Community Events

 

Find healthy living activities and community events from CAHA and our partners! 

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December 16, 2017

Mobile Food Pantry - Lansing

The Mobile Food Pantry will be distributing FREE, fresh, non-perishable food items.  Who can participate?  The disadvantaged and vulnerable, senior citizens on fixed incomes, and families/individuals with limited or low-income jobs.  Valid state ID or driver's license required.  Participants should bring a box or bag to carry food.
January 13, 2018

Cooking Matters for Adults Begins

MSU Extension presents a five-week cooking class demo for adults. Cooking healthy yet inexpensive meals, especially for those living alone, can be a challenge. Come learn healthy ways to cook and shop. Limited to first 16 people per session.  FREE.
January 16, 2018

Creating Confident Caregivers Begins

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. Respite Care for your loved one with memory loss may be available so you may attend the classes. Ask for details when you register.  To register, call TCOA at 517-887-1447.  FREE.
January 17, 2018

Chronic Pain PATH Begins

Chronic Pain Personal Action Toward Health (Chronic Pain PATH) is a six-week workshop conducted in 2 ½ hour sessions in community settings.  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.  Pre-registration is required. To register, call TCOA at 517-887-1465.  FREE.

 
January 17, 2018

Matter of Balance Begins

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.  Pre-registration is required. Free will donations are accepted at the last session. Suggested donation $25.  To register, call TCOA at 517-887-1465.
January 30, 2018

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the initial help given to a person showing symptoms of mental illness or in a mental health crisis (severe depression, psychosis, panic attack, suicidal thoughts and behaviors) until appropriate professional or other help, including peer and family support, can be engaged.  $25 registration fee.  Scholarships may be available upon request.  
Register at http://mhfatrainingcmha-cei.eventbrite.com
February 04, 2018

Cabin Fever Reliever Guided Walk

Now’s the time to get outside for a brisk walk in the winter sunshine! You’ll stretch your legs and breathe fresh air as a naturalist describes the signs of winter wildlife and how they survive a Michigan winter. $3/person or $7/family payable at the walk.

 

Ongoing Activities


These healthy living activities take place on a regular (weekly, monthly, etc.) basis. Also be sure to check out more Healthy Living Tools to support you on your path to better health.

Good Form Movement Clinics: Learn to avoid and overcome injuries through proper stretching and strengthening exercises to improve flexibility and imbalances. Free clinics the second and fourth Mondays of each month, 6:00-7:15 p.m. at Playmakers in Okemos. Sign up online at www.playmakers.com/GoodForm/Classes.aspx. FREE.

Good Form Running Clinics: Learn to run easier, healthier, and faster. Free clinics every Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00-7:15 p.m. at Playmakers in Okemos. Sign up online at www.playmakers.com/GoodForm/Classes.aspx. FREE.

Good Form Walking Clinics: Learn to walk light and easy. Free clinics the first and third Mondays of each month at 6:30-7:30p.m. at Playmakers in Okemos. Sign up online at www.playmakers.com/GoodForm/Classes.aspx. FREE.

Health Matters 2015-2016: The Peoples Church has a new wellness effort with programs that are open to the entire community. Programs will be hosted from October 2015 through April 2016. From tools for people who are planning on growing old to healthy eating and improving mobility. FREE.

Learn to Meditate: Learn to Meditate is led by Bob Teachout of Full Circle Tai Chi every Monday evening from 8:15-9:00 pm at Weaver Physical Therapy Exercise Studio in East Lansing. FREE.

Market Walk/Market Moves (Allen Neighborhood Center): Join us every Wednesday from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at the Allen Market Place (1629 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing) and Tuesdays (5:30-7:30 p.m.), Thursdays (5:30-7:30 p.m.) and Saturdays (10:00 a.m. - noon) at Hunter Park to walk and accumulate mileage to exchange for vouchers to the weekly Allen Street Farmers Market. Walkers earn $10 after walking their first 5 miles and then $5 for each additional 5 miles. Starting October 13, 2015, the walks will all be inside and will also incorporate other movement activities, like yoga and streaching. Please email Denise at denisep@allenneighborhoodcenter.org for more information. FREE.

Metro Lansing Celebrity Health Challenge: Free monthly activities from April to November to help Metro Lansing lose a million pounds. The team with the most points at the end of the challenge gets prizes and $2,500 for their favorite charity. FREE.

NAMI Connection Peer Recovery Support Group is for family members and friends of those who are coping with the stressors of serious and persistent brain disorders. Every Tuesday, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Sparrow St. Lawrence Campus. CAll 517-484-3404 or visit www.namilansing.org - Support Groups.

NAMI Family Support Group is for those living with mental illness, any diagnosis. Every Thursday, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Sparrow St. Lawrence Campus. CAll 517-484-3404 or visit www.namilansing.org - Support Groups.

Playmakers Injury Clinics: If you have sore feet, heels, knees or back or some other injury, come to Playmakers in Okemos from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday and talk things over with a sports medicine professional.

Tai Chi: Tai Chi is taught by Bob Teachout of Full Circle Tai Chi every Saturday morning from 9:00 - 9:50 am at the Allen Market Place in Lansing. All levels of skill welcome. FREE.

YMCA Turning Point Program for Breast Cancer Survivors: Supportive breast cancer fitness and yoga classes for patients and survivors.