Traverse City Record-Eagle

Well-Being

November 4, 2010

Well-Being in Brief: 11/04/2010

Recovery group targets dual issues

TRAVERSE CITY — A support group for individuals who experience both substance abuse and an emotional or mental health issue meets twice weekly.

Dual Recovery Anonymous is an independent self-help organization. Its goal is to help men and women achieve dual recovery, prevent relapse and to carry the message of recovery to others who experience dual disorders.

The group meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Central United Methodist Church, 222 Cass St. The next meeting is today. For more information, visit http://www.draonline.org.

Athletes get help with 'Boomeritis'

TRAVERSE CITY — Orthopedic surgeon Peter McAndrews III, DO, will offer tips to help aging athletes stay active and avoid "Boomeritis."

Boomeritis is a term coined by an orthopedic surgeon in 1999 to describe the explosion of bone and joint aches, pains, injuries and ailments among amateur athletes belonging to the Baby Boomer generation. McAndrews will address issues related to Achilles tendons, elbow pain and rotator cuff problems, and also will take a look at osteoarthritis to help keep athletes playing past the age of 50. He practices at Traverse City Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

The free program will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, at Munson Community Health Center's Meeting Room A&B, 550 Munson Ave. Registration is requested. For details or to register, call (888) 838-9160 or visit www.munsonhealthcare.org.

Lansing duo visits retirement facilities

TRAVERSE CITY — Mighty Medicine, a singing duo from Lansing, is performing at area retirement homes in the Grand Traverse region.

DeShaun Snead and Larry Neuhardt will make stops today at 2 p.m. at Manistee County Health, and at 4 p.m. at Orchard Hills in Brethren. On Friday, Nov. 5, the duo will perform in Traverse city at the Grand Traverse Pavilions at 4 p.m. and at Glen Eagle Retirement Community at 4:15 p.m.

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