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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.


December Support Groups


MANHATTAN, NY
Tuesday, December 20th, 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: Open Discussion/Holiday Celebration
Next month’s support group meets: January 16th, 2018

QUEENS, NY
Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 - 6:00 to 8:00 pm
The SilverCrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
144-45 87th Avenue, 1st Floor Dining Room/Lounge
Briarwood, NY 11435
Contact: Michelle McKenzie, LMSW (718) 644-1750
Tracy Sandy-Ali, MPH, LPN, CCRC, (631) 697-6314
Topic: Open Discussion/Holiday Celebration
Next month’s support group meets: January 17th, 2018

JAMES J. PETERS BRONX VA MEDICAL CENTER
Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 - 1:00 to 3:00 pm
130 West Kingsbridge Road - 1E Dayroom SCI Unit
Bronx, NY 10468
Contacts: Michelle McKenzie, LMSW (718) 644-1750
Ernest Ogezebu, RN, (718)584-9000 ext. 5405
Topic: Open Discussion/Holiday Celebration
Next month’s support group meets: January 10th, 2018

NASSAU COUNTY, NY
** Nassau/Suffolk Combined Group/ Location and Time Change **
Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 - 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Stony Brook Neurology Offices
181 North Belle Mead Road, Suite 5
East Setauket, NY 11733

Contact: Cindy Keyser-Posner, LMSW, (631) 416-2767
Carol Bishop, RN, (631) 219-0947
For More Info about the Potluck dinner, please contact Cindy Keyser-Posner
Topic: Open Discussion/Holiday Celebration
Next month’s support group meets: January 7th, 2018

SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY
** Nassau/Suffolk Combined Group **
Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 - 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Stony Brook Neurology Offices
181 North Belle Mead Road, Suite 5
East Setauket, NY 11733

Contacts: Theresa Imperato, RN, (516) 946-5467
Cindy Keyser-Posner, LMSW, (631) 416-2767
Topic: Open Discussion/Holiday Celebration
For More Info about the Potluck dinner, please contact Cindy Keyser-Posner
Next month’s support group meets: January 2nd, 2018

WESTCHESTER, NY/WHITE PLAINS
Tuesday, December 12th, 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/Holiday Celebration
Next month’s support group meets: January 9th, 2018

LOWER HUDSON VALLEY, NY
Tuesday, December 5th - 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/Holiday Celebration
Next month’s support group meets: January 2nd, 2018

CENTRAL NJ
Saturday, December 17th, 2017- 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Robert Wood Johnson Fitness & Wellness Center
100 Kirkpatrick Street - Community Education Room
New Brunswick, NJ 08901, Level 2
Contacts: Debbie Schlossberg, LMSW, (732) 710-8832
Mary Ann Mertz, RN, (908) 552-5573
Topic: Open Discussion/Holiday Celebration
Next month’s support group meets: January 20th, 2018

NORTHERN NJ/SADDLE BROOK
**December meeting has been cancelled**
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
Next month’s support group meets: January 4th, 2018

TELEPHONE SUPPORT GROUPS
Patient group: Every Wednesday from 2:30 to 3:30 pm
Caregivers group: Every Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Contact: Michelle McKenzie, LCSW at 212-720-3045
Topic: Open discussions

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