Classes & Support Groups

A new diagnosis can create a swirl of emotions and plenty of questions, whether you’re the patient, a caregiver, or a family member.

At the Ayer Neuroscience Institute, we provide resources that empower you with knowledge and support. Below, you’ll find resources --from webinars with experts to support groups with other patients and family members --to help answer your questions about diet, exercise, how to manage symptoms, and calm any fears.

We also offer classes to educate patients on the latest advances in minimally-invasive and robotic-assisted procedures so that you feel comfortable before undergoing treatment.


  • Free
    Monday, Jan 30, 2023, 10:30AM - 12:00PM

    On Site: Dementia Caregiver Support Group

    Do you care for someone diagnosed with dementia? A support group provides emotional, educational and social support. Topics include: [...]

    Duncaster Senior Living
  • Free
    Wednesday, Feb 01, 2023, 1:00PM - 3:00PM

    Webinar: Understanding Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

    In this FREE virtual info session, join Sarah Zurek, RN, BSN, Deep Brain Stimulation Program Coordinator to learn about DBS as a treatment [...]

    Hartford Hospital
  • Free
    Thursday, Feb 02, 2023, 6:00PM - 7:30PM

    Webinar: Brain Tumor Support Group

    In this free support group, meet and talk with peers who are navigating through life after a Brain Tumor diagnosis. Open to both patients [...]

    Hartford HealthCare
  • Free
    Tuesday, Feb 07, 2023, 10:00AM - 11:00AM

    Webinar: Dementia Caregiver Support Group

    Do you care for someone diagnosed with dementia? A support group provides emotional, educational and social support. Topics include: [...]

    The Hospital of Central Connecticut
  • Free
    Monday, Feb 13, 2023, 9:00AM - 10:00AM

    Spine Surgery Pre-Op Class

    These classes are designed to educate patients on what occurs before, during and after hospitalization. The nurse navigator provide [...]

    Backus Medical Office Building - Conference Room 130
  • Free
    Wednesday, Feb 15, 2023, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

    Webinar: Understanding and managing low back pain

    In this free, LIVE webinar session, join pain management specialist, Gaurav Kapur, MD, to learn more about low back pain - common causes of [...]

    Backus Hospital
  • Free
    Tuesday, Feb 21, 2023, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

    Webinar: Botulinum toxin injections for movement disorders

    In this free, LIVE webinar session, join fellowship trained movement disorders specialist, Elena Bortan, MD, to learn more about Botulinum [...]

    Backus Hospital
  • Free
    Wednesday, Feb 22, 2023, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

    Webinar: Understanding Back Pain with Sciatica

    In this free, LIVE webinar session, join neurosurgeon, Bernardo De Andrada, MD, to learn more about the signs and symptoms of back pain [...]

    Backus Hospital
  • Free
    Wednesday, Apr 19, 2023, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

    Webinar: Understanding Restless Leg Syndrome

    In this free, LIVE webinar session, join movement disorders specialist, Maria Moro-de-Casillas, to learn more about restless leg syndrome - [...]

    Backus Hospital

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