Community Events

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

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August 20, 2022

Mobile Food Pantry (City of Lansing)

The City of Lansing Human Relati​ons and Community Services Department and the Greater Lansing Food Bank will be distributing free, fresh and non-perishable food items to Lansing residents at the Mobile Food Pantry. Who can participate? Anyone in financial hardship in need of food; senior citizens on fixed incomes; families/individuals who have recently lost jobs; city residents. The Mobile Food Pantry will be a "drive-through" service (volunteers will load pre-packed boxes of goods into trunks/hatchback). Bring a valid state identification card, driver's license, or other proof of residency in the City of Lansing. For more information, call (517) 908-3680. FREE.
 
September 16, 2022

Unity in the Community

Ingham County residents are invited to the 3rd Annual Unification and Engagement Event: Ingham County Unity in the Community on September 16 at Hawk Island County Park. Everything is FREE. Free admission, live entertainment, exhibitors, children’s activities, pedal boats, giant slide, bounce house, walking trails, and more! Ingham County values diversity, equity, and inclusion to create a welcoming, peaceful, and healthy community for all residents. The Ingham County Cultural Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee top priorities are raising awareness, facilitating education, and creating a constructive environment that promotes equity and inclusion for all. For more information, visit https://dei.ingham.org/departments_and_officials/dei/unity_community.php. FREE.
 
September 17, 2022

Mobile Food Pantry (City of Lansing)

The City of Lansing Human Relati​ons and Community Services Department and the Greater Lansing Food Bank will be distributing free, fresh and non-perishable food items to Lansing residents at the Mobile Food Pantry. Who can participate? Anyone in financial hardship in need of food; senior citizens on fixed incomes; families/individuals who have recently lost jobs; city residents. The Mobile Food Pantry will be a "drive-through" service (volunteers will load pre-packed boxes of goods into trunks/hatchback). Bring a valid state identification card, driver's license, or other proof of residency in the City of Lansing. For more information, call (517) 908-3680. FREE.
 
October 15, 2022

Mobile Food Pantry (City of Lansing)

The City of Lansing Human Relati​ons and Community Services Department and the Greater Lansing Food Bank will be distributing free, fresh and non-perishable food items to Lansing residents at the Mobile Food Pantry. Who can participate? Anyone in financial hardship in need of food; senior citizens on fixed incomes; families/individuals who have recently lost jobs; city residents. The Mobile Food Pantry will be a "drive-through" service (volunteers will load pre-packed boxes of goods into trunks/hatchback). Bring a valid state identification card, driver's license, or other proof of residency in the City of Lansing. For more information, call (517) 908-3680. FREE.
 
November 19, 2022

Mobile Food Pantry (City of Lansing)

The City of Lansing Human Relati​ons and Community Services Department and the Greater Lansing Food Bank will be distributing free, fresh and non-perishable food items to Lansing residents at the Mobile Food Pantry. Who can participate? Anyone in financial hardship in need of food; senior citizens on fixed incomes; families/individuals who have recently lost jobs; city residents. The Mobile Food Pantry will be a "drive-through" service (volunteers will load pre-packed boxes of goods into trunks/hatchback). Bring a valid state identification card, driver's license, or other proof of residency in the City of Lansing. For more information, call (517) 908-3680. FREE.
 
December 17, 2022

Mobile Food Pantry (City of Lansing)

The City of Lansing Human Relati​ons and Community Services Department and the Greater Lansing Food Bank will be distributing free, fresh and non-perishable food items to Lansing residents at the Mobile Food Pantry. Who can participate? Anyone in financial hardship in need of food; senior citizens on fixed incomes; families/individuals who have recently lost jobs; city residents. The Mobile Food Pantry will be a "drive-through" service (volunteers will load pre-packed boxes of goods into trunks/hatchback). Bring a valid state identification card, driver's license, or other proof of residency in the City of Lansing. For more information, call (517) 908-3680. 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.