Health + Wellness

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Year-round activities and events abound in Oakland County, where health, wellness and fun are part of the quality-of-life landscape. From amateur hockey and hydroplane races to half-marathons and more, Oakland County gets people up and moving. Here are just some of the events aimed at keeping county residents happy, healthy and on the go – “Count Your Steps,” Fire & Ice Fest, Oakland Edge Adult Hockey Tournament, and the Brooksie Way Half-Marathon.

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Happy Paddling Close to Home

Traveling by canoe or kayak? You can do that in Oakland County. At the end of 2018, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced the new classification of eight Michigan waterways...

Variety Children’s Charity: Taking Care of Children

Before she became a staff member at Variety Detroit, Michelle Murphy was a parent who turned to the nonprofit for help. Variety – the Children's Charity Detroit is part of...

From chair volleyball to dulcimer lessons, Oakland County seniors find lots to do

When it comes to keeping active, Oakland County’s nearly half-million people ages 60 and up are a fortunate group. Virtually every municipality has a senior center, or even two,...

7 ways to ‘staycation’ in Metro Detroit

It’s rare that you get to play the tourist in your own hometown, but Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties have a lot to offer. Here are 7 ways to...

The Rainbow Connection makes dreams come true for Michigan children with life-threatening conditions

 The Rainbow Connection, based in Rochester, has existed in some capacity since 1980. In May of that year, L. Brooks Patterson's friend, Ron Dobson, was traveling on his private plane...

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Featured Video: Take Root

Calling Rochester, Michigan their home, Take Root resides at Oakland University under the direction of its founders and fellow company members, Ali Woerner and Thayer Jonutz. In addition to...
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Featured Video: Stars & Stripes Kids Activity Center

Stars & Stripes Kids Activity Center in Clarkston provides children's educational programs through physical activity. Programs are specifically designed to meet the needs of children of all ages and skill...
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Featured Video: Walk the Line

Walk the Line To SCI Recovery is an exercise-based spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury recovery program. Their experienced team works with clients to develop creative individual recovery...
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Featured Video: J&B Medical and Health Net Connect

J & B Medical was established in 1994 and since has become one of the fastest growing and most successful medical distribution companies in the world. J & B...
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Featured Video: Detroit Mechanix

The Detroit Mechanix (DMX) represent the American Ultimate Disc League, the first professional disc league in the sport of ultimate disc. Building on a community-centered, fan-driven, family-oriented team experience,...

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