Free seminars discuss chronic conditions for older adults

Understanding Chronic Conditions

Published: August 24, 2021

LANSING, MI – Sparrow is partnering with Burcham Hills to offer free community learning sessions with a topic that impacts nearly every older adult in the country, chronic health conditions.

The “Understanding Chronic Conditions Series” kicks off Thursday, Aug. 12, with a physician-led presentation on movement disorders. Other topics in coming weeks include keeping your heart healthy, cancer care and coping strategies, osteoporosis and bone health, and much more.

Over 80 percent of older adults are affected by at least one chronic condition, such as heart disease and cancer, so understanding those ailments are vitally important. Preserving independence, well-being and quality of life is a top priority for older adults, their caregivers, and their loved ones.

The six-week series features patient-centered, evidence-based best practices on important topics from Sparrow experts. Thursday’s session will be led by Michigan State University Neurologist April Yuki, M.D.

Seminars are offered free with the exception of Thursday’s Lunch with a Doctor program. Thursday’s session begins with lunch at 11 a.m. at the Kellogg Center at Michigan State University, Lincoln Room, 219 S. Harrison, East Lansing. The program is $10 for Sparrow LifeTime members and $15 for non-LifeTime members.

Registration is available through or by calling 1.800.SPARROW (1.800.772.7769).


Sparrow Health System is Mid-Michigan’s premier healthcare organization and includes hospitals in Lansing, Carson City, Charlotte, Ionia and St. Johns, as well as Sparrow Specialty Hospital, Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group, the Michigan Athletic Club, and AL!VE. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan Medicine through the Sparrow Children’s Center and with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and patient experience. For more information, visit