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Category: Health and Wellness

Stay Well | Cold and Flu Prevention

Stay well during winter!

  • WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY
  • Cover your cough or sneeze
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Maintain good sleep habits
  • Eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of fluids
  • Get an annual flu shot

If you’re interested in getting a flu shot, you can go to Wellness Services Monday-Friday, 9:30-11:30am and 1-4pm, or contact health.services@lawrence.edu. No appointments are necessary.

  • Avoid close contact with others who are sick

*If you have flu-like symptoms, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without fever-reducing medicine (Ibuprofen, Advil, Tylenol)

Faculty and Staff Emotional Well-Being Circle Interest Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 4:30-5:30 pm

Warch Campus Center, 127 Parrish Private Dining Room

Facilitated to Dr. Kimberly Barrett, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Dean of the Faculty and Dr. Richard Jazdzewski, Associate Dean of Students for Wellness Services.

RSVP to: div-inclusion@lawrence.edu

Winter WELLU Massage Sign up

WELLU is pleased to offer subsidized full-body therapeutic massage services for winter term.

Sign up begins Jan. 6th for all students, staff and faculty.

Appointments are available for 50 minutes and cost $25.

Massages are available at the YMCA or on campus.

Students, staff and faculty must sign up to be eligible to schedule an appointment by contacting Erin Buenzli or 920-832-7190. Space is limited so sign up today. Limit one per term.

December Break Wellness

Wellness Center December Hours:
December 2- December 13 8am-9pm M-Th, 8am-7pm Fridays

December 16-19 8am-4pm, Closed Dec. 20-Jan. 5

Free December YMCA memberships available to all employees. Sign up at the YMCA Member Services if you want to join the YMCA from November 30 – December 31. Spouses can also join the YMCA in December for $30. Try out yoga or any new classes that are free to members, just drop in.

Health-based research program to conduct genetic testing at Lawrence

The National Institute of Health’s All of Us Research Program will be gathering genetic and health data from participants from 1–6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, and 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 14, in Lawrence University’s Warch Campus Center. Those who decide to take part will be paid $25 for their time and information.

The All of Us Research Program aims to provide insight into the reasons people get sick or stay healthy and to advance healthcare that is based on each individual. In order to achieve this, participants will be asked about their health, family, home, work and the area in which they live. They may also be asked to give a blood (or saliva) and urine sample. All of Us hopes to gather data from at least one million people altogether.

Participants will be asked to complete five steps to be involved in the program. The first four are relatively simple steps that can be completed online before the event if desired: create an account, give consent, decide whether to share electronic health record, and answer three general health surveys. The final step must be completed in person as participants will submit a blood/saliva sample and a urine sample, and physical measurements will be taken.

Following the event, participants may be asked to complete follow-up surveys and will have access to any studies or test results using their contributions.

Students Unplugged

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24TH (Mid-Term Reading Period)

Unplug from tech – tune into you!

NO RSVP REQUIRED – JUST ATTEND THE OPENING REFLECTION

Plan Your Day –

Opening Reflection & Phone turn-in: 10:15am @ Sabin
Yoga: 11:15am @ Warch
Brunch: 10:30am – 1pm @ Andrew Commons
Labyrinth Walk: 1:30pm Meet @ Warch
Walk/Light intensity: 1:30pm Meet @ Wellness Center
Intention Circles: 2pm @ Sabin House
Mindfulness: 4pm @ Sabin House
Closing Reflection, Refreshments, & Phone Pick-up: 4:30pm @ Sabin House

Wellness Fair

Join Wellness Services and the LUCC Welfare committee in the annual wellness fair Thursday October 17th from 4pm-8pm in Somerset. We will be hosting 35 vendors from on and off campus that support wellness. Fika tea bar, YMCA, Nami and many more. There will be free chair massages from 4-6pm, pet therapy, give-aways and gift baskets to win.

LU Wellness App

Lawrence Wellness Services has partnered with Sanvello to provide 100% access to an amazing wellness app. Thanks to funds provided by the Mahr family. Create an account with your Lawrence e-mail account and explore over 20 meditations, personalized messages and journeys, journal and mood tracking. This app is similar to Head Space and Breathe. Give it a try.

FREE flu shots for Students, Faculty, and Staff!

Receive your free flu shot at one of the following Flu Clinics:

WELLNESS FAIR – Warch Somerset – October 17th 4-8pm

Conservatory – October 22nd, 11am-1pm

Alex Gym – October 28th, 4-5pm

Warch Mead Witter – October 29th, 11am-1pm

Conservatory – October 30th, 11am-1pm

Warch Mead Witter – October 31st, 11am-1pm

Questions can be directed to wellnessservices@lawrence.edu