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Event Name
Support Group- Columbia
Michelle Hoeing RDN, LD
Mon Feb 1
5:00 pm -
6:00 pm
1000 W. Nifong Columbia, MO Bldg. 2 Suite 100
Support Group- Columbia


Missouri Bariatric Services hosts a support group in Columbia, typically, on the first Monday of each month. E-mail announcements are sent monthly with the specific date and time of the support group. Presenters and topics rotate.

Support group is a great place to meet other people who have gone through weight loss surgery. Many benefit people benefit from attending support group. Support groups help them stay motivated and give them ideas on how to address a certain challenge they may be having. We look forward to seeing you!

Love Yourself First
Labea Butler LPN
Mon Feb 1
5:00 pm -
6:00 am
Woodrail Suite 100
Love Yourself First


Loving yourself is about being true to yourself, having self-respect and empowering yourself to know your own value. It is important to love yourself first in order to show others what you expect and deserve. Ask yourself these questions “Would you want to be friends with ‘you’?”; “Would you invest in you?”; “Are you pleasant and fun to be around?”. If your answers are no, then we have an opportunity to make some changes by focusing on ourself. This support group may be your first step in a healthy journey towards self-improvement.

After this support group, participants will be able to:

  1. Define what love is and what love is not.
  2. List the steps to love yourself first.
  3. Discover how to actively show yourself love.

Support Group- Jefferson City
Ann Pollack
Mon Feb 8
5:15 pm -
6:15 pm
Cap. Region SW Campus, 1432 SW Blvd. Jeff City, Lower Level Conference Room
Support Group- Jefferson City


Bariatric patients meet monthly to share their experiences and learn about various educational topics relevant to their care.

1.  Patients will discuss the importance of managing small goals.
2.  Patients will identify triggers to unhealthy behaviors.
3.  Patients will discover effective strategies and behaviors that will support their ability to communicate their needs and feelings with others.