NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital offers caregiver workshops throughout the year. Below is a description of some of the frequently repeated workshops. For dates and time, consult our website calendar. All Wellness Workshops are held next door to the Hospital at the Dempsey House, 1992 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY.
1. Caregiver Wellness Workshops
Open to caregivers of loved ones with chronic illnesses. Each session begins with an open forum where participants share updates on their experience, insight and information. The focus of the session then shifts to the experiencing of various holistic modalities available for managing stress, learning new skills and enjoyable activities as a form of respite.
2. Bereavement Support Group
A program of Hospice Care of Westchester and Putnam Counties, this program provides a comforting, supportive environment and opportunity to bond, share feelings and learn techniques for dealing with grief. Call: (914) 666-4228 ext.492 to register or learn more
Check out our calendar for dates on the programs and classes the hospital has to offer or call (914) 734-3557 for more information.
Research shows breastfeeding is the healthiest choice for both mother and baby. Breastfeeding is a natural process as well as a learned art. We find that the more information and resources new parents have, the easier it is to successfully breastfeed. This class blends discussion, lecture, visual aids and evidence based information. Please consult our calendar for dates and times of classes.
We encourage expectant mothers to bring their partner/spouse, friend or a family member to the class.
Topics covered in the class include:
Childbirth Classes are a combination of lecture, discussion, demonstration, video presentation, and hands-on-practice. We'll discuss breathing strategies, relaxation skills, and labor support. You’ll get a chance to practice different techniques, ask questions, you will learn the signs and stages of labor, the role of the labor support person, the process of birth, and positions for labor and delivery. We will cover what to do during labor, when to go to the hospital, and details about pain medication options and medical interventions
Classes emphasize the process and the power of your body to do the work.
At the end o f class, my goal is that you will be:
Tips for grandparents about supporting the breastfeeding mom, safety, basic baby care, safe sleep and other real-life skills.