Community Events

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

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August 23, 2019

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is the initial help given to a person showing symptoms of mental illness or in a mental health crisis until appropriate professional or other help, including peer and family support, can be engaged. Youth Mental Health First Aid focuses on adolescents ages 12-18 years of age and is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help individuals who are experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.  Click here to register. 
August 27, 2019

Skeletal Health and Aging: What the Research is Telling Us

Join us for the third seminar in the Arthritis and Joint Care series, Skeletal Health and Aging: What the Research is Telling Us, presented by Tao Yang, Ph.D., Van Andel Research Institute. This seminar is offered free of charge, but registration is requested. To register, call 1.800.sparrow (1.800.772.7769).
August 28, 2019

Mobile Health Clinic

Ingham County Health Department, Sparrow, and Dean Transportation are teaming up to bring the Mobile Health Clinic to five Ingham County locations. Health screenings and services are offered at no charge. If you have Medicaid/ Medicare or other insurance coverage please bring your membership card. Call 517.887.4306 for more information. 
August 28, 2019

Skin Cancer Spot Screening

Get a cancer spot screening done by Dr. Robyn Messing at McLaren's Family Medicine Resident Clinic in Lansing. You may get a screening done on one area of your body and appointments are required. To get more information about making appointments please call Sarah Barber at 517-325-0066.
September 03, 2019

Fighting Inflammation with Food

Join us for the fourth seminar in the Arthritis and Joint Care series, Fighting Inflammation with Food, presented by Emily Ostrowski, MS, RD, Sparrow Food and Nutrition Services. This seminar is offered free of charge, but registration is requested. To register, call 1.800.sparrow (1.800.772.7769).
September 09, 2019

Matter of Balance Workshops Begin

Matter of Balance is an award-winning evidence-based program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Workshop sessions are 2 hours long and last 8 weeks. Participants learn to identify and recognize beliefs about falls and fitness, identify barriers to exercise and its importance to preventing falls, identify potential home and community fall hazards and strategies to reduce the risk of falling and learn about community resources. Offered free of charge but donations are accepted.  Call 517-887-1465 to register. 
September 10, 2019

Professional Speaker Series: Hand & Wrist Pain

Hand and wrist pain is a common ailment. Attend this educational seminar to learn about treatment options, therapy solutions, procedures and more to help experience less pain. Lunch provided for those who register by Friday, Sept. 6; call (517) 541-5800, option 1. Free.
 
September 10, 2019

Understanding Joint Pain: Causes and Treatment

Join us for the fifth seminar in the Arthritis and Joint Care series, Understanding Joint Pain: Causes and Treatment, presented by Monika Mohan, MD, Advanced Rheumatology. This seminar is offered free of charge, but registration is requested. To register, call 1.800.sparrow (1.800.772.7769).
September 12, 2019

Mobile Health Clinic

Ingham County Health Department, Sparrow, and Dean Transportation are teaming up to bring the Mobile Health Clinic to five Ingham County locations. Health screenings and services are offered at no charge. If you have Medicaid/ Medicare or other insurance coverage please bring your membership card. Call 517.887.4306 for more information. 
September 17, 2019

Arthritis and Joint Care Discussion Panel

Join us for the sixth seminar in the Arthritis and Joint Care series, Resources Discussion Panel with panelists from Ingham County Health and Rehabilitation, Burcham Hills, and Dimondale Nursing Care Center. This seminar is offered free of charge, but registration is requested. To register, call 1.800.sparrow (1.800.772.7769).

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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 AL!VE in Charlotte from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesdays or Playmakers in Okemos from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesdays for a free consultation 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. 

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 the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. 2nd Thursday Location: 913 W Holmes Road, Ste 118, Lansing; 4th Thursday Location: Forest Community Health Center, 316 S Cedar Street, Lansing.  Questions? Call (517) 887-4597.

Tri-County Office on Aging Evidence-Based Programs & Workshops:  The Tri-County Office on Aging provides a number of evidence-based programs and workshops to meet the needs of older adults, their families and caregivers. All programs come with fully trained staff and all materials needed for any workshops.

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