Hearing from others and gaining the support of people going through the same process as you can be a powerful thing. The Bridges Center offers several different support groups and classes for patients who are about to or have received bariatric surgery. Classes are held at the Bridges Education Room, Suite 105. Classes are free of charge. All education classes require scheduling; please contact your patient advocate. All are welcome to attend our Support groups, and no scheduling is needed.
Support Group and Nutrition Classes: July - August 2018
Support Group Meeting: Enjoy Eating Out without Undermining Your Progress
Tuesday, July 3, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 19, noon – 1 p.m.
Support Group Meeting: Keeping Motivation Strong
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 16, noon – 1 p.m.
Support Group Meeting: Communication with Family, Friends and Co Workers
Tuesday, Sept. 4, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 20, noon – 1 p.m.
Support Group Meeting: Altering Your Body Image
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 18, noon – 1 p.m.
Support Group Meeting: Surviving the Holidays
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 15, noon – 1 p.m.
Support Group Meeting: Celebrating Success
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 20, noon – 1 p.m.
Special Post-Op Nutrition Support Classes
For patients who have already undergone weight loss surgery, our Bariatric Dietitian Katy Irwin hosts monthly Post-Op Nutrition Support Classes on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Each month will feature a different topic specifically designed with post-op patients in mind. These classes do require RSVPs to Katy at [email protected]. The following dates are subject to change:
Wednesday, July 25, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 5 p.m.
*To RSVP, call your patient advocate at 602-251-8828. Events are held in the Bridges Education Room, Suite 105, in the Fortis College building on the St. Luke’s Medical Center Campus.
Classes are subject to change. Please call 602-251-8828 in advance to confirm the class time.
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