Community Events

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

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October 22, 2019

Heart-Healthy Cooking

Come and learn about heart-healthy nutrition while enjoying delicious, flavorful food.  Free classes focus on increasing fiber, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, while decreasing saturated fat and sodium intake.
October 23, 2019

GLHC 2019 Capital Area Summit

The 2019 Summit Series event is a free, day-long educational conference convened by Great Lakes Health Connect for the benefit of the healthcare community. This year's theme is “Breaking Down Barriers – Connecting Cultures of Healthcare." The event provides healthcare professionals and stakeholders in Michigan a chance to gather, share common experiences and best practices, and learn practical strategies for advancing care delivery and quality. Presentations will explore the many ways REAL innovation in healthcare is happening in Michigan where it matters most – at the point of care. 
October 24, 2019

Survive & Thrive: Cooking for Breast Cancer Survivors

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, join us for this free, grant-funded opportunity. 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 16 people per class.  Call (517) 541-5800 to register. 
October 28, 2019

Breast Health FAQ

The Breast Health FAQ Seminar, presented by Sarah Lersch, RN, will answer any questions you have regarding your breast health. Free.
October 28, 2019

Cooking for Diabetes - Faux Pasta

Come and learn about nutrition practices that support a diabetes-friendly lifestyle while savoring delicious, healthy food.  Free classes focus on carb counting, label-reading, and heart-healthy recipes.
November 04, 2019

Cooking for Diabetes - Break the Fast

Come and learn about nutrition practices that support a diabetes-friendly lifestyle while savoring delicious, healthy food.  Free classes focus on carb counting, label-reading, and heart-healthy recipes.
November 05, 2019

Professional Speaker Series: Got Pain?

Learn the ins and outs of how pain works and is processed in the body, including common pain mechanisms, and how chronic pain develops and persists. Breakfast provided for those who pre-register by Friday, Nov. 1; call (517) 541-5800, option 1.  Free
November 07, 2019

Skin Cancer Spot Screening

Skin cancer spot screenings done by Dr. Robyn Messing. You may get a screening done on one area of your body. Appointments are required; please contact Sarah Barber at 517-325-0066 or sarah.barber@mclaren.org. 
November 09, 2019

Women's Health Experience

Celebrate this annual event focused on five dimensions of women's health: DO, BREATHE, EAT, THINK and SUPPORT. Enjoy complimentary lunch from NOURISH by The Big Salad, educational and interactive booths, healthy cooking demos, free group exercise classes and more.
November 11, 2019

Cooking for Diabetes - Hearty Fall Soups

Come and learn about nutrition practices that support a diabetes-friendly lifestyle while savoring delicious, healthy food.  Free classes focus on carb counting, label-reading, and heart-healthy recipes.

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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.