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December 28, 2013

Community in Brief: 12/28/2013

Adult care

TRAVERSE CITY — Registration is open for adult day and overnight respite at the Grand Traverse Pavilions. Financial assistance is available for qualified applicants.

The programs offer at-home caregivers a chance to do activities that might otherwise not get done because of the 24-hour, seven-day-a-week responsibilities of caring for a loved one at home.

Adult day and overnight respite participants can participate in social and recreational activities, with professional staff on hand to meet the individual needs of the participants. The programs also include dementia care, daily exercise, intergenerational age exchanges, music, picnics and more. Transportation within a 10-mile radius of Grand Traverse Pavilions is available.

For details or to register for programs and services, call 932-3045 or visit www.gtpavilions.com.

Fitness program

FRANKFORT — Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital will offer a free, 10-week exercise program for cancer patients.

The class will meet from 11 a.m.-noon two times a week from Jan. 7 through March 13 at the Betsie Hosick Health and Fitness Center. The class is for newly diagnosed cancer patients, those undergoing treatment, those in remission and cancer survivors up to two years post treatment.

The first 10 people to register will be accepted and scheduled for an initial assessment prior to the first session. Participants need to complete a health history and waiver as well as have their physician sign a release form. Paperwork should be returned to the Betsie Hosick Health and Fitness Center. For details, call Jean Mahoney, 383-0153, Jessica Carland, 352-9661, or email thejourneyprogramtc@gmail.com.

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