Community Events

June 19, 2021

Mobile Food Pantry

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, especially due to the pandemic; senior citizens on fixed incomes; families/individuals who have recently lost jobs; residents in the City of Lansing. The Mobile Food Pantry will be a "drive-through" service. All participants must 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.
June 21, 2021

Mobile Health Clinic

The Sparrow Mobile Health Clinic is staffed by physicians from the Sparrow Family Medicine Residency Clinic and nurses from the Population Health Department.  Our team offers a variety of services to our patients including various health screenings, immunizations, physician visits, and patient education.  If you have any questions, please email them to: SparrowMobileHealthClinic@sparrow.org
June 22, 2021

Empowerment Series: Trauma, SUD, and the Pandemic

Learn about different kinds of trauma, the connection between trauma, mental health, and substance use disorders, tools such as motivational interviewing, person first language, and other supportive communication. For more information, call 517-231-1305.
June 23, 2021

Virtual QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention

QPR is a brief, no-cost training that teaches participants to help someone experiencing a suicide crisis. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to: recognize the warning signs of suicide, know how to offer hope, and know how to get help and save a life. 
June 23, 2021

Healthy! Capital Counties Focus Group

Join Healthy! Capital Counties on Zoom to share 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. Los participantes deben de hablar español y ser residentes de los condados de Clinton, Eaton, o Ingham. (Participants must speak Spanish and be residents of Clinton, Eaton, or Ingham counties.) Registration required. Call (517) 541-2652 (English) or (517) 582-2941 (español) for more information. 
June 29, 2021

Empowerment Series: Tobacco Reduction Basics

This training will cover ICHD's tobacco reduction programs, how smoking affects the body, electronic nicotine delivery systems, resources, and treatment options. For more information, call 517-242-0078.
June 30, 2021

Healthy! Capital Counties Focus Group

Join Healthy! Capital Counties on Zoom to share 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 for this focus group must be residents of Eaton or Ingham County (preferably in rural areas) and also meet one of the following criteria: uninsured, unemployed, low income, on Medicaid, receiving food stamps (SNAP) or WIC, or use a food bank. Registration required. Call (517) 541-2652 for more information. 
July 01, 2021

Creating Confident Caregivers Virtual Workshops Begin

Creating Confident Caregivers® provides persons caring for an individual with dementia at home with information, skills and attitudes to manage stress and learn effective care giving skills. Two-hour sessions, led by dementia-care specialists, are held once each week for six weeks. To register, call 517-887-1418. Offered free of charge. 
July 13, 2021

Virtual Cancer PATH: Thriving and Surviving Workshops Begin

Cancer PATH is an interactive workshop designed to help individuals with any kind of cancer improve their health and feel better. Whether newly diagnosed, in active treatment, or living beyond It, this program helps survivors cope with the concerns, thoughts, and health conditions that accompany having a cancer diagnosis. Offered free of charge, but donations are accepted. To register, call 517-592-1974.
July 15, 2021

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Virtual 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.  The workshop meets in small groups and is led by 2 trained facilitators. Powerful Tools for Caregivers 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. Offered free of charge but donations are accepted. To register, call TCOA at 517-887-1465.
July 17, 2021

Mobile Food Pantry

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, especially due to the pandemic; senior citizens on fixed incomes; families/individuals who have recently lost jobs; residents in the City of Lansing. The Mobile Food Pantry will be a "drive-through" service. All participants must 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.
July 19, 2021

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls Virtual Workshops Begin

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls is an award-winning evidence-based program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels in older adults. The workshop meets in small groups and is led by 2 trained facilitators. The workshop meets for 2 hours per session for 8 sessions. 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. To register, call 833-262-2200.
August 04, 2021

Maintaining Health During Challenging Times Virtual Lunch & Learn

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, physical, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel & act. It determines how we handle stress, relate to others & make choices. Maintaining Health During Challenging Times includes recognizing all the ways our health is being affected mentally, socially, and physically and finding ways to take action to assure optimal health. For more information or questions, contact tiret@msu.edu. Free
August 11, 2021

Caring for the Caregiver Virtual Lunch and Learn

During this workshop we explore the many ways informal caregiving affects a caregivers mental and physical health. Learn the importance of self-care for caregivers. Practice some strategies for self-care. Find out resources for learning more about self-care for caregivers. Free.  For more information or questions, contact perrygeo@msu.edu
August 11, 2021

Creating Confident Caregivers Virtual Workshops Begin

Creating Confident Caregivers® provides persons caring for an individual with dementia at home with information, skills and attitudes to manage stress and learn effective care giving skills. Two-hour sessions, led by dementia-care specialists, are held once each week for six weeks. To register, call 517-887-1418. Offered free of charge. 
August 13, 2021

Virtual Diabetes PATH Workshop Begins

Diabetes PATH is Michigan’s name for the Stanford Diabetes Self-Management Program. The workshop meets in small groups and is led by 2 trained facilitators. The workshop meets for 2 1/2 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 313-397-8227.
August 17, 2021

Virtual Diabetes PATH Workshop Begins

Diabetes PATH is Michigan’s name for the Stanford Diabetes Self-Management Program. The workshop meets in small groups and is led by 2 trained facilitators. The workshop meets for 2 1/2 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 833-262-2200.
August 18, 2021

Chronic Pain Path Virtual Workshops Begin

Chronic Pain PATH is Michigan’s name for the Stanford Chronic Pain Self-Management Program. The workshop meets in small groups and is led by 2 trained facilitators. The workshop meets for 2 1/2 hours once per week for 6 weeks. Workshop participants learn how to manage chronic pain without increasing medications. Topics include pacing and planning, the mind-body connection, distraction techniques, communication, healthy eating, stress management, and much more. Participants set goals by developing action plans and participate in problem solving each week. To register, call 313-833-7080. Offered free of charge but donations are accepted. 
August 19, 2021

Chronic Pain Path Virtual Workshops Begin

Chronic Pain PATH is Michigan’s name for the Stanford Chronic Pain Self-Management Program. The workshop meets in small groups and is led by 2 trained facilitators. The workshop meets for 2 1/2 hours once per week for 6 weeks. Workshop participants learn how to manage chronic pain without increasing medications. Topics include pacing and planning, the mind-body connection, distraction techniques, communication, healthy eating, stress management, and much more. Participants set goals by developing action plans and participate in problem solving each week. To register, call 517-592-1974. Offered free of charge but donations are accepted. 
August 21, 2021

Mobile Food Pantry

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, especially due to the pandemic; senior citizens on fixed incomes; families/individuals who have recently lost jobs; residents in the City of Lansing. The Mobile Food Pantry will be a "drive-through" service. All participants must 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.
August 24, 2021

Virtual Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour course that teaches participants to help someone experiencing a mental health problem or crisis.
September 08, 2021

Virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid focuses on adolescents ages 12-18 years of age and  is designed to teach parents, family  members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help young people who are experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or are in crisis.
September 14, 2021

Virtual Cancer PATH: Thriving and Surviving Workshops Begin

Cancer PATH is an interactive workshop designed to help individuals with any kind of cancer improve their health and feel better. Whether newly diagnosed, in active treatment, or living beyond It, this program helps survivors cope with the concerns, thoughts, and health conditions that accompany having a cancer diagnosis. Offered free of charge, but donations are accepted. To register, call 517-592-1974.
September 18, 2021

Mobile Food Pantry

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, especially due to the pandemic; senior citizens on fixed incomes; families/individuals who have recently lost jobs; residents in the City of Lansing. The Mobile Food Pantry will be a "drive-through" service. All participants must 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.
September 21, 2021

Virtual Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour course that teaches participants to help someone experiencing a mental health problem or crisis.