National Alliance on Mental Illness Support Groups and Educational Meetings

November 9, 2018

Marquette, MINovember 9, 2018 – The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette offers free, confidential peer support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness.

Support groups will gather Monday, November 12 and Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 pm in the Baraga Place Conference Room, 129 West Baraga Avenue, Marquette. For more information call 906-360-7107, or visit… Read the rest

VAMC Open House and Tours in Iron Mountain on November 7

November 2, 2018

Iron Mountain, MINovember 2, 2018 – The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Michigan, will be hosting a VA open house and tours on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 4 pm to 7 pm.  The Open House is open to all Veterans, their families, and the general public.  The medical center is located at 325 East H. Street in Iron Mountain, Michigan.

The Open House will highlight many of the state-of-the-art health care services and programs offered by the VA including caregiver support, hospice and palliative care, woman Veteran’s health care, VA’s new Whole Health Program, Traveling Veteran Program, audiology care, rehabilitation services, peer support and other recovery programs, suicide prevention, telehealth care, and more.

“This is another great opportunity for Veterans and their families or friends, whether they are enrolled in VA health care or not, to come and get more information and ask questions about what VA has to offer to them or their loved ones who have served their country,” said Brad Nelson, spokesman for the medical center.… Read the rest

‘Clearing the Air’ Informational Meeting on Vaping

October 25, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 25, 2018 – Vaping has become increasingly popular over the past year and is now involving more of our students than ever. Unfortunately, students are not understanding the consequences of their choices. It is imperative that we come together to help our students navigate through this obstacle; therefore, Marquette Area Public schools will be hosting an event to help parents be better informed.

Clearing the Air – An Informative Meeting on Vaping
November 1, 2018
6:30 pm in the MSHS Little TheaterRead the rest

Brain Tumor Center Offers Tours

October 25, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 25, 2018 – The Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center (UMBTC) at Northern Michigan University is hosting laboratory tours, followed by presentations by master’s students on their thesis projects. The tours will run from 5-6:30 pm Thursday, November 1, in West Science rooms 1610 and 1612. Refreshments will be served.

The thesis presentations will be held in the Mead Auditorium of West Science, room 2701.

The event comes behind international Brain Tumor Awareness week, which ends Oct. 27. For more information, contact Amber LaCrosse at 227-2377.… Read the rest

Pain Management Workshop Offered in Newberry Starting October 23

October 16, 2018

Newberry, MIOctober 16, 2018 – Do you live with pain that has lasted longer than 3-6 months? The Chronic Pain Self-Management program is a six week program that teaches practical skills for living with (or caring for someone with) any type of health condition that causes chronic pain, such as Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Arthritis, Lupus. The program focuses on self-care, learning new strategies for managing pain, and gentle exercises to help manage pain. Group meets for 2 1/2 hours once a week.

The program will be held in at the Chippewa-Luce-Mackinac Community Action Agency in Newberry on Tuesdays, starting October 23rd from 12:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. There is no cost to attend. Registration is required, as space is limited. Register by calling 1-800-338-7227, dial 2-1-1 or register online.… Read the rest

Respite Education and Support Tools (REST) Training Beginning October 23rd

October 3, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 3, 2018 – Providing help to a caregiver? FREE training is available!

Respite Education and Support Tools (REST)

REST is an originally designed educational course that provides respite training to adults and teens who want to offer care to those in need and provide assistance to their caregivers. As a REST companion (volunteer or paid), you give the gift of your time to provide a valuable service. As a REST trained companion/respite provider you will spend one-on-one time with an adult or senior, giving only as much time as you are willing and able to give. The ultimate goal of this training course is to assist individuals to become effective companions and respite workers by learning the three key steps of support: Prepare, Care and Connect.

REST training is now available in the Marquette area, brought to you by the U.P.… Read the rest

Free Family Caregiver Training Beginning October 22nd

October 3, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 3, 2018 – Are you a family caregiver? FREE training is available!

Is the stress of caregiving affecting your health and disrupting your life? If so, attend the Powerful Tools for Caregivers series (PTC). This highly effective, self-care program for family caregivers, builds the skills caregivers need to better care for themselves as they provide care for others. Caregiver participants learn to minimize the potentially negative impacts of caregiving emphasizing self-care and empowerment.

Caregivers benefit from the PTC 6-week series of classes whether they are:

· Spouses/partners of an adult with a chronic condition

· Adult children of aging parents

· Long-distance caregivers

· In differing stages in their caregiving role

PTC training is now available in the Marquette area brought to you by the U.P. Area Agency on Aging/UPCAP. There is no charge to participants for this training and a caregiver manual and resources are included.… Read the rest

‘It’s On Us’ Week of Action at NMU Starts September 30th

September 27, 2018

Marquette, MISeptember 27, 2018 – Northern Michigan University’s “It’s On Us Week of Action,” which supports education, prevention and response efforts associated with relationship violence and sexual misconduct, will be held Sept. 30-Oct. 4.

The Week of Action will start with a screening of The Hunting Ground, hosted by NMU Campus Cinema, at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, in Jamrich Hall 1100. Below are other events scheduled for the week:

Monday, Oct. 1: “Kickoff” at table in Jamrich Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“It’s On Us” banner for students to sign
Distributing handouts with It’s On Us pledge inscribed
Distributing handouts on Title IX, NMU’s sexual misconduct policy, etc.

Tuesday, Oct. 2: “Consent” table at Jamrich Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Poster viewing: What is consent vs. What is not consent; participants will be able to add their own ideas and discuss the contributions of others
“What They Were Wearing” display from the Marquette Women’s Center; aims to show that what a person is wearing is never an invitation for sexual assault

Wednesday, Oct.… Read the rest

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