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STRIVE for a HealthierU Month is UNCG’s employee wellness month. STRIVE for a HealthierU is held every October and consists of healthy events exclusively for UNCG faculty and staff!

October 2016 has a variety of events for employees! See the 2016 Strive Flier or read below for detailed information!

Beginning October 3rd and extending throughout the year, employees can enjoy FREE ActiveU Group Fitness Classes. All classes are free to employees and offered at the Kaplan Center for Wellness. Click HERE for details and schedule!


10/13—DeStress with Pets!  Faculty Center, 11:30 am—2:00 pm (floating)

Come pet away your stress with the therapy dogs from Pet Partners International! Pet Partners’ mission is to improve human health and well-being through the human-animal bond. Pet therapy can decrease blood pressure, lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, decrease feelings of loneliness, increase opportunities for physical activity and socialization!

10/20—Employee Week of (Indoor) Play, Life Design Center, McIver 222, floating

Play while you work! Get inspired! Be creative! Relieve stress! Stop by the UNCG Life Design Center to color, build with Legos, create a vision/dream board, play games, and more!

Hours: Monday – Wednesday, 3:00 – 8:00 pm

Thursday, 3:30-5:30 pm

Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm


10/ 24 –  28 Days to a Meaningful Life, Life Design Center, McIver 222,  12:00-1:00pm for 5 weeks 

5 week work/life balance workshop beginning Monday, 10/24. define your values, your talents and gifts, your interests, and your audience, then define the meaningful work you’re here to do. Space is limited! Please sign up by emailing


10/ 24— Autumn Harvest Time: Cooking Local, Seasonal, & Healthful Cooking Demo & Dinner, Stone Building Room 303. 5pm-6:30pm

Tired of the same meals? Need some new ideas for lunch or dinner? Come join us for a cooking demonstration and taste some exciting fall recipes from nutrition experts in the
Department of Nutrition. Dinner Provided!

*Cooking lab has limited stool seating so much of the class is standing. Please let us know if you need a chair or stool so that we can make sure to accommodate your needs.

There will be a $5 fee per person. To register email RSVP by 10/19


10 /24, 10/25, 11/3—Take the PWP at the University Flu Clinic, 9am-4:30pm

Learn more about your health by taking the Personal Wellness Profile and receive a free tshirt!

  • 10/24 & 11/3– EUC, Kirkland Room
  • 10/25– Campus Supply Room
  • Or go online to and click on Personal Wellness Profile!

The Personal Wellness Profile is a general health assessment that measures overall health and well-being. This assessment tool is designed to:

  • Provide a way for employees to identify existing behaviors that are considered good health practices.
  • Help people identify protective and health risk factors.
  • Provide a comprehensive health and lifestyle assessment based on current scientific guidelines for optimal health and disease prevention.
  • Help people make healthy lifestyle decisions. Information gained can be used to design appropriate intervention programs emphasizing modifiable risk factors for disease.

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