Community Events

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

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October 22, 2018

Cooking for Diabetes: Hearty Fall Soups

Learn about nutrition that supports diabetes prevention while savoring delicious, healthy food. Classes focus on carb counting, label reading and heart-healthy principles. Limited to the first 16 people per class.  Call (517) 541-5800 to register. 
October 23, 2018

Heart-Healthy Cooking - Ancient Grains

Come and 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.
October 25, 2018

Coordination of Care Dinner Event - Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope

The Michigan ACE Initiative, together with Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, Ingham invite you to a screening of the award-winning documentary. RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS & THE SCIENCE OF HOPE chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators & communities who are using cut­ting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction & disease. Free; register at https://cocdinner-resiliencescreening.eventbrite.com  
October 30, 2018

Professional Speaker Series: Foot & Ankle Pain

Learn current, up-to-date treatment options for foot and ankle pain, including arthritis and other conditions. Lunch provided for those who pre-register by Friday, October 26; call (517) 541-5800, option 1.
October 30, 2018

Cooking for Diabetes - Hearty Fall Soups

Come and learn about nutrition practices that support a diabetes-friendly lifestyle while savoring delicious, healthy food. Free class focuses on carb counting, label-reading, and heart-healthy principles.  Class size is limited to the first 24 people.  Registration is required; please call 517-364-1000.
November 05, 2018

Healthy! Capital Counties Prioritization Event

Participants will be able to get an overview of key data and findings from the 2018 Community Health Profile Report, prioritize the issues affecting health in the Capital Area via a bracket-style system, and connect with other "fans" who are also working to improve health in our area. Registration is now open at https://hccmeasuremadness2018.eventbrite.com . Please contact Susan Peters, Barry-Eaton District Health Department at (517) 541-2652 for more information.
November 06, 2018

Heart-Healthy Cooking - Meals from the Heart

Come and 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.
November 12, 2018

Professional Speaker Series: Living A De-stressed Life

Take a moment to breathe easy amidst your busy schedule and invest in you. Learn about the many benefits of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) including decreased anxiety, improved sleep quality, decreased chronic pain, lower blood pressure and improved relationships with self, others and food. Light refreshments included; call (517) 541-5800, option 1 to register.
November 13, 2018

Cooking for Diabetes - Diabetes-Friendly Desserts

Come and learn about nutrition practices that support a diabetes-friendly lifestyle while savoring delicious, healthy food. Free class focuses on carb counting, label-reading, and heart-healthy principles.  Class size is limited to the first 24 people.  Registration is required; please call 517-364-1000.
November 27, 2018

Cooking for Diabetes - Faux Pasta

Come and learn about nutrition practices that support a diabetes-friendly lifestyle while savoring delicious, healthy food. Free class focuses on carb counting, label-reading, and heart-healthy principles.  Class size is limited to the first 24 people.  Registration is required; please call 517-364-1000.

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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 Playmakers in Okemos from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday and talk things over 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. FREE.

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 Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. at Forest Community Health Center, 2316 S. Cedar in Lansing (between Mt Hope & Greenlawn).  Questions? Call (517) 887-4586.

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.