May 2019

What’ Happening at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian announced a series of community events during the month of February. From healthy Valentine’s Day treats to the latest information about heart disease, there are groups, talks and classes being held at NewYork-Presbyterian’s locations in Westchester. All offerings are free unless otherwise noted.

The following events are presented by NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, 55 Palmer Ave. Bronxville:


Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery Information Session

Tuesday, February 5

5:30 to 7:00 PM

The Columbia University Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital invites you to attend our free preoperative information session. Led by our clinical team, the session provides information on surgical options, expected weight loss, and lifestyle changes required after bariatric surgery. All patients considering weight loss surgery are encouraged to attend an information session prior to scheduling a consultation.   Location: Hospital Lobby Conference Room. Registration: Call 914-787-4000


Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery Support Group

Wednesday, February 6

7:00 to 8:00 PM

This support group is open to those preparing for bariatric surgery and those who have already had the operation. Led by our clinical team and a licensed social worker, the group is designed to address concerns about surgery, and help patients anticipate, identify, and cope with changes in their lives before and after a procedure.   Location: Hospital Lobby Conference Room. Registration: Call 914-787-4000


Joint Replacement Seminar

Wednesdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27

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

Wednesdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27

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. Led by a speech therapist, these free meetings are for anyone who has the condition. The gatherings offer information on how to improve communication, language games, and a place to make friends in a supportive environment. Location: Palmer Hall, 1st floor, Rehab Dept., Speech Office. Registration: Call Dahna Stadtmauer at 914-787-3373


Living with Cancer Support Group

Thursdays, February 7, 21

5:00 to 6:30 PM

This ongoing support group is for adults who have been recently diagnosed with cancer or are in treatment, and is led by licensed clinical social workers from Gilda’s Club. Location: Cancer Center Conference Room, Hospital’s 1st floor. Registration: Call 914-644-8844, ext. 133 or email Deborah Vincent at


Breastfeeding Support Group

Monday, February 11

10:00 AM to Noon

The Breastfeeding Support Group offers new mothers the opportunity to learn from one another and receive professional guidance from Rosanna Terrero-Arnoux, RN, BSN, IBCLC, lactation counselor. Meetings are free and open to all, regardless of where you gave birth. Location: Hospital Lobby Conference Room. Registration: Call 914-787-2141


Breastfeeding Preparation Class

Monday, February 11

7:00 to 9:00 PM

If you need extra support and education about breastfeeding, this Breastfeeding Preparation class will include tips on how to prevent common problems and positioning techniques. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Location: Palmer Hall, 3rd floor Conference Room. Cost: $35. Registration: Call 914-787-5044


Post-Treatment Cancer Support Group

Tuesday, February 12

4:00 to 5:00 PM

This ongoing support group offers cancer survivors a chance to learn about the late effects of cancer treatment. Led by licensed clinical social workers from Gilda’s Club Westchester, the program provides the opportunity to share and learn from other participants regardless of their specific cancer diagnosis or course of treatment.  Location: Cancer Center Conference Room, 1st floor. Registration: Call 914-644-8844, ext. 133 or email Deborah Vincent at


Heart Disease Prevention Presentation at Bronxville Senior Citizens Services Center

Tuesday, February 12

1:00 to 2:00 PM

Interventional cardiologist, Dr. Amisha J. Patel, will give a free presentation on the prevention of heart disease and the latest trends in interventional cardiology. Location:  The Reformed Church of Bronxville Edwards Room, 180 Pondfield Road. Registration: Call 914-793-2222


Commit to Loving Your Heart on Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 14

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

NYPBeHealthy Wellbeing Coach Carena Lowenthal, MS, RD, CHWC, will offer education on the importance of exercise and your health, along with meaningful wellness strategies. Find out about heart disease symptoms and risk factors, along with the benefits of plant-based diets.   Location: Hospital Lobby


Childbirth Class

Saturday, February 16

8:30 AM to 4:00 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: Stroke, Migraine Headaches, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and other Weird Symptoms caused by an Undiagnosed Hole in the Heart

Tuesday, February 26

6:30 to 8:00 PM

Dr. Sommer is a NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors’ board-certified cardiologist and researcher who has spent more than 25 years treating adults and children with congenital heart disease. Location: Lake Isle Country Club, 660 White Plains Road. Registration: Pre-registration is required, please call 914-787-5000



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