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August 31, 2017

Free Breast Cancer Support Groups at the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program in Garden City

Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program offers new on-going support groups on a weekly and monthly basis.

News Contact: Lyn Dobrin, 516.997.8545


General Support Group
6 -7:30 pm
Women who are recently diagnosed with breast cancer will have the opportunity to meet with others in similar situations.

Support Group for Caregivers of People with Breast Cancer
Mondays,  6-7:30 pm
Taking care of person with breast cancer can be stressful. This group is designed to address the needs of care takers. Any person who is experiencing the stress and anxiety of caring for a loved one with breast cancer should attend.  

Young Women’s Support Group, Under 40
6-7:30 pm
Women under the age of 40 who are diagnosed with breast cancer have unique needs. This support group will focus on hose concerns while allowing the members to share their feelings in a safe supportive environment.  Anyone who wants to connect with and receive support from women under 40 should attend.

Support Group for Newly Diagnosed Stage 4 Breast Cancer
Thursdays, 7-8 pm
Meet with other women who are diagnosed with Stage 4/Metastatic Breast Cancer.


Touchstone Group
Last Monday of the Month 
6-7:30 pm
Women who received their last treatment more than 18 months ago will meet to check in with each other’s progress and discuss new developments in the world of breast cancer. This group is for women who are not in active treatment but want to stay in touch with other survivors.

Cafecito: Support Group for Spanish Speaking Women with Breast Cancer
Thursdays, September 7 and 21; October 5 and 26; 
November 9 and 30
Meetings are held at United Health Care 209 Post Avenue Westbury
Call bilingual social worker Angela Papalia for details 516-877-4329.

All groups are facilitated by a social worker or master level social work intern.

These groups are sponsored by the Alpern Family Foundation. 

With the exception of the support group for Spanish-speaking women, groups will meet at the Adelphi School of Social Work in Garden City.

There is no charge.

For information, questions and to sign up, call Erin Nau, counseling and education coordinator, at 516.877.4314, or the Breast Cancer Hotline at 800.877.8077.

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