Community Events

October 05, 2021

Virtual Cardiac Cooking Class: Celebrate Flavor

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. Registration required. 
October 06, 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 2 ½ hours once per week for 6 weeks in community locations (or 90 minutes once per week for 6 weeks for virtual workshops). 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 517-887-1465.
October 11, 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 517-887-1465.
October 12, 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 517-887-1465.
October 12, 2021

Virtual Cardiac Cooking Class: Taste the Rainbow

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. Registration required. 
October 16, 2021

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 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.
October 19, 2021

Virtual Cardiac Cooking Class: Ancient Grains

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. Registration required. 
October 26, 2021

Virtual Cardiac Cooking Class: 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. Registration required.