Classes & Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous:

Bassett Medical Center, One Atwell Road, Cooperstown - Fieldstone Building (administration building) Second floor conference room - Every Friday 8 p.m. - C-D. Non-smoking. (There are other meetings throughout the week at Christ Episcopal Church and First Baptist Church in Cooperstown. A more complete listing can be obtained on the internet or at the Christ Church parish house, Fair St., Cooperstown.)

American Red Cross Blood Drives:

To find out about the next blood drive being held at Bassett or to register for an appointment time to donate blood, and/or to select Bassett as the facility that you would like to donate on behalf of, click here.

Brain Injury Support Groups:

This group meets once a month in the FoxCare Center, Classroom C, Rt. 7, Oneonta. This group was formed to meet the needs of head-injured people and their families, and is open to the public. For more information, please contact the Nursing office at 1-800-227-7388, ext. 3150.

Cooperstown Brain Injury Support Group, 6:30 p.m., Bassett Medical Center, second floor conference room. For information call 607-432-6364.

Cancer Support at Bassett:

Ed Shultis Prostate Cancer Support Group, Hannah Lee House, corner of Fernleigh and Mill Streets, Cooperstown. Meets the third Tuesday of each month from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Spouses welcome. CallJoe Capra for more information at 607-432-7338.

Defensive Driving Course:

Bassett Medical Center is a continuing sponsor of the National Safety Council's Defensive Driving Course. People who complete the course are eligible for a 10 percent reduction of their automotive insurance costs for the next three years and a 4-point reduction from their DMV record. Bassett employees, volunteers, retirees and their immediate family members pay $35 for the course.

Classes are open to the general public; the fee is $45.

If a two-day schedule doesn't work for you, join us on a Saturday; one session and you're done.

All classes will be held in the Bassett Hall Auditorium. Pre-registration is recommended, please call 607-547-6690 to sign up and reserve a spot. Walk-ins are always welcome.

Diabetes Self-Management Training classes:

Bassett Medical Center regularly offers a comprehensive program in diabetes self-management training and instruction for persons with diabetes who want to learn how to better self-manage their diabetes and decrease their risk of complications. Our certified diabetes educators include RNs, registered dietitians and an exercise physiologist. Small group classes enhance an individualized, goal-oriented approach to learning. The program follows American Diabetes Association guidelines. One full session (four classes) will be held. A physician referral and pre-registration is required. Call 607-547-3649 to register and for location. Click here to visit the Diabetes Management support page.

Expectant Parent Classes:

Breast-feeding workshop: A single two-hour class designed for families who are interested in breast-feeding. The class offers introductory information on why breast-feeding is the best way to feed your infant, how to get started, and how to overcome obstacles. For more information please call 607-547-3535. Register here.

Childbirth Preparation Class: Bassett offers an all-day class or a three-day course (all three classes must be attended) which offer expecting couples information and coping skills that encourage active participation in the labor and delivery process. Plan to take the childbirth education (CBE) class during the seventh and eighth month of your pregnancy. To reserve a space, please register by the fifth month of your pregnancy. Please call 1-800-BASSETT or 607-547-3535 for more information or register here.

Parenting Class: Now babies come with instructions! Join our expert Birthing Center registered nurses to learn about; what newborns look like, baby care, infant safety and much more. Classes are free. Register here.

Medical Coach Offers Digital Mammography Breast Cancer Screenings

Bassett’s new medical coach offers digital mammography, which takes an electronic image of the breast and stores it directly in a computer, allowing the recorded data to be enhanced, magnified, or manipulated for further evaluation. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. each year, making it the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. More than 40,000 women will die of the disease this year in the United States.

Women should check with their insurers to see if the tests are covered. Free and reduced-cost mammograms are available to income-eligible women through the Community Service Program.

FOR AN APPOINTMENT OR MORE INFORMATION: Call the Bassett Healthcare Network Mobile Mammography Program toll-free at 1-888-416-3409.

Kidney Dialysis & Transplant Support Group:

Group meets at St. James Church, Chestnut St., Oneonta - Last Thursday of the month, 1:00 p.m. For more information, call Beth at 607-547-3873.

Scleroderma Support Group:

The Cooperstown Scleroderma Support Group meets on the second Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m.- Noon in the 2nd floor conference room, fieldstone building. Please call Betzi at 607-547-3527 for more information.

Stroke Support Group:

The Stroke Support Group meets at Cobleskill Regional Hospital in the Morrissey Conference Room the first Wednesday of every month from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Please call if you are attending for the first time. Winter: weather permitting. For more information, please call Ann Boland at 518-254-3207.

Weight Loss Surgery General Support Group:

If you are considering weight loss surgery at Bassett, you are required to attend three support groups prior to the surgery. Attendance at the support group is encouraged post-operatively. The Weight Loss Surgery General Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the Bassett Hall auditorium, located on Beaver Street in Cooperstown. This group follows our monthly new patient orientation. Any person considering or has undergone weight loss surgery and their supporters are welcome.

Weight Loss Surgery General Support Group, Herkimer:

The Weight Loss Surgery General Support Group meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at Valley Health Services, 690 West German Street, Herkimer. Any person considering or has undergone weight loss surgery and their supporters are welcome.

Gastric Bypass/Sleeve Gastrectomy Support Group:

The Gastric Bypass/Sleeve Gastrectomy Support Group meets every third Monday of every month, both a.m. and p.m. Meeting locations change monthly as follows:

Odd number months, the group will meet at Oneonta Specialty Services conference room, 1 Associate Drive, Oneonta. Any person who has undergone the procedure and any supporters are invited to attend. The objective is to support and reinforce post-op lifestyle requirements.

On even number months, the group meets in Cooperstown on River Street at Bassett's Clinic Building, in the clinic room behind the outpatient pharmacy on the first floor.

For specific meeting times, visit our weight loss surgery support group page.

For more information or questions, please call 607-547-5809.

Lap Band Support Group:

The Lap Band Suppor Group meets every third Thursday of every month both a.m. and p.m. Meeting locations change monthly as follows:

Odd number months the group will meet at Oneonta Specialty Services conference room, 1 Associate Drive, Oneonta. Any person who has undergone the procedure and any supporters are invited to attend. The objective is to support and reinforce post-op lifestyle requirements.

On even number months, the group meets in Cooperstown on River Street at Bassett's Cinic Building, in the clinic room behind the outpatient pharmacy, first floor.

For specific meeting times, visit our weight loss surgery support group page.

For more information or questions, please call 607-547-5809.

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