Work/Life

Zumba on the Plaza

August 2, 2017
Harvard Common Spaces offers a variety of free weekly wellness activities for the community outdoors on the Plaza. For high intensity programs we offer early morning bootcamp and weekly Zumba classes. All activities are free and no sign-ups are required. Learn moreRead more about Zumba on the Plaza
2017 Aug 22

Tai Chi in Harvard Yard

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Sep 26 2017 .
5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Yard on the Memorial Church Lawn

In partnership with the Harvard Center for Wellness, Harvard Common Spaces offers free Tai Chi by Harvard's Master Yon Lee every Tuesday, 5pm-6pm from June through September. Meet in Harvard Yard on the Memorial Church Lawn (weather pending). No sign-up required!

For a complete list of wellness programs, please visit commonspaces.harvard.edu/calendar

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2017 Jun 28

Zumba on the Plaza

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Aug 09 2017 .
5:30am to 6:30am

5:30am to 6:30am
5:30am to 6:30am
5:30am to 6:30am
5:30am to 6:30am
5:30am to 6:30am
5:30am to 6:30am

Location: 

Science Center Plaza

In partnership with the Harvard Center for Wellness, Harvard Common Spaces offers a variety of free weekly wellness activities for the community outdoors on the Plaza. For high intensity programs we offer early morning bootcamp and weekly Zumba classes. To develop your inner tranquility, check out the weekly Qigong, and Tai Chi classes. All activities are free and no sign-ups are required.

The complete list of wellness program available at commonspaces.harvard.edu/calendar.

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2017 Jul 12

Child Care Scholarship Application Period

(All day)

Location: 

Online via PeopleSoft

The next scholarship cycle applies to the period July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018. People who receive an award will be able to claim eligible child care payments made during this period. 

Please note the following:

  • This application will be hosted online on PeopleSoft. It will be open on July 12 through August 9. Please login to PeopleSoft with your HUID and PIN, navigate to Self-Service and select “Childcare Scholarship App”. It should take less than 20 minutes to complete.
  • The application must be 
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2017 Jul 12

Child Care Scholarship Application Open

Jul 12 (All day) to Aug 09 (All day)

Location: 

Online via PeopleSoft

This enrollment period is for faculty, postdoctoral fellows, administrative/professional staff, and non-union support staff

The application period for academic year 2017-18 will be open Wednesday, July 12 through August 9, 2017. The smaller second round for those hired after August 1, 2017 will be Wednesday, August 30 through September 13, 2017. See here for additional information (based on the 2016-2017 program).

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2017 Aug 28

School's Out Vacation Camp!

Aug 28 (All day) to Sep 01 (All day)

Harvard offers a School's Out Vacation Camp program to give parents options during the February and April public-school vacation weeks and one hard-to-cover week at the end of the summer. The program generally runs on three campuses: Cambridge, the Longwood Medical Area, and the Harvard Business School.

The program is open to the children, ages 5 to 12, grades K to 6, of benefits-eligible faculty and staff on a regular Harvard payroll.

Next session will be during the last week in August, August 28 - September 1. Registration will open July 17.

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2017 Nov 07

Webinar - Caregiving and the Holidays: What to do when a Visit to Mom and Dad Raises Red Flags

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Online

The holidays can be a wonderful time to spend with family. But over the course of a visit you may worry that Mom has forgotten how to make her famous pumpkin pie and Dad can’t seem to find the right words. During the holiday season, you might notice a shift in your parent’s behavior or cognition, which can lead to increased anxiety and fear.

This webinar will help you identify what changes might be warning signs of decline and what steps to take to address those concerns.

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2017 Aug 08

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: Caregiving Challenges and Strategies

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Online

There are more than 5 million Americans currently living with Alzheimer’s disease and more than 15 million family caregivers who help them in the U.S. Within the next ten years, that number is projected to increase by forty percent.  This webinar will review the different forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, and signs your loved one may have the disease. 

Despite the devastating nature of Alzheimer’s disease, there are supports that can make a difference and help you continue to connect with your Mom or

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