Community Health Survey Launched in Oakland County

Oakland County Health Division launched a countywide survey this week to gather residents’ views on key issues that affect health and wellness. The survey, which is part of the Energizing Connections for Healthier Oakland (ECHO) initiative, will help public health professionals prioritize and respond to health concerns in Oakland County. “This community survey enables our Health Division and its community partners to improve the quality of life for residents and achieve better overall … [Read more...]

The Brooksie Way Minigrant Program Seeking Applications for Winter Funding Cycle

The Brooksie Way is seeking applications from local communities and non-profits interested in funding assistance for programming that supports healthy and active lifestyles for Oakland County residents. The Brooksie Way Minigrant program uses proceeds from the HealthPlus Brooksie Way Half Marathon to support various programs that support healthy and active lifestyles. The minigrant program has allocated more than $135,000 since it began in 2010. The maximum award is $2,000. “We have … [Read more...]

Crittenton Hospital Sold to Ascension Health

Crittenton Hospital Opened in 1967

Crittenton Hospital The Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Board of Trustees selected Ascension Health Michigan to be the new owner of the hospital pending a six-month due diligence and strategic planning process to work out the details of the transaction. A letter of intent was signed on December 31, 2014. “We conducted a very thorough vetting process and determined that as part of Ascension Michigan, Crittenton has the opportunity to continue as a thriving community asset well … [Read more...]

Registration Open for 2015 HealthPlus Brooksie Way Races

Runners and walkers can save themselves up to $30 on entry fees by registering now online for the eighth annual HealthPlus Brooksie Way. Online registration at www.TheBrooksieWay.com saves half marathon runners and walkers off the $75 entry fee charged to those who register on the eve of the Sept. 27 race. Entrants for the 10K and 5K will also realize significant savings by registering early. Participants can also register online for the popular Team Challenge–which sold out last year–and … [Read more...]

Get Vaccinated Before the Flu Finds You

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The Oakland County Health Division is encouraging residents to get a flu shot in order to prevent the flu from spreading during this holiday season when families and friends get together, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced through a press release. “Our Health Division advises individuals to get vaccinated against the flu before visiting friends and family during the holidays,” Patterson said. “And if you do get sick over the holidays, it is best to stay home instead of … [Read more...]

Crittenton Home Care Receives Two Nationally Recognized Honors

Crittenton Home Care has been named a 2014 HHCAHPS Honors recipient, a prestigious award recognizing home health agencies that continuously provide quality care as measured from the patient’s point of view. The agency also announced yesterday in a statement that it has been named a Top Agency of the 2014 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Crittenton Home Care is committed to providing quality, compassionate and individualized … [Read more...]

Oakland County Health Division Kicks Off Flu Season

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With the weather turning colder, the Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) will once again offer the flu vaccine that guards against four flu viruses this season beginning Sept. 30th. This year’s vaccine protects against Type A H1N1 and H3N2 and two Type B strains which are most likely to occur this season. “Our goal is to keep our residents healthy,” County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “We urge them to take the necessary precautions against the flu this season and every … [Read more...]

Last Call to Enter 7th Annual HealthPlus Brooksie Way Races

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Attention all runners and walkers aiming to take part in the seventh annual HealthPlus Brooksie Way races had better kick it in gear because time is running short. The HealthPlus Brooksie Way Half Marathon begins Sunday morning at 8 a.m. at the Meadow Brook Music Festival on the campus of Oakland University. Online registration ends Thursday at noon. Final registration is available in person on Friday from 3 - 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the HealthPlus Brooksie Way Fitness … [Read more...]

Exciting New Fall Classes Coming to the OPC

If you're 50 years or older and would like to shake up your fitness routine, then you'll want to check out the exciting new classes being offered at the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) state-of-the-art Health & Wellness Center located in Rochester, MI. Beginning Wednesday, October 1, the OPC will be rolling out a variety of new classes (programmed with the working class in mind) to try including QiGong (an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing … [Read more...]

Pilates ActivCore Studio Open House offers FREE classes

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Looking to start a new fitness program this fall now that the kids are back in school? Or maybe you just want to shake up your exercise routine a bit. Either way, you’re in luck! Pilates ActivCore Studio has a new studio at 2558 Squirrel Road in Auburn Hills (directly across from Oakland University) and offers a variety of Pilates’ classes with equipment, and group mat and ballet barre classes with certified instruction for beginner to advanced levels. To celebrate the new … [Read more...]