Community Events

April 12, 2021

Virtual Cancer PATH 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. To register, call Region 2 Area Agency on Aging at 517-592-1974. Offered free of charge, but donations are accepted. 
April 13, 2021

Virtual Heart Healthy 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. 
April 13, 2021

Virtual Cooking for Diabetes Class "Faux Pasta"

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. 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. 
April 14, 2021

Diabetes PATH Virtual Workshops Begin

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. To register, call TCOA at 517-887-1465. Offered free of charge, but donations are accepted. 
April 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.
April 15, 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.
April 17, 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.
April 20, 2021

Virtual Heart Healthy 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. 
April 20, 2021

Virtual Cooking for Diabetes Class "Break the Fast"

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. 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. 
April 26, 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 989-358-4616 or e-mail mainvilleb@nemsca.org.
April 27, 2021

Virtual Cooking for Diabetes Class "Spring Salads"

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. 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. 
April 27, 2021

Virtual Heart Healthy 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. 
May 04, 2021

Virtual Heart Healthy 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. 
May 04, 2021

Virtual Cooking for Diabetes Class "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. 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. 
May 04, 2021

Virtual Chronic Pain PATH 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 Region 2 Area Agency on Aging at 517-592-1678. Offered free of charge, but donations are accepted. 
May 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 833-262-2200.
May 19, 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.
June 01, 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.
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 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 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.