Community Events

September 22, 2019

Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

See the powerful film Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope. Learn how people who grow up with adverse childhood experiences and trauma are at greater risk for disease, homelessness, even prison time or early death. Free. For more information, email activadvocate@gmail.com or call 517-282-2612.
September 24, 2019

Diabetes PATH Workshops Begin

D-PATH workshops are 2 ½ hours long and last 6 weeks. Participants learn basic information about diabetes, management of blood sugars, healthy eating, label reading and practice menu planning. It 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 develop action plans and participate in problem solving activities each week. Offered free of charge but donations are accepted.  Call 517-887-1465 to register. 
September 24, 2019

Walk & Talk Series

Enjoy walking EXPLORE (AL!VE's walking path) followed by one-on-one, informal dialogue with HGB practitioners in an intimate meeting space. More dates/practitioners to be announced. FREE
September 24, 2019

Stress Less with Mindfulness

By offering teens, adults, and seniors alternative ways of relating to everyday life experiences, including thoughts, emotions, physical sensations and events, Stress Less with Mindfulness teaches and encourages the use of mindfulness self-care skills to help one feel better and enjoy life more.  Free; please contact Michele at (517) 975-7814 or michele.loree@mclaren.org to register. 
September 24, 2019

Heart Healthy Cooking-Celebrate the Flavor

Come and learn about heart-healthy nutrition while enjoying delicious, flavorful food.  Free classes focus on increasing fiber, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, while decreasing saturated fat and sodium intake. Register at https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp
September 26, 2019

Matter of Balance Workshops Begin

Matter of Balance is an award-winning evidence-based program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Workshop sessions are 2 hours long and last 8 weeks. Participants learn to identify and recognize beliefs about falls and fitness, identify barriers to exercise and its importance to preventing falls, identify potential home and community fall hazards and strategies to reduce the risk of falling and learn about community resources. Offered free of charge but donations are accepted.  Call 517-887-1465 to register. 
September 28, 2019

Community Health Fair

Sparrow Clinton Hospital's Community Health Fair 2019 offers free health screenings to all Clinton County residents. For more information, call SCH Community Relations at 989.227.3334.
September 30, 2019

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshops Begin

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.  Powerful Tools for Caregivers meets for 2 ½ hours once per week for 6 weeks. This program is not intended for professional caregivers.  This program will give YOU, the family 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. Offered free of charge but donations are accepted. Call 517-887-1465 to register. 
October 02, 2019

NAMI Peer-To-Peer Begins

NAMI Peer-To-Peer is an education program focused mental health, wellness and recovery for anyone experiencing a mental health challenge. For more information, contact NAMI Lansing at 517-484-3404 or info@namilansing.org. Free.
October 07, 2019

Youth Mental Health: A Community Conversation

See portions of the film Coming up For Air and engage with panel experts highlighting readily available tri-county community resources that prevent tragedy and give hope to families and youth.
October 08, 2019

Mobile Health Clinic

Ingham County Health Department, Sparrow, and Dean Transportation are teaming up to bring the Mobile Health Clinic to five Ingham County locations. Health screenings and services are offered at no charge. If you have Medicaid/ Medicare or other insurance coverage please bring your membership card. Call 517.887.4306 for more information. 
October 14, 2019

Matter of Balance Workshops Begin

Matter of Balance is an award-winning evidence-based program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Workshop sessions are 2 hours long and last 8 weeks. Participants learn to identify and recognize beliefs about falls and fitness, identify barriers to exercise and its importance to preventing falls, identify potential home and community fall hazards and strategies to reduce the risk of falling and learn about community resources. Offered free of charge but donations are accepted.  Call 517-887-1465 to register. 
October 23, 2019

GLHC 2019 Capital Area Summit

The 2019 Summit Series event is a free, day-long educational conference convened by Great Lakes Health Connect for the benefit of the healthcare community. This year's theme is “Breaking Down Barriers – Connecting Cultures of Healthcare." The event provides healthcare professionals and stakeholders in Michigan a chance to gather, share common experiences and best practices, and learn practical strategies for advancing care delivery and quality. Presentations will explore the many ways REAL innovation in healthcare is happening in Michigan where it matters most – at the point of care. 
October 24, 2019

Survive & Thrive: Cooking for Breast Cancer Survivors

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, join us for this free, grant-funded opportunity. Learn about optimal nutrition post-treatment. Classes focus on plant-based options full of color, foods for a healthy body weight and more. Limited to 16 people per class.  Call (517) 541-5800 to register. 
October 28, 2019

Breast Health FAQ

The Breast Health FAQ Seminar, presented by Sarah Lersch, RN, will answer any questions you have regarding your breast health. Free.
November 05, 2019

Professional Speaker Series: Got Pain?

Learn the ins and outs of how pain works and is processed in the body, including common pain mechanisms, and how chronic pain develops and persists. Breakfast provided for those who pre-register by Friday, Nov. 1; call (517) 541-5800, option 1.  Free
November 09, 2019

Women's Health Experience

Celebrate this annual event focused on five dimensions of women's health: DO, BREATHE, EAT, THINK and SUPPORT. Enjoy complimentary lunch from NOURISH by The Big Salad, educational and interactive booths, healthy cooking demos, free group exercise classes and more.