Community Events

 

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

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August 24, 2017

Farmers Market at the Capitol

Visit the Farmers Market at the east lawn of the Capitol Building in Lansing for some fresh, healthy goodies from farmers and vendors from all over Michigan. You can use your SNAP Bridge Card, WIC Project FRESH, Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH, Double Up Food Bucks, and Hoophouses for Health to purchase eligible food items. Rain or shine.
August 24, 2017

Alzheimer’s Research and Public Policy

With Dr. Henry Paulson, Director of Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center, and Lindsay Brieschke, Alzheimer's Association. Part of Sparrow’s Memory Care and Aging Series of 6 seminars addressing prevalent health concerns in our senior population. These community learning sessions are open to the public. To register, call 1.800.Sparrow or visit Sparrow.org/Events. FREE.
August 27, 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.
August 28, 2017

Recognition of Human Sex and Labor Trafficking by Healthcare Professionals

A Coordination of Care dinner hosted by CMHA-CEI, for providers. Presenter Dr. LaClaire Bouknight, Eaglevision CEO, Dream Center of Lansing, will explore demographics and risk factors of likely victims, their needs, the common ways they present, reporting requirements, and resources. Continuing Education credits available. Dinner included. FREE; registration required.
August 31, 2017

Lifestyle Strategies for Aging Gracefully

With Susan Sugden, FNP, of Sparrow Medical Group Senior Health. Part of Sparrow’s Memory Care and Aging Series of 6 community learning seminars addressing prevalent health concerns in our senior population. Open to the public. To register, call 1.800.Sparrow or visit Sparrow.org/Events. FREE; registration requested.
September 07, 2017

Matter of Balance Workshop begins (Okemos)

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.
September 07, 2017

Powers of Attorney for Health Care & Financial Matters

With attorney David Shaltz of Chaligan & Tripp Law Offices. Part of Sparrow’s Memory Care and Aging Series of 6 community learning seminars addressing prevalent health concerns in our senior population. Open to the public. To register, call 1.800.Sparrow or visit Sparrow.org/Events. FREE.
September 08, 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. Cost: $3/person.
September 14, 2017

Memory Supplements & Medications

With Joy Wahawisan, Pharm D, from Sparrow PHP. Part of Sparrow’s Memory Care and Aging Series of 6 community learning seminars addressing prevalent health concerns in our senior population. Open to the public. To register, call 1.800.Sparrow or visit Sparrow.org/Events. FREE.
 
September 18, 2017

Chair Yoga for Seniors

Enjoy good health while learning yoga, relaxation, non-stress techniques and body awareness. This is an excellent way to end your summer and get ready for the fall both mentally and physically. Classes held Monday (9/18) and Friday (9/22). Sign up through the Lansing Activity Guide. FREE.

 

Ongoing Activities


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

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/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/Classes.aspx. FREE.

Good Form Walking Clinics: Learn to walk light and easy. Free clinics the first and third Mondays of each month at 6:30-7:30p.m. at Playmakers in Okemos. Sign up online at www.playmakers.com/GoodForm/Classes.aspx. FREE.

Health Matters 2015-2016: The Peoples Church has a new wellness effort with programs that are open to the entire community. Programs will be hosted from October 2015 through April 2016. From tools for people who are planning on growing old to healthy eating and improving mobility. 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 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at the Allen Market Place (1629 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing) and Tuesdays (5:30-7:30 p.m.), Thursdays (5:30-7:30 p.m.) and Saturdays (10:00 a.m. - noon) at Hunter Park to walk and accumulate mileage to exchange for vouchers to the weekly Allen Street Farmers Market. Walkers earn $10 after walking their first 5 miles and then $5 for each additional 5 miles. Starting October 13, 2015, the walks will all be inside and will also incorporate other movement activities, like yoga and streaching. Please email Denise at denisep@allenneighborhoodcenter.org for more information. FREE.

Metro Lansing Celebrity Health Challenge: Free monthly activities from April to November to help Metro Lansing lose a million pounds. The team with the most points at the end of the challenge gets prizes and $2,500 for their favorite charity. FREE.

NAMI Connection Peer Recovery Support Group is for family members and friends of those who are coping with the stressors of serious and persistent brain disorders. Every Tuesday, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Sparrow St. Lawrence Campus. CAll 517-484-3404 or visit www.namilansing.org - Support Groups.

NAMI Family Support Group is for those living with mental illness, any diagnosis. Every Thursday, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Sparrow St. Lawrence Campus. CAll 517-484-3404 or visit 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.

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.