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UCOM News This Week: January 4 - January 10

January 6th, 2016

Sit and Be Fit

This unique exercise program utilizes innovative and less strenuous ways to improve fitness for anyone. Provided by instructors from the YMCA, the next series begins Wednesday January 13 at 10a. Registrations are currently open by calling UCOM at 616.241.4006. This activity also counts toward nutrition/exercise requirements for NOW (Nutritional Options for Wellness) Pantry participants who are managing chronic illnesses through diet and exercise.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration of Community

Ten students from Potter’s House School and a contingent from Miller Johnson will participate in work projects at UCOM to celebrate the life and work of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. including boxing and shelving food from donations, organizing coolers and freezers, dismantling the Toy “Store”, and other general chores to ready the facility for the new year.

Bracing for the cold

Mittens and scarves, caps and coats, oh my! The wintry weather that is not here yet will be easier to bear for our neighbors thanks to Lee High School’s Warm Drive that resulted in five big cartons of winter wear for children and adults. Plymouth United Church of Christ donated the “ornaments” from their mitten tree for UCOM to share with neighbors. A knitter in Florida and one in South Bend, IN, sent winter wear they had worked on all year. Many thanks to those who are keeping children warm this winter.

In the News This Week for January 4-8, Executive Director Bruce Roller will unveil his goals for the first 100 days of 2016. Stay tuned for the forecast.


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