Community Events

July 16, 2019

Professional Speaker Series: Balance & Vestibular

The balance system uses sensory input from the eyes, muscles and joints, as well as the inner ear to maintain balance and stable vision. The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that help control balance and eye movements. If the system is damaged by disease, aging or injury, vestibular disorders can occur. Learn more in this educational seminar. Lunch provided for those who register by Friday, July 12; call (517) 541-5800, option 1. Free.
July 17, 2019

Chronic Pain PATH Workshops Begin

Chronic Pain PATH is a six-week workshop conducted in 2 ½ hour sessions in community settings. The program was developed and rigorously tested by Stanford University to help people learn the techniques and strategies they need for the day-to-day management of pain.  Chronic Pain PATH is designed to benefit adults who have primary or secondary pain. Pain is defined as being chronic or long term when it lasts for longer than 3 to 6 months or beyond the normal healing time of an injury. Offered free of charge courtesy of Michigan State Medical Society. Call 517-887-1465 to register. 
July 17, 2019

Kids Health Festival

The Allen Farmers Market Kids Health Festival features lead screenings (earn a $5 market voucher!), vision screenings & oral health info, and health resources for all ages. 
July 20, 2019

Mobile Food Pantry

The City of Lansing Human Relations and Community Services Department and the Greater Lansing Food Bank will be distributing free, fresh and non-perishable food items at the Mobile Food Pantry.  Who can participate? The disadvantaged and vulnerable, senior citizens on fixed incomes, and families/individuals with limited or low income jobs. All participants must bring a valid state identification card or driver's license and a box or bag to carry food. For more information, call the City of Lansing Human Relations and Community Services Department at (517) 483-4477.
July 23, 2019

Understanding Parkinson's and Physical Therapy

If you have questions about Parkinson's disease and physical therapy, come to this free physician lecture hosted by Dr. Trude Rodli-Culver.
July 23, 2019

Whole Person Care and Social Determinants of Health

CAHA is pleased to announce its second education and networking event related to whole person care. This session will focus on Social Determinants of Health.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whole-person-care-and-social-determinants-of-health-tickets-63386061416
July 23, 2019

Poverty Simulation

This unique, interactive training opportunity is a role-playing experience that allows participants to learn more about the realities of living in poverty. 
July 24, 2019

Veteran Suicide Prevention Workshop

Suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death in the United States, and veteran suicide is a national concern. The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency is committed to creating and enhancing effective networks of support, communication and care in the communities where veterans live and work. The goal of this workshop is to identify needs, create a community focused plan, and organize efforts to help save lives and help those who have served to live health and productive lives.
August 12, 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. 
August 20, 2019

Improving Daily Activity Through Joint Protection and Strengthening

Join us for the second seminar in the Arthritis and Joint Care series, Improving Daily Activity Through Joint Protection and Strengthening presented by Jennifer Box, OTRL, and Erin Weishar, MSPT of Sparrow Outpatient Rehabilitation. This seminar is offered free of charge, but registration is requested. To register, call 1.800.sparrow (1.800.772.7769).
August 23, 2019

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is the initial help given to a person showing symptoms of mental illness or in a mental health crisis until appropriate professional or other help, including peer and family support, can be engaged. 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 individuals who are experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.  Click here to register. 
August 27, 2019

Skeletal Health and Aging: What the Research is Telling Us

Join us for the third seminar in the Arthritis and Joint Care series, Skeletal Health and Aging: What the Research is Telling Us, presented by Tao Yang, Ph.D., Van Andel Research Institute. This seminar is offered free of charge, but registration is requested. To register, call 1.800.sparrow (1.800.772.7769).
August 28, 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. 
August 28, 2019

Skin Cancer Spot Screening

Get a cancer spot screening done by Dr. Robyn Messing at McLaren's Family Medicine Resident Clinic in Lansing. You may get a screening done on one area of your body and appointments are required. To get more information about making appointments please call Sarah Barber at 517-325-0066.
September 03, 2019

Fighting Inflammation with Food

Join us for the fourth seminar in the Arthritis and Joint Care series, Fighting Inflammation with Food, presented by Emily Ostrowski, MS, RD, Sparrow Food and Nutrition Services. This seminar is offered free of charge, but registration is requested. To register, call 1.800.sparrow (1.800.772.7769).
September 09, 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 10, 2019

Professional Speaker Series: Hand & Wrist Pain

Hand and wrist pain is a common ailment. Attend this educational seminar to learn about treatment options, therapy solutions, procedures and more to help experience less pain. Lunch provided for those who register by Friday, Sept. 6; call (517) 541-5800, option 1. Free.
 
September 10, 2019

Understanding Joint Pain: Causes and Treatment

Join us for the fifth seminar in the Arthritis and Joint Care series, Understanding Joint Pain: Causes and Treatment, presented by Monika Mohan, MD, Advanced Rheumatology. This seminar is offered free of charge, but registration is requested. To register, call 1.800.sparrow (1.800.772.7769).
September 12, 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. 
September 20, 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. 
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 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. 
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 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.