Women are finding encouragement and strength to help them lead heart-healthy lives at new, peer-led support groups in the WomenHeart Support Network. Hosted by the Katz Institute for Women’s Health in partnership with WomenHeart: the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, the monthly meetings are open to women who have experienced a heart attack, suffer from any cardiac condition or are at risk for heart disease.
Find a WomenHeart Group
- WomenHeart of the South Shore meets the second Monday of every month, 1:30 to 3 p.m., in Southside Hospital’s 5 Tower Conference Room, 301 Main St., Bay Shore, NY 11706. Contact Sarah Siemers, RN, NP at WH-SouthShore@womenheart.org for additional information. During inclement weather, call Southside Hospital’s front desk (631-968-3352) to check about meeting cancellation.
- WomenHeart of Huntington meets the fourth Monday of every month (except May 19), 2 to 3:30 p.m., in the Dolan Center of Huntington Hospital, Room 103, 284 Pulaski Rd., Greenlawn, NY 11740. Peggy Sanesky and Mary O’Connell lead the group. Email WH-Huntington@womenheart.org to learn more.
- WomenHeart of Nassau/Queens offers day and evening sessions on the first Wednesday of each month at 1981 Marcus Ave., Suite E110, Lake Success, NY 11042. For the day session (2 to 3:30 p.m.), email Debra Tillis at WH-NassauQueens@womenheart.org. Beverly Granger and Ms. Siemers lead the evening group (6 to 7:30 p.m.). Email Ms. Granger at BGrangerwh@gmail.com or Ms. Siemers at WH-NassauQueensGrp2@womenheart.org for more information.
You may not know that heart disease is the women’s Number One killer, affecting more women than men and causing more deaths than all forms of cancer combined. Thankfully, enhanced research and awareness efforts have helped reduce women’s cardiac-related deaths by 34 percent, reports the American Heart Association. Get the encouragement and education you need for a heart-healthy lifestyle at our WomenHeart support meetings.