The Plus Side #46 (7-9-19)

Blog Entry #46 (July 1, 2019)

Hello everyone. Below are this month’s meeting times & dates. July is “social wellness month.” Follow the links here for some tips on emotional health. Also check out the link below on other tips for a happy, healthy 4th!:

https://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/july-social-wellness-month

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/healthy-barbecue_b_7716912

Below are this month’s meeting times & dates.

Surgical Group Nutrition Times: *Please make sure you have at least one visit per month*

7/1/19- 8:45-10:00, 7/2/19- 2:45-4:00, 7/3/19- 2:45-4:00 (Pre-op class), 7/11/19- 8:45-10:00, 7/16/19- 11:45-1:00, 7/17/19- 8:45-10:00 (Pre-op class), & 7/25/19- 2:45-4:00.

Surgical Support Group Times: (AGH Hospital Cafeteria)*You may attend one of the Medical Mondays or Walk With A Doc events instead of a surgical support group.*

7/10/19 & 7/24/19- 5:30 pm

Free Surgical Information Seminar Times:

We now offer the surgical seminar on-line as an alternative for those of you with busy schedules & transportation challenges. Go to: https://www.atlanticgeneral.org/Our-Services/Bariatric-Weight-Loss-Services/Attend-a-Webinar.aspx to view this. You will need to take the quiz at the end & pass with an 80% or better in order to make an appointment for a consultation with one of the surgeons. Once you have completed the quiz you can call to make an appointment. We will still offer one seminar in person each month (with the exception of January) for those of you who may prefer that option. Insurance & clinical requirements will be discussed during these seminars. The in-person seminar will usually be at 1:00 pm in the surgical office on the 1st Monday of the month. In July, it will be on 7/15/19 due to some scheduling conflicts in the office.

Non-Surgical Support Group Times:

Tuesday evenings 7/2/19 (Virtual Meeting- details to follow via e-mail), 7/9/19 (In-person in office), 7/16/19 (In-person in office), 7/23/19 (Virtual Meeting- details to follow via e-mail), & 7/30/19 (In-person in office). *All Tuesday evening groups will start at 5:00 (whether virtual or in person) & end by 5:30-5:45, depending on discussion*

Wednesday afternoons 7/3/19, 7/10/19, 7/17/19, 7/24/19, & 7/31/19 (In-person in office)

*All Wednesday afternoon groups will start at 12:00 & end by 12:30-12:45, depending on discussion.*

Free Non-Surgical Information Seminar Times:

We offer our non-surgical seminar on-line as well as the surgical one. You may view the seminar on-line if you wish to or attend the in-person seminar at the beginning of the month. Go to: https://www.atlanticgeneral.org/Our-Services/Bariatric-Weight-Loss-Services/New-Direction-Medical-Weight-Loss-Program/New-Direction-Webinar.aspx to view the non-surgical seminar on-line. The in-person seminar will always be at 1:00 pm in the surgical office on the 1st Tuesday of the month. The next one is 7/2/19.

For questions, please contact our office @ 410-641-9568, or 410-629-6513.

*“Medical Monday” sessions offered every 2nd Monday (7/8/19) & 4th Monday (7/22/19) of each month from 5:30-6:30 in Berlin (124 North Main Street) & Delaware. Topics for these vary. *Walk With A Doc events which are held every 3rd Saturday & have moved from Ocean Pines to Downtown Berlin. The next one is 7/20/19 at 9:00 am. These will be in downtown Berlin. We will meet at the bench in front of the Town Hall & walk the 1- mile route.