Helen Hayes Hospital offers an array of support groups that are open to the community. The groups serve a dual purpose: they provide valuable information as well as serving as a support mechanism for individuals coping with disabling disorders. Some sessions feature guest speakers, while others follow a more informal agenda. Time is always allowed for questions and answers and for participants to share information. For additional information on any group, contact the person indicated.
Brain Injury Family/Survivor Support Group
The Brain Injury Association of New York holds its Rockland County chapter family support group the second Monday of each month at 6:30pm in the Auditorium. Meeting is open to family members of and survivors of a brain injury. For information call Barry Dain at 845-613-7838 or call the Brain Injury Association, 1-800-228-8201. http://bianys.org.
Professionals from the New York State Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program (NYSOPEP) Statewide Osteoporosis Resource Center present information about bone health, including the latest medications, nutritional guidelines, research and other important topics. Meetings are usually held on the fourth Thursday of each month in the Auditorium from 10:00-11:00am. For information call 845-786-4772 to learn more about programs and dates of meetings.
For survivors of stroke and their families and caregivers. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month, in the Noyes Conference Center, from 10:00am – 12:00 noon. For information call Alyssa Chagares at 845-786-4457.
Spinal Cord Injury/Amputee
Third Wednesday of every month, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, 2nd floor Dining Room. Open to individuals living with SCI and amputation, their families and friends. Guest speakers and open discussions. Available via web cast. For information call Matthew Castelluccio at 845-786-4950.
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group Meets the third Friday of every month, 10:30 am in the Noyes Conference Center. Whether you’ve been living with PD or have just recently been diagnosed, come and share information and learn something new. For more information, call 845-786-4321.