Bronson Offers April 2014 Programs and Events - Bronson Healthcare
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Published on March 26, 2014

Bronson Healthcare is offering the following programs, classes and events to help people lead more active and healthy lives.

Diabetes Self-Management Education (One-Day Session)

Saturday, April 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or

Thursday, April 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or

Friday, April 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bronson Diabetes and Endocrinology Center, 535 S. Burdick St., Suite 256, Kalamazoo

Physician referral required. Call (269) 341-8585 for pricing or to register.

Bariatric Surgery: Is It Right for You?

Bariatric surgery can help you lose excess weight, and also improve health problems associated with severe overweight and obesity, such as high blood pressure, sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes and osteoarthritis. This free information session can help you determine if surgery is the right choice for you.

Monday, April 7, 6 to 8 p.m. with Stuart Verseman, MD, bariatric surgeon

Monday, April 21, 6 to 8 p.m. with Kibwe Weaver, MD, bariatric surgeon

Gilmore Center for Health Education, 7 Healthcare Plaza, Kalamazoo

Free. Register at bronsonhealth.com or call (269) 341-7723.

Women’s Heart Health Class: Cardiac Rehab

Learn more about women’s heart health at this free class.

Wednesday, April 9, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Gilmore Center for Health Education, 7 Healthcare Plaza, Kalamazoo

Free. Register at bronsonhealth.com or call (269) 341-7723.

 Heart Health Screenings

Wednesday, April 9, 7 to 11 a.m.

Bronson Methodist Hospital, 820 John St., Suite 104, Kalamazoo

Cost: $35. Call (269) 341-6495 to register.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Program

Wednesday, April 16, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.

Friendship Village, 1400 N. Drake Rd., Kalamazoo

Presented by Dustin Nowacek, MD, Bronson Neuroscience Center

Free. Register at bronsonhealth.com or call (269) 341-7723.

Great Grains – Gluten Free

If you are gluten intolerant, discover some healthy alternatives to supplement your diet, presented by a Bronson registered dietitian. Recipes and samples included.

Thursday, April 17, 6 to 7 p.m.

Bronson Athletic Club, 6789 Elm Valley Drive, Kalamazoo

Cost: $7 member, $15 nonmember. Call (269) 544-3200 to register.

All About Knee Replacement Surgery

Are you considering knee replacement surgery? Learn how to get your mobility back. Come to this presentation to learn about knee replacement surgery, available options, how to prepare for surgery, what to expect after surgery, recovery and rehabilitation.

Tuesday, April 29, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Presented by Bruce Rowe, MD, Bronson HealthCare Midwest Orthopedics & Joint Specialists

Portage Senior Center

320 Library Lane, Portage

Free. Call (269) 329-4555 to register.

Bronson offers many support groups each month to help patients and families cope with certain conditions.

Bariatric Surgery Support Group

Wednesday, April 12, noon to 1 p.m.

Bronson Center for Women, Suite M-515, Kalamazoo, or

Thursday, April 17, 7 to 8 p.m.

Gilmore Center for Health Education, 7 Healthcare Plaza, Kalamazoo

Diabetes Adult Discussion Group

Thursday, April 3, 4 to 5 p.m.

Bronson Diabetes and Endocrinology Center, 535 S. Burdick St., Suite 256, Kalamazoo

Parkinson’s Support Group

Tuesday, April 8, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Bronson Athletic Club, 6789 Elm Valley Drive, Kalamazoo

Alzheimer’s Support Group

Wednesday, April 9, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Bronson LakeView Hospital, Classroom 1, 408 Hazen St., Paw Paw

Stroke Survivor Support Group

Thursday, April 17, 11 a.m. to noon

Gilmore Center for Health Education, 7 Healthcare Plaza, Kalamazoo

For a complete list of classes and events by month, visit bronsonhealth.com/classesandevents.