Community Events

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

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June 27, 2024

Free Food Distribution

NorthWest Initiative provides free food distribution on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month between 12:00 and 2:00 pm. Choose your own grocery items from donations received from community partners Greater Lansing Food Bank and Panera Bread. Fresh fruit and vegetables, and other items, will be available. One box per household. Must be present to receive box. FREE.
July 11, 2024

Treating the Arthritic Hip (a McLaren Healthwise event)

Do you have discomfort in your hips? Whether it’s pain, inflammation, joint stiffness, or instability, this seminar could be the turning point toward living your best, most active life. Join us as Dr. Ethan Ruhland, an orthopedic surgeon, dives into arthritic hips. Discover the full spectrum of treatments, including non-surgical methods and the latest advances in surgical care, tailored to address your unique needs. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information and to register, click HERE. FREE.
August 23, 2024

Unity in the Community

The 2024 Annual Unity in the Community - an evening of unification - is free to all Ingham County residents. Come out and enjoy BBQ, activities for the family (kayaking, face painting, lounging on the beach, yoga, fishing, and more), Ingham County exhibitors, and live music, with a focus on having fun! Plus, learn about all the wonderful organizations in our community. Hosted by the Ingham County Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. FREE.
November 07, 2024

The Aging Shoulder (a McLaren Healthwise event)

Are you living with shoulder pain? It could be a sign of shoulder osteoarthritis. Don’t miss this opportunity to join Dr. Meredith Heisey as she shares a range of treatment options available to you. From innovative non-surgical approaches to cutting-edge surgical solutions, discover a personalized care plan designed to get you back to the things you love. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information and to register, visit FREE.
November 12, 2024

Genetics 101 (a McLaren Healthwise event)

Does cancer run in your family? If so, this is a presentation you should attend. Join Courtney Kokenakes, oncology genetic counselor, as she discusses inherited cancer risk and provides information on screening and treatment options. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information and to register, visit 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.

Barry-Eaton Baby Café: Baby Café is a place where individuals who are breastfeeding or thinking about breastfeeding can meet-up, ask breastfeeding questions and receive advice from an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), enjoy some free snacks, and meet other moms. Meets Tuesdays 10am-12pm at the Hastings Public Library and Wednesdays 10am-12pm at AL!VE in Charlotte. FREE.

Good Form Running Clinics: Learn to run easier, healthier, and faster. Free clinics at Playmakers in Okemos. Sign up online at FREE.

Good Form Walking Clinics: Learn to walk light and easy. Free clinics at Playmakers in Okemos. Sign up online at 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 2024 season ends in September.** 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 other Thursday from 6:00-7:30 p.m. (on Zoom). Call 517-484-3404, email, or visit FREE.

NAMI Family Support Group:  For loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Meetings every other Thursday from 4:00-5:15 p.m. (on Zoom). Call 517-484-3404, email, or visit FREE.

Return To Play Clinic: Done with your physical therapy rehabilitation but not quite back to 100%? Get an initial assessment and diagnosis by MSU Health Care experts in physical and occupational therapy. Every Monday and Thursday from 6:00-7:00pm at MSU Health Care Physical and Occupational Therapy in East Lansing. Visit MSU Health Care to register. Cost: $42.50 per session.

Sports Injury Saturday Walk-In Clinic: Saturday walk-in clinic at MSU Health Care for all adolescent, high school, and collegiate athletes with acute, non-urgent sports injuries and sports head trauma. Onsite imaging is available. Saturdays 8:00-11:00 a.m. No appointment necessary, most insurances accepted.

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 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. Information you can use for a healthy pregnancy and once your baby is born. In-person workshops include refreshments, giveaways, and transportation assistance. For current scheduled workshops please contact Ali at FREE.

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.

OUR COMMUNITY CALENDAR IS POWERED BY: Blue Care Network; Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties; Lansing Community College; McLaren Greater Lansing; Michigan State University; and UM Health-Sparrow