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Support Groups

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)

Patient & Family Education Series

Educational sessions, given by physicians from the Arrhythmia Center, can help you learn more about living with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD). Sessions include a Q&A session and light refreshments.

Schedule: Call for information

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Fee: No fee, but pre-registration is recommended

Call: (516) 414-3222


Stroke Survivors Support Group

Stroke survivors and their caregivers often need help adjusting to the changes in their lives. Support groups help stroke survivors, caregivers, and other family members obtain information and offer them the chance to share concerns, network and form new friendships.

*Online option available

Schedule: Meets the third Wednesday of each month, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Fee: No Fee but registration required

Call: (516) 629-2013


Stop Smoking Classes: Ready to Quit?

The American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking ® program is for individuals who are ready to quit smoking now. Because most people know that smoking is dangerous to their health, this program focuses on how to quit, not why to quit.

*Online option available

Schedule: For information about our program (7-8 weekly sessions)

Fee: This is a free program, but registration required

Call: (516) 629-2013

Diabetes Support/Educational Series

Ongoing monthly support and lecture series on a variety of topics pertinent to living with diabetes.

Schedule: Monthly courses available offering alternate day and evening hours. Please call for dates and times.

Fee: Possible insurance reimbursement; pre-registration and physician referral required.

Location: The DeMatteis Center for Cardiac Research & Education, Fitness Center conference room

Call: (516) 629-2070 for specific listing of topics and to reserve a space


Those recovering from open-heart surgery share experiences with other surgery patients and provide counsel. Meets monthly to enjoy a featured speaker on health-related topics of interest. This friendly group also offers a full calendar of social events that includes: golf outings, fishing trips, annual King & Queen of Hearts Dinner-Dance, picnics, day trips, as well as a telephone network of support to connect individuals with Braveheart members who have experienced the same type of procedure.

Fee: $20 annual dues

Mail to: BraveHearts of St. Francis Hospital

            100 Port Washington Blvd., Roslyn, NY 11576

You will receive a membership card and monthly newsletter with information on upcoming meetings and special events.

Call: (516) 562-6785 more information

Continuing interaction with fellow BraveHearts will provide ongoing comfort and support as you resume your everyday activities and maintain a lifestyle of good health.


St. Francis Hospital Guild

The Guild of St. Francis Hospital Foundation has been a major fundraising auxiliary
of the Hospital since 1941. Supporting St. Francis Hospital’s mission, the proceeds
from their annual events, as well as from the Gift Shop, will be put toward
their $500,000 pledge to benefit The Women’s Center of St. Francis Hospital.

For more information, please call us at (516) 629-2048.