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Lakewood support groups schedule November meeting

STAPLES — The PACT, Gastric Bypass and AWAKE support groups, offered by Lakewood Health System, will meet together for the month of November. The class is free and will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 17. It will be held at Lakewood Health System’s Main Campus in the patio level classrooms.

The three groups will begin the meeting by learning a simple way to build a healthy plate, leave with healthy recipes to try at home and enjoy a cooking demonstration. The second part of the meeting will be spent breaking into smaller support groups. This joint group is open to anyone who is interested in receiving education, tips and resources to help promote healthy lifestyle choices and disease prevention, anyone who has had gastric bypass surgery or is considering surgery, and those dealing with sleep apnea.

Space is limited and pre-registration is appreciated. RSVP online at You can also RSVP to Lisa at 894-8623 or referral is not necessary to attend the class. For more information, contact Nola Varilek at 894-8586.