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Support Groups

The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter offers monthly support groups in New York and New Jersey. Each month support groups provide an opportunity for patients, family members, caregivers and friends to come together to share stories, hear the experiences of other PALS and to get information. Scheduled are a variety of speakers to increase your knowledge about community resources and effective strategies for living with ALS.

The following support groups are open to patients, caregivers, family members and friends. For more information on these groups call or email Christine Dunn at (212) 720-3044 or dunn@als-ny.org contact the facilitator of the group you are interested in listed below.


February Support Groups

NASSAU COUNTY, NY
Sunday, February 5th, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Northwell Health - Plainview Hospital
888 Old Country Road
Plainview, NY 11803 (Downstairs)
Contact: Cindy Keyser-Posner, LMSW, (631) 416-2767
Carol Bishop, RN, (631) 219-0947
Topic: Open Discussion
Next month’s support group meets: Mar. 5th, 2017

LOWER HUDSON VALLEY, NY
Tuesday, February 7th, 2017- 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Ambulatory Surgery Center Bldg. C, 3rd Fl.
200 Westage Business Center
Fishkill, NY 12524
Contacts: Helen Mayer, RN, (845) 520-0952
Nancy Brenner, LCSW, (914) 406-3513
Topic: Open Discussion
Next month’s support group meets: Mar. 7th, 2017

SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY
Tuesday, February 7th, 2017- 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Stony Brook University, Dept. of Neurology
179 N. Belle Mead Road
East Setauket, NY 11733
Contact: Theresa Imperato, RN, (516) 946-5467
Cindy Keyser-Posner, LMSW, (631) 416-2767
Topic: Open Discussion
Next month’s support group meets: Mar. 7th, 2017

WESTCHESTER, NY/WHITE PLAINS
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017- 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Burke Rehabilitation Center
785 Mamaroneck Avenue, Building 7
White Plains, NY 10601
Contacts: Helen Mayer, RN, (845) 520-0952
Nancy Brenner, LCSW, (914) 406-3513
Topic: Open Discussion
Next month’s support group meets: Mar. 14th, 2017

MANHATTAN, NY
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Hospital
Phillips Ambulatory Care Center
10 Union Square East (b/w 14th & 15th Sts.)
New York, NY 10003
Neurology Dept., 5th Floor Conf. Room
Contact: Jody Wiesel, PhD, (917) 699-9751
Topic: A caregiver's perspective: Caregiving advice for PALS and caregivers
Speaker: Stephanie Rosenfeld (Caregiver)
Next month’s support group meets: Mar. 21st, 2017

NORTHERN NJ
Thursday, February 2nd, 2017-7:00 to 9:00 pm
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
300 Market Street, Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
Contacts: Debbie Schlossberg, LMSW (732) 710-8832
Mary Ann Mertz, RN, (908) 552-5573
Topic: Tips for Home Modifications and Other Assistive Technology Devices
Speaker: Ben Lieman, MSW, Assistive Technology Specialist
Next month’s support group meets: Mar. 2nd, 2017

CENTRAL NJ
Saturday, Febrnuary 18th, 2017- 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Robert Wood Johnson Fitness & Wellness Center
100 Kirkpatrick Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901, Level 2
Community Education Room
Contacts: Debbie Schlossberg, LMSW, (732) 710-8832
Mary Ann Mertz, RN, (908) 552-5573
Topic: Tips for Home Modifications and Other Assistive Technology Devices
Speaker: Ben Lieman, MSW, Assistive Technology Specialist
Next month’s support group meets: Mar. 18th, 2017

TELEPHONE SUPPORT GROUPS
Patient group: Every Wednesday from 2:30 to 3:30 pm
Caregivers group: Every Wednesday from 4 to 5 pm
Contact: Susan Zimmerman, LCSW at 212-720-3050

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