MONARC - Bariatric Support Group

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

Constellation Center for Health and Healing Conference Rooms
MONARC symbol for way-findingFollow the butterfly signs

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 585-397-8237with 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.

2018 MONARC Topics

November 6: *Shopping Tips: Using the Nutrition Facts Label

December 4: Support Group discussion: no topic presentation 

*Topic- subject to change
2019 MONARC Topics

January: NO MEETING

February 5: Indoor Exercise

March 5: No topic

April 2: Menu Planning

May 7: No topic

June 4: CHANGES: physical & mental

July: NO MEETING

August 6: Smart Snacking

September 3: No topic

October 1: Shopping Tips - Offsite Meeting - Gathering at Walmart food entrance at 5:30pm

November 5: No topic

December 3: Converting Recipes