Support Groups

The support groups listed below are affiliated with Nathan Littauer Hospital and HealthLink Littauer.  For more information, contact the group’s leader or HealthLink Littauer.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Support and education for family members who care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.  Meetings are free and no enrollment is necessary.

Meets:  Monthly, 2nd Thursday, 4 p.m.
Location:  HealthLink Littauer ~ 2 Colonial Court, Johnstown
Contact:  HealthLink Littauer 518-736-1120

Better Breathers Club

Support and education for adults with chronic breathing conditions or lung diseases such as emphysema, bronchitis, asthma, or lung cancer.  Family members are also invited to attend. Meetings are free and no enrollment is necessary.

Meets:  Monthly (May-December), 2nd Thursday, 1 p.m.
Location:  HealthLink Littauer ~ 2 Colonial Court, Johnstown
Contact:  Littauer’s Pulmonary Services 518-773-5630

NEW…Beyond Mom’s

Support for new mothers, their babies and loved ones.  Focus on breastfeeding and parenting, and how Mom’s can get the support they need to ensure a positive family experience.  Meetings are free and no enrollment is necessary.

Meets:  Monthly, 2nd Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
Location:  HealthLink Littauer ~ 2 Colonial Court, Johnstown
Contact:  The Birthing Center At Littauer 518-773-5710

Breastfeeding

Support for breastfeeding Moms and their babies.  Share experiences in a friendly and positive atmosphere, and be assisted by lactation professionals.  Meetings are free and no enrollment is necessary.

Meets:  Three Times Per Month
1st Wednesday: 
12:30 p.m. ~ Nathan Littauer Hospital
3rd Monday: 
6:30 p.m. ~ HealthLink Littauer
4th Saturday: 
3 p.m. ~ Mohawk Harvest
Contact: 
The Birthing Center At Littauer 518-773-5710

NEW…Chronic Disease Support Group

For anyone with an ongoing health condition such as diabetes, heart disease, COPD, chronic pain, obesity, depression, anxiety … or their caregivers.  Meetings are free and no enrollment is necessary.

Meets:  Monthly, 2nd Wednesday, 1 p.m.
Location:  HealthLink Littauer ~ 2 Colonial Court, Johnstown
Contact:  HealthLink Littauer 518-736-1120

Diabetes

Teaches diabetics how to control and manage diabetes through an educational series of monthly meetings.  Family members are also invited to attend.  Meetings are free and no enrollment is necessary.

Meets:  Monthly, 4th Monday, 10 a.m.
Location:  Nathan Littauer Hospital ~ Auditorium
Contact:  Littauer’s Diabetes Center 518-773-5425

Look Good Feel Better

For women dealing with hair loss and skin changes due to chemotherapy and radiation.  Learn specific techniques to help make the most of your appearance.  Program is free ~ registration is required.

Meets:  Quarterly, Mondays, 6 p.m.
Dates:  March 13 ~ June 12 ~ September 11 ~ December 11
Location:  Nathan Littauer Hospital ~ Classroom 2
Contact:  American Cancer Society 1-800-395-5665

Parkinson’s

Support, advocacy and education for anyone with Parkinson’s or other neurological conditions and their caregivers.  Meetings are free and no enrollment is necessary.

Meets:  Monthly, 3rd Thursday, 2 p.m.
Location:  Mayfield Presbyterian Church ~ 22 N. Main Street, Mayfield
Contact:  Rev. Bonnie Orth 518-661-6566

T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Provides support and information for those who have a desire to lose weight or maintain weight loss.  $32 annual membership fee.

Meets:  Weekly, Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. (Weigh-ins begin 5 p.m.)
Location:  Nathan Littauer Hospital ~ Classroom 2
Contact:  Shirley or Joe Patnode 518-773-3079

Women With Heart Disease

Share your experiences, learn from others, and help plan future meetings/speakers/topics. Family members are also invited to attend.  Meetings are free and no enrollment is necessary.

Meets:  Monthly (January-November), 4th Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.
Location:  HealthLink Littauer ~ 2 Colonial Court, Johnstown
Contact:  HealthLink Littauer 518-736-1120