Traverse City Record-Eagle


September 2, 2010

Well-Being In Brief: 09/02/2010

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

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

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

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