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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: Constellation Center for Health and Healing Conference Rooms
MONARC symbol for way-findingLook for 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 585-396-6285 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.

2018 MONARC Topics

January 2: MOVE IT: Increasing Physical Activity – presented by Joshua Featherly, Exercise Physiologist 

February 6: Support Group discussion: no topic presentation

March 6: *Mindful Eating

April 3: Support Group discussion: no topic presentation

May 1: *10 Rules for Snacking

June 5: *Summer Celebrations

July: NO MEETING

August 7: Support Group discussion: no topic presentation

September 4: *“Dear Diary”- Food logs: helpful vs. hindrance

October 2: Support Group discussion: no topic presentation

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

December 4: Support Group discussion: no topic presentation 

*Topic- subject to change