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Support Groups

Please refer to the details for the specific group of interest for location details as some are held virtually at this time. 

Healthy Parent Series of CNY Support and Information Group

Support and information group with a monthly in-person meeting with the goal to provide education, training and support to victims and survivors of nonviolent domestic abuse, including post separation.

Co-led by a licensed clinical social worker, the goal is to help increase knowledge of coping mechanisms, skills and strategies to support safe and healthy parents and the well-being of their children. Each month, a special speaker will discuss a pertinent topic before the regular support group meeting. Adults only. Parents of all ages welcome.

Date & Time: second Wednesday of each month, 5:30 PM

  • June 12: Benefits of Self Care Practices with Cariann Coward, PsyD, Child & Adolescent Psych IOP
  • July 10: to be determined
  • August 14: to be determined
  • September 11: The fundamentals of Reiki with Chelsea Torres, OTRL
  • October 9: Benefits of Reiki for Trauma Survivors with Chelsea Torres, OTRL
  • November 13: to be determined
  • December 11: The Anatomy and Physiology of Breathing; Benefits of Oxygen to the Blood, Body, & Brain with Caitlin Farruggio, PT, DPT

Location: Health Link / Oasis site 6333 Carrier Parkway, E. Syracuse, online option for speaker portion, support group portion at 6:30 is in-person only
Contact: Carrie E. Garcia, M.S., CCC-SLP, [email protected]

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Men to Men Prostate Cancer Support and Information Group

Upstate Men to Men Prostate Cancer Support and Information Group helps men cope with prostate cancer by offering community-based education and peer support for patients and their family members.

Time: Meetings are held at 5pm the last Thursday of each month unless otherwise noted. Beginning in July: meetings are held at 5pm the second Wednesday of each month:

  • Thursday, May 30: "What you need to know about prostate cancer -- present and future" risk with Dr. Alina Basnet, MD Online only
  • Thursday, June 27: informal round table discussion, in person and online
  • Wednesday, July 10: informal round table discussion, in person and online
  • Wednesday August 14: informal round table discussion, in person and online
  • Wednesday September 11: "Update and review of Prostate Cancer and Treatments" with Dr. Hanan Goldberg, MD, MSc in person and online
  • Wednesday October 9: to be determined, in person and online
  • Wednesday November 13: to be determined, in person and online
  • December: no meeting

Location: Sessions are held on Online Zoom video or at Health Link / Oasis, check each session for location information.

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Contact: Upstate Cancer Center: Jeanmarie Glasser, [email protected]


Stroke Support Group

The Stroke Support Group offers education and support to patients, caregivers, family and friends affected by stroke.

Time: the third Thursday of the month (unless it falls on a holiday) 5-7 pm
Location: online Zoom meetings
Contact: Carrie E. Garcia, M.S., CCC-SLP [email protected]


Pink Champions Breast Cancer Support Group

The Pink Champions Support Group focuses on providing support, advocacy, education and preventative resources to breast cancer survivors, families, and caregivers.

Time: 2nd Wednesday of each month, 5:30-7 p.m. 
Location: Please join us on Zoom. Email [email protected] for a Zoom link. Occasional in person sessions are held at HealthLink/Oasis (One Telergy Parkway 6333 State Route 298, East Syracuse NY)
Contact: Maureen Garvey, BSN, RNC, Patient Navigator, Breast Cancer Program (315) 498-5600 or [email protected]


Trauma Survivors Network (TSN)

A community of patients and survivors looking to connect with one another and rebuild their lives after a serious injury. The underlying goal of our resources and programs is to ensure the survivors of trauma have a stable recovery and to connect those who share similar stories. 

TSN offers free virtual Support Groups, as well as "NextSteps," a free online course to help survivors take their next steps in recovery.

Time: Support groups are held the last Wednesday of the month 3:00pm - 4:30pm 
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Contact: Anthony M. Scalise BSN, RN, CCRN, CEN, NREMT: 315-464-4774 or [email protected]


Brain Injury Support Group

The Brain Injury Support Group provides advocacy and support to families of persons living with brain injury.

Time: 1st Thursday of the Month, 5-6:30 p.m.
Location: HealthLink/Oasis (One Telergy Parkway 6333 State Route 298, East Syracuse NY)
Contact: Joanne Scandale, PhD, LMHC, CRC, CCM, CBIST, CCTP, Rehabilitation Counselor, 315-464-5819 or [email protected]