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Bariatric Support Groups

Support for your weight loss journey.

bariatric support groupThe Rochester General Bariatric Surgery Center offers free bariatric support groups in two convenient locations: Rochester General Hospital and Newark-Wayne Community Hospital.

Please review the following schedule for bariatric support groups that can assist you or your loved one with your long-term weight loss strategy.

Reservations should be made in advance by calling the LINK line at (585) 922-5465.  This will assist our call center if a bariatric support group meeting is cancelled due to weather.

Facilitators for the the bariatric support groups:

  • Teresa DiBenedetto, RN, MSN, CNS, CBN
  • Joan Panepinto, RD 

Bariatric Support Groups at Rochester General Hospital

Bariatric support group meetings are scheduled in the Weiner Room (located just off the main lobby adjacent to the Portland Avenue parking garage) from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm as follows:

RGH Bariatric Group Support Dates
  • 2/19/14 - Usha Shah will be guiding us through sound energy meditation.
  • 3/19/14 - Joanne Jaworski from True Authentic Power will be demonstrating Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).
  • 4/16/14 - Cancelled
  • 5/21/14 - Plastic Surgeons Office with Patient’s Testimonies
  • 6/18/14 - Summer Picnic Ideas
  • 7/16/14 - Speaker - TBA

*Date and time: Wednesday from 6 PM to 8:00 PM. The topics will be announced soon. Please advise us if you have any subjects or speakers from our community that you would like to share with this group. Contact our office – 585.922.2900.

We advise you to call the Link line to confirm your reservation in case the group is cancelled due to weather; 585.922.5465.


Bariatric Support Groups at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital

Reservations should be made in advance by calling the LINK line at (585) 922-5465.  This will assist our call center if a bariatric support group meeting is cancelled due to weather.

Bariatric support group meetings are scheduled at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital in the DeMay Living Center, Education Room (located down the hall from the entrance on your right) from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm as follows:

NWCH Bariatric Group Support Dates
  • 2/11/14 - Cancelled
  • 3/11/14 - Exercise
  • 4/8/14 -   Cancelled
  • 5/13/14 - Plastic Surgeon's Office with Patient's Testimonies
  • 6/10/14 - Summer Picnic Ideas

*Date and time: Tuesday from 6 PM to 8:00 PM. The topics will be announced soon. Please advise us if you have any subjects or speakers from our community that you would like to share with this group. Contact our office – 585.922.2900.

We advise you to call the Link line to confirm your reservation in case the group is cancelled due to weather; 585.922.5465.