Meeting Definitions

Open Meeting: Open to OA members and non-OA visitors. All meetings are considered open unless otherwise indicated.

Closed Meeting: Open to anyone with a desire to stop eating compulsively or anyone who thinks they may have a problem with compulsive overeating, this includes newcomers.

Special Focus Meetings: (gay and lesbian, women’s, 100-pounders, maintainers, anorexic/bulimic, etc.) are composed of individuals who feel they can more readily identify with fellow OAers with similar attributes.

Special Topic Meetings: (Big Book Study, Lifeline, Speaker, Newcomer, etc.) have a defined topic of discussion.

NOTE: Not all meetings have a Special Focus or Special Topic.

According to the Traditions, bylaws and policies of OA, the only requirement for OA membership is the desire to stop eating compulsively. We ask each person attending to respect the meeting’s group conscience. All registered meetings welcome and give a voice to any person who has the desire to stop eating compulsively.

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Ann Arbor Friday

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November 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating until December 28, 2020

At St. Joe building separate from the hospital:
Women’s Center, 5315 Elliot Drive
2nd floor, Classroom 3

Head North on Hewitt Road, heading away from the city. Pass the football field on the right and cross Huron River Drive going towards the hospital. Turn left onto Elliott Drive and shortly the Women’s Health building will be on your right.  Use parking lot M or S.  Take elevator/stairs to level two, then turn left at information desk, then left again.  Turn right and go down the hall to classroom 3.

Newcomers are welcome at every meeting. Family members and Health Care professionals may observe any meeting designated as “open.” As a courtesy, please identify yourself as a family member or Health Care professional before the meeting starts.



November 8
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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St Joe Women’s Health Center
5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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