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MONARC - Bariatric Support Group

MONARC (Morbidly Obese Never Again Resource Center)  @ Thompson
First Tuesday of each month.
5:30 – 7 pm

Location: Cardiac Rehabilitation & Fitness Center conference room


Who should attend: People considering or preparing for bariatric surgery, those who have had bariatric surgery or procedure, as well as one of their support persons.

Facilitator: Linda Rowsick, RD, CD-N, will facilitate the meeting for the first 15-20 minutes. Call 585-396-6285 with any questions.

Purpose: Most bariatric surgeons agree that ongoing support after bariatric surgery leads to the greatest level of success. At a support group meeting, you can surround yourself with people who understand and support your goals. This support group will give you an opportunity to discuss issues and situations from a history of obesity or that arise from surgery.   A Support group can help you develop realistic expectations. Turn to a support group before and after your surgery for short-term questions and long-term camaraderie. Weight loss surgery will not immediately resolve existing emotional difficulties or heal the years of damage caused by a lifetime of being overweight.

* PLEASE NOTE: If the Canandaigua City School District has cancelled school due to inclement weather, the MONARC meeting is also canceled.

2017 MONARC Topics

January 3: MOVE IT - Increasing Physical Activity

February: NO Meeting

March 7: Portion Distortion

April 4: Protein Basics Made Easy

May 2: Picnic Do's & Don'ts

June 6: Garden Harvest - Farmer's Market

July: NO Meeting

August 1: HUNGER - physical vs. emotional

September 5: Decreasing Fats - obvious & hidden

October 3: Be Selective - eating away from home

November 7: Recipe Swap - bring your favorite!

December 5: Deciphering the Nutrition Facts labels