Community Events

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

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October 21, 2017

Mobile Food Pantry - Lansing

The Mobile Food Pantry will be distributing FREE, fresh, non-perishable food items. Who can participate? The disadvantaged and vulnerable, senior citizens on fixed incomes, and families/individuals with limited or low-income jobs. Valid state ID or driver’s license required. Participants should bring a box or bag to carry food. FREE.
October 23, 2017

Lettuce Live Well Grocery Store Tour

Get tips and advice for healthier shopping at Lettuce Live Well's Grocery Store Tour.  Call (517) 898-1870 for more information. FREE
October 24, 2017

Peckham Community Partnership Foundation Fall Speaker Series

The Peckham Community Partnership Foundation invites you to our annual  Fall Speaker Series featuring Ryan Leaf, former NFL player and mental health advocate.  Leaf's struggles with mental illness and substance abuse led him to a path that resulted in losing his NFL career and spending time in prison.  After a full recovery, Ryan Leaf is now an advocate for those struggling with mental and behavioral health issues and encourages audiences to transform the way we think about mental health issues and addiction. 
 
October 25, 2017

Mobile Health Clinic

Ingham County Health Department, Sparrow, and Dean Transportation are teaming up to bring our Mobile Health Clinic to Ingham County locations. We’re offering health screenings and services at no charge. If you have Medicaid/ Medicare or other insurance coverage please bring your membership card.
October 26, 2017

Heart-Healthy Cooking - Ancient Grains

Learn about heart-healthy nutrition while enjoying delicious, flavorful food. Classes focus on increasing fiber, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, while decreasing saturated fat and sodium intake.  FREE.  Registration required.  Call 1.800.Sparrow to register.
October 26, 2017

Skin Cancer Spot Screening

Register for this free skin cancer spot screening with family medicine residents and Dr. Messing, a family practice physician with specialized training in dermatology. Space is limited and registration is required. Screening is only performed on one area of the body. To register, please call (517) 975-6600 or email sarah.barber@mclaren.org.
October 26, 2017

Quit Tobacco Workshop

This one-time, two-hour Quit-Tobacco Workshop will help you develop a quit plan including preparations, planning, medications and relapse prevention.  Come to the workshop and create a solid plan that will help you succeed in quitting, be more prepared and confident about quitting, and overcome those challenges.  Lunch will be provided.  FREE
October 31, 2017

Cooking for Diabetes - Hearty Fall Soups

Learn about nutrition that supports prevention of diabetes while savoring delicious, healthy food. Classes focus on carb counting, label-reading, and heart-healthy principles.  Call 1.800.Sparrow to register.  FREE
November 01, 2017

Mobile Health Clinic

Ingham County Health Department, Sparrow, and Dean Transportation are teaming up to bring our Mobile Health Clinic to Ingham County locations. We’re offering health screenings and services at no charge. If you have Medicaid/ Medicare or other insurance coverage please bring your membership card.
November 01, 2017

Lung Cancer Awareness: Let's Clear the Air

Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center and Genentech host a presentation featuring Gordan Srkalovic M.D., PhD, FACP, Sparrow Medical Oncologist/Hematologist, and Sparrow Radiologist Michael Buetow, M.D., who will discuss the benefits of CT lung screening and lifestyle changes to help in the prevention and treatment of lung cancer.  To register, call 1.800.Sparrow.  FREE



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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.

Market Walk/Market Moves (Allen Neighborhood Center): Join us for Pilates every Tuesday (6:00 - 7:00 p.m.) at Allen Market Place, 1629 E Kalamazoo, Lansing; Yoga every Thursday (5:45 - 6:45 p.m.) at Happendance, 1607 E Kalamazoo, Lansing; and Tap every Saturday (8:30 - 9:30 a.m.) at Happendance, 1607 E Kalamazoo, Lansing.  Participants receive a $5 Allen Farmers Market token for each one-hour class.  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: Strong Start | Healthy Start hosts free workshops for expectant moms, dads and parenting families with a child less than two years old. All workshops are free and open to the community; a variety of topics are available. Fun, informative, and interactive Health Education workshops & activities with our Health Educator are offered. Come and learn how to keep a healthy pregnancy and learn information that you can use once your baby is born!  We provide food, refreshments, door prizes, giveaways, and transportation assistance for all of our workshops.  Workshops are currently being offered at the following locations: Hildebrant, GLAAHI/Letts Community Center, Southside Community Coalition, and Mt. Vernon. FREE.

Tobacco and You Have you tried to quit smoking? Do you want to know where to begin?  “Tobacco and YOU” is a free, weekly, drop-in support group that will provide the support you need. Each week is unique, with new information about health and choices.  Meets on Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. at Forest Community Health Center, 2316 S. Cedar in Lansing (between Mt Hope & Greenlawn).  Questions? Call (517) 887-4586.

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