The Professionals at Borgess
800-828-8135 
1521 Gull Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048 |

Borgess Events for the Community

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Borgess Better Breathers Club
Join us for a free support group for anyone concerned about or living with diseases like COPD, emphysema and bronchitis. This support group is held at Borgess Health & Fitness Center, 3025 Gull Road, Classroom 3, on the first Thursday of each month from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Register by calling (269)226-8135 or (800)828-8135.
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Perinatal Safety Symposium
Perinatal Safety: What You Need to Know will be held on April 4, 2014, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Borgess Lawrence Education Center, Kalamazoo, MI 49048. Speaker Jeffrey Phelan, M.D. This event is for healthcare professionals. Cost $75 by March 28, 2014. To register, call (269)226-8135 or (800)828-8135.
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Plainwell Senior Expo
Join us for the 7th annual Plainwel Senior Expo on April 4, 2014, from 9am-1pm at the Plainwell High School Cafeteria, 684 Starr Road, Plainwell. For more information, visit www.plainwellseniorexpo.com.
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Borgess Bariatric Support Group
This ongoing support group, led by Ben Blades, R.N. and certified bariatric support group leader, is designed to give patients the opportunity to spend time with others who have had bariatric surgery and have made the lasting commitment to lose weight - and gain life. This support group is held at Borgess Health & Fitness Center. Registration not required. For more information, call 226-6863 or visit www.bariatrics.borgess.com.

Contact: Diana Haase at 226-6863
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Women Heart Support Group
A support group for women with heart disease. The topice for April is sleep apnea. Held at the Borgess Lawrence Education Center, Room 123 on April 10, 2014 from 6:30-8pm. For more information, call (269)746-5761 or visit wh-gtrkalamazoo@womenheart.org.

Amy Swager at (269)746-5761
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Borgess Bariatric Seminar
Seminars are led by Dr. Stuart Verseman, Medical Director of the Borgess Bariatric Surgery Program, or another bariatric surgeon, and will provide information on laparoscopic bariatric surgery including sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and adjustable gastric banding, as well as counseling on dietary, psychological and insurance issues. Please join us on the campus of Borgess Medical Center at the Lawrence Education Center. To register for this free seminar, call 226-6863 or visit www.bariatrics.borgess.com.

Contact: Diana Haase at 226-8180
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Pesach (Passover)
Religious holy days (Jewish). Begins the evening of April 14 through the evening of April 22, 2014.
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National Healthcare Decisions Day
Learn about the importance of advance care planning and designating a patient advocate. Held at the Borgess Lawrence Education Center Auditorium on April 16, 2014, from Noon to 1pm and 6 to 7pm. Medical and spiritual care experts, as well as an attorney, will present information and answer questions. Registration is not required for this event. For more information, visit advancedirective.borgess.com.

Mary Heintzkill at (269)226-5937
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Borgess Bariatric Support Group
This ongoing support group, led by Ben Blades, R.N. and certified bariatric support group leader, is designed to give patients the opportunity to spend time with others who have had bariatric surgery and have made the lasting commitment to lose weight - and gain life. This support group is held at Borgess Health & Fitness Center. Registration not required. For more information, call 226-6863 or visit www.bariatrics.borgess.com.

Contact: Diana Haase at 226-6863
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Easter
Religious holy day (Christian)
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AHA Heart Walk
The 2014 Southwestern Michigan Heart Walk will be held at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place in downtown Kalamazoo on April 26, 2014, from 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. For more information contact Kimberly Earnshaw at kimberly.earnshaw@heart.org.
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Borgess Bariatric Reunion
Join us for the seventh annual Borgess Bariatric Reunion (by invitation only for previous Borgess bariatric surgery patients) on April 26, 2014, from 5-8pm. This event will be held at the Borgess Lawrence Education Center Auditorium. Please call (269)226-8135 to RSVP.

Contact: Diana Haase, RN at (269)226-8180
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Borgess Better Breathers Club
Join us for a free support group for anyone concerned about or living with diseases like COPD, emphysema and bronchitis. This support group is held at Borgess Health & Fitness Center, 3025 Gull Road, Classroom 3, on the first Thursday of each month from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Register by calling (269)226-8135 or (800)828-8135.
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Meijer Kids Fun Run
The Meijer Kids Fun Run is a celebration of good health for youth up to age 12, held on May 2, 2014, starting at 5:30 p.m. This 1-mile non-competitive event is held at the Borgess Health & Fitness Center. The run is started in “waves” by age group, and parents may walk and push strollers at the back of the pack. Absolutely no dogs allowed. For more information visit www.borgessrun.com

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Borgess Run Expo & Packet Pick Up
Join us at Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo for late Borgess Run registration or to pick up your race packet from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on May 3, 2014. For more information visit www.borgessrun.com.
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