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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

   April 24, 2014
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CONTACT: Community Affairs
(718) 780-5367

May Event Calendar 2014

Events and Support Groups Sponsored by New York Methodist Hospital

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, May 1, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Wesley House 6A, 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn.
  • The Parkinson’s Health and Wellness Dance Class will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, 2014 and Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 748 Union Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn.
  • The Parkinson’s Caregivers Support Group will meet on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 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 any of these groups or classes (required), please call 646.704.1792.
  • New York Methodist Hospital offers free cancer support groups open to individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones.

  • The Cancer Support Group will meet on Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Hospital's Cardiology Conference Room, Kirkwood 2, 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn.
  • Look Good…Feel Better®, "helping women with cancer feel beautiful inside and out," will meet on Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Hospital's Wesley House 6A, 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn.

    For more information and to register (required), please call 718.780.3593.

  • New York Methodist Hospital hosts a free pulmonary hypertension (PH) support group. This group connects people with PH and educates them on treatments and new developments for the disease. The Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group will meet on Monday, May 5, 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 718.780.5835.
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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 offers a free support group for individuals who have been recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). The Living with MS Support Group offers information and a place to begin to discuss concerns, experiences and resources. The group meets on every Tuesday in May from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with the exception of May 27, 2014. The meetings take place in the Hospital’s Buckley 8 Conference Room located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Please call 800.344.4867 for more information and to register (required).
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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 will meet weekly on Wednesdays beginning May 7, 2014 with a zumba class from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Bed Stuy Multi-Service Center located at 1958 Fulton Street, Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. For more information please call 718.780.5367.
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    New York Methodist Hospital offers bereavement support groups, led by a licensed clinical social worker, for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The Bereavement Support Group will meet on Wednesday, May 7, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. and the Perinatal Bereavement Support Group will meet later that evening from 8:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Both meetings take place in the Hospital’s Buckley 8 Conference Room located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Please call 718.788.4991 for more information and to register (required).
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    New York Methodist Hospital offers a free diabetes support group and a free insulin pump 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.

  • This month, join the Insulin Pump Support Group for a discussion on the topic of "Exercising with the Pump" on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Join the  Diabetes Support Group for a discussion on the topic of  "Cooking with Diabetes" on Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Both meetings will take place in the Hospital’s Buckley 8 Conference Room,   located  at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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

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    May is American Stroke Month and in observance, New York Methodist Hospital will sponsor Stroke Alert! Day. This health fair will feature free blood pressure screenings and free educational information from the American Stroke Association. NYM healthcare professionals will be available to answer questions. Stroke Alert! Day will take place on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Hospital’s Carrington Atrium Lobby, 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Please call 718.780.5367 for more information.
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    New York Methodist Hospital offers a free monthly senior seminar series at Brooklyn College. This month join NYM dermatologist, David Frankel M.D., as he presents “The Skinny on Your Skin" on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Brooklyn College Student Center located at East 27th Street and Campus Road. For more information and to register (required), call 718.780.5368.
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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, May 29, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Executive Dining Room, 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information please call 718.780.3288.

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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