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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 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.

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 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 special topics as well as bereavement groups for our community. To register, call 516-663-4749 or email bereavement@nyulangone.org.

Special webinars that focus on bereavement include:

How to Manage Anger in the Grief Process
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Time: 6:30–8:00PM

End of Life Matters: The Jewish Perspective
Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Time: 6:30–8:00PM

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

We also offer ongoing bereavement groups:

Evening Group for LGBTQ+ and Their Allies
Dates: May 17, 24, and 31, 2022; and June 7, 2022
Time: 6:00–7:30PM

Daytime Group for Widows
Dates: August 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2022
Time: 12:00–1:30PM

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: June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 15, and December 13, 2022
Time: 5:30–6:30PM

Spouse or Partner Caregiver Support Group
Dates: May 25, June 8, July 13 and 27, August 10 and 24, 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: Thursday, May 19, 2022
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.
Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022
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.
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Time: 6:30–7:30PM
Registration: Please call 516-663-3067.

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: Monday, April 25, 2022 and Tuesday, May 24, 2022
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: Tuesdays, April 19, 2022; May 17, 2022; and June 21, 2022
Time: 7:00–8:30PM
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. 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

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.