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Support Groups

Whether you are preparing for or have already had weight loss surgery, support groups are an opportunity for you to learn from others who are going through the same process. Talking to someone who understands the challenges of weight loss can be a way to to ask questions, and get support in a safe environment. Support groups are facilitated by experienced bariatric professionals who can offer education to help you during your weight loss journey. Support group meetings are free, do not require sign up, and most are open to all patients. There is one group a month that is designated as "post-op only," which are also listed on the schedule.

Locations, Dates & Topics

Carbondale

Memorial Hospital of Carbondale

Conference Rm DEF or C
405 W Jackson St
Carbondale, IL 62901
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Tue Jul 25, 2017 - 6:00pm - Open discussion
Tue Aug 15, 2017 - 6:00pm - Bariatric Nutritional Deficiencies
Tue Sep 26, 2017 - 6:00pm - Mindful Eating Using Your Bariatric Tool
Tue Oct 17, 2017 - 6:00pm - Body Image: Learning to Accept Yourself
Tue Nov 28, 2017 - 6:00pm - Open discussion
Tue Dec 12, 2017 - 6:00pm - Open discussion *POST OP PATIENTS ONLY

Du Quoin

Marshall Browning Hospital

900 N Washington St
Du Quoin, IL 62832
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Tue Jul 18, 2017 - 6:00pm - Open discussion
Tue Sep 19, 2017 - 6:00pm - Open discussion
Tue Nov 14, 2017 - 6:00pm - Bariatric Nutritional Deficiencies

Harrisburg

Harrisburg Library

2 West Walnut St
Harrisburg, IL 62946
*Conference room located in the basement.  Elevator is available.
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Thu Jun 29, 2017 - 6:00pm - Open discussion
Thu Aug 17, 2017 - 6:00pm - Open discussion *POST OP PATIENTS ONLY

Herrin

Herrin Hospital

Conference Rm B/C
201 S 14th St
Herrin, IL 62948
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Mon Jul 10, 2017 - 10:00am - Beyond the Basics: Taking Your Health to the Next Level *POST OP PATIENTS ONLY
Thu Jul 13, 2017 - 6:00pm - Proven Dietary Habits to Achieve Weight Loss Success
Mon Jul 24, 2017 - 10:00am - Bariatric Exercise & Wellness-Lindsi Downs
Thu Jul 27, 2017 - 6:00pm - How to Build and Maintain a Good Support System
Mon Aug 7, 2017 - 10:00am - Identifying Your Triggers
Thu Aug 10, 2017 - 6:00pm - Open discussion
Mon Aug 21, 2017 - 10:00am - Bariatric Exercise & Wellness-Lindsi Downs
Tue Aug 29, 2017 - 6:00pm - A Vacation Doesn't Have to Mean Weight Gain
Mon Sep 11, 2017 - 10:00am - Proven Dietary Habits to Achieve Weight Loss Success *POST OP PATIENTS ONLY
Thu Sep 14, 2017 - 6:00pm - Meal Planning
Mon Sep 25, 2017 - 10:00am - Bariatric Exercise & Wellness-Lindsi Downs
Thu Sep 28, 2017 - 6:00pm - Open discussion
Mon Oct 9, 2017 - 10:00am - How to Build and Maintain a Good Support System
Thu Oct 12, 2017 - 6:00pm - Beyond the Basics: Taking Your Health to the Next Level *POST OP PATIENTS ONLY
Mon Oct 23, 2017 - 10:00am - Bariatric Exercise & Wellness-Lindsi Downs
Tue Oct 24, 2017 - 6:00pm - Open discussion
Mon Nov 6, 2017 - 10:00am - How to Recharge Your Motivation *POST OP PATIENTS ONLY
Mon Nov 13, 2017 - 10:00am - Bariatric Exercise & Wellness-Lindsi Downs
Thu Nov 16, 2017 - 6:00pm - Surviving the Holidays
Mon Dec 4, 2017 - 10:00am - Open discussion
Thu Dec 14, 2017 - 6:00pm - Surviving the Holidays

Mt. Vernon

Doubletree Inn

Wildcatter Conference Rm
222 Potomac Blvd
Mt Vernon, IL 62864
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Wed Jul 12, 2017 - 6:00pm - Open discussion
Wed Jul 12, 2017 - 6:00pm - Open Discussion
Wed Aug 2, 2017 - 6:00pm - Help: Someone Close to Me is Sabotaging My Efforts
Wed Sep 13, 2017 - 6:00pm - Open discussion
Wed Oct 11, 2017 - 6:00pm - Open discussion
Wed Nov 8, 2017 - 6:00pm - Open discussion
Wed Dec 6, 2017 - 6:00pm - Surviving the Holidays

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