In brief

Kidney cancer support group to meet

FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group of Michigan will meet May 22, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington. Guest speaker is Dr. Todd Morgan, urological oncologist. The topic of discussion is “Broad Overview: Evaluation, Diagnosis and Staging of Renal Cancer.”

The meeting is open to the general public. Details: Call 810-232-8233 or 810-762-8226.

Also, on May 18, at the Birch Run Expo Center, 11600 N. Beyer Rd., from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The Nancy Dekatch Caregiver Awareness & Burnout Prevention symposium will be held. Details: Call 810-845-6713 or visit — G.G.

VA and UM-Flint to hold veteran benefits fair

ANN ARBOR — The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and the University of Michigan-Flint are holding a Veteran Benefits Overview & Resource Fair on May 15, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Harding Mott University Center on the UM-Flint campus located at 400 Mill St.

Veterans are welcome to attend the event, which will include presentations from the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Saginaw, the Veterans Benefits Administration — Detroit Regional Office, the National Cemetery Administration — Great Lakes National Cemetery and the UM-Flint Student Veterans Center.

Light refreshments will be served and guests are asked to park in the Mill Street Ramp located at 402 Mill St. — G.G.

MSU Extension offers health workshop

FLUSHING — The Michigan State University Extension is hosting a health workshop in Flushing from May 14-June 18 to help individuals manage long term health conditions or care for those with chronic health conditions.

The Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) class will meet on Tuesdays from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Nancy DeKatch Caregivers Institute on 3280 Elms Rd., in the professional building on the corner of Elms and Flushing Roads.

Cost to attend the class is $30 per person or $45 per couple. Registration for the PATH workshop is necessary and enrollment is limited.

To register for the PATH workshop call 810- 244-8517.— G.G.

Animal Shelter Reform to hold second meeting

FLINT — The Advisory Panel that was launched by the Animal Control Subcommittee of the Genesee County Board of Directors in March will be holding its next public meeting on May 9 at 7 p.m.

The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the County Administration Building, 1101 Beech Street in the third floor auditorium.

The purpose of the Advisory Panel is to make recommendations to the subcommittee based on research of best sheltering practices followed by progressive shelters all over the state. Details: Visit or call 248-760-8844. — G.G.

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