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October 19, 2021

Virtual Cardiac Cooking Class: Ancient Grains

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. Registration required. FREE.
October 26, 2021

Virtual Cardiac Cooking Class: Meals from the Heart

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. Registration required. FREE.
November 15, 2021

Virtual Diabetes PATH Workshop BEGINS

Diabetes PATH is Michigan’s name for the Stanford Diabetes Self-Management Program. In this 6-week program, 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 develop action plans and problem solve each week. Donations accepted. FREE.
November 17, 2021

Incontinence: How physical therapy can help

Join Deb McKenzie, Physical Therapist and Pelvic Specialist, as she discusses how physical therapy can help individuals who are challenged with incontinence of urine. Deb will provide education regarding why and how incontinence may occur. All participants will learn basics about the pelvic muscle contractions and breath, and how they work together. Presented by McLaren Greater Lansing. FREE.

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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.

Be Kind to your Mind (a Stay Well support group): Weekly Monday evening support group for anyone seeking an “uplift” from their pandemic-related emotional distress. Hosted by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Register for one or more sessions at https://bit.ly/3l4CMZ0. FREE.

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. Offered by Delta Township. $1 drop-in fee. **Currently postponed; instructor needed.**

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 Moves (Allen Neighborhood Center): Each winter, after the Market Walk season is over, ANC hosts a series of weekly indoor exercise classes that keep you active all year long and earn you tokens to the weekly Allen Farmers Market, which is redeemable at any vendor's booth. Market Moves 2021 starts September 20 and runs every Monday night - learn pilates, yoga, and body weight strengthening. Call (517) 367-2468 for more information. FREE. 

Market Walk (Allen Neighborhood Center): Each summer, 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! **Market Walk 2021 season ends 9/16/21.** Call (517) 367-2468 for more information. FREE.

NAMI Connection (Peer Led Support Group): A confidential and safe support group for adults living with mental health conditions. Meets every Thursday from 6:00-7:30 p.m. (on Zoom until further notice). Call 517-484-3404, email info@namilansing.org, or visit www.namilansing.org/support-groups. FREE.

NAMI Family Support Group:  For loved ones of individuals living with mental illness.  Meetings every Thursday from 4-5 p.m. (on Zoom until further notice). Call 517-484-3404, email info@namilansing.org, or visit www.namilansing.org/support-groups. FREE.

NAMI Lansing Signature Programs 2021: NAMI offers three free 8-week education programs: NAMI Peer to Peer (recovery education course for anyone experiencing a mental health challenge), NAMI Family-to-Family (class for families, partners and friends of individuals with mental illness), and NAMI Basics (class for parents or caregivers of children or adolescents with mental health challenges). Currently, all classes are held virtually on Zoom. Next available classes are Winter 2021. Registration is free but required. Call 517-484-3404, email info@namilansing.org, or visit www.namilansing.org/education. FREE.

Stretch, Strengthen, & Roll: Learn the best practices to remain injury free whether you're running, walking, biking, or skipping around town. Free clinics at Playmakers in Okemos. Sign up online at https://goodform.playmakers.com/ FREE.

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 eighteen months old. All workshops are free and open to the community; a variety of topics are available, from yoga and journaling to family budgeting and breastfeeding. Learn how to keep a healthy pregnancy plus information you can use once your baby is born.  Due to COVID-19, most workshops are being held remotely via Zoom. For current scheduled workshops please contact Dana at dwatson@ingham.org. FREE.

Tai Chi Class For Cancer Survivors: This fun cancer support class is designed to increase strength, flexibility, range of motion and balance. Participants will also learn how to reduce stress and anxiety. Offered by McLaren Greater Lansing on Mondays (10a.m.-11a.m.) and Thursdays (11a.m.-12p.m.). Currently offered online via Zoom. For more information or to register for the class, contact: Michele Loree, LMSW, at (517)975-7814 or by email at michele.loree@mclaren.org.

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.