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Dinner with Doc: Sleep

Grow Benzie hosts weekly potlucks on Tuesday evenings throughout the winter- some nights have topics led by an individual and some are panel discussions. This evening we are partnered with Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital to have dinner with a doctor to learn about sleep. This discussion will be lead by Dr Joel Anhalt.

Dr. Joel Anhalt is a native of West Michigan, having grown up in Spring Lake. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Grand Valley State University and then attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Anhalt completed his internship at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital Medical Center and residency in family medicine at William Beaumont Hospital.

He is a board-certified family physician and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He has spent his entire career in Manistee County, first in Manistee for several years and now Arcadia, MI. He has served the local medical community as Chief of Staff and Board of Trustee member at Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital.

Dr. Anhalt lives with his wife, Krista, and four children, Rocco, Savina, Shay, and Kole in Arcadia. He enjoys spending time with his family, coaching, and attending his children's sporting events. He is an avid runner, having run several marathons including the Boston Marathon.

Dr. Anhalt loves all aspects of family medicine and taking care of the whole family. His special interests include preventative medicine, chronic illness care (diabetes, hypertension), and educating future medical professionals.

Tuesday, April 23rd, 6pm 


This is a good opportunity to get out in winter, to be in community and to learn from experts in a relaxed low key environment. 

Free. Folks are encouraged to bring a dish to pass, but is not required. There will be a free-will donation basket at the door, with proceeds helping Grow Benzie to keep bringing quality programming. 

Grow Benzie Event Center
5885 Frankfort Highway (M-115), Benzonia, 49616
*** 1 mile west of stoplight in Benzonia
*** 5 miles east of Frankfort
*** 20 miles west of Interlochen
*** 30 miles north of Manistee

QUESTIONS: email or call 231-882-9510

If Benzie County Central Schools are closed, the event will be cancelled/postponed.

Earlier Event: April 20
How We Grow film screening