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Community Events at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island

The experts at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island are dedicated to supporting the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health of our community. Our team offers educational events, support groups, and other resources, including virtual and in-person lectures hosted by our specialists who share the latest health and wellness information. Senior adults can enjoy complimentary online tai chi and fitness classes to help improve balance and reduce the risk of falls. Virtual parent education classes and CPR training courses are also available. All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, please call our Community Outreach and Education team at 866-946-8476 or email communityoutreach@nyulangone.org.

Educational Lectures

We continue our longstanding support of our community with frequent virtual and in-person lectures presented by our specialists. Our webinars cover a range of topics, such as coping with grief, preventing and managing disease, and learning about nutrition and exercise. Please call 866-946-8476 for details.

Gastrointestinal Issues in Older Adults

Gastroenterologist Sonja K. Olsen, MD, tells seniors the 10 most important things to know about their gastrointestinal tract.

Date: Friday, November 18, 2022
Time: 2:00–3:30PM

Register Here

Prostate Cancer Updates and Screening

Men ages 50 and older and those under 50 with particular risk factors for prostate cancer are invited to join NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island’s expert physicians for an interactive seminar on the latest updates in research and treatment. Special guest speakers include broadcaster Ed Randall and former New York Knicks star John Starks. Breakfast will be provided, and a PSA blood test will be administered by a healthcare professional. Learn more about the PSA screening qualifications and register here.  

Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022
Place: Research and Academic Center, 101 Mineola Boulevard
Time: 8:00AM–12:00PM

Support Groups

Our compassionate support services team offers virtual and in-person opportunities to connect with people having similar experiences. Our social workers specialize in each of the following groups, and we encourage you to contact them at the phone numbers below to learn more. All support groups, including our online webinars, are free and open to the public.

Bariatric Surgery Support Groups

Free virtual groups are offered for our patients and people considering bariatric surgery. Please call 516-663-1430 for details and registration.

Bereavement Support Groups

Our Spiritual Care Services staff provides virtual webinars on relevant topics as well as bereavement groups for our community. To register, call 516-663-4749 or email bereavement@nyulangone.org.

An upcoming webinar focuses on how the bereaved can remain strong during the holidays, which can be a difficult time:

Remaining Resilient Through the Holidays
Thursday, December 15, 2022
6:30–8:00PM

We also offer ongoing bereavement groups:

Evening Group
Dates: November 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2022
Time: 6:00–7:30PM

Cancer Support Groups

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

Cardiology Support Groups

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.

Cognitive Impairment Support Groups

Virtual support groups are available for caregivers of a parent or partner with cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia. These groups are facilitated by an advanced social worker in gerontology. For more information or to register, please call 516-663-8220.

Adult Child Caregiver Support Group
Dates: September 13, October 11, November 15, and December 13, 2022
Time: 5:30–6:30PM

Spouse or Partner Caregiver Support Group
Dates: September 14 and 28, October 12 and 26, November 9, and December 7 and 21, 2022
Time: 10:30–11:30AM

Huntington’s Disease Support Group

We offer virtual support groups for adults with Huntington’s disease.

Patient Support Group
Date: Meets on the first Tuesday of every month.
Time: 12:30–1:30PM
Registration: Please call 516-324-7708.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Groups

Virtual support groups are offered for adults with multiple sclerosis and their caregivers.

Patient Support Group
Date: Meets on the first Wednesday of every month.
Time: 10:30–11:30AM
Registration: Please call 516-324-7708.

Caregiver Support Group
Date: Meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month.
Time: 1:30–2:30PM
Registration: Please call 516-324-7708 or 516-324-7709.

Neuropathy Support Group

Virtual support groups are offered for adults with neuropathy.

Date: Meets on the second Wednesday of every month.
Time: 1:00–2:00PM
Registration: Please call 516-324-7708.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Groups

Virtual support groups are available for adults with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers.

Patient Support Group
Date: Meets on the second Tuesday of every month.
Time: 11:30AM–12:30PM
Registration: Please call 516-324-7708.

Caregiver Support Group
Date: Meets on the first Tuesday of every month.
Time: 10:30–11:30AM
Registration: Please call 516-324-7708.

Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease Patient Support Group
Date: Meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.
Time: 7:00–8:00PM
Registration: Please call 516-324-7708.

Pediatric Diabetes Support Groups

We offer virtual support groups for children with type 1 diabetes and their families. These groups, led by our team of pediatric diabetes experts, help children, their siblings, and parents manage the condition, and any social and emotional adjustments that may occur.

Kindred Spirits
This program engages parents and caregivers of children with type 1 diabetes in an educational discussion with guest speakers. Participants share stories and challenges while receiving emotional support from their peers.
Date: October 13, November 17, and December 8, 2022; and January 12, February 9, March 9, and May 11, 2023
Time: 6:30–7:30PM
Registration: Please call 516-663-2112 or email lori.benzoni@nyulangone.org.

Kids Interested in Diabetes
This group teaches children ages 5 to 10 and their siblings about type 1 diabetes through games and activities.
Date: October 6, November 3, and December 1, 2022; and January 5, February 2, March 2, and May 4, 2023
Time: 6:30–7:30PM
Registration: Please call 516-663-2112 or email lori.benzoni@nyulangone.org.

Dia-besties
This group helps children ages 10 to 13 positively cope with managing type 1 diabetes through activities and open discussions.
Date: September 28, October 19, November 16, and December 14, 2022; and January 18, February 15, March 15, and May 17, 2023
Time: 6:30–7:30PM
Registration: Please call 516-663-3067 or email danielle.alessio@nyulangone.org.

Teen Group
This group is designed for teenagers ages 13 to 18 with type 1 diabetes. Meetings consist of age-appropriate diabetes education, stress management techniques, games, and informal peer-to-peer support.
Date: September 19, October 25, November 21, and December 20, 2022; and January 23, February 28, March 20, and May 23, 2023
Time: 6:30–7:30PM
Registration: Please call 516-663-3067 or email danielle.alessio@nyulangone.org.

Prader-Willi Syndrome Support Group

This virtual support group features expert guest speakers and topics for children with Prader-Willi Syndrome and their families.

Dates: Meets on the third Tuesday of every month from September 2022 through June 2023.
Time: 7:00–8:30PM
Registration: Please call 516-663-2112 or email lori.benzoni@nyulangone.org.

Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group

NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, in conjunction with the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, offers virtual support groups to help those affected with this disease. Please call 516-663-2834 for more information and to register.

Stroke Support Group

Virtual stroke survivor support groups are now available.

Date: Meets on the second Tuesday of every month.
Time: 10:00–11:00AM
Registration: Please call 516-324-7708.

Tobacco Cessation

Our Tobacco Cessation Program is postponed at this time. Call 866-946-8476 for more information.

Parent Education Classes

We offer virtual and in-person parent education classes to help you prepare for pregnancy and childbirth, newborn care, and breastfeeding. For more information, call our Parent Education program staff at 516-663-2858. Register online.

Senior Adult Fitness

A Matter of Balance and Tai Chi are two complimentary senior adult courses led by our fitness experts. Each course provides an effective approach to reduce the risk of falls. A Matter of Balance is an eight-week program that offers tips to help avoid falls and increase personal safety and provides exercises to help build strength and balance. Tai Chi is an eight-week program designed to improve calmness, confidence, and muscular strength. A balance assessment is required one month before the start of Tai Chi. Please call 866-946-8476 for details and registration information.

CPR Training

NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island is proud to be recognized as an American Heart Association® Community Training Center. We offer an extensive list of classes to the community and for healthcare professionals. Please contact our Community Training Center staff at 516-663-4455 for more information. Register online.