Weight loss surgery support group

Support Group Topics 2015  

The Fairview Southdale Hospital Weight Loss Surgery Support Group is a patient-lead forum that meets monthly at the hospital. Facilitated by our staff, the support group shares experiences, provide encouragement, and education and is open to those who have had weight loss surgery, are scheduled for surgery, and those who are considering surgery.

Support Group sessions take place the third Wednesday of the month from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at Fairview Southdale Hospital in the Au Fait Nursing Education Room.

Jan. 21 – Let’s talk about last year’s successes and plan for 2015!

Feb. 18 – Back by popular request: Big Pants Night. This is a night when patients share their journeys and successes. Bring pictures of your journey if you’d like to share.

March 18 – Let’s talk – as requested per group members, we will be devoting at least four group sessions per year to talking instead of speakers.

April 15 – Rachel Johnson, RD, LD will be there to review the vitamins and minerals.

May 20 – Nancy Crowell, RN, CVN, BSN, HNB-BC, Vascular Nurse Clinician, Minnesota Vascular Clinic will present: Discover Your Healing Resources through Qigong, Aromatherapy and Music. Learn how to tap into your own natural healing resources highlighting mind, body, spirit approach to health and wellness. The healing art of Qigong exercise will be taught and experienced by active participation. Simple yet powerful tips using Essential Oils and Music will also be fused with the Qigong exercise to give participants a complete yet practical application for a daily respite.

June 17 – Joel Krings, CPT, will provide tips to help you keep moving forward with your exercise goals.

July 15 – Our annual summer picnic in the Au Fait Room. Bring a dish to pass if you wish. Beverages and tableware provided. This will be another time to “just talk.”

Aug. 19 – Let’s try some nutritional supplements and protein bars before you buy. There will be several provided for tasting, and if you would like one to share, please bring it along.

Sept. 16 – Robin Quast, RD, LD will be there to provide information on how to modify recipes, bring a recipe to share or one you would like modified. Before the end of the group we will copy the shared recipes for the group members to take home.

Oct. 21 – TBD

Nov. 18 – Laura Nielsen, Psy.D. LP we welcome her back! Her topic of discussion TBD.

Dec. 16 - We will have our annual Holiday Party in the Au Fait Room. Bring a dish to pass if you wish. Beverages and tableware provided.

Jan. 20 – Let’s talk about last year’s successes and plan for 2016!
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