Community Events

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

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February 27, 2019

Cooking Matters For Adults Begins

Cooking Matters for Adults is a nutrition program where participants will learn how to eat healthy, cook and grocery shop on a limited budget. The program consists of six lessons, lasting two hours each. With the help of an experienced chef and nutrition educator, participants will gain the skills and confidence to make healthy, budget friendly meals for their family. This program is free but registration is required; please call 989-224-5238 to register. Classes will be held February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 4.
February 27, 2019

Spice it Up: Cooking without Salt

The Sparrow Demonstration Kitchen located behind The Gathering Place in Sparrow Hospital, will host a two-call series dedicated to improving knowledge and kitchen skills for eating a low-sodium diet. This is a FREE class geared toward individuals with Heart Failure, but is offered to anyone following a low-sodium diet in the Lansing community. Come and learn about low sodium nutrition for your heart and health while enjoying delicious, flavorful food. Classes focus on increasing fiber, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, while decreasing sodium intake.
March 04, 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. Call 517-887-1465 to register.  Offered free of charge but donations are accepted.
March 05, 2019

Professional Speaker Series: Sleep Disorders

Learn the risks, latest statistics, warning signs and preventative measures for common sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. Call (517) 541-5800, option 1 to register.  FREE.
March 07, 2019

Sleep Apnea - A Healthwise Event

As part of McLaren Greater Lansing’s Healthwise physician lecture series, please join doctor Ammar Ghanem, MD, who specializes in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine, as he discusses sleep apnea. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required; please call (517) 325-0066 to register.
March 07, 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. Call 517-887-1465 to register.  Offered free of charge but donations are accepted.
March 07, 2019

Survive & Thrive: Cooking for Breast Cancer Survivors

Learn about optimal nutrition post-treatment. Classes focus on plant-based options full of color, foods for a healthy body weight and more.  Free; call 517.541.5800 to register. 
March 14, 2019

Head and Neck Symptoms - A Healthwise Event

As part of McLaren Greater Lansing’s Healthwise physician lecture series, please join doctor Danielle Gainor, MD, an ear, nose and throat physician, as she discusses when you should be concerned about head and neck symptoms.  This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required; please call (517) 325-0066 to register. 
March 25, 2019

CMHA-CEI Annual Community Breakfast

You are invited to the 2019 CMHA-CEI Annual Community Breakfast. The event will include a presentation of CMHA-CEI's 2018 Report to the Community, community service awards, vendor exhibit tables, book sales/signings, free/open to the public breakfast, & keynote speaker Todd Crandell, Founder and President of Racing for Recovery.  To register for this free event, please visit http://www.ceicmh.org/register or email echols@ceicmh.org.
March 25, 2019

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Begins

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take better care of themselves while caring for a family member or friend, offered free of charge (donations are accepted.) This program will help you take care of yourself while caring for a relative or friend. Powerful Tools for Caregivers meets for 2 ½ hours once per week for 6 weeks in community locations.  This program is not intended for professional caregivers. 

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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 Playmakers in Okemos from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday and talk things over 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.