Catalyst Radio: Hope Network program promotes peer relationships for mental health support

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-05-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we learn about a new program of the behavior health nonprofit Hope Network, called Our Place: Peer to Peer. Using a...

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Summer Yoga Offerings at Dominican Center

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 07-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

Dominican Center at Marywood offers you a choice of three different levels of yoga; one of them will surely fit your level of activity, flexibility and strength.   If you are interested in yoga, but would like to begin gently, Chair Yoga...

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Becoming Fit Just Became More Fun!

by (Area Agency on Aging)

Submitted 06-26-2014 under NONPROFITS

Are you an older adult looking for an opportunity to get fit outside of a gym? EnhanceFitness (EF), a class designed specifically for older adults, makes getting (or staying) fit more fun! You can recognize an EF class by the relaxed atmosphere and...

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Planned Parenthood to offer free HIV testing Week June 23-27

by (PPMI)

Submitted 06-18-2014 under NONPROFITS

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — In recognition of National HIV Testing Day (June 27), Planned Parenthood of West and Northern (PPWNM) is encouraging men, women, and young people to get tested for HIV. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

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Free HIV Testing Week, June 23-27, 2014

by (PPMI)

Submitted 06-18-2014 under

Free HIV testing at any Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan health center, Monday, June 23, through Friday, June 27, 2014. We have eight locations including in Grand Rapids, Wyoming, Muskegon, an Ionia. You must make an appointment....

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Planned Parenthood Capital Campaign Shatters Goal

by (PPMI)

Submitted 04-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan (PPWNM) announces the successful completion of its capital campaign, Standing Tall, with over $4 million raised! Planning for the campaign began in 2011 and the quiet phase kicked off in July 2012....

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Grand Rapids resident to be honored with prestigious Athena Award from U of M

by (erictank)

Submitted 03-18-2014 under NEWS

Lorissa MacAllister, president and founder of Enviah consulting and research firm in Cascade township will be honored with the 2014 Athena Award on Saturday, March 29 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  MacAllister is being recognized...

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Step Quietly into March at Dominican Center

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 03-01-2014 under NONPROFITS

A new series of programs have been developed at Dominican Center to draw you out of the long, difficult West Michigan winter. The season of Lent begins on March 5 with Ash Wednesday. Traditionally, Lent is the Christian season of preparation before...

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Running because of fear: when the internal struggle is based on the external

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 02-24-2014 under OPINION

Mine is the story of a modern-day slave. I’m six-foot-two. When I began running three-ish years ago, I weighed approximately 225 pounds. Today I weigh around 180. In December of 2012, I weighed 150 pounds. The skin was stretched over my limbs...

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Talking with the Experts: Gazelle Girl Training Tips from Metro Health Sports Medicine

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 02-18-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

It's February, and while we are months away from a spring thaw, many runners are in the thick of their winter training for spring races like April's Gazelle Girl Half Marathon & 5k. The Rapidian, a sponsor of the upcoming Gazelle Girl,...

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