NewYork-Presbyterian announced a series of community events available to the public for the month of November. All offerings are free unless otherwise noted.
The following events are presented by NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, 55 Palmer Ave. Bronxville:
Living with Cancer
Thurs., Nov. 16
5:00 to 6:30 PM
This ongoing support group is for adults who have been recently diagnosed with cancer or are in treatment led by licensed clinical social workers from Gilda’s Club of Westchester. Location: Cancer Center Conference Room, Hospital’s 1st floor. Registration: Call 914-644-8844, or email Joan Jacobus at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed., Nov. 15, 22 and 29
9:45 to 11:15 AM
Are you tired of knee, hip or shoulder pain? Have you scheduled joint replacement surgery? Whether or not you are planning to get a new knee or hip, all are welcome to attend our pre-operative Joint Replacement Patient Education class. You’ll learn firsthand about the surgical and rehabilitative experience and meet our multidisciplinary team who can answer your questions. Location: Hospital Lobby Conference Room. Registration: Call 914-787-2119
Aphasia Support Group Meeting
Wed., Nov. 15 and 22
2:00 to 3:00 PM
Aphasia is a communication disorder that often results from damage to the brain – usually caused by stroke. It can affect the ability to speak and understand, read and write. These free meetings are for anyone who has the condition and are led by an NYP Lawrence speech therapist. The gatherings offer information on how to improve communication, the latest in aphasia research, language games, and a place to make friends in a supportive environment. Family members and caregivers are welcome. For more information call Dahna Stadtmauer or Meagan Moscaritolo at 914-787-3373. Location: NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, Palmer Hall, 1st floor, Rehabilitation Department (Speech Office).
Eat Right Live Long Series: Living a Healthier Lifestyle with Diabetes
Wed., Nov. 15
5:00 to 6:00 PM
If diabetes is left uncontrolled it can affect other areas of the body – eyes, kidneys, or heart. However, diabetes can be controlled by following a better nutrition plan. Join Katie Campbell, RD, CDN, CDE, to learn how you can better manage your diabetes by controlling carb intake, reading labels, portion control, and meal planning. Location: Hospital Lobby Conference Room. Registration: Call 914-787-5000
Careers in Medicine: High School Students - Write a Prescription for Your Future!
Wed., Nov. 15
6:00 to 8:00 PM
This free program is for high school students interested in careers in the healthcare industry. Meet our doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, other clinicians and support staff to learn firsthand about their jobs, fields of study and the path they took to accomplish their dreams. Interactive exhibits include learning how to take vital signs; intubating a mannequin; suturing specimens, examining organisms and much more. Location: New Rochelle High School, House 4, 265 Clove Road, New Rochelle. Registration: Register at https://goo.gl/forms/R0HVDxSm5UH3zEtF2 or call 914-787-5000
Sat., Nov. 18
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Our childbirth classes provide you with important information about the birthing process and answer your questions concerning what to expect during labor. Classes are taught by certified Lamaze instructors. A tour of the Center for Maternal-Child Health is also included. Location: Hospital Lobby Conference Room. Cost: $200. Registration: Call 914-787-5044
Meet the Doctor:
Memory Loss – Triggers and Treatments
Tues., Nov. 21
6:30 to 8:00 PM
Steven Grenell, MD, a neurohospitalist with ColumbiaDoctors, the faculty practice of Columbia University Medical Center, and NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital will lead a discussion on the causes of memory loss, normal and abnormal, the latest research, and medical and lifestyle interventions that can help you maintain your memory function. Light refreshments will be served. Location: Lake Isle Country Club, 660 White Plains Road, Eastchester. Registration: Call 914-787-5000
Look Good Feel Better
Mon., Nov. 27
10:00 AM to Noon
This free program is designed for women dealing with hair loss and skin changes from chemotherapy and radiation. You will learn specific techniques to help you look and feel your best while undergoing treatment. Location: Cancer Center Conference Room, Hospital’s 1st floor. Registration: 1-800-227-2345.
For more information, visit nyp.org/lawrence or call 914-787-1000.