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Genesys offers diabetes prevention class

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesys Diabetes and Nutrition Learning Center now offers a three day course entitled Preventing Diabetes. Topics covered in the class include: understanding the implications of elevated blood sugar, risk factors and learning how to reduce the risk of diabetes, lifestyle changes and choices, nutrition, snacking, eating out, benefits of physical activity, identifying cues that impact food and activity decisions, and obstacles to maintaining a lifestyle that will prevent diabetes.

The classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on May 10, May 17 and May 24, in the Genesys Diabetes and Nutrition Learning Center, located on the Genesys Regional Medical Center – Health Park campus in Grand Blanc (inside the Genesys Athletic Club complex). Cost is $35.

To sign up for this session or an upcoming session, call the Genesys Diabetes and Nutrition Learning Center at 810-606-7720. — G.G.

New support group offered

FENTON — Are you a caregiver with questions about your aging parents? Do you want to know more about Dementia or caring for yourself while caring for others? Do you suffer from the guilt of placing your loved one in a new home? Rockwell’s Education and Support Group might be right for you.

The group is free and meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. The group is held at Rockwell Assisted Living at 202 W. Shiawassee, in Fenton. Refreshments will be served along with time to mingle and share your personal stories. A guest speaker will be scheduled each month to share information on many important topics. Members of the group have enjoyed being able to share their struggles and leave with the realization that they are not alone. — G.G.

Benefit chicken dinner

FLINT — A benefit chicken dinner will be held today (May 5) from 5-7 p.m. at the Batiste Family Masonic Temple Dining Hall, 711 S. Saginaw St. Proceeds will go to the Flint Police Motor Unit, to provide an Honor Guard Escort in Washington D.C. for the families of Police Officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

There will be a Special Tribute to Flint Police Officer David Williams, our hometown hero who gave his life in the line of duty.

Tickets will be available at the door. Details: Call 810-629-2148. — G.G. or request a referral from their family physician.

Details: Call 810-606-5898. — G.G.

Sweet Adelines seeking singers

DAVISON TWP. — Song of the Lakes Sweet Adelines Chorus of Davison is seeking female singers for membership openings. Women of all ages who love to sing, perform and are interested in improving their vocal skills are invited. Come and receive free vocal lessons. Rehearsals are at the Davison Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd., in Davison Township, Monday nights from 7-10 p.m.

Details: Call 810-742-0977or visit www.songofthelakes. webs.com. — G.G.

Cornerstone Rehab offers support group, screenings

DAVISON TWP. — Cornerstone Rehabilitation, 9100 Lapeer Rd. Suite C, is offering a stroke support group the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. Cornerstone is also offering free Saebo screenings in November and December. For details or to RSVP for the support group call 810-653-0100. — G.G.

Volunteer opportunities

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County Parks is looking for large and small groups of people who are used to working together. Whether it’s volunteering at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad during Day Out With Thomas, creating gift bags for an upcoming event at the Parks Administration Office or working on the flowerbeds at For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum, there are a variety of volunteer opportunities at Genesee County Parks.

If your company or organization has a volunteer hour requirement, there is no other place as fun as the Genesee County Parks to log your hours. Volunteers truly are the heart of Genesee County Parks. Businesses and organizations who wish to volunteer at a Genesee County Parks, please contact Cindy Kimber, Volunteer Coordinator ( ckimber@gcparks.org), at 810-736- 7100, ext. 855. — G.G.

Send VG’s receipts to Humane Society

BURTON — The Humane Society of Genesee County, 3325 S. Dort Hwy., is collecting VG’s receipts to help feed and house its shelter pets.

Community members can clip off the bottom part of the receipt that says “Community Share Points” and send them to: ATTN: Terry Rozyla, The Humane Society of Genesee County, G- 3325 S. Dort Hwy., PO Box 190138, Burton, MI 48519- 0138. — N.B.


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