2020 MONARC- MEETINGS are now held via ZOOM. 
Please email Linda Rowsick to request an invitation


MON ARC Facebook Group

Join the online Facebook group: find Mona Arch; request that you be added to the page. 

It is a “private” Highland Hospital associated group: you must be a member; nothing you post can be seen by anyone else except for the group.


MONARC - Bariatric Support Group

MONARC  @ Thompson
First Tuesday of each month.
5:30 – 7 pm

Meeting are now held via ZOOM.
Please email Linda Rowsick to request an invitation.
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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 30 minutes. Call 585-397-8237 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 canceled school due to inclement weather, the MONARC meeting is also canceled.


January 7: Topic: Resistance Training

February 4: Support Group Discussion

March 3: Support Group Discussion


May 5: Support Group Discussion

June 2: Shopping Tips: OFFSITE, Gather at Aldi, Rt 5&20 Canandaigua at 5:30


August 4: Topic: Whole Grains

September 1: Support Group Discussion

October 6: Topic: MOST Essential Nutrient

November 3: Support Group Discussion

December 1: Topic: Special Occasions

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