• Bariatric Support Programs

  • An integral part of your decision to have safe weight loss surgery is the commitment to follow-up. We want you to be successful; therefore, we have designed support groups for you to attend and resources to guide you through the entire weight loss surgery process.

    The learning, sharing and support you receive from your peers is a great way to keep your weight loss motivation high. By participating in weight loss surgery support group, you are more likely to reach your goals than if you tried alone.

    Each support group features a speaker on a subject of interest to people who are anticipating or who have had safe weight loss surgery. A period of questions and discussion follows every featured speaker. All pre and post-operative weight loss surgery patients and their family members are welcome to join us.

    All meetings are located on the garden level of the hospital near the cafeteria. Our meeting will be in Inspiration B conference rooms. Please refer to the television screen as you walk in to determine the class location. Class is from 5:30-7:00 pm. We welcome anyone to attend these Support Groups. Whether you have had surgery, are thinking about surgery or are supporting someone who has had surgery, we welcome you.

    See below schedules for all times and topics.

  • A phone support group is also held if you are unable to attend in person.

    A phone support group is also held for most classes if you are unable to attend in person.

    Depending on your location, dial one of the following:

    Toll Free 1-866-382-0408 :: Denver Area Local 720-528-0408

    Once you are connected it will prompt you to enter the conference access code.
    Conference Access Code: 2694373#

    Questions regarding the support group? Please call 303-925-4293.

    2016 Support Group Topics

  • May 26, 2016
    5:30-7:00 pm 
    Conference Center at Parker Adventist Hospital

    Join us for a review of the basic nutrition guidelines that are recommended both before and after bariatric surgery.  We will discuss ways to tune up your nutrition habits including informed label reading, successful meal planning, and grocery store navigation tips and tricks!


    June 30, 2016
    5:30-7:00 pm
    Location TBD

    A key element to sustained weight loss success is planning and preparing for meals in advance. Please join us as we discuss meal planning and how to prepare healthy and bariatric friendly meals. 

    July 28, 2016
    5:30-7:00 pm
    Conference Center at Parker Adventist Hospital

    This group will include a brief presentation of the different areas of life to help lead a balanced healthy lifestyle.  To live a life of wellness means taking a look at the different areas of your life that effect your overall well being.   We will then open up the group for conversation to share ideas on how each of you practice wellness in your every day life

    August 25, 2016
    5:30-7:00 pm
    Canvas Uncorked in Downtown Parker – 10970 S. Parker Rd, Parker, CO 80134

    The August Support Group will be held at Canvas Uncorked in Downtown Parker located at 10970 S Parker Rd, Parker, CO 80134.

    Join us for this ‘Painting Party’! Canvas Uncorked is a casual, fun, creative environment where you can relax, create, laugh and go home with memorable and unique canvas art. Local artists guide the classes with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction on how to create the featured artwork. 

    Bariatric Advantage will be sampling all flavors of their protein shakes to ‘sip’ while you paint!

    Cost is $10 per person for this special event and includes a local artist host, instruction for the two hour class, all supplies required for everyone to paint their own canvas, aprons, plus music and surprises. Guests can complete payment upon arrival at the event by cash or check.

    We will be painting a simple scene over the course of the two hour class so you will have plenty of time to sip, paint, and mingle with support group friends.

    All attendees will receive ‘party favors’ full of bariatric calcium chewy bites, protein shakes, and other freebies!

    There will also be door prizes including a bottle of Bariatric Advantage Multi Formula with Iron multivitamin and bags of calcium chewy bites!

    We will also have Bariatric friendly appetizers to complete the party! 

    September 29, 2016
    5:30-7:00 pm
    Conference Center at Parker Adventist Hospital

    Learn tips and tricks for navigating the many aisles of the grocery store after surgery!

    October 27, 2016
    5:30-7:00 pm
    Conference Center at Parker Adventist Hospital             

    We will be hosting a representative from Bariatric Advantage who will be presenting on the vitamin and mineral deficiencies associated with each of the different types of surgery, the benefits of bariatric vitamins, and the top recommended vitamin and mineral supplements for before and after surgery.

    All attendees will receive gift bags full of bariatric vitamin samples, protein shakes, and other freebies!

    Samples of all flavors of Bariatric Advantage high protein meal replacement shakes will be available.

    November 17, 2016
    5:30-7:00 pm
    Conference Center at Parker Adventist Hospital

    As we make changes in our lives it impacts those around us.  Communication is something many of us struggle with, especially when we are making changes in our life.  This presentation will discuss some communication skills to help others be part of your positive support system through this journey.

    December 15, 2016
    5:30-7:00 pm
    Conference Center at Parker Adventist Hospital

    We will be having a “Holiday Open House!”  We will be providing festive drinks and appetizers, but please feel free to bring a favorite holiday beverage or appetizer with you to share if you would like (and don’t forget the recipes!)

    We will also be having a ‘white elephant’ gift exchange. If you would like to participate please bring an inexpensive, previously owned, or tacky item or gift. Please wrap your ‘white elephant’ prior to the open house (you don’t want to give away what your gift is)!

    We look forward to seeing you all and celebrating the holiday season with you!

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