Community Events

 

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

Click here for Ongoing Activities

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.
August 02, 2017

Diabetes PATH Workshop begins

Tri-County Office on Aging is offering a free 6-week workshop to manage your diabetes, so you can improve your health and feel better. Learn about making meal plans, exercise, preventing complications, monitoring blood sugar, relaxation techniques, dealing with difficult emotions, goal setting, problem solving & more. Call 517-887-1465 to register. FREE.
August 04, 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.
August 07, 2017

Weeds You Can Eat, part 1

Annoyed by all the weeds in your garden and flower beds? You'd be surprised at how many them are actually full of nutrients and can make a delicious addition to your meals! At Weeds You Can Eat parts 1 and 2, the Garden Project of the Greater Lansing Food Bank will teach the tricks that cultures around the world use with great success. 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.