At Northern Westchester Hospital, we are committed to treating the whole patient, not just the disease. We understand that different types of support work for different people, which is why we sponsor a number of supportive groups and activities that have shown to be very helpful to our patients.
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A Medically Supervised Exercise Program
Kripalu Yoga and Meditation Classes for patients with cancer and their caregivers
Breast Cancer Support Group
Look Good, Feel Better Program for women with cancer
Prostate Health & Wellness Support and Lecture Series
NICU Family Support Group
Surgical Weight Loss Support Group
Adult Bereavement Support Group
Perinatal Bereavement Group, Maggie Rose Program
The Diabetes Support Group
Prostate Health & Wellness Support
Women who are cancer survivors will visit patients, give support, and help network patient’s families to support groups or resources available.
Contact: 914.242-8132 or 800.ACS.2345 (800.227.2345)
According to recent findings, exercise has been shown to be both safe and beneficial for cancer patients in improving their physical functioning and quality of life. The Medically Supervised Exercise Program, introduced by Northern Westchester Hospital as a part of its Cancer Wellness Initiative, offers exercise curriculums for both cancer patients and cancer survivors. The six to twelve week programs are individually designed and supervised, with periodic reassessment to maintain consistency as well as to modify the program based on the needs and ability of the patient. Click to learn more and view our video about Medically Supervised Exercise.
Please discuss with your oncologist and/or plastic surgeon prior to undertaking exercise treatment.
Kripalu yoga is an ancient system of relaxation, gentle stretching, and breath work designed to create harmony and balance for the body, mind, and spirit. The class will focus on gentle stretching, relaxation techniques and breathing. The goal is to assist patients and caregivers in managing stress, fatigue and other symptoms. Participants will also experience meditative guided imagery for healing and recovery. All classes are provided complimentary for our patients and their primary caregivers.
Date: 4th Saturday of every month
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Place: Northern Westchester Hospital’s Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center (first floor)
Contact: Linda McCartney at 914.242.7611
Support Connection, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization based in Yorktown Heights, NY that provides free support services to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. They partner with Northern Westchester Hospital to hold a free monthly support group for women with breast cancer. Focus is on topics related to living with breast cancer through all stages of diagnosis, treatment and post treatment. The group is facilitated by a trained Support Connection facilitator who is a cancer survivor. In addition, Support Connection offers individual counseling, in person and by phone, with professional Peer Counselors who are cancer survivors. Counselors provide information about breast and ovarian cancer, ongoing emotional support, community resources and referrals, connections to other women with similar situations. Support Connection also offers a wide range of other educational and support services. To register for the support group, or to speak with a Peer Counselor, call Support Connection at 914.962.6402 or 800.532.4290.
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Date: 1st Thursday Every Month
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: Yoga Room
NWH at Chappaqua Crossing (formerly Reader's Digest)
480 Bedford Road, Chappaqua, NY 10514
(Enter building through North Entrance)
Facilitated by Support Connection
Contact: 914.962.6402 or 800.532.4290
This free program is designed to help women in cancer treatment learn techniques to restore their self-image and cope with changes in appearance. Certified beauty professionals provide tips on skin care, makeup, nail care, wig care, and styling with a variety of head coverings. Each participant receives a complimentary cosmetic kit to use during the program, and take home. The LGFB program is provided through a partnership of the American Cancer Society (ACS), the Cosmetic Toiletry & Fragrance Association (CTFA) Foundation, the National Cosmetology Association (NCA), and Northern Westchester Hospital.
Date: 4th Tuesday of the month
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Place: Conference Room C
Contact: Linda McCartney, firstname.lastname@example.org or 914.242.7611, or
American Cancer Society at 800.227.2345 (24 hrs a day), www.cancer.org
Being a caregiver for someone you love on an ongoing basis is not easy, both physically and emotionally. Often care giving is the most difficult job you will every have. Our group provides an atmosphere where you can spend time caring for yourself through voicing how things are going for you as well as learning how to cope with the difficult demands of being a caregiver. The group provides an opportunity for caregivers to come together and support one another. Strength, peace and comfort are often received in sharing common struggles and challenges. Schedule a one-on-one with a Caregiver Coach or register for a meeting.
Date: 4th Wednesday of the month
Time: 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Place: The Ken Hamilton Caregivers Center at Northern Westchester Hospital, 1st Floor – Main Lobby
Contact: Jerri Rosenfeld at 914.242.8128
Come join HealthRHYTHMS group empowerment drumming workshops. No prior musical experience is necessary and instruments are provided. The group is open to anyone interested in discovering their own personal rhythm!
Health Benefits of Drumming:
Date: TBA - please call us for information
Time: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Place: First floor of the Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center
Contact: Anne West, MS, RN, Lac 914.242.8168
Patients who are currently receiving treatment at the Cancer Center are entitled to 8 complimentary sessions by one of our licensed acupuncturists.
Indications for Acupuncture:
NWH offers a warm nurturing environment for meeting other NICU families, to network with one another, share feelings, and ask questions about your NICU journey. Join the NWH NICU Support Group on Facebook >
Northern Westchester Hospital
400 East Main Street, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
Questions? Contact Anka Roberto, ARoberto2@nwhc.net
Consistent, caring support is one of the key factors in the success of your weight loss efforts. That’s why Northern Westchester Hospital hosts the Surgical Weight Loss Support Group. No registration required. Please join us! Click here for the schedule of our Surgical Weight Loss Support Group
Free and professionally facilitated by an experienced bereavement counselor, this support group will provide a mutually supportive and confidential environment for adults who have suffered a loss. This group is an opportunity to talk about one’s loss, begin the healing process and learn ways of coping with the many feelings, questions, identity issues and role changes that accompany the loss of a loved one.
Spousal Bereavement – 4th Friday of every month
Open Bereavement group – 2nd Friday of every month
Time: 10:30am to 12pm
Place: Meditation Room in the Main Lobby
Registration: Monica Hobson, LMSW, 914.666.4228, ext. 1492
In joint partnership with VNA / Hospice Care
This Program provides support services to families who suffer from still birth, infant death, and adverse pre or post natal diagnosis or pregnancy loss at any stage.
Date: First and Third Wednesday of the Month
Place: The Ken Hamilton Caregivers Center at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco
**This group will be offered without fees
Registration for this group: Please call Patty Donovan-Duff at 914-961-2818, ext. 305, email email@example.com
The Center for Diabetes invites patients to participate in the Northern Westchester Hospital Diabetes Support Group. Meetings are monthly and are open to the community. There is no fee, except for parking. Adults with diabetes and their families are encouraged to attend. Meetings last one hour, and there are both afternoon and evening sessions. Each month the meetings focus on a different topic. The meetings provide information, but also offer support and allow for interaction among the participants.
This free monthly group for men covers topics of interest to prostate cancer survivors, and offers information, encouragement, and support. Facilitated by an American Cancer Society volunteer.
Contact: Linda McCartney firstname.lastname@example.org or 914.242.7611
Spend 4 weeks learning how to live tabacco free! Each week will include a 30 minute seminar plus a 15 minute Q&A. Nicotine Replacement Therapy will be provided at no charge to participants. Information on nutritional counseling to prevent or limit weight gain will be provided. Staff, patients, family members, and community members are all invited to attend at no charge.
Contact: Jennifer Lucas at email@example.com or 914.666.1868
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