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Genesys hospice volunteer training offered

GOODRICH — Training for Genesys Hospice volunteers runs every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6-9 p.m., through Feb. 24.

Training takes place at the Genesys Hospice Care Center, located at 7280 St. State Road in Goodrich.

Hospice volunteers are needed to visit patients in their homes, provide companionship, offer respite and serve in many other capacities — offering transportation, delivering or picking up medical equipment, writing letters for patients, reading to patients, performing light housework duties, and offering bereavement and spiritual care support.

Volunteers also are needed at the Genesys Hospice Care Center, a 22-bed facility located in Goodrich.

This center provides residential hospice care for terminally ill patients as well as inpatient level of care for symptom management.

Training focuses on the hospice philosophy, developing listening skills, gaining awareness of feelings regarding death and dying, patient care, spiritual care and bereavement.

If you would like to sign up to serve as a Genesys Hospice volunteer, or would like more information about the training program, call 810-636-5021. — G.G.

Diabetes prevention class offered at Genesys

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 class is held from 3-5 p.m., on Feb. 22, in the Genesys Diabetes and Nutrition Learning Center, located on the Genesys Regional Medical Center — Health Park campus in Grand Blanc. 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 exhibit opens at the Sloan Museum

FLINT — The newest exhibit at Sloan Museum entitled “Martin Luther King and Fair Housing in Flint” continues through Feb. 28.

In the 1960s, Flint was as involved in the issues and passions of the Civil Rights movement as was the rest of the United States. Intended for all ages, this exhibit showcases the efforts of Martin Luther King and the debate over fair housing in Flint.

Admission to this exhibit is included in regular museum admission, $6 Adults, $5 Seniors $4 Youth ages 3-11.

Details: Visit www.sloanlongway.org or call 810-237-3450. — G.G.

Sweet Adelines seeking female singers

DAVISON TWP. — Song of the Lakes Sweet Adelines Chorus of Davison is seeking female singers for membership open- ings.

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.

McLaren offers weight loss solutions

FLINT — McLaren’s Nutrition Counseling Program is offering “Weight Loss-Controlling Your Weight through Diet and Exercise.”

This series of five, one-hour classes will cover the following topics: the food guide pyramid, physical activity, portion control, grocery shopping/food labels, and fast food/eating out. The cost for the series of classes is $35.

This classes are being offered from 9-10 a.m. on Mondays at the McLaren Diabetes Education Program Dept., located at 3200 Beecher Rd. in the Beech Hill Center building. Registration is required.

To register for the classes, or for questions, please contact McLaren’s Diabetes Education Program at 810-342-4110. — 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.

Details: Call the Humane Society at 810- 744-0511 or visit www.geneseehumane.org. — N.B.

Volunteer opportunities at Genesee County Parks

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.

New support group offered for caring with dementia

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.

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.

Mid-Michigan Multiple Myeloma Support group to hold meeting

FLINT — Mid Michigan Multiple Myeloma Support Group Meeting will be held Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at McLaren Great Lakes Cancer Center, 4100 Beecher Rd.

The speaker will be Dr. Andrzej Jozef Jakubowiak, M.D., Ph.D, Head of the Myeloma Department at the University of Michigan. — G.G.


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