Events

The Albion Healthcare Alliance manages several events during the year.  These include:

  • Health and Safety Expo
  • Healthy Babies Day
  • Annual Food Summit
  • Labor Day River Walk
  • Vaccination Clinics
  • Food Distribution
  • Holiday B.A.S.H  – this event has changed over the years but began with the Albion Community Hospital Ball.  

AHCA also participates in a number of programs including:

  • Juneteenth
  • Harvest and Gospel Fest at the Bohm theatre
  • Festival of the Forks
  • Harrington Schools End of Year Celebration

Learn more about Albion Healthcare Alliance’s various events and former programs below. 

Annual Health & Safety Expo 

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Location: Stoffer Plaza, 115 Market Place, Albion.  This spot is also known as the Farmer’s Market.  It is in downtown Albion behind the Bohm Theatre.

This is now a drive-thru event.

Everyone is welcome!  Receive FREE items & important information related to your family’s health & safety.  Enter raffles to win prizes!

 

Community Partners

Stoffer Plaza, the location of the Albion Farmers' Market and the site for the Annual Health and Safety Expo.

Healthy Babies Day

Healthy Babies Day is usually a Saturday in mid-September.  This event has also changed over the years and is also now a drive thru event at Stoffer Plaza, just like the Expo above. 

Healthy Babies Day (Drive Thru) Saturday, September 24, 2022 11am-1pm Stoffer Plaza (Behind Bohm) Farmer’s Market Area A drive thru event for parents, who are expecting, and/or those with children, newborn through 18-months-old, and their caregivers in Albion and the surrounding areas. Free samples and resources.

We are showing text and photos here from earlier years. The theme is the same.

A FREE event for parents who are expecting and/or those with children, newborn through 18-months-old, and their caregivers, in the greater Albion community and surrounding areas.

More than 25 booths! Educational Break-Out Sessions
Free samples & resources
Flu Shots
Free Lunch
Nutrition Education
Breastfeeding Resources

Car Seat Safety Checks
Safe Sleep Practices
Coping with a Crying Baby
Normal Growth & Development
Baby essentials gifts for all registrants (first aid kits, safe sleep sacks, diapers, wipes)

Healthy Babies Day Title Sponsors:
Albion-Homer United Way 
Albion College Student Volunteer Bureau
Molina Healthcare of Michigan
Aetna Better Health
Rotary Club of Albion 
Baker College School of Nursing

Healthy Babies Day Community Sponsors
Albion Faith Community – Diapers and Wipes Drive Contributors
First United Methodist Church – Offerings
FUMC – United Methodist Women
Albion Healthcare Alliance – Staffing
Coordinating Partners
Healthy Babies Day is a Partnership of the First United Methodist Church, Healthy Babies Day Committee, and Albion Health Care Alliance.

This flyer is from 2019!  The Healthy Babies Days became a drive-thru event in 2020.

Annual Food Summit

The First Annual Albion Food Summit was an opportunity to be together with people from Calhoun County who help with food for Michigan residents.

People came together to engage in meaningful dialog and planning around addressing food security in the Albion area community. We will be sharing more information later about the issues of “food deserts,” creating and strengthening better systems of food distribution, and health equity. The Food Summit 2022 was hosted by Albion Healthcare Alliance and the Community Table of Albion and took place at the Kellogg Center at Albion College.

Labor Day Albion Walk the Trail

Albion Healthcare Alliance Executive Director was Nidia Wolf from 1990 – 1995.  She had started the Labor Day Albion Trail Walk before that, when she was the director of Albion’s Downtown Development Authority.  Over the years, the walk kept changing and now includes a stopover at History Hill in Holland Park.  Albion Healthcare Alliance is committed to healthy outdoor activities.  See photos from past years below, and for more information visit https://albionmich.net/labor-day-albion-walk-the-trail/

Vaccination Clinics

Below are some recent clinics that were organized by Albion Healthcare Alliance in conjunction with other groups including Calhoun County Health Department and Grace Health.  These were posts on Facebook, so to visit our Facebook page go to this link: https://www.facebook.com/albion.hca

To see more about our work on Health Care including vaccines visit our Health Care page here: https://albionhealthcare.org/healthcare-albion/

 

Albion Healthcare Alliance also participates in local events to raise awareness for vaccinations.  We have Health Ambassadors that go door to door to let people know about clinics.  The program evolved from our Neighborhood Health Visitors Program that would help to raise awareness of health options for residents of Albion.  

Programs AHCA participates in

  • Juneteenth
  • Gospel and Praise Festival at the Bohm Theater.
  • Festival of the Forks
  • Harrington School’s End of Year Celebration
Harrington School's End of the Year celebration was an opportunity for Albion Healthcare Alliance Administrator Rod Auton to show how much he cared about healthy food.
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