Curious About Chiropractic Care? Dr. Mark Chappell-Lakin Explains All

Tuesday January 15, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Have you ever wondered what this thing called chiropractic is all about? How can you benefit from it? What is an adjustment?

In this talk, Dr. Mark Chappell-Lakin from Live Well Chiropractic Center will answer these common questions and many more. He will also briefly touch on the origins of chiropractic care, who can benefit, and how chiropractic care can positively influence both the health of the individual and the community.

Grief 101: What To Expect When Grieving

Tuesday January 8, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Presented by Arbor Hospice's Grief Support Services, this one-hour educational meeting will provide you with the resources and information you are looking for when coping with the loss of a loved one. The session will help examine what is normal during the grief process, strategies for coping, suggestions for self-care, and what support is available to you. There will be time for questions at the end.

Sometimes it's More Than Stress

There's a lot going on in the world that can be a source of stress, anxiety or depression for people. Thankfully there are services in our community to help. Washtenaw Community Health Organization is our local resource for mental health services for adults, families and youth. Requests for services are received 24/7. If you or someone you care about is in need of mental health services call 734-544-3050. Other resources for particularly tough times: SafeHouse Center, Psychiatric Emergency Services and the Michigan Suicide & Crisis Hotlines. Or call 1-800-273-TALK.

Adjusting To Your Child's Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Diagnosis

Wednesday December 12, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

If you have a child who has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), then you understand the many challenges ASD presents and how those challenges evolve as the child grows.

This presentation, featuring Dr. Fiona Miller, will focus on describing the range of challenges that parents report, how those challenges change over time, and strategies for coping with them. Dr. Miller is a licensed clinical psychologist who supervises and practices in the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) program at the University of Michigan Center for the Child and the Family.

Bright Nights Community Forum: The Adolescent Brain: A Work In Progress

Tuesday November 27, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Bright Nights Community Forum brings Dr. Paresh Patel, of the U-M Department of Psychiatry and the U-M Depression Center, to discuss the neuroscience of a teen's brain and how its ongoing development affects the behavior and emotions of teens. A panel discussion and audience Q&A follows.

This event is for Grade 9 - Adult

Caregiver Support

Interim HealthCare in partnership with Catholic Social Services, Blueprint for Aging, and The Best of Aging Magazine are hosting the First Annual National Family Caregivers Recognition Event on Sunday November 11, 2012 from 2:00-4:30pm at the Senior Health Building at 5361 McAuley Dr. on the campus of St. Joe's Hospital. Mary Ellen Geist, author of A Measure of the Heart: A Father’s Alzheimer’s, a Daughter’s Return, a Michigan Notable Book of 2009, will speak. Interim HealthCare will be providing Certified Nurse Assistants to provide respite care to allow family caregivers to attend this event. Call 734-468-3746 to arrange for this service.

World Diabetes Day!

The University of Michigan’s Comprehensive Diabetes Center is hosting their 6th Annual World Diabetes Day Health Fair November 10 from 9:00 AM -1:00 pm. The event takes place at the Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel. There will be screenings for high blood pressure, urine screenings for kidney disease, foot exams and eye exams to screen for diabetic retinopathy. There will be three presentations during the event and many resources available for participants. This event is free and open to the public.

Know More about Hearing Loss

If you find yourself often asking people to repeat what they just said to you, or if you are bothered by an airy ringing between your ears, you will find it helpful to attend this talk on hearing loss. On Wed., Oct. 24 at 7-8:30 pm, at Malletts Creek Branch, Ben Wightman, UM Audiologist, will discuss problems with hearing, how to preserve and protect one's hearing, personal amplification, tinnitus, as well as various assistive devices related to audiology. This event is co-sponsored by the UM Council for Disability Concerns as part of the Council's Investing in Ability Week. For more information call 734-327-4555.

Yoga For Women

Monday October 22, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Come and join us for an hour and a half to do yoga, relax and celebrate womanhood.

As women we dedicate much of our time to nourish others, let's take a little time to share yogic tips for women with Victoria Duranona.

If you'd like to learn more about yoga, the library offers many books and videos on the topic.

Yoga for Women

Monday, October 22 | 7-8:30 PM | Downtown Multi Purpose Room

Give yourself 90 minutes to do yoga, relax, and celebrate womanhood. As women we dedicate much of our time to nourish others. Take this time to work out and pick up yogic tips from yoga instructor Victoria Duranona.

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