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Career exploration fair April 26

Employees are invited to a career exploration information fair, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Tuesday, April 26, East Pavilion Cafeteria special events area. Employees must present their YNHH badge for admission. Representatives from area colleges and organizations will discuss educational programs, and additional resources will be available for employees exploring healthcare opportunities. For information, contact Cynthia Lowman, 203-688-1085, or [email protected].

Yale Medical Symphony Orchestra concert April 29

The Yale Medical Symphony Orchestra presents its spring concert, 7:30 pm Friday, April 29, Harkness Auditorium, Yale School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St., New Haven. Under the direction of Robert Smith, the symphony will perform Richard Wagner’s overture to The Flying Dutchman and Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The concert is free and open to the public.

Employees invited to Muscle Into May

YNHH’s registered dietitians invite employees to enroll in the Muscle into May program that starts May 2. Employees will learn how to improve their health, performance and body composition during group classes to be held Mondays at 7 am, York Street Campus East Pavilion, Max Taffel conference rooms A-B; and Tuesdays at noon, at a location to be announced. Employees must enroll by April 29 by contacting the Nutrition Clinic, (203) 688-2422, or emailing [email protected] (type Muscle Into May in the subject line, and indicate the preferred class day in the email). The program is covered by the YNHHS benefits plan. Participants who complete brief pre- and post-program surveys will be entered into a raffle for a free, one-month membership at the livingwell Fitness Center and two 30-minute personal training sessions.

Mindfulness class for caregivers starts May 2

Employee and Family Resources (EFR) will hold Mindfulness Solutions, an eight-week course designed to bring caregivers more balance and well-being. The classes, to be held 12:30 - 1:30 pm Mondays, May 2 through June 27, North Pavilion 4-101B, will cover meditation, body scans, mindful movement and other practices. The class is intended for Smilow and Yale Cancer Center employees, but all employees are welcome, space permitting. To register, contact Bud Wassell, 203-688-2280 or [email protected]. To learn more, visit one of the information sessions: 11 am Monday, April 25, room CH 201; noon Wednesday, April 27, CH 290; or 1 pm Thursday, April 28, CH 290. No registration required for the information sessions.

Baby-Friendly site visit May 4, 5

On Wednesday, May 4 and Thursday, May 5, representatives from the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) will visit Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. The BFHI is an international program that encourages hospitals to implement practices that protect, promote and support breastfeeding. The baby-friendly application is an extensive process culminating in the site visit, during which any employee could be asked about the hospital’s efforts to promote breast feeding, including providing nursing mothers’ rooms, not distributing pacifiers to newborns and other practices. Designated Baby-Friendly hospitals provide the highest level of care in infant nutrition education, mother-infant bonding and confidence-building in the parenting process.

Walk for heart health May 7

The Heart and Vascular Center invites employees to walk with Yale New Haven Health to support the American Heart Association’s annual New Haven Heart Walk, 10 am Saturday, May 7, Savin Rock Park, West Haven. The three-mile walk includes events for all ages; leashed dogs are also welcome. Health and wellness information will be on display in the AHA wellness tent beginning at 9 am. Healthy snacks and t-shirts will be available for YNHHS walkers in the YNHHS/Yale University tent; team members should register by April 29 to receive a shirt. For more information or to register, visit newhavenheartwalk.org or call Alison Brennan, 203-688-3212.

Upcoming health lectures

To register, visit www.ynhh.org/events or call the phone number listed for the event.

What is Mindfulness?: 6 - 7 pm Thursday, April 28, Cronin Auditorium, Saint Raphael Campus