Community Events

October 26, 2020

Diabetes PATH Virtual Workshop via Zoom Begins

Diabetes PATH is Michigan’s name for the Stanford Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP). The workshop meets in small groups and is led by 2 trained facilitators. The workshop meets for 2 hours once per week for 6 weeks. Workshop participants learn about diabetes, how to manage blood sugars, what healthy eating means, how to read labels, and practice menu planning. The workshop also addresses effects of stress and positive ways to deal with it, how to choose appropriate exercise for fitness and safety, proper skin and foot care and skills for communicating with health professionals. Participants set goals by developing action plans and participate in problem solving each week. Offered free of charge but donations are accepted. To register, call (517) 887-1465
October 26, 2020

Mobile Health Clinic

Ingham County Health Department, Sparrow, and Dean Transportation are teaming up to bring the Mobile Health Clinic to Ingham County locations, offering health screenings and services at no charge. Screenings provided include behavioral health, blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol and diabetes. Services available include immunizations, flu shots, cancer prevention screenings and physician referrals. For more information, please email sparrowmobilehealthclinic@sparrow.org
October 27, 2020

Cooking for Diabetes - Class 4 "Diabetes-Friendly Desserts"

The Sparrow Demonstration Kitchen will host a 4-class series virtual cooking demonstration dedicated to improving knowledge and kitchen stills for eating a diabetes-friendly diet.  This is a FREE class series offered to the Lansing Community. Log-in and learn about nutrition practices that support a diabetes-friendly lifestyle while savoring delicious, healthy food.  Classes focus on carb counting, label reading, and heart-healthy principles. Contact Tanya Liabenow at 517-364-2195 tanya.liabenow@sparrow.org for more information and registration.
October 29, 2020

Heart Healthy Cooking - "Meals From the Heart"

The Sparrow Demonstration Kitchen will host a VIRTUAL 4-class series dedicated to improving knowledge and kitchen skills for eating a heart-healthy diet. This is a FREE class offered to the Lansing community. 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 30, 2020

Infant Mortality Awareness Virtual Event

The Ingham County Health Department would like to invite you to a virtual event highlighting infant mortality and disparities within women of color. Please help us keep an accurate attendance count by use the following link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/copy-of-infant-mortality-coalition-meeting-tickets-124565273085  This event is free. 
 
November 04, 2020

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Virtual Workshop via Zoom Begins

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take better care of themselves while caring for a family member or friend.  The workshop is led by 2 trained facilitators and meets for 1 ½ hours once per week for 6 weeks. This program is not intended for professional caregivers. This program will give YOU, the caregiver, tools to: help you reduce stress, communicate effectively with other family members, your doctor, and paid help, take care of yourself, reduce guilt, anger, and depression, help you relax, make tough decisions, set goals and problem-solve. Please call 517-887-1465 to register. Offered free of charge but donations are accepted. 
November 12, 2020

Mobile Health Clinic

Ingham County Health Department, Sparrow, and Dean Transportation are teaming up to bring the Mobile Health Clinic to Ingham County locations, offering health screenings and services at no charge. Screenings provided include behavioral health, blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol and diabetes. Services available include immunizations, flu shots, cancer prevention screenings and physician referrals. For more information, please email sparrowmobilehealthclinic@sparrow.org
November 21, 2020

Mobile Food Pantry

The City of Lansing Human Relati‚Äčons 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, especially due to the pandemic, senior citizens on fixed incomes, families/individuals who have recently lost jobs, residents of the City of Lansing. All participants must bring a valid state identification card, driver's license, or other proof of residency in the City of Lansing. The Mobile Food Pantry will be a "drive-through" service. For more information, call (517) 908-3680.
November 23, 2020

Mobile Health Clinic

Ingham County Health Department, Sparrow, and Dean Transportation are teaming up to bring the Mobile Health Clinic to Ingham County locations, offering health screenings and services at no charge. Screenings provided include behavioral health, blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol and diabetes. Services available include immunizations, flu shots, cancer prevention screenings and physician referrals. For more information, please email sparrowmobilehealthclinic@sparrow.org
December 10, 2020

Mobile Health Clinic

Ingham County Health Department, Sparrow, and Dean Transportation are teaming up to bring the Mobile Health Clinic to Ingham County locations, offering health screenings and services at no charge. Screenings provided include behavioral health, blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol and diabetes. Services available include immunizations, flu shots, cancer prevention screenings and physician referrals. For more information, please email sparrowmobilehealthclinic@sparrow.org