Week in Review: Week of Dec. 3, 2018

December 7, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,


Headlines was on a “roll” this week, highlighting Michigan Medicine’s first-ever competitive youth sports program, the Michigan Rollverines!

Silver Club also rolled out its annual holiday card, featuring artwork created by one of its members; the SWAT team shared how they roll into action to help high-acuity patients move from one area of the hospital to another; and the Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience offered resources to help employees roll back the stress and demands of the holiday season.

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Hoop dreams: New wheelchairs help youth team prep for competition

Last month, children on the Michigan Rollverines wheelchair basketball team were presented with brand-new sports chairs thanks to the kindness of undergraduate students from U-M Dance Marathon. The wheelchairs will come in handy when the team travels to its first tournament in Grand Rapids this January. Learn more about the Rollverines and the progress they’ve made since they were formed in early 2018.

Greetings are a gift: Holiday cards benefit Silver Club, members who make them

For the past five years, members of Silver Club have created artwork for holiday cards. It’s an opportunity to tap into their creativity, while also allowing them to expand awareness of memory loss and related topics – issues that many of them deal with each day. Click here to read more about the greeting cards program and find out how you can order some for yourself!

Timely transport: SWAT team celebrates 20 years at Michigan Medicine

High acuity patients often need to be on the move within the academic medical center, traveling from inpatient units to procedure areas and back. For the past two decades, a dedicated group has been in place to safely and efficiently carry out these transports: the Michigan Medicine SWAT team. Check out this week’s profile of SWAT and see how they’ve become vital members of the patient care team.

Caring through the holidays — and every day

For many, December represents a time to celebrate, with holidays and parties sprinkled throughout the month. For others, the winter weather and upcoming new year present a time of transition. Even more may find it to be a time of anxiety and sadness. To help employees get through the next few weeks, the Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience offered important thoughts and resources. Click through to learn more.

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