Traverse City Record-Eagle

Archive: Wednesday

April 23, 2014

Business in Brief: 04/23/2014

Innovative rehab

TRAVERSE CITY — Munson Rehabilitation Services recently purchased an advanced upper extremity treatment program from Saebo, Inc. through a grant from the Munson Healthcare Regional Foundation. The equipment is designed to strengthen and encourage movement, as well as help instill motivation in stroke and brain injury patients.

Munson occupational therapists now have multiple customizable dynamic hand and arm orthoses to work with, as well as electrical stimulation, mobile arm support, dynamic hand splints and unique motivational tools.

Outpatients referred to the program by physicians can work with the equipment at the hospital and may qualify to obtain some of their own equipment to continue a program at home.

For more information, go to

Financial counseling

MANCELONA — Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency, a certified HUD and MSHDA Housing Counseling Agency, will offer appointments from 1 to 4 p.m., on three Mondays, April 21, May 5 and 19 at the Mancelona Library, 202 W. State St

Budget counseling, homeownership counseling and foreclosure prevention counseling will be offered.

To schedule an appointment, call (231) 347-9070 or (800) 443-5518.

Blue Cross sponsors outing

TRAVERSE CITY — Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services announced that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is the underwriting sponsor for the Annual Northern Michigan Charity Golf Classic, to be held by Pine Rest on May 9 at Crystal Mountain Resort.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by a boxed lunch. The shotgun start is at 11 a.m. on the Mountain Ridge course. An awards dinner begins at 4 p.m.

Sponsors and golfers may register at

For more information, call 947-2255 x8118.

D.O.G. Bakery celebration

TRAVERSE CITY — The D.O.G. Bakery is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a party from 12-3 p.m., on May 31.

Plans include free food, games, raffles, prizes, face painting, and a treat decorating station. Kids can help smash Treat-Zilla, the five foot dog treat, and take a piece home.

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