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Support Groups

Caregiver Support Group

(Non-Disease Specific) Hope and help for caregivers

Meets: 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month

Time: 9:30am

Place: Caroline Church of Brookhaven
One Dyke Road, Setauket NY 11733

Call: NYS Licensed social worker Virginia Cash at 631-428-0902 or virginia@virginiacashcares.com



Caregiver Support Group

(Non-Disease Specific) Hope and help for caregivers

Meets: 1st Tuesday of the month

Time: 10:30am

Place: Rose Caracappa Town Senior Center
739 Route 25A, Mount Sinai NY 11766

Contact: NYS Licensed social
worker Virginia Cash at 631-428-0902 or virginia@virginiacashcares.com



ALS Support Group

Meets: 1st Tuesday of the month

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Place: 179 Belle Mead Road, East Setauket, NY 11733

Call: (631) 444-4623



Alzheimer Disease
Caregivers Group

Meets: 1st Wednesday of the month

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00pm

Place: Day Haven Adult Services, Port Jefferson, NY 11777

Contact: Lori Maldavir
(631) 585-2020 ext. 261

Meets: 3rd Thursday of the month

Time: 2:30pm

Place: Woodhaven Center of Care
1360 Route 112
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

Meets: 2nd Monday of every month

Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Place: Day Haven Adult Day Services, 2210 Smithtown Ave., Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Contact: Lori Maldavir
(631) 585-2020 ext. 261

Meets: Last Friday of every month

Time: 10:00 – 11:30am

Place: Access Home Care, 3100 Veterans Memorial Highway, Bohemia, NY 11716

Contact: Lori Maldavir
(631) 585-2020 ext. 261


Spuse Support Groups

Share experiences with others facing similar challenges, gain and share emotional support and resources in an intimate, professionally lead, confidential group. A brief telephone intake is required.

Meets: Monday - Friday

Times:
For spouse whose loved one is over 60. Tuesday or Wednesday 10:15-11:30am

For spouse whose loved one is diagnosed with Young Onset Dementia. Every Tuesday 6:30-8:00 pm

Place: Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center, 300 Forest Drive, East Hills, NY 11548



Eastern Long Island Brain Aneurysm Support Group

This support group offers group discussions and educational lectures for survivors, family members and caregivers of patients recovering from subarachnoid hemorrhage, aneurysm treatments and AVMs.
Meets: Monthly

Time: 6:00pm -7:30 pm

Place: Stony Brook University Hospital Lobby Conference Room

Please contact Dawn Madigan for meeting dates at (631) 444-8121, or Dawn.Madigan@stonybrookmedicine.edu



Dystonia Support Group

Join a community of people living with living with cervical, oromandibular dystonia and blepharospasm and share your personal experiences with others. Light refreshments will be served.

Place: Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook University, 100 Nicholas Road, Room 201

Contact: Lee Stewart (631) 444-3448 or leelee.stewart@stonybrookmedicine.edu for meeting times


Epilepsy Support Group

Come share your experiences, concerns and join in discussions about epilepsy. Co-led by a social worker from the Epilepsy Foundation, and Dr. Bhumika Balgobin, a neurology resident at Stony Brook Medicine, each session is largely participant directed. Light refreshments are served. Free. Open to all patients, family members and caregivers.
Meets: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Place: Neurology Associates of Stony Brook, 179 Belle Mead Road, Suite 3, East Setauket, 11733

Call: (631) 444-4000 to register



Early Stages Memory Loss Program

GEMS I includes a support group, exercise, memory strengthening exercises, guest speakers and lunch. Members share experiences with others facing similar challenges and learn about resources to assist them.
Meets: 1st Thursday of the month

Time: 10:00 am–3:00 pm

Place: Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center, 300 Forest Drive, East Hills, NY 11548



Senior Adult Day Programs

The Denise & Robert Silverberg Family Friendship Circle and GEMS II programs provide a structured, stimulating environment that encourages social, cognitive and physical stimulation through a variety of group activities for those with memory or functional impairment as a result of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, etc. Coffee, snacks and a hot kosher lunch are provided.

Meets: Monday - Friday

Time and Plce: Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center, 300 Forest Drive, East Hills, NY 11548 Monday - Friday from 10:00 am–3:00 pm

Time and Plce: At Suffolk Y JCC Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 am-2:00 pm


Young Onset Adult Day Programs

Let’s Do Lunch™ is a cutting edge program that provides generationally appropriate group activities that are physically, intellectually and socially stimulating for those in their 30s, 40s and 50s. We offer basketball, karate, support groups, vocational work, smart boards and iPads, dancing, hot kosher lunch and more.

Meets: Monday - Friday

Time: 10:00 am–3:00 pm

Place: Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center, 300 Forest Drive, East Hills, NY 11548



Huntington's Disease Caregiver Support Group

Join a community of Huntington's disease caregivers and share your personal experiences with others. Light refreshments will be served.

Meets: Second Monday of every month

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Place: 181 North Belle Mead Road, Suite 5, Technology Park, East Setauket

Contact: Lee Stewart (631) 444-3448 or leelee.stewart@stonybrookmedicine.edu


Parkinson's Disease Support Group

Share your personal experiences with others, receive and provide support from one family to another. Light refreshments will be served.

Meets: First Tuesday of every month

Time: 4:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Place: Advanced Specialty Care,
500 Commack Road,
Conference Room, Commack, 11725

Contact: Lee Stewart (631) 444-3448 or leelee.stewart@stonybrookmedicine.edu



Stroke Support Group

Receive encouragement, feedback and inspiration. Gain knowledge. Learn about helpful programs and resources. Open to all stroke survivors, family members and caregivers.
Meets: Last Tuesday of the month

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Place: Stony Brook Neurology Clinic, 181 Belle Mead Road, Suite 5, East Setauket, 11794

Meets: Second Friday of the month

Time: 10:30 am to noon

Place: Hospital Lobby Conference Room, Stony Brook University Hospital, 101 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook (garage parking validation provided; valet parking not included)

Contact: (631) 638-2638


Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Being an effective caregiver starts with caring for yourself. Families caring for individuals with chronic illnesses are invited to join us for this educational experience to learn techniques for self-care and empowerment and participate in hands-on activities such as exercise, nutrition, and art. The final session will include guided imagery in a local salt cave.

Time: Thursdays 11:00am-12:30pm or 6-:00pm-7:30pm

Place: Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center, 300 Forest Drive, East Hills, NY 11548



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