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

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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.Read the rest

UP Health System Blood Drive in Ishpeming

July 19, 2018

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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.… Read the rest

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 www.schedulicity.com. ($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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Gentle Yoga – May 24

May 21, 2018

Marquette, Mi.– Gentle Yoga is hosted by Essential Massage & Yoga this Thursday, May 24, 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 (every Thursday until May 31) will teach new skills to continue at home.

$10.00 per session/ tickets can be found here.… Read the rest

NAMI Education Meeting May 21st

May 20, 2018

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

At 7pm Monday May 21, NAMI will show the film “No Letting Go”, about a young boy’s mental illness and how it shapes the course of his life, as well as the lives of his family members. The film will be screened in the Shiras Room at the Peter White Public Library, 217 North Front Street, Marquette.

For more information call 906-360-7107, or visit www.namiam.org.… Read the rest

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