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HOPE Network Group The HOPE Network Group provides a caring support network for parents and other family members of people with special needs by sharing information and resources, while fostering a culture of understanding, acceptance, and appreciation for people with disabilities. This month, HOPE is partnering with GenNow for an inspiring panel discussion on October 4—read more about it below.

If you would like to be a member of HOPE or have questions, contact Maureen Sneed.

Persuade With Power

Living Without Limits

Wednesday, October 2 Noon – 1 p.m. Centerpointe Auditorium

Friday, October 4 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Centerpointe Auditorium

Join us for an interactive event presented by SVP Public Affairs, Government Relations, CSR, and Philanthropy Jonathan Mayes and VP Learning and Leadership Development Dan Cousins to learn tips and tricks on developing your communication style and ways to deliver an effective “Elevator Speech”. Come prepared with a business topic you’re working on. There will be opportunities to participate!

Join Darren Singer and Thom Brown for an inspiring panel discussion with two-time Paralympic swimming gold medalist Rudy Garcia-Tolson on overcoming obstacles and achieving success. At the age of seven, Rudy made the difficult decision to have both his legs removed above the knee. Despite his amputations, Rudy focused on his passion for sports and his goals to win multiple gold and silver medals at the Paralympic Games.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

On the Shoulders of Giants

Saturday, October 5 Check-in: 8:30 a.m. Route starts: 10 a.m.

Wednesday, October 9 5 – 9 p.m. Centerpointe Auditorium

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, awareness, and research. Register for our team today! Even if you cannot attend the walk, you can raise awareness and funds by participating as a Virtual Walker.

SAN and Corporate Asian American Employee Network (CAAEN) will be hosting their annual event on the Safeway campus. A panel of speakers will discuss the topic “On the Shoulders of Giants” and there will be an opportunity to network with several other Bay Area companies. A light dinner and refreshments will be served at this event.

Leading Change

Medicare Seminar Part 2


Thursday, October 17 10 – 11:30 a.m. Centerpointe Auditorium As leaders it is essential to lead with an entrepreneurial mindset to motivate others to reach their fullest potential and to strive even through adversity. We will discuss how to handle failure and leverage ones’ strengths and provide the audience with any tools to help them become innovators.

Tuesday, October 22 Noon – 1 p.m. Building F 1000 Guest speakers from Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) will provide an overview of Medicare changes for 2014.

Realistic Strategies for Bully Prevention

Holiday stress on special needs families

Wednesday, October 23 Noon – 1:30 p.m. Centerpointe Auditorium

Thursday, October 24 Noon – 1 p.m. Building G 1024/1025

For many, bullying conjures up images of “boys being boys” or a rite of passage. But today, bullying is as prevalent as ever with consequences that are much more severe. Join renowned expert Dr. Dorothy Espelage for a discussion about bullying and preventing peer victimization.

Do your kids have meltdowns during the hectic holidays? Do less than understanding adults make the situation worse? Come and learn some tips and tricks to help make the holidays less stressful and happier for everyone.

Building Bridges Garden Beautification Saturday, October 26 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. VA Hospital Livermore We are collaborating with Building Bridges to build planter boxes, plant flowers and vegetables, repair irrigation, install a misting system, and general landscaping to beautify the VA Hospital Gardens. Please email Cathy Ikeuchi for sign-up to volunteer.

Employee Resource Groups

Interest Groups

Safeway is committed to creating a workplace environment that promotes both personal and professional development and achievement. These events support our culture and business initiative of Corporate Social Responsibility.

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