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Donate Blood St. Brendan’s Church will host its annual Day After the Super
Bowl Blood Drive
on Feb. 8 at the St. Brendan’s School cafeteria, 268
E. 207th St. from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. For more information, call (718) 881-5313.
Dog Therapy Montefiore Hospital is recruiting and training therapy dog teams to comfort patients. Free 20-minute aptitude evaluations will take place on Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Human and dog teams that qualify can enroll in the hospital’s comprehensive training and preparation classes. For more information, call (718) 920-4943.
LIVE BETTER Come to a Free Diabetes Management Workshops for January, February and March 2015. Do you or a family member have diabetes? Montefiore invites you to a workshop to learn how diabetes can be managed. Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend. Various locations in the Bronx and Yonkers. Flyer here...
Bronx EOC Training program: Assist Individuals with Intellectual disabilities become independent and productive. Tuition Free programs in the Bronx. Flyer here...
Bronxcare: You may be eligible for free or low cost health coverage in the Bronx. Call them at 1-888-778-5890 to learn more. Also more information contained in the flyer here...
MBD Community Housing Corp. Bronx can help with Health Plus and Medicaid applications for more information flyer here... The Health Insurance Marketplace is Open. Enroll now in a plan that covers essential benefits, pre-existing conditions, and more. Plus, see if you qualify for lower costs. Visit Now and get covered...
Volunteer for Food Pantry: Part of the Solution (POTS) seeks volunteers to help feed the hungry year-round. Anyone interested please call (718) 220-4892 or email .

Alzheimer’s Support Group: The Alzheimer’s Association’s New York City : chapter provides a support group in Norwood for Spanish and English speaking caregivers who have relatives with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. The support group meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 5 to 6:15 p.m. For the location or more info, call Mark Goodwin at (718) 920-7377.

Stop Smoking Program at North Central Bronx Hospital, 3424 Kossuth Ave., offers free group counseling and nicotine replacement therapy for smokers looking to quit. No appointments are needed or required, walk-ins are welcome. The smoking cessation program runs weekdays at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. in room 13A12. For information, call (718) 519-2425/2490.


These programs are open to patients from any hospital, private doctor's office etc. in the NY area.

Free Meditation for Breast Cancer Survivors: The Montefiore-Einstein Cancer Center is offering a free 20-week course on meditation and stress management for breast cancer survivors. The course is part of a research study. To register or learn more, call Kimala Harris at (718) 430-2380 or e-mail
Free Medicine Programs for Cancer Patients: The Psychosocial Oncology Program at The Monteefiore-Einstein Cancer Center is offering two free research programs for patients with cancer. The Yoga-Based Cancer Rehabilitation Program includes 12 weeks of yoga to see if yoga can help patients with breast, lung, and colorectal cancer. A certified yoga instructor teaches classes in both English and Spanish. The Mind-Body Cancer Program includes 8 weeks of Mind-Body groups (The Stress Management Education Group and the Spiritual Support Group) for patients with most types of cancer. Some restrictions apply to these groups, which have been specifically designed by a psychologist and an oncologist. For more info and to find out eligibility, call (718) 430-2380.
Oncology Workshop Program: The Bronx Oncology Living Daily Program also known as BOLD Living, offers a variety of free educational, support, and mind-body workshops. They are designed to empower and nurture all cancer patients, survivors, and loved ones, but are open to all. For more information or to register, call (718) 430-3613 or visit  .
Quality of Life Screening: In order to improve the support services for all those affected by cancer, the Psychosocial Oncology Program of the Montefiore-Einstein Cancer Center is conducting a survey about the physical and emotional stresses related to surviving cancer. Open to all those whose lives have been touched by cancer, participants will fill out a short questionnaire and will have the opportunity to participate in free/low-cost programs and support services. For more information, call (718) 430-2380.
Be Smart Quit Smoking Program: (open to anyone interested in quitting smoking) The Montefiore-Einstein Cancer Center is offering a low cost 8-session smoking cessation program created by a Health Psychologist. This program includes a warm, supportive atmosphere, pharmacotherapy discussion, self-hypnosis and relaxation training, guest speakers, tips for breaking the habit, tools for conquering urges and temptations, and free nicotine replacement therapy. Groups meet at various Montefiore Medical Center locations in the Bronx; day and evening groups available. If you would like to get a new perspective on healthy living, please call us at 718-430-2697.

Child Abuse Helpline:  The Parent Information Resource Center offers a 24-hour counseling and information hotline on child abuse issues. Confidential help is available in English and Spanish for parents, family members and friends at (800) 342-7472. For more info, visit 

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