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


 

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.