support groups

As part of our mission at Westchester Senior Voice, we’re here to keep you informed about the programs that are available to help you and your family navigate the difficult tasks of dealing with certain conditions. Below, you will find programs to assist you along the way.

JUNE 4, JULY 2, & AUGUST 6: 1-3PM
WELL SPOUSE SUPPORT GROUP
Provides peer support and education about the challenges and unique issues facing “well” spouses. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Billings Bldg #4/ Room 202; 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 914-949-4936; burke.org/community/community-calendar

JUNE 4: 7-9PM
OSTEOPOROSIS AWARENESS
Provides support to individuals suffering from osteoporosis as well as information to those interested in learning ways to decrease their risk of their disease. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Billings Bldg #4/ Rosedale Room, 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 914-725-5229 or susanisworking@hotmail.com; burke.org/community/community-calendar

JUNE 6 & AUGUST 1: 2PM
MIND GAMES FOR FUN
Group games and puzzles using memory skills, visual recall, focus and speed. Board Room/ C Level at Phelps campus, 701 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

JUNE 12 & 26, JULY 10 & 24; AUG 14 & 28: 12 NOON
HOLISTIC PAIN SUPPORT PROGRAM
For people suffering from chronic pain, providing comprehensive pain management services including exercise, psychological support and complementary medicine practices. Phelps campus, N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, Family Medicine Residency Conference Room; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

JUNE 13 & 27; JULY 11 & 25; AND AUGUST 8 & 22: 10-11:30AM
ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER GRP
Encourages caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health as well as optimally care for the person with dementia. In addition, they may provide a needed break from care giving responsibilities. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Billings Bldg 4/ Room 204; 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Registration required: 914-253-6860 or pgaston@alz.org

JUNE 14, JULY 12 & AUGUST 9: 10:45AM
OSTEOPOROSIS SUPPORT
For people with osteoporosis, providing education on nutrition, exercise, and activites of daily living.Phelps campus, N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, Board Room/ C level; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

JUNE 15, JULY 13 & AUGUST 10: 10AM
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GRP
Supporting family caregivers with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease – you don’t have to go it alone. Phelps campus, N. Broadway, 755 Building, Room 545, Sleepy Hollow; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

JUNE 19, JULY 17 & AUGUST 21: 10AM
SENIOR STEPS HEALTH SCREENINGS
Free Health Screenings for seniors. June 19: hearing screeing; July 17: blood pressure screening; Aug 21: hand screening. Appt. required. Phelps Hospital, N. Broadway, 755 Building, Pulmonary Lab, Sleepy Hollow; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu for more information and to register.

JUNE 20 & JULY 18: 4-5:30PM
STROKE SUPPORT GROUP
Information, speakers, a supportive environment and a chance to meet others experiencing similar life changes post stroke. Participants will learn ways to help problem solve, cope, and understand more about stroke and recovery issues, including lifestyle changes that reduce the risk of stroke and promote a healthy life. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Outpatient Bldg #8/2nd Floor Conference Room; 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 914-907-7482; burke.org/community/community-calendar

Burke Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Patients
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is currently recruiting participants for the Triad Research Study, which is evaluating a medication to see if it may reduce symptoms of agitation due to Alzheimer’s disease.
Agitation, expressed as aggression – both physical and verbal – can make caring for your loved one intimidating and stressful.
To qualify for the study, patients must be between 50 to 90 years old; have a caregiver able to attend all study visits; and have moderate to severe agitation due to Alzheimer’s.
Study-related medical exams and assessments are at no cost. Attendance at eight clinic visits over 16 weeks is a requirement for participation.
To learn more about this clinical trial, contact Burke at 914-597-2476.

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