Community Events

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

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April 23, 2019

Balance and Fall Prevention – A Healthwise Event

As part of McLaren Greater Lansing’s Healthwise physician lecture series, join Karla LaFond, MSPT, who specializes in physical therapy, as she discusses balance and fall prevention.  This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required; please call (517) 325-0066 to register. 
April 25, 2019

Cooking for Diabetes: Spring Salads

Learn about nutrition that supports diabetes prevention while savoring delicious, healthy food. Classes focus on carb counting, label reading and heart-healthy principles. Free; call (517) 541-5800 to register. 
April 30, 2019

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; call (517) 541-5800 to register. 
May 01, 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; please call 517-887-1465 to register. 
May 02, 2019

Skin Cancer Spot Screening - A Healthwise Event

As part of McLaren Greater Lansing’s Healthwise physician lecture series, join doctor Robyn Messing, DO, who specializes in dermatology and family medicine, for a skin cancer spot screening.  Appointments are required; please call (517) 325-0066. This event is free and open to the public.
May 06, 2019

Class Divide Film Showing

The Narrative Change team of Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation of Metro Lansing would like to invite all community members to a public showing of the America Divided docu-series. The Class Divide specifically focuses on the educational system and criminal justice divide for students — and the community’s efforts to confront the school system and heal the divide. Free
May 07, 2019

Diabetes PATH Workshops Begin

Participants learn basic information about diabetes, management of blood sugars, healthy eating, label reading and practice menu planning. Effects of stress and positive ways to deal with it, how to choose appropriate exercise for fitness and safety, proper skin and foot care and skills for communicating with health professionals are also addressed. Participants develop action plans and participate in problem solving activities each week. Workshops are 2 ½ hours long and last 6 weeks.​ Offered free of charge courtesy of Sparrow Clinton Hospital; please call 989-224-2338 to register. 
May 07, 2019

Professional Speaker Series: Depression & Anxiety

Participate in an educational session and open dialogue about depression and anxiety, and how they can create a better, stronger version of yourself. Listen to a health-care provider and author who has experienced depression and anxiety first-hand and used her experiences to become a more hopeful person. Free; call (517) 541-5800, option 1 to register.
May 09, 2019

Children's Mental Health Fair

Experience a variety of family friendly activities, information on local services and supports, as well as on-site access and connection to mental health services.  This fair is open to all families and everything is FREE!
May 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; please call 517-887-1465 to register. 

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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. 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.

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.