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Parenting Education Series

"Breastfeeding:  How to Get Started and Keep Going! Including Solid Foods and Weaning"

Breastfeeding Educational Series (Spring 2015) - Free to MSU faculty, staff, and student moms and dads

Although breastfeeding is natural, it is a learned skill. This four-part program is designed to give pregnant women and their partners information on preparing to breastfeed and strategies for continuing to breastfeed upon returning to work.

Presenter: Mary Machowicz RN, Expectant Parents Organization

Fall Dates: Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Nisbet Building, Room 250

Cost: Free!
Week 1: Introduction to Breastfeeding: Benefits, How Breastfeeding Works
Week 2: Baby is Here! – Getting Started – The Mechanics of Breastfeeding – positioning, latching on, feeding patterns, challenges
Week 3: Maintaining Breastfeeding – lifestyle, Expressing and Storing Milk, Returning to work
Week 4: Breastfeeding Transitions: Introducing Solid Foods and Weaning 

Eldercare Series 2015

"Project 60/50: Across Generations VideoFest" The Elder Rights committee of the MSU 60/50 project wants to bring elders together with the youth in the community.

 Do you know  any elders that may be interested in tutoring students or reading to children at the East Lansing Public Library?  Do you know anyone over 60 years old that would like to be interviewed by any of these four youth groups? Elementary, Middle School, High School or college aged youth? We are looking for youth that would like to interview and videotape elders to capture their stories and have meaningful conversations about their lives.

Project 60/50: Across Generations VideoFest- Video Submission Deadline Sat. Jan. 31, 2015

Across Generations VideoFest invites you to interview and film with youth about the changes experienced during your life. It will also provide an opportunity to impart wisdom to future generations.

  • Are you over 60 years old and interested in being interviewed and filmed by elementary, Middle & High school, & college aged students?
  • Are you a youth (Elem, MS,HS or college aged) that would like to interview and video tape a conversation to capture the wisdom of elders?
  • Would you like to be a VideoFest judge?

  For more information on the project, including how to participate, contact Lori Strom at (517) 432-3745

"Common concerns about elders when families get together"


Date:  Wednesday, February 25, 2005 Time:  12pm - 1pm Place:  Room 250 Nisbet Bldg., MSU
Join Lee B. Reimann, Attorney at Law, from Willingham & Cote, P.C., to discuss strategies for families when they realize that their elder parents or loved ones may be in need of assistance as they age.
These four topics:  Medical, Family, Financial, and Legal issues and tips will be discussed.


What is the next step when living home alone may no longer be appropriate and safe for them?  What are the issues that need to be considered; such as safety and accessibility, mobility, transportation, physical and health care needs? What should be considered regarding:  medical choices, family relationships, finances or legal documents?  Attend this session to become proactive in caring for our elders and supporting the second half of their lives, with the goal of living an intentional and joyful life.


Sessions are FREE and open to the public!  RSVP by calling Family Resource Center at 517-432-3745 or by email:


Special Events 2015


Optimal Aging 2015

Date:  Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Check-in: 7:45am
Program begins at 8:15am

The goal of this program is to provide our audience with real-life solutions and practical advice to age optimally. 
Everyone is invited; including seniors, family caregivers and community providers.

Ligt breakfast and refreshments will be served.

Eagle Eye Golf Club
1550 Chandler Road
East Lansing, MI  48823

RSVP:  (517) 432-3745 or
This even is FREE, however advanced registration is required.