Community Events

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

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July 23, 2018

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 the first 16 people per class.  Call 517.541.5800 to register. 
July 24, 2018

Tai Chi in the Park

Join Capital Area District Libraries for a free four-week series exploring tai chi and qigong. Sessions are held in the gardens behind the Holt-Delhi library, led by Kit Rich.
July 24, 2018

Book-ish Walkers

Meet in Veteran's Park for a two-mile lunch walk around the park and discuss what you're currently reading. Held at Veterans Memorial Gardens
July 25, 2018

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 the first 16 people per class.  Call 517.541.5800 to register. 
July 25, 2018

Genetics 101

Does cancer run in your family? If so, this is a presentation you should attend. Join Courtney Attard, oncology genetic counselor as she discusses inherited cancer risk and provides information on screening and treatment options.
July 26, 2018

Human Trafficking Presentation

Become Aware. Learn the signs. Know what to do. Take action. Come hear the stories and experiences from those who have seen human trafficking first hand, and have an opportunity to ask your questions. Register at https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0021-0003-7959e828bc204a6880a7fe3995488aa6  Please call 517-541-2610 for more information.  
July 26, 2018

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth 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 http://mhfatrainingcmha-cei.eventbrite.com
July 27, 2018

Howl at the Moon Guided Night Walk

Enjoy the full moon while taking a guided walk through the nighttime woods at Harris Nature Center.  Dogs on a non-retractable leash and flashlights are welcome. Meet in the parking lot. Walk is approximately 3 miles; $3/person due at the time of the walk.  For more information, contact 517.349.3866.
July 31, 2018

Tai Chi in the Park

Join Capital Area District Libraries for a free four-week series exploring tai chi and qigong. Sessions are held in the gardens behind the Holt-Delhi library, led by Kit Rich.
August 13, 2018

Cooking with Kids Camp Begins

Open to children ages 9-15; enjoy learning how to make health snacks and meals.  To register, call Northwest Initiative at 517.999.2894.  FREE to children living in zip codes 48906, 48915, 48917, 48933.

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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.