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AASA Health & Wellness Center Returns With Petting Puppies for its Third Year

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Conference attendees can pet puppies at the Live Well. Lead Well. Health & Wellness Center, as they did in 2023. Photo by Micah Anthony II.

The Live Well. Lead Well. Health & Wellness Center has become a popular attraction at AASA’s National Conference on Education, returning for its third year in San Diego.

The Health & Wellness Center provides a space where conference attendees can prioritize their mental, emotional and physical well-being. It is a key facet of AASA’s Live Well. Lead Well. initiative, which posits that school leaders need to take care of themselves to take care of others.

With fruit-infused water, snacks and electric bikes that help churn smoothies, attendees can recharge for their next sessions at the center, located at Exhibit Hall booth 737. Massages will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and throughout the day, visitors can pet puppies in the dog petting lounge.

The Health & Wellness Center, sponsored by Clayful and Gaggle, will operate during exhibit hall hours: 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 15 and 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 16.

(Jacqueline Hyman is managing editor of Conference Daily Online and senior editorial assistant of AASA’s School Administrator magazine.)

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