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The Family Wellness Expo

A unique, interactive event for the whole family!

Click here to view our Facebook photo album from the 2013 event!

The Shaw JCC will host The Family Wellness Expo on Sunday, January 26, 2014 from noon to 4pm. Officials estimate that over 3,000 people attended the event last year, nearly tripling the attendance of the event’s first year.

Families will explore wellness through interactive activities at more than 40 booths presented by non-profit and for-profit organizations from the Akron and Summit County areas. Children will learn about Go, Slow and Whoa foods as well as healthy snacking with the Shaw JCC’s Early Childhood Department, Summa Health System will engage families in physical activity fun made with exercise wheel and Guardians Advocating Child Safety and Protection will create ID kits for children. Educational, environmental and medical elements of wellness will play a large role in the day’s activities. At the peak of the event the ETC School of Musical Arts will perform with a wide variety of musical bits and dance pieces.

Expo Booths & Activity:
• Akron Aeros: Meet Orbit and 'How Fast Can You Throw?' Pitching Machine
• Akron Zoo: Zoomobile with live animals
• Akron Children's Hospital Genetic Center: Make a Family Tree
• Camp JCC: Cup Stacking Challenge, Bubbles and Rate My Plate Fun
• Child Guidance and Family Solutions
• Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
• County of Summit ADM Board: Stress Measurement
• Discover CATCH Early Childhood at the Shaw JCC: CATCH Play Corner
• Freedman Clinic: Back Pack Analysis
• Girls on the Run of Greater Summit
• Guardians Advocating Child Safety and Protection (GASP): Fingerprinting and ID Kits
• Jewish Family Service: Make a Picture Frame
• Leader Publications: Word Search
• Metro Parks serving Summit County: Meet the Metro Park's Leaf
• Music Together: Interactive Musical Experience
• Rubber City Radio Group: Meet On-Air Talents & Spin the Wheel for Giveaways
• Shaw JCC Early Childhood Department: Healthy Snacks
• Shaw JCC Health & Wellness Department
• Shaw JCC Massage Services: 'Free Sample' Massages
• Shaw JCC Sports & Recreation Department: Parents vs. Child Challenge
• Summa Health System: Exercise Wheel
• Summit County Children's Services
• Summit County Health Department: First Things First & Help Me Grow
• Akron-Summit County Public Library
• The Lippman School

2013 Thank You Sponsors & Partners
Rubber City Radio Group and, streaming WAKR, WQMS, WONE, WNWV
West Side Leader and South side News Leader, accessible online at
Summa Health System
Summa Care
The Lippman School
Jewish Family Service
Discover CATCH: Early Childhood Education Program