Community Events

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

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March 12, 2024

Treating the Arthritic Knee: When Surgery is Needed and When it's Not

Do you suffer from knee pain, inflammation, or stiffness in your joints? If yes, join us as Dr. Taunt, an orthopedic surgeon, discusses the arthritic knee. In this presentation, Dr. Taunt will cover non-surgical treatments, as well as surgical treatments for the arthritic knee. Presented by Charles J. Taunt Jr., DO. Part of McLaren's Healthwise Physician Lecture Series. Register HERE. FREE.
March 12, 2024

Free Vision & Hearing Screenings

The Barry-Eaton District Health Deaprtment is offering FREE hearing and vision screenings for infants through school-aged children on the mornings of March 12, 2024, and April 1, 2024. Appointments can be scheduled by calling one of the BEDHD offices. Eaton Office: (517) 541-2630. Barry Office: (269) 945-9516. FREE.
 
March 19, 2024

Diabetes PATH Workshop Begins

Need help managing diabetes? Attend a free six-week workshop. Diabetes PATH (Personal Action Toward Health) is an interactive workshop designed to help individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes improve their health and feel better. Caregivers are also welcome to attend. To register, call Tri-County Office on Aging at 517-887-1465 or email HistedC@tcoa.org. FREE.
March 19, 2024

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) - Symptoms & causes

Learn more about the complexities of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) in an interactive seminar. Discover the symptoms, causes, and risk factors associated with this critical medical issue. Dr. Lin will share the latest advancements in prevention and treatment. Presented by Judith Lin, MD. Part of McLaren's Healthwise Physician Lecture Series. Register HERE. FREE.
March 27, 2024

Below the Belt Movie Screening

A FREE screening of Below The Belt, a film that exposes widespread problems in our healthcare systems with the stories of patients searching for answers to their symptoms while their voices are not being heard. This film explores the challenges people with endometriosis are facing. From societal taboos and gender bias to misinformed doctors and financial barriers to care, the film shines a light on how millions are effectively silenced. Hosted by North Star Birthing Services. FREE.
 
April 01, 2024

Free Vision & Hearing Screenings

The Barry-Eaton District Health Deaprtment is offering FREE hearing and vision screenings for infants through school-aged children on the mornings of March 12, 2024, and April 1, 2024. Appointments can be scheduled by calling one of the BEDHD offices. Eaton Office: (517) 541-2630. Barry Office: (269) 945-9516. FREE.
 
April 02, 2024

Savvy Caregiver Workshop BEGINS (in person)

Are you caring for someone with dementia? Attend a free six-week workshop for help! If you are an active caregiver of a family member or friend with dementia living at home, The Savvy Caregiver Program will help you gain special skills and knowledge you will need to be successful. Learn how to manage daily life, take control and set goals, communicate more effectively, strengthen family resources, feel better about your caregiving situation, and take care of you. Session runs 4/2/24-5/7/24. To register, call the Tri-County Office on Aging at 517-887-1465 or email histedc@tcoa.org. FREE.


 
April 02, 2024

2024 CMHA-CEI Annual Community Event

Everyone is welcome to participate in this educational program and community presentation. Keynote speaker Tonya C. Bailey, Ph.D, CDE® has over 25 years of experience in higher education and corporate settings, leading transformative programming, and implementing award-winning diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, coaching, & Teaching services. Dr. Bailey is a sought-after speaker, workshop presenter, life coach, and inclusionist skilled in engaging diverse audiences by creating environments that accommodate the diverse needs of everyone. A free breakfast is also included; registration required. FREE.
April 18, 2024

QPR Suicide Prevention Training (in person)

Get trained in QPR to help prevent suicide in your community! QPR is a one-hour training that teaches participants to recognize the signs of suicide and the steps to getting a person to help. Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties has free in-person and virtual QPR classes coming up! To find a class and register, please visit www.eventbrite.com. 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.

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 2023 starts in September 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 2023 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 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. 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. 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 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. Information you can use for a healthy pregnancy and once your baby is born. In-person workshops include refreshments, giveaways, and transportation assistance. Virtual workshops are held via Zoom. For current scheduled workshops please contact Ali at arogers@ingham.org. 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.