Urban Garden Opens At Downtown Y

Urban Garden Opens At Downtown Y   The YMCA of Greater Flint recently completed an urban learning garden in the courtyard of the Downtown Facility at 411 E Third St, Flint MI. The garden serves as a learning garden for the Y’s free after school program, Safe Places. The garden was funded through a grant for Before and After School Physical Activity & Healthy Eating and is part of the Michigan Health and Wellness 4X4 Plan and is funded through The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Division of…

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“Jack and the Beanstalk”

“Jack and the Beanstalk” Brings Family Fun to Flint and Genesee County – Free and Open to the Public. Once again Flint’s Kearsley Park Players take their fairy tale theater for children and families to parks and playgrounds across the city and county.             “Jack and the Beanstalk” is this year’s fairy tale and the large cast features many local performers including Justin Wetenhall as Jack, Amber M. Dillard as Jack’s mother, Victor Galea as the wizard, Jessica Eldridge as the giant’s wife and Matt Szukhent as the giant.  The cast also includes…

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Help Kids Understand Their Weight During Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Help Kids Understand Their Weight During Childhood Obesity Awareness Month The YMCA of Greater Flint wants families in Flint to understand how a child’s perception of their weight impacts their health – and what to do about it September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and while the dangers of childhood obesity are well-chronicled, many children who are overweight or obese don’t realize it. That’s why the YMCA of Greater Health — a leading voice on improving health— wants families to understand the role weight perception plays in childhood obesity and…

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Sickle Cell Benefit Program

Metropolitan Baptist Tabernacle 930 E. Myrtle Ave. Pastoral seat is vacant It’s that time again! Saturday, August 16th at 4:00 p.m. is the Sickle Cell Benefit Program at Metropolitan Baptist Tabernacle. Some of our guests will be the Angelaires, Macedonia Mass Choir and Gwen Goodman of Saginaw. This program is FREE. There will also be free “Give-A-Ways”. For more information you may contact Cookie Jones at (810) 787-9731 or (810) 208-1119.

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Calling all Health Team Members

All Health Team Meeting   Calling all Health Team Members Do you have an established health team? If not, would like to organize one? Please attend the All Health Team Meeting When: Monday August 4th at  5:00 pm -6:00pm Where: New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church, 1035 E. Carpenter Rd. Flint, MI48505 (810)-787-8311 For further information, please contact: Bettina Campbell 810-210-7720 or Yvonne Lewis 810-964-7055.

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Reverence Home Health & Hospice seeks volunteers

Reverence Home Health & Hospice seeks volunteers  Reverence Home Health & Hospice needs volunteers for its hospice program in Genesee County and surrounding areas. Volunteers are need to visit patients, provide companionship, offer respite for caregivers, drive patients to and from appointments, write letters, read to patients, perform light housework duties and handyman services, and more. If you are interested, a 12-hour training session will take place on Monday and Wednesday evenings – Aug. 4 through Aug. 13 –  from 6 pm to 9 pm at Genesys Administrative Services building in Grand Blanc (5445 Ali…

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Area Women Invited to Attend Free Event to Screen for Breast Cancer

Area Women Invited to Attend Free Event to Screen for Breast Cancer Thursday, May 15th  Area women over the age of 25 who do not receive an annual breast exam are encouraged to take advantage of a free breast cancer screening event hosted by McLaren Imaging Center and McLaren Cancer Institute. Walk-In Breast Screening on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at McLaren Cancer Institute, 4100 Beecher Road, Flint, MI 48532.  Physicians will conduct private clinical breast exams. Attendees can enjoy refreshments, and complimentary mini chair massages.…

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Genesee Health Plan honors health care heroes at Hall of Fame ceremony

  By Nicole Weddington | nwedding@mlive.com  FLINT, MI — The Genesee Health Plan honored six individuals for their outstanding contributions to health care in the community during its third annual 2014 Health Care Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony Monday, March 31. "The idea is to honor people in the community who have really made a lasting contribution to the health of the community and to providing low-cost health care to people in the community. So there's really a wide variety of folks on the list that we are honoring tonight," said Linda…

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