Bronson Programs and Events for July 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, July 1, 6- 8 p.m. with Stuart Verseman, MD, bariatric surgeon, or
Monday, July 15, 6-8 p.m. with Kibwe Weaver, 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.

Pre-Diabetes Class
Thursday, July 11, 1 - 3 p.m.
Bronson Diabetes Education Center
535 S. Burdick Street, Suite 256
$30. No physician referral needed. Call (269) 341-8585 for more information or to register.

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, July 17, 7 a.m. -noon
820 John St., Suite 104
Cost: $35. Call (269) 341-6495 to register.

Diabetes Self-Management Education 
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, July 20, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., or
Friday, July 26, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Bronson Diabetes Education Center 
535 S. Burdick Street, Suite 256
$30. No physician referral needed. Call (269) 341-8585 for more information 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, July 3, 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

Thursday, July 18, 8 – 8 p.m.
Gilmore Center for Health Education
Bronson Methodist Hospital, 7 Healthcare Plaza
Park in Jasper Street Parking Ramp

No registration required. 

Heart Disease Support Group for Women
July 24, 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.
June 28, 2013