Bariatric (Weight Loss) Support Group Meeting and Guest Speaker
Monday, August 14, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Gnaden Huetten Campus Community Room, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton, PA
211 N. 12th St.
Lehighton, PA 18235
The guest speaker at the August session will be Kathy Karanink, an art therapist at Blue Mountain Health System, who will lead the group in an art project designed to exercise the mind and body to relax and reduce stress and anxiety.
The Bariatric Support Group is open to people who have had bariatric surgery, if you’ve been thinking about getting the surgery, if you are pre-op in the journey or post-op and want a supportive group close to home. Support people are also welcome to attend. Education, ongoing motivation, peer support and accountability are some of the benefits you’ll receive when you join the group.
Attending a support group is helpful for long term weight management. One of the most important benefits support groups can offer you is the realization that you are not alone. Studies show that being surrounded by others who have experienced similar weight issues and working closely with those who share similar health and weight loss goals as you, can significantly help the weight loss efforts of the entire group.
Support group sessions are offered on the following dates and times: at the Palmerton campus 3rd floor conference room at 6 p.m. on Sept. 11 and Nov. 13 and at 1 p.m. in the multi-purpose room on Aug. 17 and Sept. 21. The group meets at the Gnaden/Lehighton campus in the ground floor community room at 10 a.m. on July 25, Aug. 22 and Sept. 26 and at 6 p.m. on Aug. 14, Oct. 9 and Dec. 11, 2017. Blue Mountain Health System’s Palmerton campus is located at 135 Lafayette Ave. and the Gnaden/Lehighton campus is at 211 N. 12th St.
For more information about the support group, call Denise Frey, RDN, LDN, at 610-826-1150.