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Program Title:

Bariatric (Weight Loss) Support Group Meeting and Guest Speaker

Date:

Monday, August 14, 2017

Time:

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Address:

Gnaden Huetten Campus Community Room, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton, PA
211 N. 12th St.
Lehighton, PA 18235

Contact Information:


610-826-1150 (phone)
dfrey@blmtn.org

Details:

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.

 

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    The hospitals of the Blue Mountain Health System provide a wide array of services at both the Gnaden Huetten and the Palmerton campuses.

    Palmerton Campus

    135 Lafayette Avenue Palmerton , PA 18071
    610-826-3141

    Gnaden Huetten Campus

    2ll North 12 th Street Lehighton , PA 18235
    610-377-1300