General Guide to Albion • Marshall • Calhoun County

The 2024 General Guide to Albion • Marshall • Calhoun County – Wellness Edition was delivered to all homes in the cities of Albion last weekend and will be delivered to all homes in Marshall this coming weekend. If you live in or near Albion, look inside your shopper newspaper, the Morning Star, for your free copy of the General Guide. If you live in Marshall, look in the upcoming Marshall AdVisor & Chronicle.  Look for the art of a large red apple on the front of the guide.  The Guide will be available to pick up by mid-January in many local locations.

The General Guide is a local publication that shares special events, resources, and other highlights of the Mid-Michigan region, specifically Calhoun County. The Guide shares connections between health and social activities – what brings us together and improves our well-being.  Things we may not realize are important to our health, like getting together for music, food, festivals, and trails, are more important than ever for our social ties and the region’s strength.

Special Days listed in the General Guide:

  • Albion – MLK Day, Festival of the Forks, Juneteenth
  • Battle Creek – Burma New Year, Leilapaloosa, Field of Flight
  • Homer – Fall Festival
  • Marshall – Ice, Wine, Beer, & Blues Festival, Calhoun County Fair, Historic Home Tour

Albion’s Special Days are listed with photos, links and history on this post:



More Information is included online at

      Wellness resources – Reasons to call 2-1-1, pre-register for faster access to 9-1-1, 9-8-8 mental health hotline

      Stories about walking tours, smoke detectors, public health resources, senior care, community gardens and food commodities

      Tips for using technology for health care, broadband access, setting up emergency contacts

Visit the guide’s accompanying website – – for curated information about upcoming events in 2024, health-related resources, including healthcare organizations, food resources, and events promoting healthy lifestyles. You can also see the last General Guide, which shared senior resources such as those sponsored by the Calhoun County Senior Millage including healthcare, transportation, hearing, eye care, home repairs, and more.

The Wellness Edition of the General Guide is made possible and distributed across Albion and Marshall thanks to the primary sponsor, CareWell Services Southwest (SW). This organization, also known as the Region 3B Area Agency on Aging, promotes health, independence, and choice for senior citizens. CareWell Services SW employs certified resource specialists who provide information on local services for older adults, persons with disabilities, and family caregivers.  Visit to learn more.

A special thank you to all participating businesses and organizations contributing to General Guide to Mid-Michigan through the web marketing program.  Many will have extra copies of the General Guide by mid-January and throughout the year. 

More information about these organizations is available on the link below.

Click here to see the top sponsors of and the General Guide to Mid-Michigan.

Click the squirrel to go to the Sponsors page.

We salute the businesses that make this website and the General Guide possible. The Guide is often put up on peoples’ refrigerators as a small calendar and a decorative local item.
We invite your business to also benefit from participating. To learn more about how to get a listing for your business in the General Guidecontact us.  

Click the Guide to see the latest issue

More creative work for those who love Albion Michigan. 
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