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Genesys offers New Year’s resolutions just for seniors

GRAND BLANC — Genesys Athletic Club (GAC) – through its GAC Gold program for seniors – will present a lunch talk on healthy New Year’s resolutions for seniors on Jan. 6, at noon.

The talk covers topics designed to help the aging population prevent illness and injury. Here are five New Year’s resolutions that will be discussed at the talk: 1, Participate in cognitive health activities. 2. Exercise or start a new physical activity. 3. Eat more fresh fruits. 4. Make your home safer. 5. Schedule regular checkups.

Jennifer Lynch, wellness navigator with Genesys Athletic Club, is the presenter. The cost – including lunch – is $10 for the public; and $6 for GAC members. To register for the Lunch and Learn with Friends GAC Gold talk, call Genesys Athletic Club at 810-606-7509. — G.G.

Human trafficking awareness workshop

DAVISON — What are the signs of human trafficking? How are victims controlled? How are they recruited? And what are the effects it has on the victims. What is the role of the community is addressing human trafficking? This presentation is Jan. 19 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 706 W. Flint St., in Davison. It features Michigan State Police Trooper Steven Kramer. Refreshments will be served. Details: Call 810-658-3000. The event is sponsored by the Trinity Lutheran Church and the Genesee County Human Trafficking Task Force. — G.G.

The Salvation Army of Genesee receives grant

FLINT — The Child Welfare Society of Flint’s $5,000 grant for Christmas Assistance to The Salvation Army of Genesee County will ensure families in Genesee County will have a blessed Christmas. The 2015 Christmas Assistance Program will help more than 575 of families currently registered for our programs which include: warm winter coats, hats, mittens and gloves for warmth. Toys and stocking stuffers are part of our Christmas Toy Shop Program providing parents the opportunity to shop for their children’s Christmas gifts. Our Toy Shop will be filled with toys for families with children 14 and under to place beneath their Christmas Trees so that Christmas morning is truly joyously celebrated. Food baskets with enough food for five days will be distributed to these families and persons in need of food.

“We are extremely pleased to have received this gift from the Genesee County Child Welfare Society Foundation. It will be used to bring some happiness to needy children of our community during Christmas,” said Bill Goodwill, Business Manager, The Salvation Army Genesee/ Shiawassee Regional Command. — G.G.

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