Community Events

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

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December 01, 2020

NAMI Lansing Virtual Tuesday Tea & Talk

A chance for everyone to touch base and talk about our lives and mental wellness. 
December 03, 2020

NAMI Lansing Virtual Family Support Group

A confidential support group for loved ones of individuals living with mental health conditions. 
December 03, 2020

NAMI Lansing Virtual Connection Support Group

A confidential and safe support group for adults living with mental health conditions. 
December 03, 2020

Youth Mental Health First Aid Virtual Training

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health illness and substance use disorders in youth. This training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents (ages 6-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. 
December 07, 2020

Diabetes PATH Workshops Begin - Weekly Group Phone Call

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 1 hour 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. This class option is intended for individuals without access to internet and/or a computer. Offered free of charge but donations are accepted.
December 08, 2020

NAMI Lansing Virtual Tuesday Tea & Talk

A chance for everyone to touch base and talk about our lives and mental wellness. 
December 10, 2020

Mobile Health Clinic

Ingham County Health Department, Sparrow, and Dean Transportation are teaming up to bring the Mobile Health Clinic to Ingham County locations, offering health screenings and services at no charge. Screenings provided include behavioral health, blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol and diabetes. Services available include immunizations, flu shots, cancer prevention screenings and physician referrals. For more information, please email sparrowmobilehealthclinic@sparrow.org
December 10, 2020

NAMI Lansing Virtual Family Support Group

A confidential support group for loved ones of individuals living with mental health conditions. 
December 10, 2020

NAMI Lansing Virtual Connection Support Group

A confidential and safe support group for adults living with mental health conditions. 
December 11, 2020

Stroke: When Minutes Matter Online Presentation

Join Sparrow Health System online for an interesting and informative presentation with Dr. Brandon Francis. You'll learn about stroke symptoms, treatment, and some real world examples that highlight the importance of acting FAST!  To Join (video and audio) visit sparrowhealth.webex.com… password: LifeTime2020 If your connection is slow, and you prefer to listen by phone, dial 14043971516, access code: 173 453 4201

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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 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.