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Free fall prevention series starts March 10

GLADSTONE — Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. “A Matter of Balance for Fall Prevention,” hosted by Michigan State University Extension, is a free program teaching practical ways to manage falls.

Attendees will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, and exercise to increase strength and balance.

Anyone who is concerned about falling, has fallen in the past, who has restricted activities because of falling concern or is interested in increasing balance, flexibility and strength is welcome to attend.

The eight-week program starts Tuesday, March 10 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Gladstone Senior Center, 303 N 8th St., Gladstone.

The program is free to attend, but registration is required. Call Carlee at 906-315-2664 to register.

Space is limited, and attendees are asked to be prepared to attend all eight sessions.

Pancake breakfast set

HERMANSVILLE — An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be held on Feb. 23, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Floriano-Stecker-Kelly Post 340 American Legion in Hermansville.

Mill retirees to meet

ESCANABA — The Mill Retirees group will meet on Wednesday, March 4 at the Union Hall on Sheridan Road at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be provided and there will be a 50/50 drawing.

All mill retirees are invited to attend. The group meets the first Wednesday of every month.

Purple Heart 1976 meeting on Feb. 27

ESCANABA — The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) Chapter 1976 will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the clubhouse building, 1202 Sheridan Road. The MOPH is for all military veterans who sustained combat wounds during their service to the country. For details, contact Dennis Grall at 789-9005.

DAV to hold meeting

ESCANABA — The next scheduled meeting for the DAV Chapter 24 will be held on Monday, March 2 at 7 p.m. at the Military Order of the Purple Heart building, located at 1202 Sheridan Road, Escanaba.

All disabled veterans are welcome.

A Journey Through Grief

ESCANABA — “A Journey Through Grief” is a bereavement support group presented on behalf of UP Health System Hospice. This is a non-denominational support group that is open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one.

The group provides educational materials and guided discussions on a variety of topics to assist those in the grieving process.

“A Journey Through Grief” is offered the last Thursday of every month. The next session is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 27 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Church, 1820 9th Avenue North, Escanaba.

The group will be facilitated by Lewis Hague, UP Health System Hospice bereavement coordinator, and coordinated by Gayle DeShambo, account executive for UP Health System Hospice.

This support group is open to anyone in the community that is grieving the loss of a loved one.

For more information, contact Gayle DeShambo at 906-241-7974 or gayle.deshambo@­lhcgroup.com.­

Taco Tuesday returns

GLADSTONE — Taco Tuesday is back at the Gladstone American Legion Post 71. Serving is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome. The events are held at Gladstone American Legion Auxiliary Unit 71, 802 Delta Ave., in Gladstone.

DAR sets March meeting

ISHPEMING — The Onagomingkway Chapter, DAR, will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, March 14 from noon until 3 p.m. EDT at the Jasper Ridge Brewery & Restaurant, 1075 Country Lane in Ishpeming. Attendees should plan to order a meal.

Members will be happy to answer questions about genealogy and membership after the meeting. Call Melissa at 906-226-7836 with questions.

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