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Support Groups at Beth Israel

Diabetes/Endocrinology
Support Group for Young Women with Diabetes is a free group open to all young women living with diabetes. Topics include managing each individuals eating, exercise and body image, along with managing relationships, and discussing fears and frustrations
Date and Time: Tuesdays (2nd and 4th of each month), 6 pm
Location: 317 E. 17th Street, 8th Floor Conference Room
Contact: Sandy or Karina at (212) 420-3450

Type 1 Support Group is a free group for those living with Type 1 diabetes. Topics include managing each individuals eating, exercise and body image, along with managing relationships, and discussing fears and frustrations
Date and Time: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:30 pm
Location: 317 E. 17th Street, 8th Floor Conference Room
Contact: Sandy or Karina at (212) 420-3450

Neurology
Adult Dystonia Support Group is a support group for patients with dystonia. The group was started in 2000 and is the only group of its type in New York City.
Date and Time: Bi-Monthly on Mondays, 6 pm
Location: PACC, 5th Floor, Levy Conference Room, Room 5K04
Contact: Joan Miravite, FNP at (212) 844-6134

After Stroke Group is a support group for stroke survivors and their caretakers. The group will share information and experiences as well as discuss the latest issues in treating strokes.
Date and Time: Every other Thursday, 3:30 pm
Location: PACC, 2nd Floor
Contact: Daphne Gerson at (212) 844-8114

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgical Support Group is open to all people who have had DBS surgery or are considering it. The meetings include both invited speakers and open discussion forums.
Date and Time: Quartery, 3rd Thursday of the month, 1 pm
Location: PACC, 5th Floor, Levy Conference Room, Room 5K04
Contact: Joan Miravite, FNP at (212) 844-6134

Manhattan Parkinsonís Support Groups are for individuals to discuss living with Parkinsonís. They include both open forum and invited speakers. For dates, download this PDF.
Contact: Sheress Loftus, PhD at (212) 844-8482

Menís Parkinsonís Support Group was started in 2008 and is designed to specifically address the needs of men living with Parkinsonís.
Date and Time: 2nd Thursday of the month, 2 pm
Location: PACC, 5th Floor, Levy Conference Room, Room 5K04
Contact: Joan Miravite, FNP at (212) 844-6134

Movers & Shakers Parkinson Group
Date and Time: last Thursday of the month from 6 to 8 pm                             
For dates, download this PDF.

Parkinsonís Caregiverís Support Groups specifically address the needs of caregivers with Parkinsonís patients. The meetings include invited speakers and open forums for discussion. Please contact Joan Miravite, FNP, for more information on date, time and location.
Contact: Joan Miravite, FNP at (212) 844-8482

Tri-State Ataxia Support Group is the departmentís newest support group. The group is being designed as an open forum for support and discussion on any new techniques/treatments being offered. Please contact Denise Mitchell for information on date, time and location
Contact: Denise Mitchell at MarkMeghan@aol.com (please make sure to hyperlink)

Young Onset Parkinsonís Support Group is designed for individuals diagnosed with Parkinsonís before the age of 55. For dates, download this PDF.
Date and Time: 2nd Thursday of the month, 6 pm
Location: PACC, 5th Floor, Levy Conference Room, Room 5K04
Contact: Sheress Loftus, PhD at (212) 844-8482

Oncology
Gastric and Esophageal Cancer Patient Support Group is designed to establish a strong support network for patients with the diagnosis of cancer, surgery and adapting to life after surgery. The group also aims to enhance the quality of life by addressing aspects of the physical, psychological, social and spiritual well being that may have been adversely affected by the patientís diagnosis or treatment.
Date and Time: 2nd Monday of the month, 6:30 pm
Location: PACC, 4A, Bogart Conference Room
Contact: Margo LeStrange at (212) 420-4041

Smoking Cessation
Stay Off Smoking (SOS) is a free smoking cessation support group. Through teaching cognitive and behavioral modification techniques, the group helps people quit smoking and remain smoke free. Come get the motivation and support from others as you change your life and become healthier.
Date and Time: Wednesdays, 6 - 7 pm
Location: PACC, Room 2M01
Contact: Ilene Alpert at (212) 844-1349

Victim Services
Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Intervention Program is a supportive, short-term, structured group in which each member shares their story. The groupís focus is to lessen isolation, provide emotional support and discuss effective coping strategies.
Date and Time: Weekly for 12 weeks
Location: 317 E 17th Street, 4th Floor, Conference Room
Contact: Merritt Stewart (212) 420-2736

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