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McKenzie Health System’s 2022 “Healthy Living…Together” to Share Education, Awareness, Fun and Community

Encompassing the value of healthy living and learning, McKenzie Health System’s virtual “Healthy Living…Together” event series focuses on a wealth of monthly hot topics throughout 2022. The first event, which event kicks off on January 19 with a focus on “How to Make Recovery Happen”, will be presented by Emily Quandt, LMSW, McKenzie Substance Abuse Recovery Program Case Manager. All events are free.

With the exception of a recorded event in December, all the webinars are live, with the chance to watch via Zoom or call in via phone, and all of them will be recorded and shared via McKenzie Health System’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. Speakers will be on video so participants can see and hear them; participants will be able to type interactive questions and comments for the Q&A discussion.

“Our inaugural ‘Healthy Living…Together’ virtual series in 2021 was a great opportunity to bring the community together online, to learn about critical local topics and to get real answers to a variety of health-related questions,” said Louise Blasius, LMSW, LPC, Director of Human Services at McKenzie Health System. “We are proud to bring back another outstanding slate of health topics in the year to come!”

Community members can register for each free event at or by calling 810-648-6127.

Additional dates and topics include:

  • February 16, Eating for a Healthy Heart; Kristina Myers, McKenzie Health System Registered Dietitian
  • March 16, Reading Across the Generations/Talking is Teaching; Jessica Rivett, Sandusky District Library, and K. Hurlburt and Julia Gutierrez-Albrecht, Great Start Collaborative-Sanilac
  • April 20, Your Mental Wellbeing in 2022; Kari Granz, Man Therapy; Nicole Beagle, Sanilac County CMH; Gail Innis, Women 2 Women; Karolyn McEntee, Sanilac County Child Abuse Prevention Awareness
  • May 18, Container Gardening; Merry Martin, Sanilac County Master Gardener
  • June 15, Teen Vaping and Smoking; Matt Gezequel, Sanilac County Police Department
  • July 20, Gut Health and Nutrition; Tara Blank, McKenzie Gastroenterology, and Kristina Myers, McKenzie Health System Registered Dietitian
  • August 17, Kids Can Cook, Too; Carol Bublitz, Sanilac County MSU Extension Nutrition Instructor
  • September 21, Parenting 101; Sanilac Great Start Collaborative and partners
  • October 19, Medicare; Louise Blasius, McKenzie Health System Director of Human Services
  • November 16, Let the Snow Fall, Not You! Sandra Martin, Senior Services, and Louise Blasius, McKenzie Health System Director of Human Services
  • December (videos released throughout month), Step into Fitness; Sanilac County fitness experts

Healthy Living…Together is a project developed by McKenzie Health System in collaboration with the Sanilac County Health Department, MSU Extension, Great Start Collaborative Sanilac and Sanilac County Mental Health. To learn more, visit