Ele's Place coming to Holt Junior High School

By Marlee Delaney
Holt Journal staff writer

Ele’s Place is coming to Holt Junior High School to offer a support group for grieving children, a director from Ele’s Place said March 22. Director of Marketing and Community Outreach Molly Day said the open-ended support group offers hour-long sessions to help children and teenagers deal with the loss of a loved one. Ele’s Place also offers support groups for parents and guardians at its healing centers located in Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Lansing. “The parents are obviously dealing with their own grief, so this way they are getting support for themselves as well as support for their children,” she said. Ele’s Place is bringing an eight-week program to Holt Junior High School, starting on April 9.

Parkinson’s Walkathon Brings Awareness to Greater Lansing Community

By Jennifer Raye
The Meridian Times staff writer
OKEMOS, Mich.- More than 400 people participated in the “I Gave My Sole for Parkinson’s” Walkathon and 5K run, organized by the Michigan Parkinson Foundation at Okemos High School on Oct. 1. The second annual Greater Lansing area Michigan Parkinson Foundation Walkathon and 5K run had more than 100 participants compared to last year’s walkathon, which had around 300 walkers and runners. “We’re bringing people together from all over to celebrate their coping with this disease,” said Debby Orloff, CEO of the Michigan Parkinson Foundation. The Greater Lansing area has 30,000 to 35,000 people currently affected by Parkinson’s disease.