Community Events

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April 12, 2021

Virtual Cancer PATH Workshops Begin

Cancer PATH is an interactive workshop designed to help individuals with any kind of cancer improve their health and feel better. Whether newly diagnosed, in active treatment, or living beyond it, this program helps survivors cope with the concerns, thoughts, and health conditions that accompany having a cancer diagnosis. To register, call Region 2 Area Agency on Aging at 517-592-1974. Offered free of charge, but donations are accepted. 
April 13, 2021

Virtual Heart Healthy Cooking Class "Celebrate Flavor"

The Sparrow Demonstration Kitchen will host a VIRTUAL 4-class series dedicated to improving knowledge and kitchen skills for eating a heart-healthy diet. This is a FREE class offered to the Lansing community. Learn about heart-healthy nutrition while enjoying delicious, flavorful food.  Classes focus on increasing fiber, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, while decreasing saturated fat and sodium intake. 
April 13, 2021

Virtual Cooking for Diabetes Class "Faux Pasta"

The Sparrow Demonstration Kitchen will host a 4-class series virtual cooking demonstration dedicated to improving knowledge and kitchen stills for eating a diabetes-friendly diet.  This is a FREE class series offered to the Lansing Community. 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. 
April 14, 2021

Diabetes PATH Virtual Workshops Begin

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. To register, call TCOA at 517-887-1465. Offered free of charge, but donations are accepted. 
April 15, 2021

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Virtual Workshops Begin

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take better care of themselves while caring for a family member or friend.  The workshop meets in small groups and is led by 2 trained facilitators. Powerful Tools for Caregivers meets for 1 ½ hours once per week for 6 weeks. This program is not intended for professional caregivers. This program will give YOU, the caregiver, tools to: help you reduce stress, communicate effectively with other family members, your doctor, and paid help, take care of yourself, reduce guilt, anger, and depression, help you relax, make tough decisions, set goals and problem-solve. Offered free of charge but donations are accepted. To register, call TCOA at 517-887-1465.
April 15, 2021

Virtual 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.
April 17, 2021

Mobile Food Pantry

The City of Lansing Human Relati‚Äčons and Community Services Department and the Greater Lansing Food Bank will be distributing free, fresh and non-perishable food items to Lansing residents at the Mobile Food Pantry. Who can participate? Anyone in financial hardship in need of food, especially due to the pandemic; senior citizens on fixed incomes; families/individuals who have recently lost jobs; residents in the City of Lansing. The Mobile Food Pantry will be a "drive-through" service. All participants must bring a valid state identification card, driver's license, or other proof of residency in the City of Lansing. For more information, call (517) 908-3680.
April 20, 2021

Virtual Heart Healthy Cooking Class "Taste the Rainbow"

The Sparrow Demonstration Kitchen will host a VIRTUAL 4-class series dedicated to improving knowledge and kitchen skills for eating a heart-healthy diet. This is a FREE class offered to the Lansing community. Learn about heart-healthy nutrition while enjoying delicious, flavorful food.  Classes focus on increasing fiber, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, while decreasing saturated fat and sodium intake. 
April 20, 2021

Virtual Cooking for Diabetes Class "Break the Fast"

The Sparrow Demonstration Kitchen will host a 4-class series virtual cooking demonstration dedicated to improving knowledge and kitchen stills for eating a diabetes-friendly diet.  This is a FREE class series offered to the Lansing Community. 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. 
April 26, 2021

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Virtual Workshops Begin

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take better care of themselves while caring for a family member or friend.  The workshop meets in small groups and is led by 2 trained facilitators. Powerful Tools for Caregivers meets for 1 ½ hours once per week for 6 weeks. This program is not intended for professional caregivers. This program will give YOU, the caregiver, tools to: help you reduce stress, communicate effectively with other family members, your doctor, and paid help, take care of yourself, reduce guilt, anger, and depression, help you relax, make tough decisions, set goals and problem-solve. Offered free of charge but donations are accepted. To register, call 989-358-4616 or e-mail mainvilleb@nemsca.org.

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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.