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When you think about life enrichment in an assisted living community, activities like bingo, crafts and card games may come to mind. While these activities are certainly well-loved, there is much more that goes into it. Life enrichment is all about improving the quality of life for residents through various activities that are fun but also provide important therapeutic benefits.

One of the first things Patrick Frakes, COO of Rair Cannabis, says to me is, "If you've been to other grows before, you're going to notice that we do things a bit differently. Rair is our name for a reason."

My journey has been one of frustration, disappointment and heartbreak. I can only speak of my personal experiences in dealing with the healthcare system, but I have found that the treatment of the Black community and people of color is very different from that of the white community.

You may have already heard of Zeal Aerial Fitness in Grand Rapids for their pole dance, silk or hoop workout classes, but did you know they're also now offering something a little different? Launching this mid-August, bungee classes at Zeal are a low impact, high energy class that all people can enjoy. And it sounds like a ton of fun.

Holistic medicine is gaining steam for many who favor nontraditional approaches to healing and wellness. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), more than 30% of American adults and about 12% of children use health care approaches that may have origins outside of usual Western practice. However, there's still quite a bit of confusion about what holistic medicine really means and includes.

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