Meditation room at Long Island-Jewish Hospital

American Lung Association Better Breathers Club

American Lung Association Better Breathers Club

  • Better Breathers Clubs are designed to promote respiratory health and a better sense of well being for those living with chronic lung disease
  • Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month beginning January 13, 2015
  • 3:30-4:30pm
  • Call to register (516) 256-6581

Franklin Hospital
900 Franklin Avenue
2nd Floor conference room
Valley Stream

Amputee support

Amputee Support Group

Southside Hospital
301 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY 11706 

Roy W. Timm Jr. (631) 968-3479

Bereavement

Bereavement group

  • Call for dates and times (held twice a year: spring and fall)
  • Pre-registration required
Huntington Hospital Women’s Health Center
270 Park Avenue Huntington, NY 11743

Sue Degnan, LMSW, OSW-C, AHCP-SW — (631) 351-2013

Handling the holidays for the bereaved

  • Call for dates and times (held in November)
  • Pre-registration required
Huntington Hospital Women’s Health Center
270 Park Avenue Huntington, NY 11743

Sue Degnan, LMSW, OSW-C, AHCP-SW — (631) 351-2013

Bereavement group, cancer-related loss

  • Call for dates and times (5:30pm – 7pm)
  • Pre-registration required
Monter Cancer Center Conference Room 450
Lakeville Road Lake Success, NY 11042

Leora Rezak, LMSW — (516) 734-8816
Majorie Fricano, RN — (516) 734-8942

Center for hope

  • For children and parents who have lost a loved one. Eight week close ended groups offered several times a year.
  • Call for dates and times

Bereavement coordinator - (516) 216-5194
Department of social work - (718) 470-3124

Brain tumor

Brain tumor support group

  • Designed to help adults with brain tumors improve their quality of life and share their experiences Call for dates and times (second Tuesday of every month)
  • Pre-registration is not required
North Shore University Hospital Kaufman Board Room, 1st Floor
300 Community Drive Manhasset, NY 11030

Eileen Fusco, ANP-C — (516) 562-3025
Louise Anne Purcell, ANP-C — (516) 562-3058

Bone marrow / stem cell transplant

Post-transplant support group

  • Call for dates and times
  • Pre-registration required
Monter Cancer Center Conference Room 450
Lakeville Road Lake Success, NY 11042

Jaime LaMarca, LMSW — (516) 562-8429

Breast cancer

Bridge to survivorship

  • A program for breast cancer survivors who have completed active treatment and are seeking information and support to help them face the new journey of being cancer survivors. 
  • Call for dates and times.
  • Pre-registration required.
Monter Cancer Center
450 Lakeville Road
Conference Room
Lake Success, NY 11040

Contact Sandra Caparco, LMSW, OSW-C, at 516-734-8744

Breast cancer support group

  • For cancer patients, survivors and their families in partnership with Town of Islip Breast Cancer Coalition
  • Call for dates and times 
  • Pre-registration not required
Southside Hospital
Library Conference Room A
301 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY 11706                                                          

Georgiana Crowley or Sharon Martelack — (631) 968-7424

Breast cancer support group I

  • For newly diagnosed breast cancer patients, up to one year post-diagnosis
  • Call for dates and times 
  • Pre-registration not required
Huntington Hospital                                                         
270 Park Avenue                 
1 North Lounge
Huntington, NY 11743                                                        

Gail Probst, RN — (631) 351-2568
Joyce Davis — (631) 547-6385

Breast cancer support group II

  • Informal discussion for women diagnosed with breast cancer more than one year ago
  • Call for dates and times 
  • Pre-registration not required
Huntington Hospital                                       
270 Park Avenue                  
1 South, Conference Room # 1
Huntington, NY 11743                                  

Toni Lico — (631) 757-4581

Sisters of greater Long Island

  • An African-American breast cancer survivors organization
  • Call for dates and times 
  • Pre-registration not required
Huntington Hospital
270 Park Avenue
1 SouthWest Conference Room
Huntington, NY 11743
 
Babylon Pool and Recreation Center
Phelps Lane
Deer Park, NY 11729

Patricia — (516) 557-9141
Cynthia — (631) 549-4482
Ruby — (631) 784-0923 

Beyond breast cancer group

  • Call for dates and times (second Thursday of every month)
  • Pre-registration required
North Shore University Hospital
Radiation Medicine Waiting Room
300 Community Drive 
Manhasset, NY 11030

Gina DiVincenzo, LCSW-R, OSW-C — (516) 562-2825

Breast cancer support group 

  • Call for dates and times (last Saturday of every month — except July and August — and held on the Saturday before if holiday) 
  • Pre-registration not required
Staten Island University Hospital 
Medical Arts Pavilion
Great Room, 2nd floor 
242 Mason Avenue 
Staten Island, NY 10305

Loretta DeSimone — (718) 226-8888

Caregivers support

Caregiver support group: Who takes care of the caregiver? 

  • Call for dates and times (third Monday of every month, except July and August) 
  • Pre-registration not required
Staten Island University Hospital 
Nalitt Institute for Cancer & Blood-Related Diseases
Library Conference Room, 2nd Floor 
256C Mason Avenue 
Staten Island, NY 10305

Loretta DeSimone — (718) 226-8888

People living with cancer & caregivers

  • Call for dates and times 
  • Pre-registration required
Monter Cancer Center
450 Lakeville Road
Conference Room
Lake Success, NY 11042

Ella Strzepa, LMSW — (516) 734-8817                                                                                 
Sandra Caparco, LMSW — (516) 734-8744

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)

CLL support program 

  • For patients and caregivers with chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Call for dates and times 
  • Pre-registration required
LIJ Medical Center                              
CLL Research and Treatment Program                                                     
410 Lakeville Road
Suite 212                                                                      
New Hyde Park, NY 11040  

Angelica Hollweg, RPA-C — (718) 470-4050

Cleft palate

Parent program

  • Meets at 8 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month
  • Includes a short lecture followed by a question and answer period
  • Refreshments are served
East Meadow Library
Downstairs Meeting Room B

For more information, please contact the Hagedorn Cleft Palatte and Craniofacial Center at (516) 466-2990.

 

Teen-talk/Kidz talk programs

  • Support group for children ages 6 to 16
  • Meets on the third Tuesday of every month
Hagedorn Cleft Palatte and Craniofacial Center
225 Community Drive
Mannhasset, NY 11021

For more information, please contact the Hagedorn Cleft Palatte and Craniofacial Center at (516) 466-2990.

Diabetes

Diabetes Club

  • For patients and families
  • Meets monthly September - June
Huntington Hospital
270 Park Ave
Huntington, NY 11743

(631) 547-7179    

Diabetes Support Group

Diabetes Support Group

Meets: 
  • January 21
  • February 18
  • March 18
  • April 15
  • May 20
  • June 17
Franklin Hospital
2nd Floor conference room
900 Franklin Avenue
Valley Stream
Time: 7:00-8:30pm

For more information please call (516) 256-6074 or (516) 256-6570

General cancer and new diagnosis

Oncology support group

  • For any diagnosis or stage of cancer; for patients and/or caregivers
  • Call for dates and times
  • Pre-registration required
Huntington Hospital Women’s Health Center
270 Park Avenue Huntington, NY 11743

Sue Degnan, LMSW, OSW-C — (631) 351-2013
Mary Gordon, RN — (631) 351-2725

Cancer survivor workshop

  • Call for dates and times
  • Location to be announced (Huntington area)

Sue Degnan, LMSW, OSW-C — (631) 351-2013
Susan Simpson, MSLIS — (631) 351-2283

People living with cancer & caregivers

  • Call for dates and times
  • Pre-registration required
Monter Cancer Center Conference Room 450
Lakeville Road Lake Success, NY 11042

Ella Strzepa, LMSW — (516) 734-8817
Sandra Caparco, LMSW — (516) 734-8744

General cancer support group

  • Call for dates and times (first Monday of every month, except in July and August)
  • Pre-registration is not required
Staten Island University Hospital Nalitt Institute for Cancer & Blood-Related Diseases
256C Mason Avenue Library Conference Room, 2nd Floor
Staten Island, NY10305

Loretta DeSimone — (718) 226-8888

Patient cancer support group

  • Call for dates and times (second Wednesday of every month)
  • Pre-registration required
LIJ Medical Center Oncology Building, 3rd Floor
270-05 76th Avenue New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Sharon Lerman, LCSW — (718) 470-8964

Cancer support group

  • For cancer survivors and their families
  • Call for dates and times
Franklin Hospital
900 Franklin Avenue 1st Floor Conference Room
Valley Stream, NY 11580

Anna Rossetti — (516) 256-6025

Women’s cancer support group

  • Please call for dates and times
  • Pre-registration required
LIJ Medical Center Oncology Building Level C, Dept. of Radiation Medicine
270-05 76th Avenue New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Alison Hochhauser, LCSW, OSW-C — (718) 470-7033

Free parent support group

  • For parents and/or caregivers with cancer
  • Weekly meetings: Saturdays 9:30am-10:30am
  • Pre-registration required
Cohen Children's Medical Center Teaching Center, Ground Floor of Research Building
270-05 76th Avenue New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Ingrid McFarlane, MSW, LCSW - (718) 470-3124

Head and Neck

Cochlear Support Group

Email or call
Linda Glazer, LCSW, DSW — (718) 470-8631
lglazer@nshs.edu

Laryngectomy support group

  • Please call for dates and times 
  • Pre-registration required
LIJ Medical Center
Hearing and Speech Building
410 Lakeville Road
New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Linda Glazer, LCSW, DSW — (718) 470-8631

North Shore Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)

LIJ Medical Center
Hearing and Speech Building
Conference Room, Lower Level
410 Lakeville Road
New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Sal Sturiale — (718) 479-1098

Support for Parents of Children with Hearing Loss

LIJ Medical Center
Speech and Hearing Center
Conference Room, Lower Level
410 Lakeville Road
New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC)

  • Please call for dates and times (third Thursday of every month) 
  • Pre-registration required
LIJ Medical Center
Speech and Hearing Center
Conference Room, Lower Level
410 Lakeville Road
New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Sharon Lerman, LCSW — (718) 470-8964
Lynn Gormley — (516) 628-1219

HIV/AIDS

Teen Support Group

For patients of the Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Immunology & Division of Infectious Disease CART Program wanting to learn life skills. Ages 13 to 17 only.

865 Northern Blvd.
Suite 101
Great Neck, NY 11021

Contact: (516) 622-5070

Young Adult Group Workshop on Job Readiness Skills

For young adults, aged 18 to 23, who are HIV+.

Search our event calendar for an upcoming meeting. 

Women's Support Group

For HIV infected women

Center for AIDS Research & Treatment
Infectious Disease Conference Room
400 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY 11030

Contact: (516) 562-4280

Pediatric Caregivers of North Shore (PICONS)

Peer information and educational mutual support group for caregivers of HIV positive children.

865 Northern Blvd.
Suite 101
Great Neck, NY 11021

Contact: (516) 622-5070

Mental health

LI Mood Disorder Support Group

Plainview Hospital, LA & LB
888 Old Country Road
Plainview, NY 11803 

Contact: (516) 499-6374

Look good…feel better

Look good…feel better (Valley Stream)

  • For all female cancer patients 16 years or older 
  • Call for dates and times 
  • Pre-registration required
Franklin Hospital                                              
900 Franklin Avenue                                          
Valley Stream, NY 11580

Audrey Tullo — (516) 256-6397

Look good…feel better (Lake Success)

  • For all female cancer patients 16 years or older 
  • Call for dates and times 
  • Pre-registration required
Monter Cancer Center
Conference Room
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042

Ella Strzepa — (516) 734-8817

Look good…feel better (Staten Island)

  • For all female cancer patients 16 years or older 
  • Call for dates and times (held four times a year: February, May, September and December) 
  • Pre-registration required
Staten Island University Hospital 
Nalitt Institute for Cancer & Blood-Related Diseases 
Conference Room, 2nd Floor 
256C Mason Avenue 
Staten Island, NY 10305

Loretta DeSimone — (718) 226-8888

Look good…feel better (Plainview)

  • For all female cancer patients 16 years or older 
  • Call for dates and times 
  • Pre-registration required
Plainview Hospital
888 Old Country Road
Plainview, NY 11803

Nancy Geller, LCSW, BCD — (516) 719-2570
Rebecca Aguirre — (516) 719-2570

Look good…feel better (New Hyde Park)

  • For all female cancer patients 16 years or older 
  • Call for dates and times (second Monday of every month)   
  • Pre-registration required
LIJ Medical Center 
Oncology Building C-Level 
Dept. of Radiation Medicine
270-05 76th Avenue                                          
New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Sharon Lerman, LCSW — (718) 470-8964   

Lymphoma

Lymphoma support group for patients and their families

  • Please call for dates and times
  • Pre-registration required
Monter Cancer Center
Conference Room
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042

Sharon Daneshgar, LCSW — (516) 734-7682

Prostate cancer

Prostate support and education group 

  • Call for dates and times 
  • Pre-registration required
Monter Cancer Center
Conference Room
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042

Ella Strzepa, LMSW — (516) 734-8817

“Man to Man” prostate cancer support group 

  • Call for dates and times (second Monday of every month, except July & August) 
  • Pre-registration not required
Staten Island University Hospital 
Nalitt Institute for Cancer & Blood-Related  Diseases 
256C Mason Avenue 
Conference Room, 2nd Floor 
Staten Island, NY10305

Loretta DeSimone — (718) 226-8888

Sleep apnea

Sleep Apnea Support Group

  • Preregistration required
Southside Hospital
301 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY 11706  

call (631) 987-0275

Smoking cessation

Ann’s Hope — nicotine anonymous

  • Call for dates and times 
  • Pre-registration not required
Huntington Hospital                                       
270 Park Avenue                 
1 Southwest Conference Room
Huntington, NY 11743                                 

Patti Aliperti — (631) 385-1410

Smoking Cessation Program 

  • Group or individual quit programs are available
  • Call for dates and times 
  • Pre-registration required
North Shore-LIJ Health System                                               
Center for Tobacco Control 
225 Community Drive, South Entrance                                                
Great Neck, NY 11021

Patricia Folan, RN, MS, CTTS — (516) 466-1890

Nicotine Anonymous support group

  • Call for dates and times 
  • Pre-registration not required
North Shore-LIJ Health System                                               
Center for Tobacco Control 
225 Community Drive, South Entrance                                                
Great Neck, NY 11021

Patricia Folan, RN, MS, CTTS — (516) 466-1890

Tobacco dependence support group

Outpatient Center for Mental Health
210 East 64th Street, New York, NY 10065

Jerome Kogan, Psy.D. – (212) 434-2961

Smoking cessation support group

Nalitt Cancer Center
3rd Floor
256C Mason Ave, Staten Island, NY 10065

(718) 226-6125

Wellness support

Path to wellness after cancer survivorship program 

  • Call for dates and times 
  • Pre-registration required
Monter Cancer Center
Conference Room
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042

Donna Vignola, LCSW — (516) 734-8816                       
Sharon Lerman, LCSW — (718) 470-8964

Relaxation classes

  • Call for dates and times
  • Pre-registration required
Monter Cancer Center
Conference Room
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042

Donna Vignola, LCSW — (516) 734-8816                            

Gentle chair yoga                                        

  • Call for dates and times (restarting in April)
  • Pre-registration required
LIJ Medical Center
270-05 76th Avenue                                          
New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Sharon Lerman, LCSW — (718) 470-8964

Vasculitis

Vasculitis Support Group

  • Call for dates and times
Huntington Hospital
270 Park Ave
Huntington, NY 11743

(631) 351-0979