Groups -- Health

Obesity

Champaign

Bariatric Support Group (2001 A,P/L)
This group is for bariatric surgery patients, past, present, and prospective, and gives a chance to share ideas and concerns, talk about frustrations, celebrate successes, and hear others speak about their experiences. Meets 2nd Thurs. excluding Dec., 6:00-7:00 p.m., Carle Main Campus, South Clinic 5th fl., General Surgery Department, Urbana.
Call: Ashley McCartney, Lindsey Eichelberger, or Ann Carroll (217) 383-3240
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Local Website: https://carle.org/classes/support-groups/bariatric-support-group.aspx
Write: Ann Carroll, Carle Champaign on Curtis, 1701 W. Curtis Rd., Champaign IL 61821

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) - Champaign County (1960 A,L)
This 12-step, self-help group is for compulsive overeaters and people with anorexia or bulimia.
Call: (888) 216-8458 for local meetings (automated message) or (505) 891-2664 for national office
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National Website: oa.org
Write: Overeaters Anonymous, P.O. Box 44020, Rio Rancho, NM 87174

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) - East Central Illinois (1948 A,L)
This group's mission is to support members as they take and keep off pounds sensibly. TOPS Club, Inc. is a nonprofit, noncommercial weight-loss support organization, with chapters located worldwide. Its two-fold objective is to encourage healthy lifestyles through weight management support groups and by sponsoring obesity research. TOPS publishes educational materials to help its members understand the dynamics of behavior change, good nutrition, and increased activity in developing a healthy new lifestyle. Annual membership, which includes a member magazine, is $32 plus nominal chapter fees to cover operating expenses – usually less than $5 per month. There are meetings in Coles, DeWitt, Douglas, Iroquois, McLean, Piatt, and Vermilion counties. For meeting information, check the website, e-mail, or call. To start a chapter near you, gather four people, a scale, and have a place to meet, then call Sharon Dines and she will help get you started.
Call: Sharon Dines (815) 698-2098
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National Website: www.tops.org
Write: Sharon Dines, 2353 N. 1250 East Rd., Danforth, IL 60930

Vermilion

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) - Vermilion (1948 A,L)
This group's mission is to support members as they take and keep off pounds sensibly. TOPS Club, Inc. is a nonprofit, noncommercial weight-loss support organization, with chapters located worldwide. Its two-fold objective is to encourage healthy lifestyles through weight management support groups and by sponsoring obesity research. Annual membership, which includes a member magazine, is $32 plus nominal chapter fees to cover operating expenses – usually less than $5 per month. There are several weekly meetings in Vermilion County. For meeting information, check the website, e-mail, or call.
Call: Area Captain, Tuck Miller (217) 497-4506 or Coordinator, Sharon Dines (815) 698-2098
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National Website: www.tops.org
Write: TOPS, 807 Franklin, Danville, IL 61832