MONARC (Morbidly Obese Never Again Resource Center) @ ThompsonFirst Tuesday of each month.First meeting: October 7, 2014.6 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Constellation Center conference rooms
PLEASE NOTE: Oct & Nov meetings to be held in the Constellation Center Conference Rooms
Starting in Dec meetings will be held in the M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center RGE 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.