September 2021


Bereavement Support Group


For those who have experienced a significant loss in their life.
Facilitated by the Pastoral Care Department. Eight week group
session. Registration closes August 25. All sessions are online.

Date: Wednesdays, August 25 through October 20
Time: 1 – 2:30 p.m. or 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Registration: Call 215.952.9547

Smoking and Tobacco Cessation Group


We understand that quitting smoking (and other forms of tobacco) is
essential to good health, crucial to cancer prevention—and extremely
difficult. To help provide the guidance and support most people need,
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center is offering a Smoking Cessation Group
Program. An individual intake appointment will be scheduled prior to the
first group session. A zoom invite will be sent after the intake.

Date: Mondays, September 13 and 27
Time: 12 – 1 p.m.
Register: 215.955.1800

Childbirth Education Classes


Jefferson OB/GYN recognizes that navigating
pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic is
challenging for our patients. We are offering
weekly Zoom Sessions for pregnant women
to discuss pregnancy topics, including what
prenatal care looks like during the pandemic,
labor and delivery and breast feeding.
For questions contact 215.955.5000.

Date: Mondays, August 30, September 13, 20, 27
Time: 4 – 5 p.m.
To Join: Log on at and select
“Join a Meeting.” Meeting ID is 542-831-4255

Bariatric Surgery Seminar


Since 2008, Jefferson has successfully treated hundreds of
patients who used to be morbidly obese, and has earned
designation as a Center of Excellence from the American
Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. Register for this
seminar to learn how our fully laparoscopic procedures can
help you begin the journey to a healthier life. Speakers Dr.
Francesco Palazzo, Courtney Foley, CRNP, and Samantha
Eckardt, RD.

Date: Monday, September 23
Time: 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Registration:  Go to

In-Person Bereavement Support POSTPONED

Although in-person support groups are postponed due to Covid-19, support groups are offered online by Zoom. We also encourage anyone who may be interested in joining in the future, to contact the Pastoral Care staff at Jefferson Methodist Hospital. We can be of service and gather your information for future in-person sessions. Call: 215.952.9547


Ongoing Classes


Due to COVID-19, our in-person group sessions are postponed until further notice.


Jefferson Rehabilitation Parkinson’s Disease Exercise Program

Don’t let Parkinson’s disease stop you from being “Strong and Steady.” Regular exercise can slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease and improve your overall level of fitness and well-being. Join our physical therapists in weekly exercise sessions and participate in seated aerobic exercises as well as balance and strengthening activities in a supportive group setting. Participants must be independently mobile or have an assistant (family member or caregiver) throughout the session. Physician approval is required. Eight (8) weekly sessions for a total cost of $40.


Family Therapy (FREE)

For Friends and Family of Loved Ones with Substance Use Disorder

Is someone you know suffering from an addictive disorder? Are you stressed or depressed about his or her addition? Do you want to motivate your loved one to seek treatment and decrease your own stress? Jefferson’s Division of Substance Abuse in the Department of Psychiatry is currently offering enrollment in a family therapy service designed specifically for the friends and family of those suffering from a substance use disorder. Group and individual services are available and offered at flexible times.


For more information, please call 267.584.6240.