Week in Review: Week of Dec. 2, 2019

December 6, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

As the calendar turned to December, Headlines spent the week getting you into the holiday spirit!

For instance, the newsletter highlighted Tinkered Toy Box, a program that helps children with disabilities receive toys and gadgets they can play with. Employees were also asked to send in their unique and festive traditions, and readers were given tips on how to eat healthy over the holiday season.

For those stories and more, here’s the Week in Review!

Tinkering with toys: Employees, volunteers make the holidays accessible to all

Some children with disabilities may not have the fine motor or cognitive ability to use toys the way they are manufactured. To remedy that, a team from Michigan Medicine and the Washtenaw Intermediate School District stepped up to “tinker” with toys, adding a switch that makes them accessible to all. Click here — and listen to The Wrap above — for more on the Tinkered Toy Box program.

Share your unique holiday tradition!

Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Crhistmas, Kwanzaa or any other winter holiday, do you have any unique ways that you celebrate? If so, Headlines wants to know about it! Send an email to headlines@med.umich.edu describing your tradition, and if you do, you can win a prize and be featured in an upcoming story. Click for details.

Healthy good tidings: 20 ways to manage your diet this season

From drinking more water to swapping out edible gifts for artwork or books, there are a number of steps you can take this season to ensure you are watching your health. Two Michigan Medicine experts recently shared 20 pieces of advice that will keep you feeling great throughout the holidays. Check them out for yourself!

Sexual misconduct training deadline approaches

Everyone at Michigan Medicine has a role to play in ensuring the organization maintains a respectful, inclusive and equitable working and learning environment. That means creating a workplace free from sexual harassment and misconduct. To help in this regard, all faculty and staff are required to take sexual misconduct training by Dec. 31. Learn more about this mandatory program.

Get an in-depth look at Tinkered Toy Box — and enter the weekly trivia contest — by checking out The Wrap at the top of the page!