Hi, I’m Lisa Stack and I’m the CNY Fertility Support Coordinator. I wanted to let you know that in our Syracuse office, we’ve recently changed the Circle of Hope support group format. We used to have the webinar during the support group. While it’s nice to get the information to our out-of-town patients and those who may not be able to make it into the office, I felt it had a little bit of an impact on the group itself and it didn’t facilitate as much sharing as I wanted it to. So, recently, we’ve changed it. I’ve moved the webinar to its own separate entity at the end of the month, which I will still facilitate. It will be a full-webinar session, a full-support group session catered to you and those patients who are at home or at a distance, and they can’t make it into the office. I’ll cover all the same topics that I covered during support group and answer any questions that you may have. Now, for the Syracuse Circle of Hope support Group, we’ve extended the time to be a full hour and a half of just sharing and support for you.
We have some great events coming up next month; Meg Sullivan will be with us in February. She is a wonderful support reference and support option. She is a licensed mental health counselor in the Syracuse area, and she deals often with women and families, and couples trying to conceive, and all of the issues that surround that. She will be giving us some great tools and exercises. Then, in March, we’ll have Kari Gardner, one of the LPNs from our donor program present at the Circle of Hope support group session in Syracuse. She’s going to give us some great information on the donor program, so please be sure to tune in for that. If you have any questions, please email me. I’m always taking suggestions. Thanks!