In July, the Howser and Kimmer families announced the generous gift of a new sculpture to be built at AL!VE, Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital’s experience-based health park in Charlotte, Mich. The rainbow sculpture, INSPIRE, was motivated by an experience Lee Howser had many years ago. Another rainbow sculpture captivated him and stirred memories of the times he had started over and transformed his life into something new and different and, often for the better.
There are moments that inspire each of us to take action and become better versions of our selves. Moments we remember because they stimulated our senses; whether visually or through a touch or smell or from what we heard or tasted. AL!VE provides that for all ages: creating moments of wonder, heightening our senses, motivating us to reach for more.
EXPLORE, the walking path at AL!VE, has expanded outside to PRESERVE, the health park’s grassland prairie. The newly constructed path is 1/5 of a mile and located in the front of AL!VE near the Floyd M. Jewell Memorial.
AL!VE is excited to announce summer field trip options for daycare centers and small children’s groups coordinated through GROW, its children’s recreation and enrichment space.
A controlled burn in PRESERVE, the grassland prairie at AL!VE, will remove overgrown invasive grass and weed species and improve the habitat. The date of this collaborative effort between AL!VE, Eaton Conservation District and Charlotte Fire Department will be determined by weather conditions, including wind direction and precipitation. Tentative dates identified are after business hours, Saturday, April 4, or Sunday, April 19.