Employee Wellness Day for Faculty and Staff

    February 27, 2019

    The University of Scranton's Center for Health Education & Wellness (CHEW) will sponsor a Wellness Day event for Faculty and Staff on Tuesday, March 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on campus. 

    The event will feature more than 25 workshops and health screenings such as “Intro to plant-based eating," “Tai Chi,” “Emotional Intelligence,” "Tips on Pain relief and good work posture through proper Ergonomics” and “Trigger Point Therapy.” Other workshops include “Cardiovascular Health,” “Preventing Financial Identity Theft, “Mindfulness,” “Training your Brain” and “Healthy Eating on a Budget,” among others. 

    The Keynote speaker Dr. Carrie Demers, M.D. will present on the topic “Integrative Medicine and Self-Care: A Roadmap to Wellness."

    This presentation will define Integrative Medicine and using its principles, outline healthy choices, which promote well-being, such as nutrition, exercise, stress management and sleep, as well as purpose, community and spirituality. 

    Dr. Demers, has practiced integrative medicine for 25 years. After earning her medical degree and becoming board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Demers went on to study yoga, meditation, nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and Ayurveda. She is currently double board certified in Internal and Integrative Medicine, and is the Medical Director of the Himalayan Institute?s PureRejuv Wellness Center, in Honesdale.

    The Wellness Day program will also include Mass, lunch from the Fresh Food Company, fitness classes, a wellness fair with information about health-related topics and health screenings from Student Health Services.

    Employees can register to attend all day or any portion of the day by completing the form on the Employee Wellness website by Friday, March 8.

    Click here to register.

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