October is Employee Wellness month at UNCG!

Employee Wellness month is held every October and consists of healthy events exclusively for UNCG faculty and staff!


October 2022 Employee Wellness Month Events & Programs*

(Click here for a flyer with employee wellness month events and UNCG wellness resources)

Fitness Lending Library
Wednesdays, Oct 5 & 19, Nov 2 & 16, Dec 7
9:30 am- 11:30 am (pick up/drop off window)
Want to exercise but don’t have the time? Wish you could work out from the comfort of your office or
home? Check out HealthyUNCG’s Fitness Lending Library! HealthyUNCG’s Fitness Lending Library allows employees and departments to “check out” various fitness equipment to use anywhere, anytime. We even deliver the item to you and pick It up once you are done!  
More Info or Request Equipment:  https://healthyuncg.wp.uncg.edu/programs/fitness-lending-library/

Take Charge! Diabetes Self Management Program
8 week class
Faculty Center
Thursday, October 6th  @ 12- 1pm
Take Charge! is an 8 week diabetes self management program open to those with pre-diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, or caretaking for someone with Type 2 diabetes. Sessions will cover topics that include dealing with symptoms, adequate physical activity, healthy eating, appropriate use of medication, setting goals and creating a weekly action plan just to name a few. 


Week of Service
Monday- Friday, October 10th – 14th
Volunteering reduces stress and increases positive, relaxed feelings by releasing dopamine. By spending time in service to others, volunteers report feeling a sense of meaning and appreciation, both given and received, which can have a stress-reducing effect. Working together to help others also increases our social wellbeing and helps build a support system for ourselves and our community. UNCG also supports volunteering by offering paid Community Service Leave! HealthyUNCG is challenging you to join in on our Day of Service in honor of Employee Wellness Month. Join us in weeding the beds for the NIB on Oct 12th from 10-11am or find your own service opportunity for you or your department to participate in this week(or month)! 
Only 20 spots available. Register Here: https://workshops.uncg.edu/event/day-of-service/

*Serving on your own or as a department? Please let us know so we can feature all the ways our employees served our community during this month! Fill out the Service Form!


Crockpot Cooking with Cari Culp, RD
Wednesday, October 19th @ 12-1pm
Slow cookers provide one of the best ways to provide healthy and balanced meals at the end of a long day. And, how wonderful to come home to the aroma of a delicious home-cooked meal. Learn how to have the best outcomes with cooking tips and suggestions for packing the most nutrition into your one pot dish. A must for strong immunity through cold and flu season. 
Register: https://workshops.uncg.edu/event/crockpot-cooking-with-cari-culp-rd/


Thursday/ Friday, October 20th – 21st
The Center for Womens Health and Wellness are excited to bring Dr. Sonyia Richardson to campus for the CWHW Speaker Series Events. Please see the information below regarding these events, and share this with anyone who you feel would benefit from attending as well. We hope to see you there!


Addressing Suicide Among Diverse Adolescent Girls with Community-Engaged Intervention Development
EUC Auditorium
Thursday, October 20th @ 4:00 – 6:00pm 
Are you interested to learn about the alarming increase in suicide-related behaviors among racially and sexually minoritized adolescent girls? Dr. Sonyia Richardson will highlight the importance of an intersectional lens for examining data to inform innovative intervention development and collaboration with the community in solving complex problems.
Register: https://hhs.uncg.edu/cwhw/events/cwhw-lecture-and-workshop/


Strategies for Early Phase Research: Developing and Refining Interventions for Minoritized Populations
Nursing and Instructional Building, Rm 510
Friday, October 21st  @ 9:30 – 11:30am
Dr. Sonyia Richardson will lead this year’s scholarly workshop to share her knowledge on enhancing methodological approaches for intervention development using the ORBIT Model, learning techniques for successful community-engaged research with diverse populations, and increasing awareness of funding mechanisms to support research agendas.
Register: https://hhs.uncg.edu/cwhw/events/cwhw-lecture-and-workshop/


Women’s Networking Lunch
Nursing and Instructional Building, Rm 510
Friday, October 21st @ 12:00 – 1:30pm
Women faculty and students are invited to network over lunch, hear about Dr. Sonyia Richardson’s successes and challenges, pearls of wisdom, followed by a Q&A and discussion – providing an opportunity for students and young faculty to hear from those who are in positions they aspire to be.
Register: https://hhs.uncg.edu/cwhw/events/cwhw-lecture-and-workshop/


Metrics That Matter – Financial Wellness Program 
Faculty Center
Tuesday, October 25th @ 1- 2 pm
“You can’t manage what you can’t measure.” This adage is certainly true when it comes to your health metrics – such as blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose counts, BMI, and waist circumference. Knowing your baseline numbers will help you take steps to live a healthier lifestyle. The same can be said for your key financial indicators. Keeping tabs on the metrics that matter – net worth, debt-to-income ratio, credit score, cash flow, and emergency fund – can help you make smarter decisions about how you manage your money, ultimately leading to financial wellbeing.


Mind Body Reset
Wednesday, October 26th @ 12-1 pm 
Join holistic health and wellness practitioner, Amber Reed, as she guides us through an experiential breathing and stretching practice that you can use anytime throughout your week to restore the body and increase energy.
Register: https://workshops.uncg.edu/event/mind-body-reset/


Employee Cooking Class
Wednesday, November 9th
Cooking Lab, Stone 303
Enjoy learning new techniques and healthy recipes in our hands on cooking class. Hosted by the Dept. of Nutrition Dietetic Interns and HealthyUNCG!
Register: https://workshops.uncg.edu/event/employee-cooking-class/


*Programs offered in-person, will also be offered virtually at a later time. Virtual schedule coming soon.