Community Events

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January 27, 2020

Blue Cross Winter Warm-Up Begins

The 2020 Blue Cross Winter Warm-Up is open to all ages and geared toward Michiganders who want to take the first step to improve their physical health and wellness. Residents can sign up to participate in two weekly training classes with Good Form Running and Walking coaches from The Playmakers Fitness Foundation. Program participants work toward a common goal of completing a tri-county 5K walk or run by the end of the Blue Cross Winter Warm-Up training program. The free Blue Cross Winter Warm-Up 5K Walk/Run and celebration will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Hawk Island Park in Lansing.
February 13, 2020

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour course that teaches participants to help someone experiencing a mental health problem or crisis.  For more information please call 517-887-5232.
March 19, 2020

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) is an evidence-based emergency mental health intervention that teaches participants to recognize the signs of suicide and the steps to getting a person to help. The training takes one hour and teaches practical, hands-on skills that can help anyone, including parents, friends, and professionals, assist a person experiencing suicidal ideation or a suicide crisis.  To register, visit: or contact Noelle Goffnett at or 517-887-5232. Free.
March 23, 2020

CMHA-CEI Annual Community Breakfast

CMHA-CEI's Annual Community Breakfast Event features Keynote Speaker Shari Simmons, MSW, LCSW and presentation of the 2019 Report to the Community. Everyone is welcome to attend this free educational program and breakfast. Please register in advance at For more information, please call (517) 374-6848. 

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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 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 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 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 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 - 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 - 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.