Northport Highlands celebrates one year
NORTHPORT — Northport Highlands will celebrate its one-year anniversary on Friday, Sept. 3.
The facility offers retirement living, independent assisted living and memory care. It also has an on-site pool and fitness center.
The anniversary will be celebrated from 3 to 6 p.m. with a wine, cheese and dessert reception and live music.
Northport Highlands is located at 215 S. High St. For details, call 386-9900 or visit www.northporthighlands.com.
Medical Marijuana Academy classes
ACME — The Medical Marijuana Academy will hold a weekend class in response to the increasing interest involving medical cannabis.
The class will meet Sept. 10 through 12 at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. The total approximate class time over the three days is 24 hours. For details, call (888) 487-0005.
Compassionate Friends' campfire
TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Area Chapter of Compassionate Friends will hold its annual campfire Monday, Sept. 13.
The Compassionate Friends is an international, non-profit, self-help support organization for families grieving the death of a child of any age.
The campfire will start at 7 p.m. at Timber Ridge Resort, 4050 E. Hammond Road. Those attending should bring a chair for seating. Call Tom Vranich, 264-6670, or Tim Tompkins, 256-9343, for details.
Discussion series on family life continues
TRAVERSE CITY — The next program in a video/discussion series on family life will take place Tuesday, Sept. 14.
Michael J. Sullivan, LMSW, will lead the presentation starting at noon. The topic is "The Process of Differentiation." The series highlights topics using concepts from Bowen Family Systems Theory.
The cost is $20 per session.
For details or to register, contact Sullivan, 947-0350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meeting for nurses, nursing students
TRAVERSE CITY — The Registered Nurses Association in Michigan will meet for dinner and a program. All nurses and nursing students are welcome.
The group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, in conference room E at Munson Community Health Center, 550 Munson Ave. Connie Knapper, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, and MaryLee Pakieser, RN, MSN, NP, will discuss the proposed changes defining Advanced Practice RN Groups in the Michigan Public Health Code. Pizza and salad will be available for $5.
Registration is required. For details or to register, call 946-2469, or e-mail email@example.com.
Nursing program information session
Petoskey — North Central Michigan College's nursing faculty will offer the third of four informational sessions for its nursing program.
The session will be held from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, in room 122 of the college's main administration/classroom building, 1515 Howard St. Nursing faculty representatives will explain the process for admission into NCMC's nursing program and prerequisite courses that students must have completed prior to entry into the program.
The final session is planned for Nov. 10. Anyone planning to apply for acceptance into the nursing program is strongly encouraged to attend a session. Call 348-6839 for details.
Mall Immunization Station re-opens
TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse County Health Department has re-opened its Immunization Station.
The station is located at the Grand Traverse Mall and appointments for back-to-school immunizations are being scheduled.
The new communicable disease rules for the 2010-11 school year include: two doses of varicella vaccine or history of chicken pox disease for all children entering kindergarten, all sixth grade students and all children changing school districts; and one dose of meningococcal (MCV4 or MPSV4) vaccine and one dose of tetanus/diphtheria/acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine, or DtaP, Td or DT vaccine if five years have passed since the last dose of tetanus/diphtheria vaccine for all children ages 11 to 18 who are changing school districts or who are enrolled in sixth grade.
Other vaccines will be available on request, such as HPV and Hepatitis B. Appointments are encouraged and can be made by calling the Health Department, 922-4831.
Senior EmPower Day's theme is 'Fun'
LAKE CITY — Senior EmPower Day 2010 will be held at a new venue. This year's theme is "Fun."
The event is designed to promote fun in seniors' lives, from physical and emotional health to social opportunities. Senior EmPower Day is presented by the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan.
Sign-in starts at 8:30 a.m. at Timber Wolf Lake, 4909 N. Morey Road (M-66) near Lake City. Following a session that will explain some of the services offered by the Area Agency on Aging. Russell Peck will talk about "The World Laughter Tour," and the laughter therapies being used at the Grandvuew Medical Care Facility in East Jordan.
The MisFits will perform and there will be opportunities for audience participating throughout the day.
The Timber Wolf Lodge is secluded and rustic and there will be time to explore the grounds. Lunch and refreshments will be provided and there will be door prizes.
Advance registration is required by Friday, Sept. 10. Contact your local aging commission or call the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan in Traverse City at 947-8920 or (800) 442-1713. Admission is $5 for people 60 and older or $10 for people under 60. Attendance is limited to 500 people.
Y closed Monday, then fall hours start
TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Bay YMCA will be closed Monday, Sept. 6, for Labor Day.
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 7, the Y will change to fall hours, which will last through Memorial Day. The main facility, 3000 Racquet Club Drive, will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays and 1 to 9 p.m. Sundays.
For more information, go to www.gtbayymca.org.