In Brief

Creature Camp at Sloan Museum

FLINT — Did you know some interesting creatures call your body home. Super-tiny mites live in the follicles of your eyelashes and in skin pores. Your mouth is home to not only bacteria but also viruses and fungi.

Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body at Sloan Museum until Jan. 16. Head to Sloan Museum and discover the Skin Climbing Wall. This large-scale fiberglass replica of human skin features pimples, warts, wounds, hair, moles and other skin blemishes.

Visitors will discover many features of the skin as they climb across this wall.

Sponsored by: Mott Community College, B95 and Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

GROSSOLOGY Exhibition produced by Advanced Animations LLC., in collaboration with Science World British Columbia. GROSSOLOGY is a registered trademark of Penguin Group (USA). — G.G.

McLaren Regional Rehabilitation staff to host annual patient party

FLINT — The McLaren Regional Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Department’s annual patient party will be held Dec. 13 from 3-5 p.m. at the new Rehabilitation Unit 5 North, 401 S. Ballenger Hwy., in Flint

For more than two decades staff from McLaren Regional Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Department has hosted a Christmas party for their patients.

It is a time to celebrate the accomplishments patients have made on their road to recovery. Patients may be recovering from a number of conditions including a stroke, accident, or a hip or knee replacement. Guests will enjoy entertainment, refreshments and the chance to socialize with their therapists, nurses, other rehab staff and each other at the party. All current and past rehabilitation patients are welcome to attend (due to the hospital’s current visitation policy this is an adult only event). — G.G.

McLaren offering heart health, cholesterol and blood pressure help

FLINT — McLaren’s Nutrition Counseling Program is now offering “Heart Health- Controlling Your Cholesterol and Blood Pressure.” Have you been told that your cholesterol or blood pressure is high? Do you have a family history of heart disease? Do you want to learn how to prevent heart disease and be healthier? If you can answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions this class can help. Meal planning tips and recipes will be provided.

This class is being offered, from 10 a.m. to noon, Dec. 10 at the McLaren Diabetes Education Program Dept., located at 3200 Beecher Rd in the Beech Hill Center building. The class fee is $30 and registration is required.

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

Davison Edward Jones office supports Toys for Tots drive

DAVISON — The Edward Jones office in Davison, at10004 E. Lippincott Blvd., will be participating in the annual Toys for Tots campaign this holiday season. For details call 810- 653-0189.

Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada.

Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work.

The firm’s 12,000-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients to understand their personal goals — from college savings to retirement — and create longterm investment solutions that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio and a buy-and-hold strategy. Edward Jones embraces the importance of building long-term, face-to-face rela- tionships with clients, helping them to understand and make sense of the investment options available today.

Edward Jones, which ranked No. 2 on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2010, is headquartered in St. Louis. The Edward Jones web site is located at, and its recruiting web site is — 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 (, at 810-736-7100, ext. 855. — 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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *