Bronson Offers June 2013 Programs and Events

May 13, 2013

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


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, June 3, 6- 8 p.m. with Stuart Verseman, MD, bariatric surgeon
Gilmore Center for Health Education, North Campus
Bronson Methodist Hospital, 7 Healthcare Plaza
Park in Jasper Street Parking Ramp
Free. Register at bronsonhealth.com or call (269) 341-7723.


Bronson Heart Scan
The Bronson Heart Scan is a painless, CT scan that can detect calcium buildup in the arteries of your heart - an early sign of heart disease. The earlier heart disease is detected, the more time you have to seek treatment before you have any symptoms of heart disease or experience a heart attack.


Monday, June 3,10,17,24, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Bronson Outpatient Testing, First Floor
Bronson Methodist Hospital, 601 John St
Park in Vine Street Parking Ramp
Cost: $200, not covered by insurance. Call (269) 344-3278 to schedule.


Heart Health Screenings
Testing includes total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, TC/HDL Ratio, triglycerides, blood sugar, blood pressure, pulse for rhythm and rate, height, weight, BMI, waist, hip, and waist: hip ratio. With each Heart Health Screening there is an explanation of results, goal setting, encouragement and supporting information.


Wednesday, June 5, 7-11 a.m.
Bronson HealthAnswers, First Floor, South Campus
Bronson Methodist Hospital, 601 John St
Park in Vine Street Parking Ramp
Cost: $35. Call (269) 341-6495 to register.


Ladies’ Night Out at the BAC


An evening just for fun at the Bronson Athletic Club featuring two Pilates classes (6 and 7 p.m.), chair massages, shopping, food, door prizes and more. Top prize will be a free month of membership to the club.


Friday, June 14, 5 to 9 p.m.
Bronson Athletic Club, 6789 Elm Valley Drive
Advance Registration: 5 for $25; $6 member; $8 nonmember. Call (269) 544-3200 to register.


Diabetes Self-Management Education (One-Day Session)
Certified diabetes educators will provide in-depth information on diabetes and discuss healthy lifestyle choices, medications and stress management. A physician referral is required to participate in this class


Friday, June 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bronson Diabetes Education Center
535 S. Burdick Street, Suite 256
Call (269) 341-8585 for pricing and to register.


BRONSON SUPPORT GROUPS


Support groups are free to attend and no registration is required.


Bariatric Surgery Support Group
Have you had or are you considering bariatric surgery? Bronson offers ongoing support to help you improve your chances of long-term weight management success. Participants can share information, experiences and emotional support.


Wednesday, June 5, Noon – 1 p.m.
Bronson Center for Women, Suite M-515, Fifth floor, South Campus
Bronson Methodist Hospital, 601 John St.
Park in Vine Street Parking Ramp


Diabetes Adult Discussion Group
Attend this free educational meeting to learn and share your experiences with others who have diabetes in a supportive environment.


Thursday, June 6, 4 - 5 p.m.
Bronson Diabetes Education Center
Free. No physician referral or registration is required.
Call (269) 341-8585 for more information.


Heart Disease Support Group for Women
June 26, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Bronson Athletic Club
6789 Elm Valley Drive at the Groves, Kalamazoo
Free. No physician referral or registration is required.
Call (269) 377-0718 for more information.


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