Community Butterfly Garden at Hannah Community Center Sponsored by: AgeAlive The East Lansing community gathered together on September 5, 2019 to celebrate the opening of the Community Butterfly Garden at Hannah Community Center. This garden was created over 6 months by AgeAlive's Artist in Residence, Zahrah Resh, with the help of organizations and members of the East Lansing Community. AgeAlive Leadership Council member Lori Strom, East Lansing Mayor Mark Meadows, and AgeAlive Director Clare Luz gave opening remarks. Zahrah Resh presented the garden and talked about the healing power of art.
A special thanks to the following groups for their support and participation:
Absolute Gallery Alpha Phi Omega Boys and Girls Club of Lansing Broad Art Lab EL Age Friendly Community Steering Committee East Lansing Hannah Community Center East Lansing Prime Time Seniors' Program Helping Hands Respite Care Ingham County Medical Care Facility MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine MSU Community Relations Coalition MSU Federal Credit Union MSU WorkLife Office Montessori Children's House - 6th Grade Class Spartans Rebuilding Michigan Sutton Advisors, PLC
2019 AgeAlive Research Forum Sponsored by: AgeAlive, MSU WorkLife Office, MSUFCU On April 14, 2019, the second annual AgeAlive 2019 Research Forum was a smashing success with over 100 people from the community and MSU in attendance! Our theme this year was Joy, Happiness and Wellbeing Throughout Life. We are grateful to Dr. Miko Rose who gave an inspiring keynote talk about happiness and its effects on our well-being, and to our panelists of MSU students, faculty and professor emerita who shared about their wide ranging research related to well-being and aging. Thank you to all who presented, displayed resources and information, and attended. A special thanks to the MSU WorkLife Office for providing a delicious breakfast and the MSU Federal Credit Union for hosting.
Healing with Art Sponsored by: AgeAlive, Sutton Advisors, PLC, and Zahrah R Gallery of Contemporary Art
Butterflies have symbolism in many cultures. They represent new life, endurance, change, hope, healing and joy.
This Grand Rapid’s ArtPrize inspired event on March 20, 2019 offered an intergenerational opportunity for all ages to learn about the impact of art on health. Attendees made paper butterflies they were able to take home or use to help create a large Butterfly Garden that will be displayed in a health care facility in the greater Lansing area.
Participants also learned more about MSU’s AgeAlive initiative to promote lifelong wellbeing.
Thank you to all the participants who attended. Special thanks to all the volunteers who helped paint the paper used to make butterflies, Sutton Advisors and Zahrah Resh.
Simple Cooking for Good Health with Chef Rajeev Sponsored by AgeAlive, Allen Neighborhood Center, AmeriCorps, and Meijer
On March 4, 2019, AgeAlive partnered with the Allen Neighborhood Center and AmeriCorps to host an intergenerational cooking event. Chef Rajeev from the Kellogg Center was our chef and teacher, providing lessons in kitchen safety, basic knife skills, and using recipes as a guide while cooking.
Participants made a delicious meal consisting of a roasted butternut squash kale salad, hearty vegetarian lentil soup, and sweet apple and raisin muffins with mint butter. Once the cooking was complete, participants enjoyed the meal together reveling in their delicious accomplishments!
Special thanks to Allen Neighborhood Center for donating the event space and to Meijer of Okemos for donating money towards the food.
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