Emory Report
July 20, 2009
Volume 61, Number 35


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July 20, 2009
Advance Notice

Partnership means regular screenings
A free screening for diabetes July 29 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Blomeyer Fitness Center kicks off a partnership between the fitness center and the Faculty Staff Assistance Program.

The partnership means a diabetes screening will be held the last Wednesday of each month at Blomeyer, said Eddie Gammill, manager of FSAP’s wellness programs.

Not only is the location convenient but “exercise is the best way” to fight diabetes, he said.

Education and referrals will be provided at the screenings for those tested who need them. Gammill also noted that treatment drugs and now glucose monitors are free through the Tier Zero drug program from Medco.

For more information, see Health Spotlight.

Exhibit kicks off photography series
A reception is set for Thursday, Aug. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Emory’s Visual Arts Gallery to open the exhibit, “The Lucid Eye: Photographs from the Collection of Arnall Golden Gregory,” an Atlanta law firm.

This exhibit, which runs through Sept. 25, inaugurates a year-long series of exhibitions at the gallery on the state of the photographic image as art. Both the reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public.
From the law firm’s collection, works by Zeke Berman, Margaret Bourke-White and Harry Callahan, among others will be featured.

These 20th century masterworks are featured as key examples of the range of photographic art as it has evolved over the last century.

For more information, see Visual Arts.

Support groups for caregivers form
Families in Transition offers free education and support for family, friends and/or caregivers of older adults with twice a month sessions beginning Aug. 6.

Emory employees can find support and advice on a variety of issues and challenges, including mental or physical illness, memory loss and role changes.

Sessions meet the first and third Thursday of each month beginning Aug. 6, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Center for Women Conference Room on the third floor of Cox Hall; and beginning Aug. 11, 6:30–7:30 p.m., the first and third Tuesday of each month at 52 Executive Park South, Suite 5200.

Pat Rich, a counselor and geriatric care manager at the Wesley Woods Transitions Senior Programs, will facilitate the sessions. For more information call 404-728-6975.