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Stony Brook Medicine offers a wide range of support/educational/physical programs for our patients, family members, and staff. All programs are free but require registration. Cancer support groups include presentations by medical staff as well as a chance to interact with others facing a cancer diagnosis. Our educational and physical activities are designed with patients and their needs as the primary focus. Call (631) 444-4000 for information about any of our programs or contact our Community Outreach Coordinator at (631) 638-0004.

ALS Support Group
Meets: 1st Tuesday of the month
Time: 6-8 pm
Place: 179 Belle Mead Road, East Setauket, NY
Call:  (631) 444-4623

Alzheimer Disease Patient Group
Cognitive stimulation group for individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer’s or a related dementia
Meets: Every Thursday
Time: 1-2:30 pm
Place: Full Gospel Christian Center, Port Jefferson Station
Call: (631) 632-3160

Bereavement Support Group
Open to all patients, family members and staff who have lost a loved one
Meets: 2nd Tuesday of the Month
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Cancer Center Conference Room
Call: (631) 444-4000

Caregiver Support Group
For caregivers and individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia; separate group for patients meet at the same time
Meets:Every Thursday
Time:1-2:30 pm
Place:Full Gospel Christian Center, Port Jefferson Station
Call: (631) 444-1365

Carol M. Baldwin-Breast Cancer Education/Support Group
Get together with other women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer to Learn more about managing this disease and share personal experiences. Education & support for breast cancer patients.
Meets: 1st Wednesday of the month
Time: 7 pm
Place: Holiday Inn Express - 3131 Nesconset Highway (Route 347), Stony Brook, NY
Call: (631) 444-3538

Chemotherapy Orientation
Everything you need to know about chemotherapy. Patients and one family member may attend.
Meets: Bi-weekly
Time: Days/Evenings
Place: Cancer Center Conference Room
Call: (631) 444-4000

Child Psychiatry Parent Support Group
For parents of children with behavioral and social issues, this program is sponsored by Stony Brook University Hospital's Department of Child Psychiatry. Covers behavioral and social issues such as attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder and pervasive developmental disorder.
Meets: Weekly
Time: 6 pm
Place: Stony Brook University Hospital, 12 North, Conference Room 084
Call: (631) 444-1251

Colorectal Cancer Survivorship and Support Group
For patients who are newly diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer, as well as those in treatment and those who have completed treatment.
Meets: Last Monday of the month
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Place: Cancer Center Conference Room
Call: (631) 444-4000

Fit and Fabulous
Yoga for patients with breast cancer.
Meets: As scheduled by Physical Therapy 
Time: 6 pm
Place: Cancer Center Conference Room
Call: (631) 444-4240 to register

GIFT for Kids (Giving Inspiration,Fighting Together)
Support, education, caring and sharing for children ages 6 to 17 whose parent/caregiver has been diagnosed with cancer.
Meets: 1st Thursday of the month
Time: 6 pm
Place: Cancer Center Conference Room
Call: (631) 444-4000

Gynecologic Support Group
Education and support for patients with GYN cancer.
Meets: Last Tuesday of the month
Time: 7 pm
Place: Cancer Center Conference Room
Call: (631) 444-3442

Head and Neck Support Group
Education and support for patients with head/neck cancer.
Meets: 1st Wednesday of the month
Time: 7 pm
Place: Cancer Center Conference Room
Call: (631) 682-7103

Infants and Children's Memorial Garden
The purpose of the garden is to offer a place of peace and solace for grieving families and as a beautiful tribute to the lives of the children.
Website: http://www.stonybrookmedicalcenter.org/cmg
Call: (631) 444-9321

I'm Too Young For This
Peer support/gathering for young adults living with cancer
Meets: Varies
Time: Varies
Place: Outside venue/varies
Call: (631) 444-4000

Leukemia/Lymphoma Support Group
Education and support for patients with blood cancers
Meets: Varies
Time: 1 pm
Place: Cancer Center Conference Room
Call: (631) 444-4000

Little Angel Fund
A support network for parents of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit babies.
Call: (631) 736-2512

Look Good, Feel Better
A free program that teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively undergoing cancer treatment, to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. Offered in conjunction with the American Cancer Society.
Meets: Call for dates and times
Place: Cancer Center Conference Room
Call: (631) 444-4000

Luzca Bien, Sientase Mejor
Look Good, Feel Better en espanol. Offered three times a year for our patients who primarily speak Spanish. In conjunction with American Cancer Society.
Meets: Call for dates and times
Place: Cancer Center Conference Room
Call: (631) 444-4000

Lung Cancer Support Group
Education and support for patients with lung cancer.
Meets: 3rd Tuesday of the month
Time: 7 pm
Place: Cancer Center Conference Room
Call: (631) 444-2981

March of Dimes NICU Family Support Group
Sponsored by the March of Dimes support group meetings include a parent enrichment hour and programs and activities for siblings.
Meets: Stony Brook University Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Call: (631) 444-4000

Mended Hearts
For patients with cardiovascular disease.
Meets: 3rd Sunday of the month, except during July and August
Time: 1:30-3:30 pm
Location: Stony Brook University Heart Institute's Conference Room
Call: (631) 444-4000

Parent/Family Support for Children with Cancer
Meets: Quarterly
Time: 7-9 pm
Place: Stony Brook University Medical Center
Call: (631) 444-4000

Pediatric Renal Support Group
Education and support for pediatric nephrology patients.
Meets: 4th Wednesday of the month
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: Cancer Center Conference Room
Call: (631) 444-2690

Pregnancy Education Classes
A one-hour class in a 3-part series including information on breastfeeding, labor and delivery, and post-partum/newborn care. No fee, registration is required.
Meets: 1st three days of the month
Time: 11 am
Place: Stony Brook University Hospital Lobby, by the grand piano
Call: (631) 444-4000

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class
Learn what you need to know about breastfeeding to help you and your baby get off to a good start and avoid common problems. Class is free and requires pre-registration.
Meets: 1st Wednesday of the month
Time: 7-9 pm
Place: Stony Brook University Hospital
Call: (631) 444-2201

Prostate Cancer Support Group
Education and support for patients with prostate cancer.
Meets: 1st Monday of the month
Time: 5:30 pm
Place: Cancer Center Conference Room
Call: (631) 444-4343

Smoking Cessation
Programs offered through the New York State Smokers Quitline.
Call: (866) 697-8487

SPOHNC NY/Stony Brook
Support for people with oral, head, and neck cancer, SPOHNC is a national organization with 90 chapters across the U.S. The organization offers support and information to patients diagnosed with a variety of cancers of the mouth, throat, head and neck. Family members and friends are welcome to attend meetings.
Meets: 1st Wednesday of the month, except July and August
Time: 6:45-8:15 pm
Place: Cancer Center Conference Room
Call: (631) 682-7103

Strength for Life
Exercise class for patients and staff.
Meets: Tuesdays
Place: Surg Onc Waiting Room
Call: (631) 444-4000 to register

Stroke Support Group
This support group offers educational and therapeutic opportunities for survivors, family members and caregivers.
Meets: Last Tuesday of the month
Time: 7-8 pm
Place: Stony Brook Technology Park, 179 Belle Meade Road, East Setauket
Contact: Joanne Clyde at (631) 444-2903, or joanne.clyde@stonybrookmedicine.edu
Eileen Conlon at (631) 638-2638, or eileen.conlon@stonybrookmedicine.edu

Thyroid Cancer Support Group
Education and support for patients with thyroid cancer.
Meets: 4th Thursday of the month
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: Cancer Center Conference Room
Call: (631) 444-3442

Upper GI Cancer Support Group
Education and support for patients with upper GI cancers
Meets: 2nd Wednesday of the month
Time: 7 PM
Place: Cancer Center Conference Room
Call: (631) 638-0718

Yoga for Life
Meets: Mondays
Time: 6-7:15 pm
Place: Surg Onc Waiting Room
Call: (631) 444-4000