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Cardiac Support Groups

Mended Hearts

Mended Hearts is a national nonprofit organization affiliated with the American Heart Association that has been offering the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers for more than 50 years. Recognized for its role in facilitating a positive patient-care experience, Mended Hearts partners with 460 hospitals and rehabilitation clinics – and Maimonides Medical Center is proud to be one of them. Mended Hearts offers services to heart patients through visiting programs, support group meetings and educational forums. The Mended Hearts mission is to "inspire hope in heart disease patients and their families." 

Mended Hearts members draw on personal experience as they help others. Mended Hearts support groups help people understand that there can be a rich, rewarding life after heart disease. 

Come Join Us:
Maimonides Hall
950 49th Street
Ground Floor

Other cardiac support groups

We also hold regular LVAD support group meetings and women's heart support groups.

For meeting dates, times and details for Maimonides Heart & Vascular Institute support groups, please call 718-283-8902.



Cancer Support Groups

Our free-of-charge bi-monthly support groups focus on living with cancer and the changes created by the disease and its treatment. Participants discuss their concerns, issues and individual roles in the cancer treatment process. The groups give patients a wonderful opportunity to share information and give support to others who are facing similar challenges brought on by cancer. Support groups are a great place to find reassurance, encouragement and comfort.

Prostate Cancer Support Group

This support group meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 9:30-11:00 am. This group is for men with prostate cancer.

Coping Together Support Group

This support group meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 6:00-7:30 pm. This group is for individuals with cancer and their families and friends.

Look Good Feel Better Program

Sponsored once a month by the American Cancer Society, volunteer cosmetologists teach patients how to improve their confidence and pamper themselves using make-up techniques. Each woman receives complimentary cosmetics and skin care products donated by the co-sponsored cosmetic brand.

For meeting dates, times and details for Maimonides Cancer Center support groups, please call 718-765-2500.