Health + Wellness


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.


New Twist for Virtual McLaren Brooksie Way Half Marathon

The 13th running of the McLaren Brooksie Way Half Marathon, 10k and 5k races is just around the corner and this year it comes with the twist.You pick your...

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center Gets Creative During COVID-19

Annie VanGelderen discovered the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center 20 years ago when she purchased a piece of art glass at its Holiday Shop.“They threw a program book in the...

Public Voting Open to Pick Winners in ‘Oakland Together’ COVID-19 Safety Video & Visual Art Contest

Think you have an eye for visual or video art? Here’s your chance to pick the winners of the ‘Oakland Together’ Safety Video & Visual Art Contest. Voting is easy and it’s online.

In a Pandemic, Music Transcends School Walls

When Pontiac Schools closed mid-March due to COVID-19, Dream Williams was among countless students affected. On top of being cut off from friends and teachers and wondering what would...

County Provides Businesses with Tools to Reopen

Entrepreneur Karen Gara beat COVID-19. Now she is hoping her four downtown Farmington and Farmington Hills businesses — Merle Norman Cosmetics, Rebecca’s Wigs, New Reflections Boutique at Beaumont Cancer...

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Featured Video: Oakland County Health Division – Handwashing

The most important thing to prevent illness is washing your hands thoroughly and often. Follow these six easy steps. Visit for more information.

Featured Video: Take Root

Calling Rochester, Mich., home, Take Root resides at Oakland University under the direction of founders Ali Woerner and Thayer Jonutz. In addition to being a modern dance company, Take...

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...

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...

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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