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Save the dates for expos on health and summer childcare

By Leslie King | Emory Report | Dec. 12, 2013

Organizers for two large, annual expositions want Emory employees to save the date for early in the spring semester.

The Faculty Staff Assistance Program's 2nd Annual Healthy New YOU Expo is scheduled for Jan. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  And the WorkLife Resource Center will host the 5th Annual Camp & Learning Expo on Feb. 13.

Jan. 9: Healthy New YOU Expo

The Healthy New YOU Expo will take place in Cox Hall Ballroom again this year.  According to Dawn McMillian, FSAP wellness specialist, feedback from last year's event has resulted in some changes to the format.

All activities will take place on the main stage instead of having breakout sessions. The group exercise classes will be in the afternoon from 4:15-5 p.m. and 5:15-6 p.m. "We also plan to stream the event live so that employees who cannot make it over to the Ballroom can tune in," says McMillian.

The expo will also have the various participatory events such as an exhibit area, live cooking demonstrations and speakers on nutrition and physical activity topics.

Feb. 13: Camp & Learning Expo

The Camp & Learning Expo will be on the fourth floor of the Woodruff P.E. Center's Auxiliary Court from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Light snacks and refreshments will be available for guests and admission is free. Feb. 20 has been set at the inclement weather date.

Nearly 100 summer camps and academic programs for children aged 5-17 will exhibit. Some will be offering junior counselor opportunities and some will be looking to make some hires for the summer.

The expo will offer resources for parents and families including programs to teach teens to drive and prepare for college admissions tests. Representatives from area summer programs will be onsite to answer questions, and some will be offering discounts. Georgia Learning Resource Systems will be there again this year with their summer directory for families with children with special needs.

BrownRichards & Associates will be on hand for free dependent care referrals in an effort to help parents find additional summer programming and other types of dependent care options not available at the expo.

The WorkLife Resource Center will again be raffling off prizes to attendees who sign in at the event. Emory employees and Laney Graduate School students qualify for the grand prize.

New this year will be a vendor booth competition. Attendees are encouraged to cast votes for their favorite booth at the expo to help the vendor win a prize.

For more information, contact the Emory WorkLife Resource Center at 404-727-8000 and check worklife.emory.edu.