Community Events

Find healthy living activities and community events from CAHA and our partners! 

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June 27, 2017

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Join Judge Jodi Debbrecht Switalski as she speaks on substance abuse and the drug epidemic that is facing our country. Judge Switalski is a former sobriety, drug and veterans treatment court judge from Metro Detroit. Geared toward professionals, continuing education credits will be available (see flyer for details). A community-oriented presentation will take place that evening. Lunch provided. FREE with RSVP to cjohnson@isabellacounty.org.
June 27, 2017

"Not My Community, Not My Kid"

This education event, open to everyone, focuses on how to protect our children from the substance abuse epidemic that is facing our country. Speaker Judge Jodi Debbrecht Switalski is a former sobriety, drug and veterans treatment court judge from Metro Detroit. She also has a background in interpersonal violence, mental health and substance abuse. FREE with RSVP to cjohnson@isabellacounty.org.
June 27, 2017

RAM Trails Bookish Walkers

Work your body and mind with the RAM Trail Bookish Walkers. Meet in Veteran’s Park for a two-mile lunch walk westbound (Holt Road to Eifert and back) and discuss what you’re currently reading. Organized by the Capital Area District Libraries Holt-Delhi branch. FREE.
June 28, 2017

Your Hearing Health

Get the facts on hearing loss. Discuss topics including how we hear, protecting hearing, warning signs of hearing loss and the latest news in hearing care. Lunch included for those who pre-register by Friday, June 23; call (517) 541-5800, opt. 1. Part of AL!VE’s Professional Speaker Series. FREE.
July 07, 2017

Howl at the Moon

Enjoy the full moon while taking a guided walk through the nighttime woods at Harris Nature Center’s monthly Howl at the Moon event. Dogs on a non-retractable leash are welcome; meet in the parking lot. $3/person.
July 10, 2017

Matter of Balance Workshop begins

If you have concerns about falls, restrict your activities because of falling concerns, or are simply interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength, you are invited to attend an 8-session Matter of Balance Workshop presented by the Tri-County Office on Aging. Call 517-887-1465 to register. FREE.
July 11, 2017

Healthy Vegetarianism (Ages 9-17)

Learn about vegetarian diets and try samples during this informative discussion, including answers to the question, "Where do you get your protein?" Presented by the Capital Area District Library – Williamston branch. FREE.
July 19, 2017

Annual Community Garden Tour

Guided biking, walking & bus tours will feature the people, plants and food of new & established gardens in Lansing neighborhoods. It’s a great way to walk or bike AND see community gardens in action – and maybe consider growing a garden of your own! Gardens are tucked everywhere – at schools, apartments, food pantries, public parks, and more. FREE; suggested donation  $1-20.
July 25, 2017

RAM Trails Bookish Walkers

Work your body and mind with the RAM Trail Bookish Walkers. Meet in Veteran’s Park for a two-mile lunch walk westbound (Holt Road to Eifert and back) and discuss what you’re currently reading. Organized by the Capital Area District Libraries Holt-Delhi branch. FREE.
July 30, 2017

Yoga at the MSU Broad

Stretch your mind, body, and spirit in the Sculpture Garden this summer at the MSU Broad Art Museum. Instructor Lizzy Paul is a registered yoga instructor with teaching experience in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and MSU Recreational Sports & Fitness Services. Bring your own mat. Class is FREE with registration.

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Ongoing Activities

These healthy living activities take place on a regular (weekly, monthly, etc.) basis. Also be sure to check out more Healthy Living Resources to support you on your path to better health.

Chair Exercise Class: Improve strength, flexibility, range of motion, and endurance. All exercises can be performed from a standing or seated position. Classes held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the food court of the Lansing Mall from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. $1 drop-in fee.

Good Form Movement Clinics: Learn to avoid and overcome injuries through proper stretching and strengthening exercises to improve flexibility and imbalances. Free clinics the second and fourth Mondays of each month, 6:00-7:15 p.m. at Playmakers in Okemos. Sign up online at www.playmakers.com/GoodForm/GoodFormRunning/Classes.aspx. FREE.

Good Form Running Clinics: Learn to run easier, healthier, and faster. Free clinics every Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00-7:15 p.m. at Playmakers in Okemos. Sign up online at www.playmakers.com/GoodForm/GoodFormRunning/Classes.aspx. FREE.

Good Form Walking Clinics: Learn to walk light and easy. Free clinics the first and third Mondays of each month at 6:00-7:15 p.m. at Playmakers in Okemos. Sign up online at www.playmakers.com/GoodForm/GoodFormWalking/Classes.aspx. FREE.

Learn to Meditate: Learn to Meditate is led by Bob Teachout of Full Circle Tai Chi every Monday evening from 8:15-9:00 pm at Weaver Physical Therapy Exercise Studio in East Lansing. FREE.

Market Walk/Market Moves (Allen Neighborhood Center): Join us every Wednesday (7:15-8:15 p.m.), Thursday (6:00 - 7:00 p.m.), and Saturday (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.) at the Allen Market Place (1629 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing) to move in exchange for vouchers to the weekly Allen Street Farmers Market. For 1 hour of movement, participants earn $5. There are activities for all fitness levels, like walking, yoga, and stretching.  Email Denise at denisep@allenneighborhoodcenter.org for more information. FREE.

NAMI Connection Peer Recovery Support Group For those living with mental illness, any diagnosis.  Meets every Thursday from 7-8:30 PM at Sparrow St. Lawrence Campus: follow the signs. Call 517-484-3404 or see NAMI Lansing website at www.namilansing.org - support groups.

NAMI Family Support Group   For families and those who live in support of a person with mental illness.  Meetings are on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 PM at Sparrow St. Lawrence Campus: follow the signs. Call 517-484-3404 or see NAMI Lansing website at www.namilansing.org - support groups.

Playmakers Injury Clinics: If you have sore feet, heels, knees or back or some other injury, come to Playmakers in Okemos from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday and talk things over with a sports medicine professional.

Strong Start Healthy Start Health Workshops: Everyone is welcome to attend these fun, informative, and interactive health education workshops and activities with Health Educator Dana Watson. Topics include Nutrition: Eat Health | Be Active and Stress Reduction and Management. Arrive 15 minutes early for stress reduction/stretching exercises and stay 15 minutes after for some Zumba, yoga, or kickboxing. Each workshop is held four times per month, once at each of four locations (Hildebrant, South Washington, Southside Community Coalition, and Mt. Vernon). FREE.

Tai Chi: Tai Chi is taught by Bob Teachout of Full Circle Tai Chi every Saturday morning from 9:00 - 9:50 am at the Allen Market Place in Lansing. All levels of skill welcome. FREE.

YMCA Turning Point Program for Breast Cancer Survivors: Supportive breast cancer fitness and yoga classes for patients and survivors.