Community Events at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island

The experts at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island are dedicated to supporting the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health of our community. Our team offers educational events, support groups, and other resources, including virtual and in-person lectures hosted by our specialists who share the latest health and wellness information. Senior adults can enjoy complimentary online tai chi and fitness classes to help improve balance and reduce the risk of falls. Parent education classes and CPR training courses are also available. All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, please call our Community Outreach and Education team at 866-946-8476 or email CommunityOutreach@NYULangone.org.

Educational Lectures

We continue our longstanding support of our community with complimentary in-person lectures presented by our specialists. Our webinars cover a range of topics, such as coping with grief, preventing and managing disease, and learning about nutrition and exercise. Please call 866-946-8476 for details and to register.

Dietary and Lifestyle Strategies for a Healthy Heart

Join NYU Langone expert Barbara J. George, EdD, as she discusses the latest guidelines for reducing risks to and optimizing heart health through healthier dietary and lifestyle strategies.
Date: Friday, February 23, 2024
Time: 2:00PM

Preventing Medication-Related Falls and Complications

Medications are critical in helping individuals live longer, healthier lives—but that doesn’t mean they aren’t without risks. In this presentation, Carmela Avena-Woods, PharmD, of St. John’s University shares information and tools for minimizing medication-related fall risks and risks of other complications in older adults.
Date: Friday, March 15, 2024
Time: 2:00PM

Geriatric Medicine: Hospice and Palliative Care

Learn about care from a geriatric perspective and dive into the differences between palliative and hospice care.
Date: Friday, April 19, 2024
Time: 2:00PM

Healthy Eating for a Strong Body

Learn why nutrition is the key to maintaining a strong immune system, vitality, and much more. Our registered dietitian shares the ways you can change your daily eating habits to improve your health.
Date: Friday, May 10, 2024
Time: 2:00PM

Robotic Surgery: Is It Right for You

Discover the approach to robot-assisted surgeries and see if it’s right for you. Join us for this lecture series and understand the process, discuss myths, and try your own hand at robotic simulations.
Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024
Time: 8:30AM–1:00PM

Support Groups

Our compassionate support services team offers virtual and in-person opportunities to connect with people having similar experiences. Our social workers specialize in each of the following groups, and we encourage you to contact them at the phone numbers below to learn more. All support groups, including our online webinars, are free and open to the public.

Bariatric Surgery Support Groups

Free virtual groups are offered for our patients and people considering bariatric surgery. Please call 516-663-1430 for details and registration.

Bereavement Support Groups and Webinars

Our Spiritual Care Services staff provides virtual webinars on relevant topics as well as bereavement groups for our community. For more information or to register, please call 516-663-4749 or email Bereavement@NYULangone.org.

Cancer Support Groups

Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island provides patient support groups. A variety of virtual groups are available for people with different types of cancer. Learn more.

Cardiology Support Groups

WomenHeart of NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island is a virtual, peer-led support network open to all women living with heart disease. For more information, email Johanna.Pimentel@NYULangone.org.

Cognitive Impairment Support Groups

Virtual support groups are available for caregivers of a parent or partner with cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia. These groups are facilitated by an advanced social worker in gerontology. For more information or to register, please call 516-663-8220.

Adult Child Caregiver Support Group
Dates: Meets on the third Tuesday of every month.
Time: 5:30—6:30PM

Spouse or Partner Caregiver Support Group
Dates: Meets every first and third Wednesday of every month.
Time: 10:30—11:30AM

Huntington’s Disease Support Group

We offer virtual support groups for adults with Huntington’s disease.

Patient Support Group
Dates: Meets on the first Tuesday of every month.
Time: 12:30–1:30PM
Registration: Please call 516-324-7708.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Groups

Virtual support groups are offered for adults with multiple sclerosis and their caregivers.

Patient Support Group
Dates: Meets on the first Wednesday of every month.
Time: 10:30–11:30AM
Registration: Please call 516-324-7708.

Caregiver Support Group
Dates: Meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month.
Time: 1:30–2:30PM
Registration: Please call 516-324-7708 or 516-324-7709.

Neuropathy Support Group

Virtual support groups are offered for adults with neuropathy.

Dates: Meets on the second Wednesday of every month.
Time: 1:00–2:00PM
Registration: Please call 516-324-7708.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Groups

Virtual support groups are available for adults with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers.

Patient Support Group
Dates: Meets on the second Tuesday of every month.
Time: 11:30AM–12:30PM
Registration: Please call 516-324-7708.

Caregiver Support Group
Dates: Meets on the first Tuesday of every month.
Time: 10:30–11:30AM
Registration: Please call 516-324-7708.

Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease Patient Support Group
Dates: Meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.
Time: 7:00–8:00PM
Registration: Please call 516-324-7708.

Pediatric Diabetes Support Groups

We offer virtual support groups for children with type 1 diabetes and their families. These groups, led by our team of pediatric diabetes experts, help children, their siblings, and parents manage the condition, and any social and emotional adjustments that may occur. Please call 516-663-2112 or email Lori.Benzoni@NYULangone.org for more information: all pediatric diabetes support groups will resume September 2024.

  • Kindred Spirits engages parents and caregivers of children with type 1 diabetes in an educational discussion with guest speakers. Participants share stories and challenges while receiving emotional support from their peers.
  • Kids Interested in Diabetes teaches children ages 5 to 10 and their siblings about type 1 diabetes through games and activities.
  • Dia-besties helps children ages 10 to 13 positively cope with managing type 1 diabetes through activities and open discussions.
  • Our Teen Group is designed for teenagers ages 13 to 18 with type 1 diabetes. Meetings consist of age-appropriate diabetes education, stress management techniques, games, and informal peer-to-peer support.

Prader-Willi Syndrome Support Group

This virtual support group features expert guest speakers and topics for children with Prader-Willi Syndrome and their families. Please call 516-663-2112 or email Lori.Benzoni@NYULangone.org for more information.

Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group

NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, in conjunction with the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, offers virtual support groups to help those affected with this disease. Please call 516-663-2834 for more information and to register.

Stroke Support Group

Virtual stroke survivor support groups are now available.

Dates: Meets on the second Tuesday of every month.
Time: 10:00–11:00AM
Registration: Please call 516-324-7708.

Tobacco Cessation

Our Tobacco Cessation Program is postponed at this time. Call 866-946-8476 for more information.

Parent Education Classes

We offer virtual and in-person parent education classes that help prepare you for childbirth, newborn care, and breastfeeding. We also offer in-person prenatal yoga classes and a New Life Center tour. For more information, please call 516-663-2858; you can register online.

Senior Adult Fitness

A Matter of Balance and Tai Chi are two complimentary senior adult courses led by our fitness experts. Each course provides an effective approach to reduce the risk of falls. A Matter of Balance is an eight-week program that offers tips to help avoid falls and increase personal safety and provides exercises to help build strength and balance. Tai Chi is an eight-week program designed to improve calmness, confidence, and muscular strength. A balance assessment is required one month before the start of Tai Chi. Please call 866-946-8476 for details and registration information.

CPR Training

NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island is proud to be recognized as an American Heart Association® Community Training Center. We offer an extensive list of classes to the community and for healthcare professionals. Please contact our Community Training Center staff at 516-663-4455 for more information. Register online.