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.

This club meets the secondTuesday of every month, beginning in Spring 2016, from 3:30-4:30pm.

For exact dates and registration, call (516) 256-6581.

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

Amputee support

Amputee Support Group

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 post-operative

Bariatric Post-Operative Support Group 

This free support group meeting takes place on the third Tuesday of every month from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.

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

All post-op bariatric patients are welcome!

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

 

Bereavement

Bereavement group

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

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

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

Bereavement group, cancer-related loss

  • Call for current dates and times (5:30 pm – 7 pm)
  • 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

Questions? 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 – 4-5pm
Please call the Department of Patient Care Management to confirm dates and for more information (212) 434-3060

 

Perinatal Bereavement Support Group

Lenox Hill Hospital – Patient Care Management Office
122 East 76 St, Level 3, Suite B
New York, NY 10075

Second Thursday of each month
5-6pm, Patient Care Management Office (122 East 76 St, Level 3, Suite B)
Please call for information or to register (212) 434-3993

Brain aneurysm

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
  • Preregistration required
  • Group meets from 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm at North Shore University Hospital's 9 tower - large conference room

Current 2017 dates:

  • Tuesday, January 09, 2017  Topic: The Search for Quality of Life with a Brain Injury; Speaker: Merav Deguzman CBIS, MHA, Recreation Therapy at Glen Cove Hospital            
  • Tuesday, February 14 - Topic: Living life one day at a time
  • Tuesday, March 14 - Topic: Open discussion; Speaker: David J. Chalif, MD, FACS, Director, Neurovascualar Surgery, NSUH, Co-Director, Brain Aneursym Center. Neuroscience Institute
  • Tuesday, April 11 - Topic: Holistic Nutrition; Speaker: Nicole Libretti, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Stroke Program Coordinator; North Shore University Hospital
  • Tuesday, May 9 - Topic: Paint night with Jodi's Gallery. All materials will be supplied, free of charge
  • Tuesday, June 13 - Topic: Mind, body and spirit
  • Tuesday, September 12 - Topic: Back into the workforce; Speaker: Arthur Cassano
  • Tuesday, October 10 - Topic: Collateral effects of aneurysms
  • Tuesday, November 14 - Inspirational Wishes
  • Tuesday, December 12 - Holiday gathering  

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 2016 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.

Sessions take place from 4pm to 5:30pm.

Current 2017 dates/disciplines participating:

  • January 25 - Nursing
  • February 22 - Physical Therapy
  • March 29 - Speech Therapy
  • April 26 - Social Work
  • May 24 - Occupational Therapy
  • June 28 - Nursing
  • July 26 - Neuropsychology
  • August 30 - Recreational Therapy
  • September 27 - Physical Therapy
  • October 25 - Speech Therapy 
  • November 29 - Occupational Therapy
  • December 20 - Social Work

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

Questions? 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 - 9pm

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

For more information, call 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!

Meetings will be held on the following dates from 4pm to 5:30pm at:

Transitions of Long Island ®  
3rd floor Dining Room
1554 Northern Blvd
Manhasset, NY 11030*
*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

Questions?  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 4:00 pm-5:30 pm in the Surgical Oncology Conference Room (access through the Brain Tumor Center, Entrance A).
Pizza and drinks will be served.

Meeting dates:

  • Sept 12th, 2017 (2nd Tuesday of Sept)
  • Oct 3rd, 2017
  • Nov 7th, 2017
  • Dec 5th, 2017

Pre-registration is requested. For registration and more information, contact:

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

Caregiver group:
Nancy Berlow, LCSW
(516) 941-1260 (option 3)
[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. 
  • 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 in the Monter Cancer Center conference room
  • Call for exact dates
  • Preregistration 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 5:30 pm to 7 pm
  • 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 7 pm to 9 pm
  • Location: Admin conference room 2
  • Preregistration not required
Huntington Hospital                                       
270 Park Avenue                  
1 South, Admin Conference Room # 1
Huntington, NY 11743                      

Questions? Please call Toni Lico at (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
  • 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 7 pm on the fourth Monday of each month at the Gillies conference room 1
  • Preregistration not required
  • 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 each month

Current 2016 dates:

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

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 

  • In 2016, the group meets every third Thursday of the month from 1:30pm to 3 pm (except for February - meet day is 2/9/16)
  • Preregistration 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 at (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 
    • Saturday, April 30; 12pm - 1:30pm, moderator: Penny Troiano, LCSW. Topic: open agenda
  • 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 the caregivers. 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
    • Monday, May 16; 12pm - 1pm
  • 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 5:30 pm to 7 pm
  • 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 (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 - 4-5pm

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

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)

CLL support group 

  • For patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia ad 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.

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 – 8pm.

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

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

Diabetes

Diabetes Support Group 

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

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

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

Diabetes support group

  • Beginning in February 2016, meetings will 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
Long Island Jewish Valley Stream
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. 

 

Dementia caregiver support group

The Dementia Caregiver Support Group is offered to anyone who is interested.
The weekly group meets on Monday 11:00-12:30 at Zucker Hillside Hospital-Ambulatory Care Pavilion Outpatient Geriatric Clinic, second floor

Please contact Barbara Vogel, LMSW at 718-470-8447 for more information.
The group is open to all caregivers and is free of charge.

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 6pmto 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 7 pm 
  • 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

At Staten Island University Hospital, we 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 where 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 - 1pm 
    • Monday, March 7; 12 noon - 1pm
    • Monday, May 2; 12 noon - 1pm
  • Preregistration 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 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 and live life beyond their transplant, lend and gain support, and share information
  • Meetings held on the fourthThursday of each month
  • Preregistration required
  • Located in the Monter Cancer Center conference room

Monter Cancer Center 
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042

Current 2016 dates:

  • March 24
  • April 28 (on this day, group meets from 3pm to 4pm)
  • May 26
  • June 23
  • July 28
  • August 25
  • September 22
  • October 27

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

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

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 - 8pm
  • Refreshments will be served

Current 2016 meetings:

  • Tuesday, February 23
  • Tuesday, March 29
  • Tuesday, April 26

 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 Blvd.
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 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. 

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.

Current 2016 dates:

  • Tuesday, March 15; 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
  • 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 - Meets outside of the NICU (6th Floor, main hospital) and proceeds to Hearth Room
100 E 77th Street
New York, NY 10075

Twice a month, Thursday evenings - 7-8pm

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

New Parents Support Group

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

First Thursday of each month – 11 am- 12 pm

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

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, 4:30pm to 6pm
  • 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 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

Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group

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

Once a quarter

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

Sleep apnea

Sleep Apnea Support Group

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

 

Call (631) 987-0275 for more information. 

Smoking cessation

Smoking Cessation Program 

  • Group or individual quit programs are available
  • Meetings held on Tuesdays at 6 pm
  • 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 5-week smoking cessation program located 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

Call (516) 466-1980 for more information.

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 availableFor more information about our 5-week smoking cessation program located 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, Psy.D., 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

Lenox Hill Hospital - Weisner Conference Room 201A/B (2nd Floor Achilles) 130 E 77th Street
New York, NY 10075
Second Wednesday of each month - 2-3pm

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

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 am to 1:30 pm.  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 3rd 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

    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 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 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

    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
    • 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, New York 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
    Third Wednesday of each month - 6-7:30 pm

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

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