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
    Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024, 2:30PM - 3:30PM

    Webinar: Dementia Caregiver Series

    The Dementia Caregiver Series is offered starting in January to February. Participants are encouraged to attend all five sessions. Topics [...]

    Hartford HealthCare
  • Free
    Tuesday, Mar 05, 2024, 10:00AM - 11:30AM

    On Site: Dementia Caregiver Support Group

    West Hartford Senior Center
  • Free
    Tuesday, Mar 05, 2024, 1:00PM - 2:00PM

    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, Mar 06, 2024, 1:00PM - 3:00PM

    Webinar: Understanding Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

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

    Hartford Hospital
  • Free
    Wednesday, Mar 13, 2024, 6:30PM - 8:00PM

    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
    Wednesday, Mar 13, 2024, 6:30PM - 8:00PM

    Webinar: Dementia Caregiver Support Group

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

    Hartford HealthCare
  • Free
    Monday, Mar 18, 2024, 1:00PM - 2:30PM

    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: [...]

    Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
  • Free
    Tuesday, Mar 26, 2024, 1:00PM - 2:00PM

    On Site: Brain Health: What Can I Do?

    Brain health is a critical piece of your overall health. It underlies your ability to communicate, make decisions, problem-solve and live a [...]

    East Hartford Senior Center
  • Free
    Wednesday, Apr 10, 2024, 7:00PM - 8:00PM

    Webinar: How Lifestyle Could Impact Your Cancer Risk

    In this FREE webinar, join of the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute Lifestyle Medicine provider Brad Biskup, PA-C, to learn [...]

    Hartford Hospital
  • Free
    Saturday, Apr 27, 2024, 10:00AM - 2:00PM

    On Site: 1st Annual MS Patient Symposium

    Join this free event where multiple sclerosis specialists and treatment team members provide the most up-to-date information on navigating [...]

    Hartford Hospital Education Resource Center

Ayer Neuroscience Institute