Community Events

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August 03, 2021

Rural Eaton & Ingham County Residents Focus Group

Join Healthy! Capital Counties 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 must be residents of Eaton or Ingham County and also be one of the following: uninsured, unemployed, low income, on Medicaid, receiving food stamps (SNAP) or WIC, or using a food pantry/bank. Register at https://www.healthycapitalcounties.org/. Participants will receive free dinner and a $25 Meijer gift card. 
 
August 04, 2021

Maintaining Health During Challenging Times Virtual Lunch & Learn

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, physical, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel & act. It determines how we handle stress, relate to others & make choices. Maintaining Health During Challenging Times includes recognizing all the ways our health is being affected mentally, socially, and physically and finding ways to take action to assure optimal health. For more information or questions, contact tiret@msu.edu. Free
August 04, 2021

Disability and Recovery Focus Group

Join Healthy! Capital Counties 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 must have a disability, be a parent of a child with a disability or be in recovery. We especially encourage your participation if you also meet one of the following criteria: uninsured, unemployed, low income, on Medicaid, receiving food stamps (SNAP) or WIC, or use a food bank. Register at https://www.healthycapitalcounties.org/. Participants will receive free dinner and a $25 Meijer gift card. 
 
August 11, 2021

Caring for the Caregiver Virtual Lunch and Learn

During this workshop we explore the many ways informal caregiving affects a caregivers mental and physical health. Learn the importance of self-care for caregivers. Practice some strategies for self-care. Find out resources for learning more about self-care for caregivers. Free.  For more information or questions, contact perrygeo@msu.edu
August 11, 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. 
August 13, 2021

Virtual Cardiac Nutrition Class

Class will include the relationship between diet and heart disease, heart-smart eating based on the American Heart Association and MyPlate guidelines, and heart healthy recipes and manual. Pre-registration required. 
August 13, 2021

Virtual Diabetes PATH Workshop Begins

Diabetes PATH is Michigan’s name for the Stanford Diabetes Self-Management Program. The workshop meets in small groups and is led by 2 trained facilitators. The workshop meets for 2 1/2 hours once per week for 6 weeks. Workshop participants learn about diabetes, how to manage blood sugars, what healthy eating means, how to read labels, and practice menu planning. The workshop also addresses effects of stress and positive ways to deal with it, how to choose appropriate exercise for fitness and safety, proper skin and foot care and skills for communicating with health professionals. 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 313-397-8227.
August 17, 2021

Virtual Diabetes PATH Workshop Begins

Diabetes PATH is Michigan’s name for the Stanford Diabetes Self-Management Program. The workshop meets in small groups and is led by 2 trained facilitators. The workshop meets for 2 1/2 hours once per week for 6 weeks. Workshop participants learn about diabetes, how to manage blood sugars, what healthy eating means, how to read labels, and practice menu planning. The workshop also addresses effects of stress and positive ways to deal with it, how to choose appropriate exercise for fitness and safety, proper skin and foot care and skills for communicating with health professionals. 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 833-262-2200.
August 18, 2021

Chronic Pain Path Virtual Workshops Begin

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 1/2 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. To register, call 313-833-7080. Offered free of charge but donations are accepted. 
August 19, 2021

Chronic Pain Path Virtual Workshops Begin

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 1/2 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. To register, call 517-592-1974. Offered free of charge but donations are accepted. 

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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: A confidential and safe support group for adults living with mental health conditions.  Meets every Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. Call 517-484-3404 or visit www.namilansing.org.

NAMI Family Support Group:  For loved ones of individuals living with mental illness.  Meetings every Thursday from 4-5 p.m. Call 517-484-3404 or visit www.namilansing.org.

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.