Boiler Wellness News NOVEMBER 2018

November is a great time to stop and remember what we're thankful for this year. First, we continue to be thankful for our partnerships across campus, and especially some of the new collaborations that have come our way. This weekend for Parent and Family Weekend, our demonstration kitchen staff will host 77 parents and students who are interested in cooking together. We're so excited about this and appreciate working with the Parent and Family Connections office to make this happen. In addition, we are thankful for the multiple program requests that have been pouring in from campus partners. The week of November 12th seems to be the most requested of the semester. While we'd love to have Will Evans and our wellness mentors in three locations at once, that just isn't possible that week! Finally, we added a clicker in the Mindfulness Room on October 15th to better track attendance in that space. From October 15th to October 31st, over 160 students clicked in the Mindfulness Room. We had no idea the number would be that high and are stunned!

Please read below about some of our November happenings and let us know if we can be of assistance.

Mental Wellness Presentations

Wellness Programs now offers a Mental Wellness presentation for student groups. The presentation is a collaboration of multiple campus offices and represents a subcommittee of the Mental Wellness Task Force. This program helps students recognize warning signs of mental health concerns, realize misconceptions about mental wellness, and learn how to advocate for self and others. It can be requested through the Wellness on Demand request form. For questions, email Will Evans, Assistant Director of Health and Wellness Programs, at evans240@purdue.edu.

The great american smokeout

Once again, we are partnering with the Purdue College of Pharmacy to promote the Great American Smokeout on November 15th. X-packs will be available in the Wellness Suite at the CoRec for anyone interested in learning more about smoking cessation.

Massage Therapy

In this hectic life, we often put ourselves last. Hence, taking time for one hour should not be considered selfish but self-maintenance. This isn't an indulgence, it's an investment in sustained good health. Massage is very holistic and natural way of taking care of your body. It is also a wonderful way to rejuvenate, reduce stress and loosen those knots in your shoulder and neck.

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season right around the corner, why not treat yourself or purchase the one-size fits all gift. We have 3 wonderful licensed and certified Massage therapists we would love for you to meet. Visit our website here, stop by the Wellness Suite or callĀ 765-496-1788 for more information and wellness your worries away!

All cooking demos are $10. You can register at member services or fill out the online registration form here.

The ACE Campus Food Pantry is at the CoRec every Friday morning at 10:00 to Monday morning at 10:00 near the Boilermaker Room for all students in need. This is a sampling of some food dropped off a few weeks ago.

This October, the Wellness Mentors put on their first Conversation Couch tabling event. The indoor location for upcoming events is the Wetherill Lobby, and the outdoor location is outside the Class of 1950 building. Students can stop by anytime on Wednesday from 1-3 to chat with one of our mentors about the services the Wellness Office offers and pick up some free hot chocolate.

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