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Alzheimer’s Disease Support Groups

Virtual support groups are available for caregivers of people with cognitive impairment. Call 516-663-8220 or email linda.martinez@nyulangone.org to register for these free programs.

Adult Child Support Group

Facilitated by an advanced social worker in gerontology, this group supports adult children caring for a parent with cognitive impairment.

Dates: January 5; February 2; March 9; April 6; May 11; June 8
Time: 5:30PM-6:30PM

LGBTQ Caregiver Support Group

Facilitated by an advanced social worker in gerontology, this group supports LGBTQ caregivers of a loved one with dementia.

Dates: January 14; February 11; March 11
Time: 3:30PM-4:30PM

Spouse/Partner Support Group

Facilitated by an advanced social worker in gerontology, this group supports spouses or partners caring for someone with cognitive impairment.

Dates: January 5, 19; February 2, 23; March 9, 23; April 6, 20; May 11, 25; June 8, 25
Time: 10:30AM-11:30AM

Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery Support Groups

Free virtual groups are offered in Nassau and Suffolk for people considering bariatric surgery as well as post-op NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island patients. Please call 516-663-1430 for details and registration.

Bereavement Support Groups via WebEx

Pre-registration is required for all groups. Meets weekly for four sessions. Contact the Spiritual Care Services Department at 516-663-4749 or bereavement@nyulangone.org.

Daytime Group – For loss related to COVID

Dates: Tuesdays, February 2, 9, 16, 23
Time: 12:00PM-1:30PM

Evening Group

Dates: Tuesdays, May 18, 25; June 1, 8
Time: 6:00PM-7:30PM

Daytime Group – Widows Only

Dates: Tuesdays, Aug 10, 17, 24, 31
Time: 12:00PM-1:30PM

Evening Group – For loss related to COVID

Dates: Tuesdays, November 2, 9, 16, 23
Time: 6:00PM-7:30PM

Bereavement Support for NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island Employees

Contact the Spiritual Care Services Department at 516-663-4749 or email bereavement@nyulangone.org to make an appointment.

Bereavement Webinars

Facilitated by a spiritual care services team member via Webex, pre-registration is required for all webinars. Contact the Spiritual Care Services Department at 516-663-4749 or bereavement@nyulangone.org.

Advance Care Planning: Having a Family Conversation

This free webinar aims to motivate participants to engage in end-of-life care conversations with their families and designated communities.

Date: Monday, April 5, 2021
Time: 6:30PM-8:00PM

End of Life Matters: The Jewish Perspective

Is advanced age the factor in end-of-life decisions or pain and prognosis? This free webinar is facilitated by our Resident Rabbi – Rabbi Anchelle Perl.

Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Time: 6:30PM-8:00PM

How to Manage Anger in the Grief Process

This free webinar addresses the volatile feelings and emotions that accompany the normal process of grieving.

Date: Thursday, July 8, 2021
Time: 6:30PM-8:00PM

Starting Over: Learning to Live without My Loved One (Men Only)

This free webinar addresses the challenges of moving on after a loved one has died.

Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Time: 6:30PM-8:00PM

Remaining Resilient through the Holidays

This free webinar provides coping strategies for learning to live with the loss of our loved ones and moving through the Holidays.

Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Time: 6:30PM-8:00PM

Breastfeeding Support Group

Our 2020 in-person support groups have been cancelled. Please call 1-866-946-8476 for resource information, and learn more about our online classes.

Virtual Cancer Support Groups

Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island provides complimentary patient support groups. A variety of virtual groups are available for people diagnosed with different types of cancer.

Cardiology Support Groups

Free programs available for men and women diagnosed with heart disease.

Men’s Support Group

Our 2021 in-person support groups are suspended at this time. Please call 516-663-1357 for resource information.

Women’s Support Group

WomenHeart of NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island is a virtual, peer-led support network open to all women living with heart disease. For more information, email Johanna.Pimentel@nyulangone.org.

Pediatric Diabetes Support Groups

For more information regarding support groups, and Zoom meeting details, please reach out to Lori Benzoni at 516-663-2112 or Danielle Alessio at 516-663-3067.

Kindred Spirits

Designed for the parents and caregivers of children with Type 1 diabetes. Parents are engaged in an educational discussion with guest speakers and provided an opportunity to share stories and challenges while receiving emotional support from their peers. (Facilitated by a CDCES). Contact Lori Benzoni at 516-663-2112 or Lori.Benzoni@nyulangone.org to register or for more information.

Time: 6:30PM-7:30PM

Date Topic/Speaker
October 15, 2020 JDRF
Betsy Paffmann JDRF, Outreach
Psychosocial and Emotional Wellness
Danielle Alessio, LCSW
November 5, 2020 Optimizing Immune Health
Nicole Regan MS, RDN, CDN, CDCES
December 17, 2020 Holiday Eating
Colleen Farley-Cornell MS, RD, CND, CDCES
February 4, 2021 Exploring New Modalities of Diabetes Management
Alanna Graham RN, MSN, CDCES
March 18, 2021 Transitioning care from parent to child
Edith Fiore MS, RN, CPNP, CDCES
April 2021
Annual Spring Conference
TBA
*Children 5 yrs and older are encouraged to attend as well*
May 13, 2021 Ask the Educator – Q & A
Alanna Graham RN, MSN, CDCES

KIDs (Kids Interested in Diabetes)

The KIDs Program is designed to teach children about diabetes through games and activities. It is FREE and open to children ages 5 to 10 years and their siblings. Meetings, facilitated by Danielle Alessio, LCSW, Colleen Farley-Cornell, MS, RD, CDN, CDE and Lori Benzoni, MPH. Contact Lori Benzoni at 516-663-2112 or Lori.Benzoni@nyulangone.org to register or for more information.

***RSVP ASAP. We have a special package to mail home to the kids.***

Time: 6:30PM-7:30PM

Date Topic
October 8, 2020 Wear a costume!
November 12, 2020 Diabetes Awareness Month! Wear blue!
December 3, 2020 Holiday Fun!
February 11, 2021 Wear Red!
March 11, 2021 Springtime! Wear your PJ’s!
April 2021
Annual Spring Conference
TBA
*Children 5 yrs and older are encouraged to attend as well*
May 6, 2021 Summer time… Luau party!

Dia-besties

This group was creatively named by our patients who have experienced the benefits of positive peer support while taking part in the Tween Talk Program. Dia-Besties is designed to educate and assist Pre-Teens to positively cope with the stresses of daily life along with living with Type 1 Diabetes through activities and open discussions. It is FREE and open to children ages 10-13 years old. Meetings are facilitated by social worker, Danielle Alessio, LCSW. Contact Danielle at 516-663-3067 or Danielle.Alessio@nyulangone.org to register or for more information.

Dates: October 14; November 4; December 9; January 13, 2021; February 10, 2021; March 3, 2021; April 7, 2021; May 12, 2021
Time: 6:30PM-7:30PM

Multiple Sclerosis Support Groups

Our 2021 in-person Multiple Sclerosis support groups are suspended at this time. Please call 516-663-8220 for resource information.

Neurology Support Group

Support Group for Individuals Diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis

Virtual support groups are available for adults diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis. Please call 516-663-8220 to register for these free programs.

Dates: February 10; March 10; April 14
Time: 10:00AM-11:00AM

Neuropathy Support Group

Virtual support groups are available for adults diagnosed with Neuropathy. Please call 516-663-8220 to register for these free programs.

Dates: February 10; March 10; April 14
Time: 1:00PM-2:00PM

Parkinson’s Disease Support Groups

Parkinson’s Patient Support Group

Virtual support groups are available for adults diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Please call 516-663-8220 or email elizabeth.mcmanus@nyulangone.org to register for this free program.

Dates: March 8, 15, 22, 29
Time: 10:00AM-11:00AM

Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group

Virtual support groups are available for adults caring for those diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Please call 516-663-8220 to register for this free program.

Dates: February 2; March 2; April 6
Time: 10:30AM-11:30AM

Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group

NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island’s Pulmonary Hypertension Center, in conjunction with the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, offers free virtual support groups to help those affected with this disease. Please contact Mary Bartlett, NP or Stefanie Lombardo at 516-663-2834 for details and registration.

Stroke Support Groups

Our 2021 in-person Stroke support groups are suspended at this time. Please call 516-663-8220 for resource information.

Tobacco Cessation

Our 2021 in-person support groups are suspended at this time. Please call 1-866-946-8476 for resource information.

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