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 5 p.m.  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 304-399-4121 or 877-WLS-CENTER.

2015 Support Group Agenda*

January 5: A physical therapist from Cabell Huntington Hospital will  share some healthy exercise tips that may be used after surgery to increase your physical activity, including exercises for people with limited mobility.                                          

February 2: Join Marsha at Huntington's Kitchen for a cooking demonstration and learn some cooking tips and ways to eat healthier. Huntington's Kitchen is located opposite Pullman Square, at 911 Third Avenue in Huntington, WV.

March 2: Dr. Maria Veitia, who is a psychiatrist with Marshall Health and a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, will present “Wellness Begins with Me.”

April 6: Join Michelle for a fun evening of fashion tips for work and dressing the "new you” after weight-loss surgery.

May 4: Learn from others during a panel discussion with some of our very own patients sharing their challenges and successes. 

June 1: Join the bariatric team and other support group members for our annual “Walk and Talk” at Ritter Park in Huntington. Walk a few laps with us to get some fresh air and exercise while we talk about any issues you may be dealing with.

July 6:  No support group. Enjoy your 4th of July Holiday and thank a veteran for our independence

Aug 3: Michael Goldman, LCSW, LPC, a counselor with Marshall Health's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, will lead the group as we discuss relationships after bariatric surgery.

Sept 7: No support group. Enjoy your Labor Day holiday!

Oct 5: Join Marsha at Huntington's Kitchen to cook a quick and healthy meal and then enjoy eating what you prepared! Huntington's Kitchen is located opposite Pullman Square, at 911 Third Avenue in Huntington, WV.

Nov 2: Cosmetic surgeon Farid Mozaffari, MD, will discuss plastic surgery after bariatric surgery. See pictures, learn about the risks and benefits and get your questions answered by an expert.

Dec 7: All pre- and post-operative patients are invited, along with a guest, to our annual Christmas Party in the back of the cafeteria at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Start your holiday season with fun, friends, food and fellowship!

*Activities are subject to change.

Location:1115 20th Street, Huntington, WV
Questions?304-399-4116 / 877-WLS-CENTER

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