Recorded Virtual Community Outreach Programs

Mindfulness, Meditation, and Moderation Featuring: Jose Vargas LCSW-R Master CASAC

Life can often come with certain levels of stress and a need for Meditation. Join SBELIH’s own Jose Vargas for his insightful webinar on Mindfulness, Meditation, and Moderation.

Jose Vargas, LCSW-R, Master CASAC

Keeping Your Immune System Strong This Flu and Virus Season

Stock up on immune system strengtheners this winter to stay safe and keep your immune system strong during flu and virus season. Join Dr. Andrea Libutti, specializing in Emergency Medicine, for an informative webinar on staying safe this winter.

Dr. Libutti

Bone Health - The Reality and Why You Should Take Steps Now 

Join Dr. Roe and Dr. Stanton as they discuss Bone Health and recovery during this informative outreach program. Dr. Roe will focus his portion of the discussion on hip fracture prevention, treatment, and recovery as well as shoulder pain, while Dr. Stanton will be discussing lower back pain, treatment and what you can do to prevent it.

John Roe, MD & Ashton L. Stanton, MD 

Medication Safety

Join us for this virtual event if you’re taking multiple medications, it’s recommended to have a medication review once per year with your doctor or a licensed pharmacist. Join Raymond Krupski, RPh, MBA, to ask any questions regarding medications and learn about medication safety.

Raymond Krupski, RPh, MBA


Tick-Borne Disease

Join us for this virtual event to learn all you need to know about tick-borne disease. Presented by Jerry Simons, PA-C of the Regional Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

Jerry Simons, MPAS, DFAAPA, PA-C
Simons is an award-winning international medical education lecturer, has developed educational programs used by physicians and health providers, and is a published author on Lyme and tick-borne disease. In 2010 he won the national award from the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance.

Stroke and When to Go to the ER

Join us for this virtual event and learn what the signs of a Stroke are and when you should and shouldn’t go to the Emergency Room. Presented by Dr. K. Stürmann. 

Kai Stürmann, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, 
Stony Brook Renaissance School of Medicine; 
ELILCC Member at Large, Leadership Coordinating Council; 
SBUH Medical Board Member at Large

Glaucoma and Cataracts: What You Need to Know

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma’s one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness. It’s actually a group of diseases where pressure builds up and damages the eye’s optic nerve. Don't be blindsided by glaucoma; join Dr. Sheren for this virtual program all about cataracts, glaucoma, and other aspects of eye health that you should know.

Scott B. Sheren, MD
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology,
East End Eye, A Division of ProHEALTH

Heart Health What You Need to Know 

February is American Heart Month. The number one cause of deaths for most groups, heart disease affects all ages, genders, and ethnicities. Risk factors include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, and excessive alcohol use. Do you know how to keep your heart.

Michael F. Sorrentino, MD
Board Certified, Internal Medicine & Cardiovascular Disease 
East End Cardiology NYU Langone Health, Greenport

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Alzheimer's Disease: What You Need to Know

November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. Join Dr. Chris Christodoulou for this virtual program all about Alzheimer’s disease awareness, prevention, and treatment.

Christopher Christodoulou, PhD
Clinical and Research Neuropsychologist
Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease

Hearing Problems: What You Need to Know

Learn more about the various types of hearing problems we all experience as we age, such as hearing loss, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), and more. 

Scott D. Gold, MD
Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology

Alzheimer's Disease: What You Need to Know COVID-19 Edition

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Neuropsychologist Dr. Christodoulou discusses Alzheimer's disease, prevention, and treatment, within the context of the current pandemic. 

Christopher Christodoulou, PhD
Clinical and Research Neuropsychologist
Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease

Pandemic Stress Reactions for Families of First Responders and Essential Workers

As we all journey through this challenging time, we will find that collectively we share many emotions. It’s important to remember to continue to stay in touch with family and friends through text, phone calls and video chats, or whatever works best for you. Even a little bit of contact with people you care about can go a long way to reduce anxiety for you and for them. Join Dr. Alison Byers and Janet Jackowski for this informative virtual program about the unique type of stress that families of first responders and essential workers are under due to COVID-19.

Alison Byers, PsyD; Vice Chairman, ELIH Foundation Board of Directors
Janet Jackowski, LCSW, CASAC Director, Inpatient Behavioral Health, SBELIH