Announcements of January 13th


Agency Closure
Monday, January 16th, AIHFS will be closed in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. day. All regular business will resume Tuesday, January 17th.


Diabetes Class Update
On January 19th, a podiatrist  from Arbor Foot Clinics is coming to speak to the Diabetes class and this class will be open to others that aren’t in our regular diabetes class. The class starts at 1:30pm and the podiatrist will speak about diabetic foot care at 1:45pm for about 30 minutes. For more info, please call Julie Collins-Marquez 313-846-6030.


Community Advisory Council
Thursday, January 19th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm, this is our monthly community advisory council meeting featuring different departments or programs.  This is open to everyone in the community. In preparation of next month being National Heart Awareness Month, our Dr. Kachman will be presenting information. For more info John Marcus email:


Healthy Start Playgroup
Families with young children are invited to join us for our January  playgroup on Friday, January 20 from 11am-1:30pm. We will be doing some fun indoor movement games to warm us up in the cold weather, eating yummy food, and of course playing!


Free Movie Mondays
The Great Lakes Bioneers are hosting a monthly free movie to see at the MSU Detroit Center, 3408 Woodward avenue. For more info see the following flier.


Sweat Lodges
In the evening of Friday, January 27th, we will be having a community sweat lodge here at AIHFS, 4880 Lawndale, Detroit. The conductor will be Tony Davis of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians. Fire & Teachings start around 4pm. We will go in around 6pm.
Men’s Lodge
During the day, Saturday, January 28th, we will be having a sweat lodge for men here at AIHFS. Fire & teachings will start around 10am and we will be going in around noon.
General Sweat Lodge info
Please remember these times are approximate. Women should bring a long comfortable skirt, modest comfortable top (such as a t-shirt) and a towel. Men should bring shorts and a towel. If you would like to bring a dish to share for the small feast afterwards, please do! There are different protocols and teachings in regards to lodges. There is additional info and resources at our webpage about sweat lodges. Use this link to go to that webpage. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact Nickole Fox or Keith Dayson, 313-846-6030.



February 9th, the American cancer society is presenting a webinar providing tools and resources for health systems interested in improving HPV vaccination rates.


“Native Luv” Round Dance
Saturday, February 18th, come to Lansing to celebrate healthy living, renew friendships, visit and build community connections. There will be a pipe ceremony at 8pm and round dance from 9pm until 2am.



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