Briefs 6.15.2023

Caregiver workshop offered
Whether caring for a spouse, partner, family member, friend or neighbor, helping someone close to you with daily activities and medical tasks can be difficult. Caregivers often feel guilty and alone and have increased risk of developing depression. During this workshop participants will: explore the many ways informal caregiving affects a caregivers mental and physical health, learn the importance of self-care for caregivers, practice some strategies for self-care, and find out resources for learning more about self-care for caregivers. The class will meet June 21 at the Crawford County Commission on Aging (Lawndale Street) from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. To register or for more information, call 989.348.7123.
Democratic Party to meet
The next meeting of the Crawford County Democratic Party is Wednesday, June 21, at 6 p.m. at the Crawford County Courthouse (200 W Michigan Avenue). The public is welcome. Jamie Brants, Project 83 Coordinator, is the guest speaker. She will present on “Finding and Recruiting Local Candidates in Rural Communities.” This is a training session made available to Crawford County Democratic Party members, potential candidates, and any members of the Democratic Rural Caucus.
DHD#10 offers HIV testing
June 27, 2023 is National HIV Testing Day, a day to encourage people to get tested for HIV, know their status, and get linked to care and treatment. In support of National HIV Testing Day, District Health Department #10 is promoting its Walk-in HIV Testing Clinics. Each DHD#10 location will have its own walk-in HIV testing clinic; however, times vary. Crawford County’s DHD#10 location will be testing at 501 Norway Street Suite #1, Grayling, 1-3:30 p.m. 
Have an upcoming event? Announce it here
Submit Brief items to the Crawford County Avalanche via email at or in person at the Avalanche office (108 Michigan Avenue). Please provide event date, time, place, appropriate details, and a contact person’s email address. Upcoming event announcements can run one time in the Briefs. Public events or services that are ongoing may run once per month. Deadline for submission is noon on Monday each week. There is no cost to be included in the Briefs. Brief page items are for local events, or outings elsewhere involving local people.

Crawford County Avalanche

Mailing Address
Box 490
Grayling, MI 49738

Phone: 989-348-6811
FAX: 989-348-6806

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