Celebrate Recovery Support Group Meeting September 18th

September 18, 2019

Gwinn, MI – There will be a Celebrate Recovery Support Group Meeting on Wednesday, September 18th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM in Gwinn, MI. The group will meet every Wednesday (except holidays) in the Celebrate Recovery Support Group from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the First Baptist Church of Gwinn (195 N. Billings St., Gwinn, MI). Childcare available. 906-361-5503. Donations appreciated.

Celebrate Recovery Support Group Meeting September 11th

September 11, 2019

Gwinn, MI – There will be a Celebrate Recovery Support Group Meeting on Wednesday, September 11th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM in Gwinn, MI. The group will meet every Wednesday (except holidays) in the Celebrate Recovery Support Group from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the First Baptist Church of Gwinn (195 N. Billings St., Gwinn, MI). Childcare available. 906-361-5503. Donations appreciated.

NAMI Support Group September 9th

September 9, 2019

Marquette, MI – The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette (NAMI) 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.

A support group will gather Monday, September 9th at 7:00 pm in the Baraga Place Conference Room, 129 West Baraga Avenue, Marquette. For more information call 906-360-7107, visit www.namiam.org, or follow us on Facebook.

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop Beginning September 16th

September 8, 2019

Negaunee, MI – Do you have Diabetes? Do you care for someone living with Diabetes? If so you are welcome to attend this FREE workshop starting in September 2019!

A Diabetes Self-Management Workshop is being offered at the Negaunee Senior Center beginning on Monday, September 16th, 2019. The Diabetes –PATH (Personal Action Towards Health) workshop is a six-week program designed to provide the skills and tools needed by people living with or caring for someone with Type 2 diabetes to improve their health and manage their symptoms. As a result, participants are better equipped to face the daily challenges of living with diabetes. Two trained leaders conduct the workshop that was developed by Stanford University. Subjects covered include: symptoms of diabetes, stress, managing fatigue and emotional problems, exercise, healthy eating, medications, and working with health care providers.

This six week workshop will meet on Mondays, from 1:00 pm until 3:30 pm at the Negaunee Senior Center located at 410 Jackson St., Negaunee, MI 49866 beginning September 16th and ending October 21st, 2019. Class sizes are limited and pre-registration is required. Family and caregivers of those with diabetes are welcome. There is NO cost to attend this workshop and materials are provided. Please call the Negaunee Senior Center at (906)475-6266 to register. This FREE community diabetes program is made possible by the U.P Diabetes Outreach Network, UPCAP and the West End Health Foundation.

A Matter of Balance Class September 5th

September 1, 2019

Menominee, MI – Do you have a fear of falling? “A Matter of Balance” class is starting in Menominee, MI on September 5th, 2019.

Have you turned down a chance to go out or socialize with family or friends because you were concerned about falling? Have you cut down or stopped doing a favorite activity because you might fall? If so, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is a program for you.

The Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. Many older adults also experience increased isolation and depression when they limit their interactions and socializing with family and friends. A Matter of Balance can help people improve their quality of life and remain independent.

A Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.

An eight week Matter of Balance class is scheduled to begin on Thursday mornings, September 5th – October 24th, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon Central Time. The class will be held at the Spies Public Library located at 940 1st Street, Menominee, MI 49858. There is no cost to attend and all materials and a refreshment will be provided, pre-registration is required. Please call UPCAP at 1-800-338-7227 or by dialing 211. You can also register online at: www.upcap.org/events. For more information on this and other events check us out on facebook at facebook.com/upcapservices/. This Program is being brought to you by UPCAP and local volunteers.

Bay Cliff Stroke Wellness Retreat

August 18, 2019

Big Bay, MI – Bay Cliff Health Camp will offer a Stroke Wellness Retreat September 12-16, 2019. Applications will be accepted through September 4th.

The program is for stroke survivors living at home or in a nursing facility in the Upper Peninsula. With help from Blue Cross Blue Shield, the retreat is completely free of charge.

Interested parties should contact Martha Smith-Process at 906-345-9314 or visit baycliff.org for an application.

NAMI Support Group Meetings August 12 and 15

August 11, 2019

Marquette, MI – The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette (NAMI) 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, August 12th AND Thursday, August 15th at 7:00 pm in the Baraga Place Conference Room, 129 West Baraga Avenue, Marquette. For more information call 906-360-7107 or follow us on Facebook.

Creating Confident Caregivers Workshop August 12th

August 9, 2019

Marquette, MI – Creating Confident Caregivers is an exciting new program in select regions of Michigan, for family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss. Creating Confident Caregivers is a six-session workshop led by trained dementia care specialists. This university tested program provides participants with information, skills and attitudes to manage stress and increase their effectiveness as a Caregiver.

Creating Confident Caregivers is once again available in the Marquette area, brought to you in part by the U.P. Area Agency on Aging/UPCAP. There is no charge to participants for the weekly sessions or materials and respite care may be available through participating area agencies while caregivers attend the workshop.

The next “Creating Confident Caregivers” workshop starts August 12, 2019 in Marquette. This is a six week workshop which meets once each week on Monday’s from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. at the Alzheimer’s Association 309 S. Front Street. If you are interested in participating in this workshop contact UPCAP by dialing 2-1-1, or visit us on the web at www.upcap.org.

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