Rehabilitation Support Groups

At NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation, we believe that physical treatment is just one step on the journey toward wellness. Equally important is supporting people emotionally as they deal with injury, illness, and recovery. Our groups provide peer and expert support to help you adjust to the challenges and changes in your life.

Amputee Support Program

NYU Langone’s amputee support program is known as LEAP!—Learning and Encouragement for Amputees with and without Prosthetics. LEAP! is a monthly support group where amputees, their families and friends, physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and social workers can learn, teach, interact, and support each other.

Meetings take place on the last Thursday of every month from 6:00PM to 7:30PM at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center East 38th Street.

For more information about the program or if you have questions about the monthly meetings, please call 646-501-7783.

Mended Hearts Program

People in a cardiothoracic rehabilitation program are encouraged to participate in a cardiovascular disease support group at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center East 38th Street.

The New York City Chapter (108) of Mended Hearts has been active at NYU Langone since 1997. This group meets the second Tuesday of every month at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center East 38th Street. Contact Greg Sweeney at 646-501-2237 for more information.

Communication Community Group for People with Parkinson’s Disease

The Communication Community Group for People with Parkinson’s Disease provides an opportunity for people to practice and maintain their speech skills in a social context after their formal speech therapy program has ended. Group participants help determine the focus of the weekly group.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Galletta, PhD, at elizabeth.galletta@nyumc.org or 646-501-7770.

Community Group for People with Aphasia

The Aphasia Community Group offers people with aphasia, an acquired language disorder following stroke or other brain injury or illness, the opportunity to socialize and interact in a group setting. Group participants help determine the focus of the weekly group.

For further information, contact Elizabeth Galletta, PhD, at elizabeth.galletta@nyumc.org or 646-501-7770.

Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group

The Parkinson’s Disease Caregiver Support Group provides a forum where loved ones of people with Parkinson’s disease can discuss shared experiences, get expert tips on topics such as stress management, and learn about community resources that can help ease their burden as caregivers.

The group meets on the first Thursday of every month from 3:30PM to 5:00PM at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center East 38th Street, 16th floor conference room. For more information, please contact Pamela Singer at pamela.singer@nyumc.org or 212-263-1114.

Young Stroke Survivors Group

The Young Stroke Survivors Group is an open forum for younger people who have had a stroke and their family members and caregivers. Attendees range in age from their teens to early 60s, with an average age in the mid-40s. Discussions relate to relationships, self-image, employment, dating, aftercare, and current research studies.

Meetings take place on the second Tuesday of every month from 5:30PM to 6:30PM at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center East 38th Street, on the 17th floor.

For more information about the group, contact Pamela Singer at pamela.singer@nyumc.org or 212-263-1114.

Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor Group

The Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor Group is an open forum for survivors, family members, and caregivers to connect and share experiences, thoughts, and feelings.

Meetings take place on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 4:00PM to 5:00PM at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center East 38th Street, on the 17th floor.

For more information about the group, contact Pamela Singer at pamela.singer@nyumc.org or 212-263-1114.

Vestibular Support Group

The Vestibular Support Group provides people who have vestibular conditions the opportunity to learn, teach, interact, and support each other.

Meetings take place on the second Thursday of every month from 5:00PM to 6:00PM at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center East 38th Street.

For more information, contact Tara Denham at tara.denham@nyumc.org or 212-263-8240; or Eva Mihovich at eva.mihovich@nyumc.org or 212-263-6182.