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.

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. Area Agency on Aging/UPCAP and Marquette Aging Services. There is no charge to participants for this training or materials provided. Class will be held in two half day segments with lunch and snacks provided.

The REST training will be provided on two half days Tuesday, October 23 and Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Attendance both days are required in order to receive certification as a REST companion. The training will be from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. with time built in for lunch and breaks. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to class start time. If you are interested in participating this training please contact 1-800-305-8137, dial 2-1-1 or visit us on the web at

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.

The next “PTC” training will start on October 22, 2018 in Marquette. This is a six week workshop which meets once each week on Mondays from 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to class start time, pre-registration is required. If you are interested in participating this training please contact: 1-800-305-8137, dial 2-1-1 or visit us on the web at

‘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. 3: Bystander Intervention/Supporting Survivors table at Jamrich Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Brochures from Title IX/Equal Opportunities Office
“What Would You Do?” display; invites people to discuss what they would do in any given situation vs. what people actually have done
Information on #MeToo and Time’s Up movement

Wednesday, Oct. 3: Michigan Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Assault Violence (MCEDSV) workshop titled “Root Causes of Sexism and Upstander Intervention,” 4 p.m. in Jamrich 2319.

Thursday, Oct. 4: “What Now?” table at Jamrich Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

What Now? poster presentation; participants can discuss with volunteers what they would like to see happen next at NMU regarding sexual assault prevention/policy/etc. and record their thoughts on the poster
Further information on MCEDSV training groups and “Empowering the Confidant” grant project
Reporting party/responding party brochures from Title IX office

Thursday, Oct. 4: Women for Women will host a Silence is Not Consent rally. Participants can meet in the Hunt/Van Antwerp lobby for a march that begins at 5:30 p.m.

This year, NMU is holding one Week of Action in the fall instead of one each semester, as it had previously.

“Our first year we had approximately 650 students, staff and faculty members interact with our Week of Action activities and events. Last year, we dropped to around 300,” senior community health education major Kate Rozeveld said in an email. “We think this is because the first two Week of Actions were so close: one was in April 2017 and the other in October 2017. We hope that by moving the Week of Action to the first week of October and only hosting it once a year, we will have enough new students to keep interests high and our events current.”

Partners for this year’s Week of Action include the NMU Police Department, the Marquette Women’s Center, Campus Cinema, NMU Housing and Residence Life, NMU Athletics, Title IX, the Multicultural Education Resource Center, Women for Women, Men Thinking Outside the Box and others.

Parkinson’s Support Group – September 10

September 5, 2018

Calumet, MI – The Aspirus Keweenaw Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet at the Aspirus at Home office in Calumet. If you have Parkinson’s, or care for someone who does, you’re invited. The group meets on the second Monday of each month.

UP Health System Blood Drive in Ishpeming

July 19, 2018

Gentle Yoga – May 31

May 28, 2018

Marquette, Mi.– Gentle Yoga is hosted by Essential Massage & Yoga this Thursday, May 31, from 5:45 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

For those who want softer, more nurturing, slow-paced, well-supported & relaxing practices of yoga, Gentle Yoga is the class for you. Well-suited for all body types and fitness levels, this class will teach new skills to continue at home.

$10.00 per session/ tickets can be found here.

Gentle Yoga – May 29

May 26, 2018

Marquette, Mi. – Hosted by Essentials Massage & Yoga, Gentle Yoga is this Tuesday night, May 29 from 5:45- 7:00 p.m.

Gentle yoga is on the spectrum between seated yoga and yin (restorative) yoga. This is a great gentle exercise class for young or old.

  • Tickets available at ($5 dollars/session)
  • Register for the class before coming as the instructor will be able to plan out the class and contact you if there may be a cancellation due to weather.
  • Arrive 10 minutes prior to class for check-in. Practice begins promptly!

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