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Please check the Events Calendar page for the more information about health events in southwestern Michigan.


Health & Fitness Expo

Sunday October 6, 2019

Niles-Buchanan YMCA, 905 North Front Street, Niles, MI 49120 

The Health & Fitness Expo is a way to provide health and fitness information in a fun and interactive way to the Southwest Michigan area and their families. The Expo is a collaborative effort among many entities including Andrews University School of Health Professions, Be Healthy Berrien, the YMCA of Southwest Michigan, and the City of Niles.   

There will be something for everyone at the Health & Fitness Expo.   Food  Mini workouts  Cooking demonstrations  Nutrition information  Kids zone with games & activities (face painting, bounce house, and more)  Local health service information  Health screenings (hearing, blood pressure, posture & gait analysis, etc.)  Plus more!  

The expo is free to all participants.  Plus everyone will have the chance to enter to win a variety of prizes, donated by our sponsors and vendors.  To have a chance to win all you have to do is come and visit our booths.


Health Expo: Vision & Dental Clinic

Sunday August 25, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sponsored by Buchanan and Niles Westside Seventh-day Adventist Churches

Located at: 110 N. Fairview Avenue, Niles, MI  49120

For  more information, see below:


Week-long "Wellness Fest"

Monday - Friday March 25-29, 2019

Andrews University Campus, Berrien Springs, MI  49104

Each day will have a theme and coordinated activites:

MindfulMonday, TastyTuesday, WorkoutWednesday, ThoughtfulThursday, and FluidFriday

There will also be tours of the $18M Andreasen Center for Wellness that is nearing completion.

For more information, go to this link: Wellness Fest


Dr. Neil Nedley

Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 8:30, 11:20, 2:30 programs.

Village Seventh-day Adventist Church

635 St. Joseph Ave

Berrien Springs, MI  49103

Neil Nedley, MD is a the President of Weimar Institute and a practicing physician in Internal Medicine with an emphasis in Gastroenterology, Mental Health, Lifestyle Medicine, and the difficult-to-diagnose patient. He developed the highly successful 10-day residential Depression Recovery Program for treatment resistant depression and anxiety. Dr. Nedley is author of Proof Positive, Depression-the Way Out, the 8-part Depression Recovery Program DVD with workbook series, and Training the Trainer for community mental health education programs.

For more information, go to: 



4th Annual Health & Fitness Expo

Sunday, October 14, 2018 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Niles-Buchanan YMCA

905 North Front Street

Niles, MI 49120 

This year's activities include: bounce house and activities for the kids, mini workouts, cooking demos, nutrition information, games, local health service information, community health and wellness opportunities, health screening and much more.

For more information, go to:   https://www.andrews.edu/shp/healthexpo/ 





What: 8-part video series by diabetes experts Dr. Wes Youngberg, author of Goodbye Diabetes, and Brenda Davis, renowned author and plant-based dietitian

When: September 24 - November 12, on consecutive Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm

Where: Fellowship hall of St. Joseph SDA Church

                                     1201 Maiden Ln

                                     St Joseph, MI

Register or for more information: call 269-697-3405 or email healthytogether25@gmail.com

Be empowered on a hope-filled journey to design your best health strategy, reverse your disease and reclaim your health!



12 Weeks to Wellness & Optimal Health with Dr. Wes Youngberg



Dr. Youngberg has helped thousands to prevent and reverse disease—heart disease, digestion issues, diabetes, and even Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline. This video series will begin on September 7, 2018.

Topic 1 is “Optimizing Your Genetic Potential”;

Topic 2 will be “Optimizing Your Metabolism;” 

Topic 3 “Optimizing Circulation & Heart Health”.

Come and enjoy—You’ll never be the same again!  Call 269-471-1688 for more information.



Free Tai Chi Classes



3rd Annual Health & Wellness Fair - March 1-7, 2018

For more information,  https://www.andrews.edu/wellness/2018wellnessfest/


Spring GROW Groups - starting mid-February 2018

There are many groups focusing on health from which to choose:  from Tai Chi to walking groups to pickle ball! Go to https://www.pmchurch.org/ministries/growgroups/join  to find one that works well for you, then join!


"Health is Wealth" Weight Loss Program - sponsored by Andrews University Health & Wellness

Program runs January 26-April 13.  Contact wellness@andrews.edu to reserve your place in this program.


Healthy Together Reading Group - A weekly book discussion with presentations and demonstrations on how to get more whole plant-based foods into your meals.

Thursdays October 19, 2017-March 8, 2018, 6:30-8:30, Lincoln Township Library, 2099 W. John Beers Rd, Stevensville, MI  Check here for the schedule and reading material information.


GROW Groups for Fall:  There are many opportunities to learn how to strengthen your body and spiritual life while you make friends.  Check out the GROW Group catalog for this fall.  

There are 7 groups focused on physical fitness from Tai Chi to walking groups to pickle ball!  Several more about healthful eating/cooking.  And all of the GROW groups emphasize spiritual health and well-being.  Check them out and sign up!