YORKTOWN – Support Connection, Inc., a not-for profit organization that provides free, confidential support services for people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, offers a wide range of free support groups women with breast and ovarian cancer. Groups focus on topics pertaining to living with cancer through all stages of diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment.
They are offered in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, and by toll-free teleconference. For a complete calendar of groups at all locations, visit www.supportconnection.org.
Advance registration is required for all groups; call 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.
The following support groups are scheduled in Putnam and Dutchess in February:
AT EAST FISHKILL COMMUNITY LIBRARY IN HOPEWELL JUNCTION: Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Tues., Feb. 13 at 10:15 am.
AT PUTNAM HOSPITAL CENTER IN CARMEL: Breast & Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Wed., Feb. 21 at 7 pm
AT VASSAR BROTHERS MEDICAL CENTER IN POUGHKEEPSIE: Breast & Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Thurs., Feb. 22 at 7 pm
The following support groups are scheduled in Westchester in February:
AT THE SUPPORT CONNECTION OFFICE IN YORKTOWN:
1) Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Thurs., Feb. 1, at 10 am.
2) Young Women’s Support Group: For women who have or had breast or ovarian cancer at a young age. Wed., Feb. 14, at 7 pm.
3) Advanced Stage Cancer Support Group: For women living with recurrent, advanced stage or metastatic breast or ovarian cancer. Fri., Feb 16, at 12:30 pm.
4) Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Tues., Feb. 27, at 7 pm.
AT NORTHERN WESTCHESTER HOSPITAL @ CHAPPAQUA CROSSING, CHAPPAQUA: Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Wed., Feb. 7, at 7 pm.
AT NY-PRESBYTERIAN HUDSON VALLEY HOSPITAL IN CORTLANDT MANOR: Breast Cancer Support Group: Mon., Feb. 12, at 7 pm.
BY TELECONFERENCE: For those unable to attend groups in-person, there are monthly Telephone Support Groups via toll-free teleconference, enabling women to participate regardless of their location and from the comfort of their homes. Call a few days ahead to learn how to participate. The Advanced Stage or Metastatic Breast Cancer Telephone Group will take place on Mon., Feb. 5, at 8 pm EST. The Ovarian Cancer Telephone Group will take place on Wed., Feb. 14 at 8 pm EST.