Helping the Whole You: FREE Classes sponsored by Spectrum Health Big Rapids and Reed City hospitals in Michigan [#HelpingTheWholeYou #SpectrumHealth #BigRapids #ReedCity]

Spectrum Health Big Rapids and Reed City hospitals are sponsoring 3 fall sessions of their Helping the Whole You series, beginning with “Internet Safety” Sept. 18, 2019 in Big Rapids, and Sept. 19, 2019 in Reed City.

The FREE classes are held from noon to 1 p.m., and a FREE lunch is provided.

Topics include internet safety, “nutrition as we age” and dealing with dementia. The content of the monthly seminars is the same in both communities.

In September 2019, trooper Brian Lucha with the Michigan State Police will educate attendees about an array of internet safety topics, including:

Danger signs and the grooming process of predators;
Giving out personal information;
Consequences of posting material online; and
Websites and apps to avoid.

Space is limited. If you are interested, register at or call (231) 592-4204.

The October sessions, Oct. 16, 2019 in Big Rapids, and Oct. 17, 2019 in Reed City, will feature Bailey Parmelee, a registered dietitian, addressing “Nutrition as We Age.”

Parmelee will discuss the role nutrition plays in peoples’ lives as they age.

“Dealing with Dementia” will be the November session, Nov. 20, 2019 in Big Rapids, and Nov. 21, 2019 in Reed City.

Denise Tinkham, a social worker from Reed City Hospital’s rehabilitation and nursing center, will discuss types of dementia, early signs of dementia and offer tips on caring for someone with dementia.

The classes are held at Michigan Works offices in both communities: 14330 Northland Drive., Big Rapids and in Reed City at 240 E. Church St. in Michigan.

Helping the Whole You is part of Spectrum Health’s overall Healthy Communities initiative and is based on needs identified in the most recent Community Health Needs Assessment conducted by the area hospitals.

Spectrum Health hospitals offer FREE classes:
Manistee News Advocate

Colusa County Transit to offer FREE fare days in Colusa, California [#ColusaCountyTransit #Colusa #AllThingsFREE]

The Colusa County Transit will be offering a series of FREE fare days, thanks to a Low Carbon Transit Operations grant provided through Caltrans.

“The grant is given out to encourage ridership and lower greenhouse emissions”
– Tomas Simms, transit manager

Passengers that utilize the dial-a-ride system will receive FREE transportation on the fixed-timed routes traveling between Arbuckle, Colusa, Grimes, Maxwell, Princeton, Sites, Stonyford, Williams and Yuba City one week each month for the rest of the year.

To celebrate 40 years of business, the Colusa County Transit will also be offering FREE transportation the entire month of October 2019.

“There are plenty more to come. Towards the end of the year we will schedule more FREE fare days for next year as well.”
– Tomas Simms, transit manager

You must call the Transit office to schedule a ride. Drivers are not allowed to schedule passenger rides from the bus.

Riders must be 10 years old or older to ride alone.

According to Tomas Simms, FREE fare days exclude medical transports because these rides are funded by separate grant money.

A full list of scheduled route times is available at

The Colusa County Transit operates Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.- 5 p.m.

For more information or to schedule a ride, call 458-0287.

Colusa County Transit to offer week of FREE rides throughout county

Badgers and Barbers: FREE back-to-school haircuts offered by Morehead City Police Department + Big Rock Barber Shop & Wilson’s Clippers on Arendell Street, Morehead City, North Carolina [#MoreheadCityPolice #MoreheadCity #AllThingsFREE]

Morehead City Police Department has partnered with 2 local barbershops to offer FREE back-to-school haircuts for boys in kindergarten through eighth grade that attend Morehead City Schools.

The Badgers and Barbers program will offer the haircuts on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Big Rock Barber Shop on Arendell Street, Morehead City, North Carolina.

On Friday, August 23, 2019, the students can get a trim at Wilson’s Clippers, also on Arendell Street, Arendell Street, Morehead City, North Carolina, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Upstate barbers gather to offer FREE back to school haircuts!
FOX Carolina

FREE Backpacks offered by Tracy and Sunshine Gantt Ministries, City of Easley, and Caring & Nurturing, Greenville, South Carolina [#FREEBackpacks #Greenville #SouthCarolina]

Parents and caregivers do not have to go it alone with when it comes to providing their children with some of the necessities to start school. A host of groups and organizations are stepping in to help with FREE giveaways that include backpacks, paper, pencils and services.

Tracy and Sunshine Gantt Ministries, City of Easley, and Caring & Nurturing, Greenville, South Carolina

More than 1,000 backpacks to be given away.

There will also be a community cookout, music bounce houses, and prize giveaways. Children must attend to receive a backpack

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 10, 2019 Pope Field Park, 310 Pope Field Road, Easley,
2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Aug. 11, 2019 (FREE haircuts and hairstyles for all school-aged children at Upstate College of Cosmetology. Appointments required.)

Here’s where you can get some back-to-school freebies in Upstate SC:
Greenville News

Renown Health + City of Reno to offer FREE swim sessions for kids at Traner and Idlewild pools in Reno, Nevada [#RenownHealth #CityOfReno #Nevada]

Temperatures are a littler cooler this week, but the heat is still on. Renown Health teamed up with the City of Reno to offer FREE swim sessions for kids at Traner and Idlewild pools this week.

It is held at the height of summer to encourage healthy family activity.

According to Dan Gleich, Recreation Manager of the City of Reno, the FREE swims could not have come at a better time.

“We are very excited to have these pools available to kind of help people get out of the heat. Especially for it being FREE swim week they get to cool off and be in the water, even with it being 100 degrees.”
– Dan Gleich, Recreation Manager of the City of Reno

Renown Health and Reno offer FREE swim sessions: