Fall Color Float at Seney National Wildlife Refuge September 28th

September 27, 2019

Seney, MI – The Fall Color Float will take place at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, September 28th at 11 am.

Join our staff for a 4-5 hour canoe/kayak trip down the Manistique River. Boat rentals are available locally. Preregistration is required.

Respite Education and Support Tools (REST) Training September 25th

September 23, 2019

Negaunee, MI – 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 Negaunee area, brought to you by the U.P. Area Agency on Aging/UPCAP. This is a nationally recognized certification which is eligible for Nursing and Social Work CEU’s and is open to the general public. In addition, there is no charge to participants for this training and lunch and materials are included.

The REST training will be provided on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. The training will be held from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm with lunch included. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to class start time for check-in, pre-registration is required. If you are interested in participating in this training please call 1-800-338-7227, dial 2-1-1 or visit us on the web at www.upcap.org.

MRHC Hosts Finnish Bird Carving Workshop September 28th

September 21, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Marquette Regional History Center (MRHC) presents a Finnish Bird Carving Workshop Saturday, September 28th from 10:30 am-4:00 pm.

Instructor: Peter Pekka Olson. This workshop will focus on the decorative side of carving, and will feature a presentation based on Olson’s trips to
Finland. A master of Scandinavian-American carving crafts, Olson will teach participants how to carve an Onenlintu (“happy bird”) from cedar.

Pre-registration required. Fee: $45 + $5 materials fee. For more info visit marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571 to register today.

This Heritage Craft Series workshop is made possible in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or the MHC.

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.

Amateur Radio Licensing Test Session

September 7, 2019

Marquette, MISeptember 7, 2019 – Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association will be hosting a licensing test session for those interested in obtaining an amateur radio license on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Location is the Marquette County Health Dept. Bldg. Doors open at 8:00 am with testing beginning at 8:30 am. For more info contact Rich at 249-3837 or Greg at 225-1594.

Additional dates for the test session: 14 Dec 2019.

MRHC Hosts Pyrography: A Woodburning Workshop September 14th

September 7, 2019

Marquette, MI – Marquette Regional History Center (MRHC) presents Pyrography: Woodburning Workshop Saturday, September 14th from 9:30 am-3:00 pm.

Instructor: Liz Roberts. Using her craft of pyrography, Roberts creates historical work. With few extant examples, use of an art style of a chosen time period inspire pieces that would have existed then. Participants will hear a brief history of pyrography, see examples of tools and creations, and make their own craft piece. As Liz likes to put it, if you know how to use a pencil, you can woodburn.

Pre-registration required. Fee: $45. Call 906.226.3571 to register today, or visit marquettehistory.org for more info.

Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association Monthly Meeting

September 1, 2019

Negaunee, MISeptember 1, 2019 – The monthly meeting of the Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association will meet at the Marquette County Health Department Building in Negaunee Township. The meeting will take place on Thursday, September 5th from 7:00-9:00 pm. Anyone interested in amateur radio is welcome to attend. More info contact Rich at 249-3837.

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.

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