Community Events

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

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December 15, 2018

Mobile Food Pantry

The City of Lansing Human Relations and Community Services Department and the Greater Lansing Food Bank will be distributing free, fresh and non-perishable food items at the Mobile Food Pantry.  Who can participate?  The disadvantaged and vulnerable; senior citizens on fixed incomes; families/individuals with limited or low income jobs.  All participants must bring a valid state identification card or driver's license and a box or bag to carry food.  For more information, call (517) 483-4477.
December 18, 2018

Cooking for Diabetes - Diabetes-Friendly Desserts

Come and learn about nutrition practices that support a diabetes-friendly lifestyle while savoring delicious, healthy food. Classes focus on carb counting, label-reading, and heart-healthy principles.  This is a FREE class offered to the Lansing community.  Click here to register.  For more information, call 517-364-1000.
January 08, 2019

Diabetes PATH Workshops Begin

Participants learn basic information about diabetes, management of blood sugars, healthy eating, label reading and practice menu planning.  Diabetes PATH workshops are typically 2 ½ hours long and last 6 weeks; offered free of charge but donations are accepted.  Call 517-887-1465 to register.  
January 16, 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.
January 16, 2019

Mindfulness Matters (Teens & Adults)

Learn strategies for reducing stress and staying present in the current moment. Kathy Walz, a behavioral health professional with St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea, presents some essential aspects of mindfulness and tips for incorporating it into your life. For more information, call 517.851.7810.  
January 17, 2019

Chronic Pain PATH Workshops Begin

Chronic Pain Personal Action Toward Health (Chronic Pain PATH) is Michigan’s name for the Stanford Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP). Chronic Pain PATH is a six-week workshop conducted in 2 ½ hour sessions in community settings. The program was developed and rigorously tested by Stanford University to help people learn the techniques and strategies they need for the day-to-day management of pain.  Call 517-887-1465 to register. Free.
January 17, 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.  Limited to 16 people per class.  FREE.  Call (517) 541-5800 to register. 
January 22, 2019

FITKids Begins

An interactive nutrition and fitness program for 7th and 8th graders, generously offered free of charge by Sparrow Hospital's Be Well in the Kitchen grant funding, FITKids teaches students how to have fun and be safe while being more physically active and eating healthier foods. Weekly activities include a healthy snack upon arrival, nutrition lessons, healthy meal preparation in RELISH, food sampling, fitness lessons and activities. Maximum 10 participants.  Call (517) 541-5800 to register.  
January 29, 2019

Professional Speaker Series: Sleep Disorders

Learn the risks, latest statistics, warning signs and preventative measures for common sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. Lunch included for those who pre-register by Friday, Jan. 25; call (517) 541-5800, option 1 to register.  FREE.
January 29, 2019

Adult Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid is the initial help given to a person showing symptoms of mental illness or in a mental health crisis (severe depression, psychosis, panic attack, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, etc) until appropriate professional or other help, including peer and family support, can be engaged. Mental Health First Aid 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. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mental-health-first-aid-adult-2500-tickets-50398185329

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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.