Prevention

Better Breathers Support Club

Join us for the Better Breathers Club where better breathing is our priority. Support persons are welcome. Refreshments served. The support group meets seasonally on the 4th Wednesday of the month from May through October. Education is provided by health care professionals at each meeting. This group offers social support for adults with chronic breathing difficulties such as asthma, emphysema or other lung conditions. Get to know others who understand. 

Wed, May 23 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Faith Church, 220 W Central Ave, Zeeland

Wed, Jun 27 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: SHZCH DeWitt Building

Wed, Jul 25 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: SHZCH DeWitt Building

Fee: Free, registrations are encouraged. Please call 616.748.2834 or register here.

Boost Your Brain & Memory Class

This ground-breaking class is designed to help older adults learn evidence-based practices that can help them to reduce their risk of dementia and maintain cognitive health! Additionally, participants will learn a set of practical strategies that can help to improve everyday memory. Minimum class size of 8, maximum of 12. *No class on May 10.

Thu, Apr 12 - Thu, Jun 7 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Fee: $25

Harmonica Program for Better Breathing - Award-Winning Program!

Have fun and gain confidence in this research-based program for people with chronic breathing problems. You will receive a quality harmonica and therapeutic instruction. No musical experience necessary. A support person is encouraged and welcome to attend. If a support person would like to receive a harmonica and instruction, they are requested to register for the class. This program is sponsored in part by The Laurels. *Please note new location for the spring.

Wed, Apr 25 - Wed, May 30 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Fee: $15 for new participants; $5 for returning participants with harmonica and booklet
*Location: Faith Church, 220 W Central Ave, Zeeland

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach-out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis such as a panic attack, is contemplating suicide or experiencing symptoms of depression. Mental Health First Aid takes the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations by improving understanding and providing an action plan.

Earn eight Nursing CEs per session for attending the entire class. Bring your RN License number to the class.

Thu, Apr 26 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $25, includes lunch and workbook

 

"YOUR BONES, YOUR HEALTH" ORTHOPEDIC SEMINAR SERIES:

Hand and Wrist Problems

Dr. Brian Paff shares with compassion and clarity the top causes for hand and wrist pain, as well as solutions for these conditions.

Tue, May 22 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
​Fee: ​Free