Community Events

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

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May 26, 2018

Apartment Gardening

Learn how to garden in small spaces--be it a front yard, balcony, or even your kitchen counter!  Topics include which herbs and other plants flourish in these environments, as well as space optimization strategies from creative containers to vertical gardening.  Workshop facilitated by ANC's Gardening Educator, Karalyn Grimes.
May 29, 2018

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is the initial help given to a person showing symptoms of mental illness or in a mental health crisis until appropriate professional or other help, including peer and family support, can be engaged. Mental Health First Aid teaches you potential warning signs and risk factors for addictions and mental illness; impact of mental and substance use disorder and common mental health challenges for adults and youth, and typical adolescent development; 5-step action plan to assess a situation and provide help; local community resources and where to turn for help.
 
May 30, 2018

Healthy! Capital Counties Focus Group for Spanish Language

Share your thoughts about your and your family’s health, your experiences getting medical care, and the neighborhood conditions that affect health in the Capital Area. This focus group will help health care and community services providers measure how healthy we are, what health conditions we deal with, and the root causes of those health problems.  Participants must speak Spanish as their primary language and be low income, unemployed, uninsured, on Medicaid, on Medicare, or use food stamps/food bank/WIC.  Participants receive dinner and a $25 Meijer gift card for participating and are entered into a drawing to win an additional $75 Visa gift card.  To register, please call (517) 541- 2644 or email alynch@bedhd.org
June 02, 2018

Straw Bale Gardening

Planting a straw bale garden is one of the thriftiest, most versatile ways to grow vegetables and herbs anywhere there's sun. Let us show you how in this hands-on workshop. FREE
June 13, 2018

Elder Abuse Prevention Symposium

Prevent elder and vulnerable adult abuse, exploitation and neglect.  Symposium sponsored by Tri-County Office on Aging.  All are welcome; registration requested by June 1. Please contact Sherry Davis at 517-887-1467 or daviss@tcoa.org to register. 
June 16, 2018

Plant Therapy

Come to a session dedicated to the therapeutic benefits of plants. Discussion will include which plants to incorporate 
into your home and garden to ease various ills. Workshop facilitated by Lacey Ingrao of the Michigan Horticulture 
Therapy Association.
July 10, 2018

Tai Chi in the Park

Join Capital Area District Libraries for a free four-week series exploring tai chi and qigong. Sessions are held in the gardens behind the Holt-Delhi library, led by Kit Rich.
July 17, 2018

Tai Chi in the Park

Join Capital Area District Libraries for a free four-week series exploring tai chi and qigong. Sessions are held in the gardens behind the Holt-Delhi library, led by Kit Rich.
July 24, 2018

Tai Chi in the Park

Join Capital Area District Libraries for a free four-week series exploring tai chi and qigong. Sessions are held in the gardens behind the Holt-Delhi library, led by Kit Rich.
July 31, 2018

Tai Chi in the Park

Join Capital Area District Libraries for a free four-week series exploring tai chi and qigong. Sessions are held in the gardens behind the Holt-Delhi library, led by Kit Rich.

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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.