Health and Workshops
Donate Blood St.
Brendan’s Church will host its annual
Day After the Super
Bowl Blood Drive on
Feb. 8 at the St. Brendan’s School
E. 207th St. from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. For more
information, call (718) 881-5313.
Montefiore Hospital is
recruiting and training therapy dog teams to comfort
patients. Free 20-minute aptitude evaluations
will take place on Feb. 10
at 6:30 p.m. Human and dog teams that qualify can enroll in
the hospital’s comprehensive training and preparation
classes. For more information, call (718) 920-4943.
BETTER Come to a Free Diabetes
Management Workshops for
January, February and March 2015. Do
you or a family member have diabetes? Montefiore invites you
to a workshop to learn how diabetes can be managed. Family
members and caregivers are welcome to attend. Various
locations in the Bronx and Yonkers.
Bronx EOC Training program:
Assist Individuals with Intellectual disabilities become
independent and productive. Tuition Free programs in the
Bronxcare: You may be
eligible for free or
low cost health coverage in the Bronx.
Call them at 1-888-778-5890 to learn more. Also more
information contained in the
Housing Corp. Bronx can help
with Health Plus and Medicaid applications for
The Health Insurance Marketplace
is Open. Enroll now
in a plan that covers essential benefits, pre-existing
conditions, and more. Plus, see if you qualify for lower
Now and get covered...
Volunteer for Food
Pantry: Part of the Solution (POTS) seeks
volunteers to help feed the hungry year-round. Anyone
interested please call (718) 220-4892 or email
Alzheimer’s Support Group: The Alzheimer’s Association’s New York
City : chapter provides a support group in Norwood
for Spanish and English speaking caregivers
who have relatives with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia.
The support group meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month
from 5 to 6:15 p.m. For the location or more info, call Mark
Goodwin at (718) 920-7377.
Program at North Central Bronx Hospital,
3424 Kossuth Ave., offers free group counseling and nicotine replacement
therapy for smokers looking to quit. No appointments are needed or
required, walk-ins are welcome. The smoking cessation program runs
weekdays at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. in room 13A12. For information, call
These programs are
open to patients from any hospital, private doctor's office
etc. in the NY area.
Free Meditation for Breast Cancer
Survivors: The Montefiore-Einstein Cancer
Center is offering a free 20-week course on meditation
and stress management for breast cancer survivors. The
course is part of a research study. To register or learn
more, call Kimala Harris at (718) 430-2380 or e-mail
Medicine Programs for Cancer Patients: The
Psychosocial Oncology Program at The Monteefiore-Einstein
Cancer Center is offering two free research programs for
patients with cancer. The Yoga-Based Cancer Rehabilitation
Program includes 12 weeks of yoga to see if yoga can help
patients with breast, lung, and colorectal cancer. A
certified yoga instructor teaches classes in both English
and Spanish. The Mind-Body Cancer Program includes 8 weeks
of Mind-Body groups (The Stress Management Education Group
and the Spiritual Support Group) for patients with most
types of cancer. Some restrictions apply to these groups,
which have been specifically designed by a psychologist and
an oncologist. For more info and to find out
eligibility, call (718) 430-2380.
Workshop Program: The Bronx Oncology Living
Daily Program also known as BOLD Living, offers a
variety of free educational, support, and mind-body
workshops. They are designed to empower and nurture all
cancer patients, survivors, and loved ones, but are open to
all. For more information or to register, call (718)
430-3613 or visit
Quality of Life Screening:
In order to improve the support services for all those
affected by cancer, the Psychosocial Oncology Program of
the Montefiore-Einstein Cancer Center is conducting a
survey about the physical and emotional stresses related to
surviving cancer. Open to all those whose lives have been
touched by cancer, participants will fill out a short
questionnaire and will have the opportunity to participate
in free/low-cost programs and support services. For more
information, call (718) 430-2380.
Be Smart Quit
Smoking Program: (open to anyone interested in
quitting smoking) The Montefiore-Einstein Cancer Center
is offering a low cost 8-session smoking cessation program
created by a Health Psychologist. This program includes a
warm, supportive atmosphere, pharmacotherapy discussion,
self-hypnosis and relaxation training, guest speakers, tips
for breaking the habit, tools for conquering urges and
temptations, and free nicotine replacement therapy. Groups
meet at various Montefiore Medical Center locations in
the Bronx; day and evening groups available. If you
would like to get a new perspective on healthy living,
please call us at 718-430-2697.
Helpline: The Parent Information Resource Center offers
a 24-hour counseling and information hotline on child abuse issues.
Confidential help is available in English and Spanish for parents,
family members and friends at (800) 342-7472. For more info,
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