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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 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 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.

Fall Prevention Awareness Day

Join our virtual event, Stand Together to Prevent Falls, to discover important information from our fall prevention experts. Learn about various annual health examinations that can help prevent falls and how certain medications can increase the risk of falling; discover the importance of balance and how you can improve it; and participate in a tai chi session.

Date: Monday, September 20, 2021
Time: 10:00AM–3:00PM
Register Here

Fall Prevention for Seniors

Learn helpful tips on how to prevent falls while staying active from this webinar led by Marjorie A. Paganelli, NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island’s community outreach coordinator. 

Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Time: 2:00–3:30PM
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Starting Over After a Loved One Dies

This webinar, tailored to men, addresses the challenges of learning to live without a loved one who has died.

Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Time: 6:30–8:00PM
Registration: Please call 516-663-4749 or email bereavement@nyulangone.org.

COPD Treatment Options for Seniors

Learn the facts about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including the latest treatment options from our pulmonary care experts. 

Date: Friday, October 29, 2021
Time: 3:00–4:30PM
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Patient Relations Resources for Seniors

Lisa Fontanez, director of patient relations at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island discusses the various resources available to you and your family.

Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Time: 2:00–3:30PM
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Heart Health for Seniors 

Learn how to keep your heart healthy during the holidays and maintain your wellbeing in 2022 from Barbara George, director of the Center for Cardiovascular Lifestyle Medicine at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island.

Date: Friday, December 10, 2021
Time: 2:00-4:00PM
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Remaining Resilient Through the Holidays

Led by our Spiritual Care Services staff, this webinar provides coping strategies for people grieving the loss of a loved one.

Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Time: 6:30–8:00PM
Registration: Please call 516-663-4749 or email bereavement@nyulangone.org.

Support Groups

Our compassionate support services team offers a safe and interactive virtual opportunity 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 number provided to learn more. All support groups, including our online webinars, are free and open to the public.

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: Tuesday, July 13, 2021; Tuesday, August 10, 2021; Tuesday, September 14, 2021; Tuesday, October 12, 2021; Tuesday, November 9, 2021; Tuesday, December 9, 2021
Time: 5:30–6:30PM

Spouse or Partner Caregiver Support Group
Dates: Wednesday, August 11, 2021; Wednesday, August 25, 2021; Wednesday, September 15, 2021; Wednesday, September 29, 2021; Wednesday, October 13, 2021; Wednesday, October 27, 2021; Wednesday, November 10, 2021; Wednesday, December 1, 2021; Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Time: 10:30–11:30AM

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 bereavement groups for our community. For information and registration, please call 516-663-4749 or email bereavement@nyulangone.org.

General Bereavement Support Group
Dates: Tuesday, May 18, 2021; Tuesday, May 25, 2021; Tuesday, June 1, 2021; Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Time: 6:00–7:30PM

Bereavement Support Group for Widows
Dates: Tuesday, August 10, 2021; Tuesday, August 17, 2021; Tuesday, August 24, 2021; Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Time: 12:00–1:30PM

COVID-19 Bereavement Support Group
Dates: Tuesday, November 2, 2021; Tuesday, November 9, 2021; Tuesday, November 16, 2021; Tuesday, November 23, 2021
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.

Our 2021 men’s cardiology support groups are suspended at this time. Please call 516-663-1357 for more information.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

Virtual support groups are offered for adults with multiple sclerosis.

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

Myasthenia Gravis Support Group

Our myasthenia gravis support groups are postponed at this time. Please call 516-324-7708 for more information.

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.

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.

Dates: Thursday, October 14, 2021; Thursday, November 18, 2021; Thursday, December 9, 2021
Time: 6:30–7:30PM
Registration: Please call 516-663-2112.

Kids Interested in Diabetes
This group teaches children ages 5 to 10 and their siblings about type 1 diabetes through games and activities.

Dates: Thursday, October 7, 2021; Thursday, November 4, 2021; Thursday, December 2, 2021
Time: 6:30–7:30PM
Registration: Please call 516-663-2112.

Dia-besties
This group helps children ages 10 to 13 positively cope with managing type 1 diabetes through activities and open discussions.

Dates: Wednesday, September 22, 2021; Wednesday, October 20, 2021; Wednesday, November 10, 2021; Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Time: 6:30–7:30PM
Registration: Please call 516-663-3067.

Teen Support
This program teaches children ages 13 to 18 with type 1 diabetes about stress management techniques through education, games, and peer support.

Dates: Tuesday, September 14, 2021; Monday, October 18, 2021; Tuesday, November 16, 2021; Monday, December 6, 2021
Time: 6:30–7:30PM
Registration: Please call 516-663-3067.

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: Tuesday, September 21, 2021; Tuesday, October 19, 2021; Tuesday, November 16, 2021; Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Time: 7:30–9:00PM
Registration: Please call 516-663-2112.

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. Contact 1-866-946-8476 for more information.

Parent Education Classes

We offer virtual 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

Rebuilding Balance and Tai Chi are two complimentary senior adult courses led by our fitness experts. Each virtual course provides an effective approach to reduce the risk of falls, and balance assessments are required one month before the start of classes. Rebuilding Balance is a four-week fitness and strength-training class that offers tips to help avoid falls and increase personal safety. Tai Chi is an eight-week program designed to improve calmness, confidence, and muscular strength. 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.