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

Wed, Aug 22 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: SHZCH DeWitt Building

Wed, Sep 26 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.

Thu Sep 13 - Nov 1 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: SHZCH DeWitt Building

Thu Sep 13 - Nov 1 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Georgetown Connections, 7100 8th Ave, Jenison

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.

Wed, Sep 5 - Oct 10 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Fee: $15 for new participants; $5 for returning participants with harmonica and booklet

A Matter of Balance

Award-winning national program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Class is for individuals who are independently mobile and able to problem solve. Support persons are welcome. Offered in collaboration with Senior Resources. Class size: minimum of 11

Tue, Sep 11 - Oct 30 10 a.m. - noon

Fee: $10

 

Youth 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.

Wed, Aug 22, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $25, includes lunch and workbook