm at Zucker Hillside Hospital Ambulatory Care Pavilion Outpatient Geriatric Clinic, second floor

Please contact Barbara Vogel, LMSW, at (718) 470-8447 for more information.

General cancer and new diagnosis

Oncology support group

  • For patients and/or family members up to two years following their diagnosis
  • Meets the first Wednesday of each month from 6pm to 7:15pm (first meeting February 3)
  • Call for dates and times
  • Preregistration required 

Huntington Hospital Women’s Health Center
270 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743

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

People living with cancer & caregivers support group

  • Fourth Tuesday of the month, 5:30pm to 7pm 
  • Meets at the Monter Center conference room
  • Preregistration required

Monter Cancer Center Conference Room
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042

Questions? Contact Sandra Caparco, LMSW, at (516) 734-8744.

General cancer support group

Join our monthly support group where we can address your concerns and offer you the support and information that you and your family need.

  • Preregistration not required
  • Refreshments will be served
  • Held in Library Conference Room, 2nd Floor
  • Please call for more times and dates

Staten Island University Hospital
Nalitt Institute for Cancer & Blood-Related Diseases
256C Mason Avenue
Staten Island, NY10305

Any questions? Contact Loretta DeSimone at (718) 226-8888.

Patient cancer support group

  • Call for dates and times
  • Takes place on the second Wednesday of every month
  • Preregistration required

LIJ Medical Center Oncology Building, 3rd Floor
270-05 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY 11040

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

Free parent support group

  • For parents with cancer and/or their caregivers
  • Weekly meetings: Saturdays 9:30am - 10:30am
  • Preregistration 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, at (718) 470-3124.

Post-transplant patient support group

  • A place for patients to learn how to cope with the emotional aspects of their diagnosis, live life beyond their transplant, lend and gain support and share information
  • Meetings held on the fourth Thursday of each month
  • Preregistration required
  • Located in the Monter Cancer Center conference room

Monter Cancer Center 
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042

Questions? Please contact Lisa Randazzo, LMSW, at (516) 734-7616.

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

For more information, contact Linda Glazer, LCSW, DSW, at (718) 470-8631 or [email protected].

Laryngectomy support group

  • Meetings held the first Friday of every month at 10:30am
  • Preregistration required

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 at (718) 470-8631.

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

  • Every third Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm
  • This 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 at (718) 479-1098.

Support for Parents of Children with Hearing Loss

  • Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm
  • This group takes a summer break in July and August

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 Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Hearing and Speech Center, conference room lower level
  • Preregistration 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, at (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 while connecting with their families and caregivers in a hopeful environment and 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 6:30pm to 8pm
  • Refreshments will be served

 Please call for further dates and questions. Contact Maria Anderson, MS, CCC-SLP, at (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

A 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 us at (516) 562-4280.

Pediatric Caregivers of North Shore (PICONS)

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

865 Northern Boulevard
Suite 101
Great Neck, NY 11021
Contact us at (516) 622-5070.

Look good ... Feel better

This is a program to help cancer patients learn makeup, hairstyling and other grooming techniques that 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.

Lake Success:

  • Support group meets the fourth Monday of every month from 12pm to 2pm
  • Meets at the Monter Cancer Center conference room
  • Call for dates and times
  • Preregistration required

Monter Cancer Center
Conference Room
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042

Contact American Cancer Society (800) 227-2345 for more information.

Staten Island:

Due to the popular demand of this program, only the first 10 callers will be taken.

  • Please call for more dates and times
  • Preregistration 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.

Plainview:

  • Call for dates and times
  • Preregistration required

Plainview Hospital
888 Old Country Road
Plainview, NY 11803

Contact:

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

New Hyde Park:

  • For all female cancer patients 16 years or older 
  • Takes place on the second Monday of every month
  • Call for dates and times
  • Preregistration required

LIJ Medical Center 
Oncology Building C-Level 
Dept. of Radiation Medicine
270-05 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Please call Sharon Lerman, LCSW, at (718) 470-8964 for more information. 

Leukemia and lymphoma

Leukemia and lymphoma support group for patients and their families

  • Fourth Wednesday of the month from 7pm - 8:30pm 
  • Meets at the Monter Cancer Center conference room
  • Preregistration required

Monter Cancer Center
Conference Room
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042

Contact Sharon Daneshgar, LCSW, at (516) 734-7682 for more information. 

Mental health

LI Mood Disorder Support Group

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

Please contact (516) 499-6374 for more information. 

NICU Support Group

NICU Parents Support Group

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

  • Twice a month, Thursday evenings - 7pm - 8pm
  • Meets outside the NICU (6th Floor, main hospital) and proceeds to Hearth Room

Please call the Department of Patient Care Management at (212) 434-3060 to confirm dates and for more information.

New Parents Support Group

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

First Thursday of each month – 11am - 12pm

Please call the Department of Patient Care Management at (212) 434-3060 to confirm dates and for more information.

Ostomy support

Please call for exact location of meetings

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, 4:30pm to 6pm
  • Meets at the Monter Cancer Center conference room
  • Call for exact dates and times
  • Preregistration required

Monter Cancer Center
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042

Contact Ella Strzepa, LCSW, OSW-C, at (516) 734-8817 for more information.

Man to Man prostate cancer support group

  • Call for dates and times (second Monday of every month, except July and August) 
  • Preregistration 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 at (718) 226-8888 for more information.

Pulmonary hypertension

Lenox Hill Hospital
100 E 77th Street
New York, NY 10075

  • Meets once a quarter

Please call Donna Carroll at (212) 434-6412 for dates, location, and information.

Sleep Disorders Support Group

Dr. Wohlberg, leading expert on sleep disorders from Northwell Health Physician Partners Pulmonary Medicine at Bay Shore, will present the most up-to-date information and answer your questions.

2018 Support Group Schedule:

  • ​November 28

2019 Support Group Schedule:

  • January 30th 
  • February 27th
  • March 27th 
  • May 29th 
  • June 19th 
  • July 31st
  • August 28th
  • September 25th
  • October 30th
  • November 20th
  • December 18th

Group meetings will take place in the office of:

Long Island Lung Center
39 Brentwood Rd
Bay Shore, NY
Meetings will begin at 6pm

For more information, please call the Southside Hospital Sleep Center at (631) 968-3150.

Bring your CPAP devices; a licensed respiratory therapist will be available to assist you with any equipment or supply questions.

Light refreshments will be served.

Smoking cessation

Smoking Cessation Program 

  • Group or individual quit programs are available
  • Meetings held on Tuesdays at 6pm
  • Call for dates and times 
  • Preregistration required

Northwell Health
Center for Tobacco Control
225 Community Drive, South Entrance
Great Neck, NY 11021

Questions? Please contact Patricia Folan, RN, MS, CTTS, at (516) 466-1980.

Smoking Cessation Program at Southside Hospital

For more information about our five-week smoking cessation program at Southside Hospital and a list of program start dates, please call (516) 466-1980.

Southside Hospital
301 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY 11706

Tobacco/nicotine dependence support group

  • Individual consultation is also offered and nicotine replacement therapy is available. For more information about our five-week smoking cessation program at Southside Hospital and a list of program start dates, please call (516) 466-1980.
  • Group meets on Thursdays from 3pm to 4pm at the Outpatient Center for Mental Health (fourth floor of the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital)
  • Meetings are held in sessions

Outpatient Center for Mental Health
210 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065
Questions? Contact Jerome Kogan, PsyD, at (212) 434-2961.

Smoking cessation support group

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

Please call (718) 226-6125 for more information. 

Stroke

Stroke and Neuroendovascular Support Group

  • Second Wednesday of each month - 2pm - 3pm

Please call Mary Ellen Samis for information and to register at (212) 434-3403.

Lenox Hill Hospital
Weisner Conference Room 201A/B (2nd Floor Achilles)
130th East 77th Street
New York, NY 10075

Stroke Support Group for Survivors and Caregivers

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

Stroke Survivors and caregivers bring their own bag lunch except for the third Friday of every month when a pizza and salad lunch is provided.

North Shore University Hospital
300 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY 11030

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.

Call (516) 562-4947 for further details.

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

Southside Hospital
301 East Mainstreet
Bayshore, NY 11706

For questions and further information, 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 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

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 RSVP.

Tinnitus

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

Long Island Jewish Valley Stream
Shankman Auditorium
900 Franklin Avenue
Valley Stream, NY 11580

Traumatic brain injury and stroke

Brain injury support group

This group offers an opportunity for survivors and caregivers 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 (4pm to 5pm)

  • 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 through Friday.

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

Wellness support

Path to wellness after cancer

  • Second Tuesday of every month, 5:30pm-7pm 
  • Meets at the Monter Cancer Center conference room
  • Call for exact dates and times
  • Preregistration required

Monter Cancer Center
Conference Room
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042

Contact Sharon Lerman, LCSW, at (516) 734-8203 for more information.

Relaxation classes

  • Call for dates and times
  • Preregistration required

Monter Cancer Center
Conference Room
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042

Questions? Contact Donna Vignola, LCSW, at (516) 734-8816 for more information. 

Gentle chair yoga

  • Call for dates and times (restarting in April)
  • Preregistration required

LIJ Medical Center
270-05 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY 11040

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

Women's health

WomenHeart Support Group (women living with heart disease)

Lenox Hill Hospital - Heart and Vascular Institute
110 E 59th Street, Suite 8A
New York, NY 10075

Third Wednesday of each month - 6pm - 7:30pm

Please call Mary Rzepski or Janet Yagle for information at (212) 434-6160 or (212) 434-6902.