NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital Community Events for Second Half of November 2017 Print


By Valerie Hovasapian, Vice President, Thompson & Bender for NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Nov. 15, 2017:   NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital announced a series of community events available to the public for the month of November. From free flu vaccinations to a “Meet the Doctor” discussion on the triggers and current treatments for memory loss, there is a variety of events and topics offered. All offerings are free unless otherwise noted.

Weight Loss Surgery Seminar

Tuesday, November 21 │ 5:30 to 7:00 pm

The Columbia University Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital invites you to attend our free preoperative education seminar. This seminar is led by our clinical staff to provide information regarding surgical options, expected weight loss, and lifestyle changes required after weight loss surgery. All patients considering weight loss surgery are required to attend a seminar prior to scheduling a first appointment.

Location: Hospital Lobby Conference Room

Registration: Call 914-787-4000 

Joint Replacement Seminar

Wednesdays, November 15, 22, and 29 │ 9:45 to 11:15 am

Are you tired of knee, hip, or shoulder pain? Have you scheduled joint replacement surgery? Whether or not you are planning to get a new knee or hip, all are welcome to attend our pre-operative Joint Replacement Patient Education class. You’ll learn firsthand about the surgical and rehabilitative experience and meet our multidisciplinary team, who can answer your questions.

Location: Hospital Lobby Conference Room

Registration: Call 914-787-2119

Aphasia Support Group Meeting

Wednesdays, November 15 and 22 │ 2:00 to 3:00 PM

Aphasia is a communication disorder that often results from damage to the brain – usually caused by stroke. It can affect the ability to speak, understand, read, and write. These free meetings are for anyone who has the condition and are led by an NYP Lawrence speech therapist. The gatherings offer information on how to improve communication, the latest in aphasia research, language games, and a place to make friends in a supportive environment. Family members and caregivers are welcome. For more information, call Dahna Stadtmauer or Meagan Moscaritolo at 914-787-3373.

Location: Palmer Hall, 1st floor, Rehabilitation Department (Speech Office) 

Eat Right Live Long Series: Living a Healthier Lifestyle with Diabetes

Wednesday, November 15 | 5:00 to 6:00 pm

If diabetes is left uncontrolled it can affect other areas of the body – eyes, kidneys, or heart. However, diabetes can be controlled by following a better nutrition plan. Join Katie Campbell, RD, CDN, CDE, to learn how you can better manage your diabetes by controlling carb intake, reading labels, portion control, and meal planning.

Location: Hospital Lobby Conference Room

Registration: Call 914-787-5000 


Careers in Medicine:  High School Students - Write a Prescription for Your Future!

Wednesday, November 15 | 6:00 to 8:00 pm

This free program is for high school students interested in careers in the health care industry. Meet our doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, other clinicians, and support staff to learn firsthand about their jobs, fields of study, and the path they took to accomplish their dreams. Interactive exhibits include learning how to take vital signs; intubating a mannequin; suturing specimens; examining organisms; and much more.

Location: New Rochelle High School, House 4, 265 Clove Road, New Rochelle, NY 10801

Registration: Register at or call 914-787-5000


Living with Cancer Support Group

Thursday, November 16 | 5:00 to 6:30 pm

This ongoing support group is for adults who have been recently diagnosed with cancer or are in treatment and is led by licensed clinical social workers from Gilda’s Club of Westchester.

Location: Cancer Center Conference Room, Hospital's 1st floor

Registration: Call 914-644-8844 or email Joan Jacobus at CLOAKING


Childbirth Class

Saturday, November 18 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Our childbirth classes provide you with important information about the birthing process and answer your questions concerning what to expect during labor. Classes are taught by certified Lamaze instructors. A tour of the Center for Maternal-Child Health is also included.

Location: Hospital Lobby Conference Room

Cost: $200

Registration: Call 914-787-5044


Meet the Doctor: Memory Loss – Triggers and Treatments

Tuesday, November 21 | 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Steven Grenell, MD, a neurohospitalist with ColumbiaDoctors, the faculty practice of Columbia University Medical Center, and NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, will lead a discussion on the causes of memory loss, normal and abnormal, the latest research, and medical and lifestyle interventions that can help you maintain your memory function. Light refreshments will be served.

Location: Lake Isle Country Club, 660 White Plains Road, Eastchester   

Registration: Call 914-787-5000


Look Good, Feel Better

Monday, November 27 | 10:00 am to Noon

This free program is designed for women dealing with hair loss and skin changes from chemotherapy and radiation. You will learn specific techniques to help you look and feel your best while undergoing treatment.

Location: Cancer Center Conference Room, Hospital’s 1st floor

Registration: 1-800-227-2345

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