In Brief

Lifestyle renewal for women

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesys Athletic Club (GAC) is conducting its spring session of “Renew,” a 12-week weight loss and fitness program exclusively for women. A free, informational session will take place April 5, at 6:30 p.m., at GAC.

The 12 weeks of Renew are packed with personalized wellness coaching; support and encouragement; and education on nutrition, emotional eating, food choices, body image, overcoming health and exercise obstacles, and staying positive. Renew emphasizes small lifestyle changes and attainable goals. Each woman is assigned her own wellness coach who will guide her on a lifestyle change journey at a pace that works for her.

Monthly support groups, private studio fitness classes, stress management education, meal preparation and portion control also are included in the 12 weeks of Renew. Cost of the program is $349. Groups of 11 will receive a one-person-free discount. To learn more about Renew, sign up for the free informational meeting on April 5 by calling Genesys Athletic Club at 810-606-7846.

Genesys Athletic Club is located on the Genesys Regional Medical Center-Health Park campus in Grand Blanc Township (off I-75 at Holly Road). Genesys Athletic Club recently was named best fitness facility in Genesee County by area residents. — G.G.

Cancer center to hold educational support group

FLINT — The next meeting of the Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will be April 6 at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute,302 Kensington Ave. Refreshments will be served starting at 12:30 p.m. The meeting is 1-2:30 p.m. The featured speaker: Dr. Mark Roby, Cancer Survivor. The topic: “The Gift of Hope” — A Journey of Courage & Survival. The event if free and open to the public. Details: Call 810-232- 8233 or 810-762-8313. — G.G.

Family fun at Math Night

FLINT — The Mathematics Department of the University of Michigan-Flint will sponsor a Family Math Night April 5, in the Michigan Rooms, in the University Center.

Family Math Night is an opportunity for children and their parents to have fun together with math. Various activities, such as puzzles and games, will be scattered around the room. Each activity takes a few minutes, and children will have a chance to try different ones. The emphasis is not on numerical computation, but rather on such things as estimation, patterns, spatial and geometrical perception, and hands-on activities. No special knowledge or previous experience is necessary. Activities are appropriate for elementary school students. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, and open to the public.

Advance registration is encouraged (though not required), and can be done by phoning the Math Department at 810-762-3244 or stopping by the math office in 402 Murchie Science Building. — G.G.

Free stroke education

FLINT — McLaren Regional Medical Center is offering a “Stroke Education Series” for stroke survivors, those at risk for stroke, and their family members to attend. These free programs will be held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the McLaren Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute, beginning April 6.

The program is 3:30-5 p.m. at the McLaren Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute, G-4466 W. Bristol Rd., on the third floor. — G.G.

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