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NYU Winthrop Hospital Support Groups


Alzheimer’s Disease Support Groups

Free groups supporting adults diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and their caregivers. Registration is required for each group. Contact Linda Martinez, LCSW to register at 516-663-8220 or email us.

Art Group for Individuals with Cognitive Impairment

Dates: May 3, 10, 17
Time: 3:30-4:30pm

NYU Winthrop Wellness Pavilion
1300 Franklin Avenue
Suite ML5
Garden City 11530

Caregiver Support Group for Children of Individuals with Cognitive Impairment

Dates: May 16 – Room G-O13/14
June 20 – Room G-O18B
Time: 7:30-8:45pm

NYU Winthrop Research and Academic Center
101 Mineola Boulevard
Mineola 11501

Caregiver Support Group for Partners of Individuals with Cognitive Impairment

Dates: May 7, 21
Time: 10:15-11:30am

NYU Winthrop Wellness Pavilion
1300 Franklin Avenue
Suite ML5
Garden City 11530

Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery Support Groups

Free groups are offered in Nassau and Suffolk for people considering bariatric surgery as well as post-op NYU Winthrop Hospital patients. Contact 516-663-1430 for details and registration.

Bereavement Support Groups

Bereavement groups and seminars are free of charge, and take place at NYU Winthrop Research and Academic Center located at 101 Mineola Boulevard in Mineola. Call the Pastoral Care Department at 516-663-4749 to register or email us.

Bereavement Special Topic Seminars

Dealing with Anger in the Grief Process

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time: 1:30-3:30pm

Research and Academic Center – Room G-013/014
101 Mineola Boulevard
Mineola, NY 11501

It’s Okay for Men to Cry (Male attendees only)

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Research and Academic Center – Room G-05/06
101 Mineola Boulevard
Mineola, NY 11501

Grieving Differently in a Multicultural Society

Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Research and Academic Center – Room G-05/06
101 Mineola Boulevard
Mineola, NY 11501

Coping with Loss during the Holidays

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time: 1:30-3:30pm

Research and Academic Center – Room G-05/06
101 Mineola Boulevard
Mineola, NY 11501

Bereavement Support Groups

Free six-week session groups meet weekly and registration is required. Contact the Pastoral Care Department at 516-663-4749 to register or email us. Groups are held at NYU Winthrop Research and Academic Center located at 101 Mineola Boulevard in Mineola.

Bereavement Daytime Groups

Date: beginning Monday, February 26, 2018
Time: 12:00-1:30pm

Research and Academic Center – Room G-020
101 Mineola Boulevard
Mineola, NY 11501

Date: beginning Thursday, August 9, 2018
Time: 12:00-1:30pm

Research and Academic Center – Room G-022
101 Mineola Boulevard
Mineola, NY 11501

Bereavement Evening Group

Date: beginning Monday, September 10, 2018
Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Research and Academic Center – Room G-05/06

Bereavement Perinatal Group

Date: beginning Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Research and Academic Center – Room G-05/06 (Room G-18, Sec. B on Oct. 11)
101 Mineola Boulevard
Mineola, NY 11501

Bereavement Widows Group

Date: beginning Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Research and Academic Center – Room G-05/06
101 Mineola Boulevard
Mineola, NY 11501

Bereavement Support Groups for NYU Winthrop Employees

Free six-week session employee groups meet weekly and registration is required. Call the Pastoral Care Department at 516-663-4749 or email us. Employee Bereavement Support groups are offered in the Serenity Chapel at NYU Winthrop Hospital, 259 First Street in Mineola.

Daytime Group

Date: beginning Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Serenity ChapelFamily Room B
NYU Winthrop Hospital
259 First Street
Mineola, NY 11501

Evening Group

Date: beginning Thursday, November 1, 2018
Time: 5:00-6:00pm

Serenity ChapelFamily Room A
NYU Winthrop Hospital
259 First Street
Mineola, NY 11501

Breast Cancer Support Group

Free bi-weekly group supports the newly diagnosed individual. Free parking is available and registration is required. Contact Michelle DeCastro, LCSW, OSW-C at 516-663-2556 for details.

Date: second and fourth Friday of the month
Time: 2:30-4:00pm

NYU Winthrop Wellness Pavilion
1300 Franklin Avenue
Suite ML5
Garden City 11530

Breastfeeding Support Group

A board certified lactation consultant leads this free weekly support group. Parking is free and registration is required. Call 1-866-WINTHROP (1-866-946-8476) for details.

Date: Wednesdays throughout 2018
Time: 1:00-3:00pm

NYU Winthrop Wellness Pavilion
1300 Franklin Avenue
Suite ML5
Garden City 11530

Cancer Support Groups

Registration is required for these free groups that support adults diagnosed with cancer. Contact Karen Sheinkopf, LCSW at 516-663-1058 or email us to register. Free parking is available.

Living with a Cancer Diagnosis

Date: second and fourth Wednesday of the month
Time: 2:30-4:00pm

NYU Winthrop Wellness Pavilion
1300 Franklin Avenue
Suite ML5
Garden City 11530

Cancer Support Group (Tuesdays)

Dates: May 1, 15, 29; June 12, 26
July 10, 24; August 7, 21
September 4, 18
Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

Lower Level Conference Room
200 Old Country Road
Mineola 11501


Gynecological Cancers Support Group

Registration is required. For more information and to register, contact JoAnne M. Spinner, LCSW-R, CASAC Oncology Social Worker at 516-663-1017. Free parking is available.

Dates: every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
January 8 & 15; February 5
March 5 & 19; April 2 & 16
May 7 & 21; June 4 & 18
July 2 & 16
Time: 1:00-2:15pm

Winthrop Wellness Pavilion
1300 Franklin Avenue
Suite ML5
Garden City, NY 11530


Cancer Support Program Look Good Feel Better®

Women dealing with hair loss and skin changes from chemotherapy and radiation receive hands-on training to accentuate their appearance. This free program offers free parking and a makeup gift valued at $200. Call the American Cancer Society to register at 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345).

Dates: May 14, September 10, November 12
Time: 2:00-4:00pm

NYU Winthrop Wellness Pavilion
1300 Franklin Avenue
Suite ML5
Garden City 11530

Diabetes Support Groups

Free programs available for children diagnosed with diabetes and their parents.

Dia-Besties

Free monthly group educates and supports children ages 10-13 who are living with Type 1 Diabetes. RSVP is required. Contact meeting facilitator, Danielle Alessio, LCSW at 516-663-3067 or email us.

Date: May 9
Time: 7:00-8:15pm

Research and Academic Center
Room G-005
101 Mineola Boulevard
Mineola 11501

Kids Interested in Diabetes (KIDs) Program

Free monthly meeting teaches children ages 5-10 about diabetes through games and activities. Meetings are facilitated by: Danielle Alessio, BS, LCSW; Colleen Farley-Cornell, MS, RD, CDN, CDE; and Lori Benzoni, MPH. Parents attend a support group at the same time and location. For more details, contact Lori Benzoni at 516-663-2112 or email us.

Kindred Spirits: United Parents of Children with Diabetes

Sheila Dennehy, nurse facilitator and Carol Rosenking, parent facilitator lead this free monthly meeting for adults only. Kindred Spirits takes place at the same time and location as the KIDs Program. Contact Lori Benzoni at 516-663-2112 or email us for details.

Dystonia Support Group

Free group supports adults diagnosed with Dystonia. Contact Lucia Jamaluddin, LMSW Neuroscience Social Worker at 516-663-4593 for more information. Registration is required and free parking is available.

Dates: May 21, June 18, November 19
Time: 3:30-4:30pm

NYU Winthrop Wellness Pavilion
1300 Franklin Avenue
Suite ML5
Garden City 11530

Multiple Sclerosis Support Groups

Registration is required for these free groups supporting adults diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and their caregivers. Contact Lucia Jamaluddin, LMSW Neuroscience Social Worker at 516-663-4593 to register. Meetings may occasionally include speakers and free parking is available.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

Dates: May 16, June 20
Time: 3:30-4:30pm

NYU Winthrop Wellness Pavilion
1300 Franklin Avenue
Suite ML5
Garden City 11530

Multiple Sclerosis Caregiver Support Group

Dates: July 3, August 7, September 4
October 2, November 6, December 4
Time: 4:00-5:00pm

NYU Winthrop Wellness Pavilion
1300 Franklin Avenue
Suite ML-5
Garden City 11530

Neurology Support Group

Caregivers of Individuals with Brain Tumors Support Group

Free monthly sessions will meet on the 1st Thursday of every month and will be facilitated by Lucia Jamaluddin, LMSW, Neuroscience Social Worker. Reservations are required. For further information or to reserve your place, please call 516-663-4593.

Dates: May 3, June 7
Time: 3:30-4:30pm

200 Old Country Rd
Suite 370
Mineola NY, 11501

Neuropathy Support Group

Free support group for adults diagnosed with Neuropathy. Registration is required and free parking is available. Contact Lucia Jamaluddin, LMSW Neuroscience Social Worker at 516-663-4593 for details.

Dates: May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12
October 10, November 14, December 12
Time: 3:30-4:30pm

NYU Winthrop Wellness Pavilion
1300 Franklin Avenue
Suite ML5
Garden City 11530

Parkinson’s Disease Support Groups

These free groups support adults diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers. Parking is free and registration is required. Contact Lucia Jamaluddin, LMSW Neuroscience Social Worker at 516-663-4593 to reserve your place.

Parkinson’s Disease Art Expression Group

Date: first and third Friday of the month
Time: 10:30am-12:00pm

NYU Winthrop Wellness Pavilion
1300 Franklin Avenue
Suite ML5
Garden City 11530

Parkinson’s Disease Support Groups

Mondays Group

Dates: May 28, June 25, August 27, September 24
October 22, November 26
Time: 1:00-2:30pm

NYU Winthrop Wellness Pavilion
1300 Franklin Avenue
Suite ML5
Garden City 11530

Tuesdays Group

Dates: May 22, August 28, September 25
October 23, November 27
Time: 3:30-5:00pm

NYU Winthrop Wellness Pavilion
1300 Franklin Avenue
Suite ML5
Garden City 11530

Parkinson’s Disease Caregiver Support Group

Dates: May 15, July 17, September 18
October 16, November 20, December 18
Time: 4:00-5:00pm

NYU Winthrop Wellness Pavilion
1300 Franklin Avenue
Suite ML5
Garden City 11530

Prostate Cancer Support Group

Free support group for men diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. Registration is required and free parking is available. Contact JoAnne M. Spinner, LCSW-R, CASAC, Oncology Social Worker at 516-663-1017 for information.

Date: second and fourth Friday of the month
Time: 1:00-2:00pm

NYU Winthrop Wellness Pavilion
1300 Franklin Avenue
Suite ML5
Garden City 11530

Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group

NYU Winthrop’s Pulmonary Hypertension Center, in conjunction with the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, offers free support groups to help those affected with this disease. For location and registration information, contact Mary Bartlett, NP or Stefanie Lombardo at 516-663-2834.

Stroke Support

Registration is required for this free Stroke support group for survivors and their family members. Groups are led by Kathleen Michel, CNRN, MSN, FNP-BC, Administrative Director & Coordinator of Cerebrovascular Program. Meetings include guest speakers followed by support sessions. Free parking is available. Call 516-663-9098 to register.

Dates: May 8, June 12
Time: 10:00-11:30am

200 Old Country Road
Suite 370
Mineola 11501

Tobacco Cessation

Registration is required for this free six-week program to help smokers quit for good. Topics include motivational support and pharmacological interventions. Call 1-866-WINTHROP (1-866-946-8476) to register.

Dates: on the following Thursdays
- September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18
- October 25; November 1, 8, 15, 29, December 6
- December 13, 20, 27; January 3, 10, 17
Time: 5:45pm

Research and Academic Center – Room G-O18B
101 Mineola Boulevard
Mineola, NY 11501