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Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Meetings for people with a desire to stop drinking.

Contact: Alcoholics Anonymous Service Center, (315) 463-5011

No fee.

AWAKE (Sleep Disorders)

AWAKE is an educational support group for people with Sleep Disordered Breathing that is open to the general public.

Meeting date and time: Quarterly, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The next meeting is Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Meeting place: Janus Park 7246 Janus Park Drive, Liverpool, NY 13088. 2nd floor Rooms A and B

Contact: Christine Curtis, (315) 218-9804 or Christine.curtis@sjhsyr.org

Topic: COPD and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Speaker: Dr. Michael Flintrop, Pulmonary Health Physicians, PC        

No fee.

Bariatric Surgery

A support group for those who have had bariatric surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center or elsewhere.

Meeting date and time: Every third Wednesday of every month, 6:30 p.m.

Meeting place: St. Joseph's Health Care Network Building, 7246 Janus Park Drive (off Taft Road), Liverpool, NY, Conference Room A (2nd floor). Please park in cardiopulmonary patient parking section.

Contact: Danielle O'Brien, (315) 448-5825

No fee.

Breast Cancer

Effective immediately, the Breast Cancer Support Group (which has met at the hospital weekly for 20 years) will no longer meet at the hospital.  The current members will continue to meet, however do so in one of their homes.

Contact: Medical Social Work, (315) 448-5175

No fee.

Breast-Feeding

For women who are breast-feeding and returning to work or school.

Meeting date and time: Every third Wednesday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Meeting place: St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, 301 Prospect Ave., Syracuse, NY, floor 5-1 (maternity) lounge

Contact: Cathy Patrick, 315-448-5323

No fee for St. Joseph's childbirth class and/or maternity patients; $10 all others.

ICD

A support group for individuals who have had an internal cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implanted to control cardiac arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms) and their family members. It is open to anyone in the community who has an ICD or an AICD (automatic internal cardioverter defibrillator) implanted. For more information, call 448-6442.