MAC Angels’ Narrative Writing Workshop

​Journey into the telling and listening of stories of caregiving. MAC Angels offers monthly narrative medicine workshops for ALS caregivers. Narrative Medicine is an emerging interdisciplinary field at the intersection of the humanities and medicine.

In small participatory workshops, we examine experiential narratives such as poems and short prose excerpts. Participants then write a short reflection on themes generated by the discussion and  volunteer to share their writing with the group in a safe and confidential environment. Participation in our workshops gives caregivers the opportunity to voice their experience of caregiving for someone with ALS in a community atmosphere of respectful listening.  Participants gain an understanding of how health, illness and disability experiences affect themselves, their families and their communities.

Workshops are held the fourth Tuesday of every month
from 6:30-8:30.

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
Clock Tower Building
Room 202

785 Mamaroneck Avenue
​White Plains, NY

Other ALS Support Group Meetings

The support groups listed below are sponsored by The ALS Association

Patient group: Every Monday – 2:30 to 3:30 pm
Caregivers group: Every Wednesday – 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Contact: Susan Zimmerman, LCSW at 212-720-3050
Topics include: Open Discussions, Stress Reduction, Mindfulness and Meditation Techniques 

NEW YORK – Hudson Valley, NY
First Tuesday of every month
Ambulatory Surgery Center
200 Westage Business Center,
Bldg. C – 3rd floor Fishkill, NY
Phone: (845) 520-0952

Westchester County / White Plains
Second Tuesday of every month
Burke Rehabilitation Center
785 Mamaroneck Avenue,
White Plains, NY
Main Hospital, Bldg. 7, 1st Floor,
Conference Room G-41
Phone: (845) 520-0952

3rd Tuesday of every month
Phillips Ambulatory Care Center (Beth Israel)
Phone: (917) 699-9751

NEW JERSEY – Northern NJ / Saddle Brook
First Thursday of every month
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
300 Market Street, Saddle Brook, NJ
Phone: (732) 710-8832

3rd Saturday of every month
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Medical Education Building, Rm. 108A
180 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ
Phone: (732) 710-8832

Fairfield Area Support Group
4th Tuesday of every month from
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Carolton Chronic and Convalescent Hospital
400 Mill Plain Road Fairfield, CT 06824

Caregivers Only Support Group
2nd Tuesday of every month from
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The ALS Association Connecticut Chapter Office
4 Oxford Road, Unit D-4 Milford, CT 06460

Hospital For Special Care ALS Support Group
3rd Wednesday of every month from
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Lower Level Conference Room
2150 Corbin Avenue New Britain, CT 06053