Surgical Weight-Control Support Group

Support groups help you build accountability. By showing up monthly, you not only fulfill your commitment to your new lifestyle, but you form relationships with other patients who expect you to show up and discuss how you’ve been doing. Accountability helps us stay true to ourselves by committing to others, and who knows? You may learn something new!

The surgical weight-control support group meets the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. The speakers and topics are subject to change. Unless otherwise specified, all support group meetings take place in the conference room in the Center for Surgical Weight Control at 1115 20th Street, in Huntington, WV. Please call 304.399.4118 to register.

2016 Support Group Meetings

February 1: The 7 Es for Exceeding your Weight-Control Expectations
Join us for an excellent educational experience as Michelle Tooley, bariatric nurse practitioner, discusses
tips for behavior modification.

March 7: Plastic Surgery After Weight-Loss Surgery
Dr. Farid Mozaffari, from Marshall Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, will review risks the benefits and share pictures of popular procedures. Be sure to bring your questions!

April 4: Positive vs. Negative Self-Talk: It’s All About Attitude
Negative self-talk tends to be a self-fulfilling prophecy! Bariatric Nurse Practitioner Michelle Tooley will lead a group discussion about techniques to stay positive and promote success.

May 2: Vitamins and Protein Supplements: Who, Me?

Our guest speaker Nadea Minet, MS, RDN, LD, from Celebrate Vitamins, will give you the lowdown about supplements and why they are used..

June 6: Setting Goals the S.M.A.R.T. Way
Michelle Tooley, FNP-BC, will facilitate a group discussion about setting doable weight loss goals.

July 4: No support group meeting.
Have a safe Labor Day holiday!

August 1: Walk & Talk at Ritter Park
Join the Center for Surgical Weight Control Team and other support group members for our annual Walk & Talk at Ritter Park in Huntington. Get some fresh air and exercise while we talk about any issues you may be dealing with.

September 5: No support group meeting.
Have a safe Labor Day holiday!

October 3: Tailgating: What Do I Bring?
Join Marsha Copley, RD, LD, at Huntington's Kitchen for a cooking demo and get some healthy ideas for tailgating this season. Show your team spirit by wearing your team colors!!!

November 7: How Will I Change After Weight-Loss Surgery?
Michelle Tooley, FNP-BC, will facilitate a round table discussion where pre-op and post-op patients candidly share their experiences, concerns and successes!

December 5: Recipe Exchange
Bring bite-size samples of your favorite bariatric-friendly dish, along with copies of your recipe to share with all.

Location:1115 20th Street, Huntington, WV
Questions?304.399.4118

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