Community Events

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

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June 19, 2021

Mobile Food Pantry

The City of Lansing Human Relati‚Äčons and Community Services Department and the Greater Lansing Food Bank will be distributing free, fresh and non-perishable food items to Lansing residents at the Mobile Food Pantry. Who can participate? Anyone in financial hardship in need of food, especially due to the pandemic; senior citizens on fixed incomes; families/individuals who have recently lost jobs; residents in the City of Lansing. The Mobile Food Pantry will be a "drive-through" service. All participants must bring a valid state identification card, driver's license, or other proof of residency in the City of Lansing. For more information, call (517) 908-3680.
June 21, 2021

Mobile Health Clinic

The Sparrow Mobile Health Clinic is staffed by physicians from the Sparrow Family Medicine Residency Clinic and nurses from the Population Health Department.  Our team offers a variety of services to our patients including various health screenings, immunizations, physician visits, and patient education.  If you have any questions, please email them to: SparrowMobileHealthClinic@sparrow.org
June 22, 2021

Empowerment Series: Trauma, SUD, and the Pandemic

Learn about different kinds of trauma, the connection between trauma, mental health, and substance use disorders, tools such as motivational interviewing, person first language, and other supportive communication. For more information, call 517-231-1305.
June 23, 2021

Virtual QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention

QPR is a brief, no-cost training that teaches participants to help someone experiencing a suicide crisis. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to: recognize the warning signs of suicide, know how to offer hope, and know how to get help and save a life. 
June 23, 2021

Healthy! Capital Counties Focus Group

Join Healthy! Capital Counties on Zoom to share thoughts about your and your family’s health, your experiences getting medical care, and the neighborhood conditions that affect health in the Capital Area. This focus group will help health care and community services providers measure how healthy we are, what health conditions we deal with, and the root causes of those health problems. Los participantes deben de hablar español y ser residentes de los condados de Clinton, Eaton, o Ingham. (Participants must speak Spanish and be residents of Clinton, Eaton, or Ingham counties.) Registration required. Call (517) 541-2652 (English) or (517) 582-2941 (español) for more information. 
June 29, 2021

Empowerment Series: Tobacco Reduction Basics

This training will cover ICHD's tobacco reduction programs, how smoking affects the body, electronic nicotine delivery systems, resources, and treatment options. For more information, call 517-242-0078.
June 30, 2021

Healthy! Capital Counties Focus Group

Join Healthy! Capital Counties on Zoom to share thoughts about your and your family’s health, your experiences getting medical care, and the neighborhood conditions that affect health in the Capital Area. This focus group will help health care and community services providers measure how healthy we are, what health conditions we deal with, and the root causes of those health problems. Participants for this focus group must be residents of Eaton or Ingham County (preferably in rural areas) and also meet one of the following criteria: uninsured, unemployed, low income, on Medicaid, receiving food stamps (SNAP) or WIC, or use a food bank. Registration required. Call (517) 541-2652 for more information. 
July 01, 2021

Creating Confident Caregivers Virtual Workshops Begin

Creating Confident Caregivers® provides persons caring for an individual with dementia at home with information, skills and attitudes to manage stress and learn effective care giving skills. Two-hour sessions, led by dementia-care specialists, are held once each week for six weeks. To register, call 517-887-1418. Offered free of charge. 
July 13, 2021

Virtual Cancer PATH: Thriving and Surviving Workshops Begin

Cancer PATH is an interactive workshop designed to help individuals with any kind of cancer improve their health and feel better. Whether newly diagnosed, in active treatment, or living beyond It, this program helps survivors cope with the concerns, thoughts, and health conditions that accompany having a cancer diagnosis. Offered free of charge, but donations are accepted. To register, call 517-592-1974.
July 15, 2021

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Virtual Workshops Begin

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.  The workshop meets in small groups and is led by 2 trained facilitators. Powerful Tools for Caregivers meets for 1 ½ hours once per week for 6 weeks. This program is not intended for professional caregivers. This program will give YOU, the caregiver, tools to: help you reduce stress, communicate effectively with other family members, your doctor, and paid help, take care of yourself, reduce guilt, anger, and depression, help you relax, make tough decisions, set goals and problem-solve. Offered free of charge but donations are accepted. To register, call TCOA at 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 Running Clinics: Learn to run easier, healthier, and faster. Free clinics at Playmakers in Okemos. Sign up online at https://goodform.playmakers.com/ FREE.

Good Form Walking Clinics: Learn to walk light and easy. Free clinics at Playmakers in Okemos. Sign up online at https://goodform.playmakers.com/ FREE.

Market Walk(Allen Neighborhood Center): Each summer, the ANC hosts Market Walk at Hunter Park from 5-7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 9-11am on Saturdays. Each 10 laps walked around Hunter Park is 5 miles, which earns the walker a $5 token to the weekly Allen Farmers Market which is redeemable at any vendor’s booth!  Call (517) 367-2468 for more information. FREE.

NAMI Connection Peer Recovery Support Group: For those living with mental illness, any diagnosis.  Meets every Thursday from 7-8 p.m. 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 every Thursday from 4-5 p.m. Call 517-484-3404 or see NAMI Lansing website at www.namilansing.org - support groups.

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. 

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.