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Community Wellness & Nutrition Events

Herbs, Spices and More!

Join us as we discuss unique ways to add flavor to our food using fresh herbs, spices, homemade marinades and dressings. Registration is required for this lunch and learn event.

Using Kitchen Gadgets

Join us for a presentation devoted to learning how to best use your favorite kitchen gadgets! We will review using items such as the InstaPot, Air Fryer and Crockpot. Our goal is for you to leave the presentation feeling less intimidated by your kitchen gadgets and get inspired by dietician approved meal and snack ideas.

Kids Day!

Mark you calendars and join us for a day of fun for your little ones! The first 250 kids to visit the information booth on this day will receive a free gift! Watch for UM Health-West emails and social media for additional information and event schedules.

Community Blood Drive

Make a difference in our community by donating blood! It’s easy, only takes about 45 minutes and you will feel good knowing you helped save a local patient’s life.

Aphasia Support Group

“Aphasia” is difficulty with language affecting the ability to speak and understand speech, as well as reading and writing. It most commonly results from brain injury after stroke. This group is an opportunity for people with aphasia to support each other and practice communication strategies in a supportive environment. Education about aphasia and communication strategies will be provided. Caregivers are also welcome.

Freedom From Smoking Class

Are you ready to quit using tobacco products? Learn how to quit the use of tobacco and nicotine products with our new Freedom From Smoking classes. Participants will receive support and education from the Pulmonary Rehabilitation team to help them in their journey to becoming tobacco free. Registration is required for this 7-week course.

Nutrition and Culinary Wellness

Are you interested in changing your diet and lifestyle, but not sure where to start? Join us for an empowering 6-week series focused on healthful culinary and nutrition practices! In an effort to promote wellness and prevent chronic disease, this series will include 3 cooking classes and 3 nutrition education classes. We intend to make healthy habits long lasting!

Registration is required as space is limited. Registration fee includes:

  • Expert advice from a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • An interactive learning experience within our teaching kitchen
  • Participant resource binder
  • Recipes and food samples
  • Group Support and weekly reinforcement

Week 1 Food For Fuel: Nutrition is essential to help maintain overall health and wellness. We will explore creative ways to fuel a healthy body with good nutrition. We will also discuss how to avoid unhealthy ingredients that can contribute to chronic illness.

Week 2 Build a Better Breakfast: Jump-start your morning and your metabolism with a healthy breakfast! We will also discuss how to avoid unhealthy breakfast choices. Samples and recipes provided!

Week 3 Label Reading: Packaged foods can be loaded with excessive amounts of salt, sugar and fat. We will explore how to become more informed grocery shoppers. We will also discuss meal planning and how to shop with intention.

Week 4 Salads & Dressings: Salads are a great way to increase vegetables and they don’t have to be boring or tasteless. Let’s get creative with salads and homemade dressings!

Week 5 Mindful Eating: Break your dieting cycle with mindful eating. Many factors beyond hunger can impact what we eat. By practicing mindful eating, you will learn how to become more in-tune with your body and its response to food.

Week 6 Dinner in a Snap: Time is something we wish we all had more of, especially when it comes to fixing dinner. Today, we will learn how to combine both fresh and convenience items to make a fast, healthy and affordable evening meal.

Foods that Combat Hypertension

Heart disease continues to be the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Join us for a lunch and learn to discuss how to prevent and manage heart disease with nutrition and diet modification. Participants will receive a lunch. Registration is required.

A Dialogue on Diet Trends

When it comes to making choices about the best diet to follow, it can be extremely confusing and frustrating. Check out our upcoming class, where Registered Dietician Nutritionists will be discussing the current diet trends, pros and cons, and considerations to make following any specific diet plan. Participants will receive a light lunch. Registration is required.

Stop the Bleed Training Class

Stop the Bleed is a national initiative sponsored by the American College of Surgeons and has the goal of training millions of civilians to identify and stop life-threatening bleeding in the crucial minutes after an injury. University of Michigan Health-West is dedicated to the communities we serve. That is why we invite you to attend a free one-hour training session. Registration is required. All who attend will be given a free Stop the Bleed T-Shirt.