Community Events

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January 19, 2022

Creating Confident Caregivers BEGINS

Taking care of someone with dementia, memory loss, or Alzheimer’s disease can be confusing, stressful, and exhausting. Creating Confident Caregivers is a 6-week class for the family caregiver to ease all of those difficult emotions. During each 2-hour class you will learn about dementia, its impact on behavior, setting realistic goals, and more. The next session is being offered on Zoom Wednesdays, January 19 – February 23, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. To register, call 517-887-1465 or e-mail Christine at histedc@tcoa.org. FREE.
January 19, 2022

Diabetes PATH Virtual Workshop BEGINS

Diabetes PATH is a workshop for individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes and their caregivers. In this 6-week program, which meets for 2.5 hours weekly, 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. FREE.
 
January 26, 2022

Virtual Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid is the initial help given to a person showing symptoms of mental illness or in a mental health crisis (severe depression, psychosis, panic attack, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, etc.) until appropriate professional or other help, including peer and family support, can be engaged. The training teaches participants to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Course includes 2 hours of self-paced work then a 6.5-hour live virtual training. Offered by Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties. Registration required. Cost: $15 (scholarships available upon request to help cover the fee).
February 09, 2022

Virtual Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid is the initial help given to a person showing symptoms of mental illness or in a mental health crisis (severe depression, psychosis, panic attack, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, etc.) until appropriate professional or other help, including peer and family support, can be engaged. The training teaches participants to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Course includes 2 hours of self-paced work then a 6.5-hour live virtual training. Offered by Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties. Registration required. Cost: $15 (scholarships available upon request to help cover the fee).
March 02, 2022

Virtual Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid is the initial help given to a person showing symptoms of mental illness or in a mental health crisis (severe depression, psychosis, panic attack, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, etc.) until appropriate professional or other help, including peer and family support, can be engaged. The training teaches participants to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Course includes 2 hours of self-paced work then a 6.5-hour live virtual training. Offered by Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties. Registration required. Cost: $15 (scholarships available upon request to help cover the fee).
March 07, 2022

Diabetes PATH Virtual Workshop BEGINS

Diabetes PATH is a workshop for individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes and their caregivers. In this 6-week program, which meets for 2.5 hours weekly, 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. FREE.
March 23, 2022

Virtual Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid is the initial help given to a person showing symptoms of mental illness or in a mental health crisis (severe depression, psychosis, panic attack, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, etc.) until appropriate professional or other help, including peer and family support, can be engaged. The training teaches participants to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Course includes 2 hours of self-paced work then a 6.5-hour live virtual training. Offered by Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties. Registration required. Cost: $15 (scholarships available upon request to help cover the fee).
April 04, 2022

Creating Confident Caregivers BEGINS

Taking care of someone with dementia, memory loss, or Alzheimer’s disease can be confusing, stressful, and exhausting. Creating Confident Caregivers is a 6-week class for the family caregiver to ease all of those difficult emotions. During each 2-hour class you will learn about dementia, its impact on behavior, setting realistic goals, and more. The next session is being offered on Zoom Mondays, April 4 - May 9, 2022, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. To register, call 517-887-1465 or e-mail Christine at histedc@tcoa.org. FREE.
April 13, 2022

Virtual Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid is the initial help given to a person showing symptoms of mental illness or in a mental health crisis (severe depression, psychosis, panic attack, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, etc.) until appropriate professional or other help, including peer and family support, can be engaged. The training teaches participants to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Course includes 2 hours of self-paced work then a 6.5-hour live virtual training. Offered by Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties. Registration required. Cost: $15 (scholarships available upon request to help cover the fee).

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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.