Get involved with these great classes that are offered at Tamarac and throughout Newaygo County. For more information about programs and services available 231.924.3073.
Classes, Events and Wellness Programs
Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies
Join Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial the second Thursday of every month as we discuss ways to keep your mind and body healthy.
Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies is free and open to the community. Light refreshments will be provided, and free Child Watch is available with an appointment. Registration is required.
Call 231.924.3073 to register or for an upcoming schedule.
Free Community Screenings
Spectrum Health offers free vascular screenings for high-risk patients. To qualify for a free vascular screening, you must be 60 or older and have at least two of the following:
- Hypertension/high blood pressure
- History of smoking
- High cholesterol
- Family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm
- Family history of hardening of the arteries before age 60
To schedule your vascular screening, call 616.391.VASC (8272).
Blood Pressure Screening Clinics
Get your blood pressure checked often. Free blood pressure screenings are offered at Gerber Memorial the second Wednesday of every month from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and at Tamarac on the fourth Monday of every month from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m..
Fall Prevention/ Balance Screening
Falls are the leading cause of accidental injury in older adults, but most falls can be prevented. Learn your fall risk and how you can reduce your risk by participating in a free screening the third Thursday of every month.
For more information, call 231.924.2193.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Heart Saver classes are free, open to the public and taught by our certified CPR instructors. Registration is required and classes fill quickly.
Classes are offered the second Tuesday of every month.
Call 231.924.3580 to register.
Health and Wellness Services
We want to help you be your best. That means connecting you to a range of services right here in Newaygo County. From helping your kids learn how to swim to helping you bounce back after an injury, we have a service that’s right for you.
You do not need to be a Tamarac member for these services.
Advanced Care Planning
As a capable adult, you have many rights when you receive health care. You have the right to be told about your medical choices and their benefits and risks. You also have the right to accept or refuse these choices. Whatever you decide, it is important to talk about your decisions with your physicians, other health professionals and those close to you. You may also put your plans for future medical care in writing, in case you become unable to make your own decisions.
Advance care planning is a process for you to:
- Understand possible future health choices
- Reflect on your choices in light of the values and goals important to you
- Discuss your choices with those close to you and the health care providers who care for you
- Make a plan for future health care situations