Begin your weight loss journey

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Have traditional weight loss methods been unsuccessful? The CentraCare Bariatric Center can help you lose weight when traditional weight loss methods have failed.
Your journey begins at a free weight loss informational seminar. You will learn about weight loss medical and surgical options, expected outcomes, complications, insurance requirements and your pathway to a healthier life. 
The following seminars are scheduled in St. Cloud:
10-11 a.m. Feb. 14 in the Conference Room at CentraCare Clinic – River Campus
5:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Conference Room at CentraCare Clinic – River Campus
Noon -1 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Conference Room at CentraCare Clinic – River Campus
10-11 a.m. Feb. 28 in the Conference Room at CentraCare Clinic – River Campus
CentraCare Clinic – River Campus, 1200 Sixth Avenue North, St. Cloud, 
The CentraCare Weight Loss Surgery Program also has a monthly support group for people who have had or will undergo weight loss surgery. Friends and family also are invited to attend. The group meets from 5:15-6:15 p.m. the first Thursday and third Monday of every month at St. Cloud Hospital. Enter the hospital’s North Entrance and follow signs to the meeting room.
For more information or to register for the free seminar, call (320) 240-2828 or visit 


DANCERS FROM JENNIFER’S DANCE CENTER will be performing at Disney World in Florida in October. Pictured (front row, left to right), are Grace Esselman, Lillian St. Jean, Sophia Gerou, Kailey Buchta, Rowan Payne and Hannah Oakes. Middle row are Amelia Cameron, Brianna Anthony, Jacqie Bengtson, Gianna Mitchell, Alex Dillion, Abby Yanke and Rose Curtis. Back row are Tori Ramert, Alexis Erickson, Sophia St. Ives, Tiana Link, Rachel Royseth, Kristian Kunkel, Brooklynn Bengtson, Nicole Bengtson and Kendall Luoma. Not pictured are Haylee Oakes and Melanie Miskowic. (Submitted photo).

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