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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

   July 23, 2014
For more information
CONTACT: Community Affairs
(718) 780-5367

August Event Calendar 2014

Events and Support Groups Sponsored by New York Methodist Hospital

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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, August 4, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Hospital’s Wesley House, Room 7A, 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information and to register (required) please call 718.780.5614.
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The week of August 1-7 is recognized as World Breastfeeding Week. To mark this annual global event, New York Methodist Hospital will host World Breastfeeding Day. The event will feature free educational materials and giveaways, and an NYM certified lactation consultant will be available to answer questions. World Breastfeeding Day will take place on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Carrington Pavilion Lobby, 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn.  For more information please call 718.780.5078.
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New York Methodist Hospital offers a free breastfeeding support group for new mothers. This group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Breastfeeding Support Group focuses on providing encouragement and information for mothers and their newborns, from birth to three months old. A certified lactation consultant leads the group. The meetings take place in the Hospital’s Wesley House, Rooms 3K-C, 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information please call 718.780.5078.
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New York Methodist Hospital, in partnership with Greater Brooklyn Health Coalition, offers free weekly heart pumping dance classes. Dance Your Heart Healthy now meets weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Bed Stuy Multi-Service Center located at 1958 Fulton Street, Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Walk-ins welcome. For more information please call 718.780.5367.

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New York Methodist Hospital hosts several free support groups for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers.

  • The Parkinson’s Disease Patient Support Group will meet on Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Wesley House 6A, located at 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn.
  • The Parkinson’s Wellness and Exercise Class will take place on Thursday, August 14, 2014 and Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 748 Union Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn.
  • The Parkinson’s Caregivers Support Group will meet on Thursday, August 14, 2014  from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Call for location.

For more information and to register for any Parkinson's disease groups or classes (required), please call 646.704.1792.

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New York Methodist Hospital offers a free awareness group for patients who have experienced brain aneurysms or subarachnoid hemorrhages (SAH) which can lead to stroke. The Aneurysm Awareness Group will meet on Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The meeting will take place in the Buckley 8 Conference Room, located on the eighth floor of the Hospital's main building at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information and to register (required) please call 718.246.8610.
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New York Methodist Hospital offers a free insulin pump support group and a free diabetes support group. The groups are facilitated by a certified diabetes educator and are open to people living with diabetes, as well as those who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes.

  • Join the Insulin Pump Support Group for a discussion on the topic of Carbohydrate Counting and Dining Out on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Hospital’s Executive Dining Room, located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn.
  • Join the Diabetes Support Group for a discussion on the topic of Managing Diabetes on Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Hospital’s Buckley 8 Conference Room, located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn.

For more information and to register for either discussion (required) please call 718.246.8603.

New York Methodist Hospital hosts a free hepatitis C (HCV) support group for people living with HCV and their loved ones. The group will be directed by a physician specializing in liver disorders. The Hepatitis C Support Group will meet on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Hospital’s Executive Dining Room, located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information or to make a reservation (required) please call 718.780.3125.
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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. The NYM Surgical Weight Reduction Information Seminar and Support Group meeting will take place on Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Executive Dining Room, located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information please call 718.780.3288.
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New York Methodist Hospital (NYM), a voluntary, acute-care teaching facility located in Brooklyn’s Park Slope, houses 651 inpatient beds (including bassinets) and provides services to about 40,000 inpatients each year. In addition, approximately 500,000 outpatient visits and services are logged annually. The Hospital, founded in 1881, has undergone extensive renovation and modernization over the years. NYM has Institutes in the following areas: Advanced and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Advanced Otolaryngology, Asthma and Lung Disease; Cancer Care; Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery; Digestive and Liver Disorders; Diabetes and Other Endocrine Disorders; Healthy Aging; Neurosciences; Orthopedic Medicine and Surgery, Vascular Medicine and Surgery and Women’s Health. New York Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Cornell Medical College and is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System.

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