Community Events

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

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September 30, 2020

The Elusive Dream: Sleep and Emotions

Dr. Dale D'Mello, MD, associate professor emeritus at MSU, will explore ways to improve your sleep and the importance of sleep to your mental health. Free; register at namilansing.org
October 01, 2020

NAMI Lansing Virtual Family Support Group

A confidential support group for loved ones of individuals living with mental health conditions. 
October 01, 2020

NAMI Lansing Virtual Connection Support Group

A confidential and safe support group for adults living with mental health conditions. Registration required; after registering you will receive a link to join the meeting. 
October 05, 2020

Mental Health and LGBTQIA Communities

This presentation with Morgan Bowen, DNP, will discuss the impact of mental health conditions and treatment in the context of LGBTIA experiences. Free; register at namilansing.org
October 06, 2020

NAMI Lansing Virtual Tuesday Tea & Talk

A chance for everyone to touch base and talk about our lives and mental wellness. Registration required; after registering you will receive a link to join the meeting. 
October 06, 2020

Self Care in Times of Covid-19

Jen Cronkite, MA, LPC, Prevention Therapist from Community Mental Health Authority, will present ways we can find support and take care of ourselves during the pandemic. Free; register at namilansing.org
October 07, 2020

Racism and Mental Health

Lance Wimberly, LMSW, will discuss racism and trauma history within the African American community and how this impacts mental health and treatment. Free; register at namilansing.org
October 08, 2020

NAMI Lansing Virtual Family Support Group

A confidential support group for loved ones of individuals living with mental health conditions. Registration required; after registering you will receive a link to join the meeting. 
October 08, 2020

NAMI Lansing Virtual Connection Support Group

A confidential and safe support group for adults living with mental health conditions. Registration required; after registering you will receive a link to join the meeting. 
October 13, 2020

Chronic Pain PATH Virtual Workshop via Zoom Begins

Chronic Pain PATH is Michigan’s name for the Stanford Chronic Pain Self-Management Program. The workshop meets in small groups and is led by 2 trained facilitators. The workshop meets for 2 hours once per week for 6 weeks.  Workshop participants learn how to manage chronic pain without increasing medications. Topics include pacing and planning, the mind-body connection, distraction techniques, communication, healthy eating, stress management, and much more. Participants set goals by developing action plans and participate in problem solving each week. Offered free of charge but donations are accepted. To register, call (517) 887-1465.

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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.