The Brenau Wellness Team has many upcoming opportunities for you to be awarded with wellness points in the fall semester! The more points you are awarded the better chance you have to win a cash prize at year end! Upcoming Wellness Events and Activities for the fall semester:
Blood Donation, Monday, Sept. 10 (1 point)
As a way to honor and give respect to those affected by 9/11, Health Services is hosting a Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10. Let’s honor those who lost their life by giving blood and saving another life. The American Red Cross has an emergent need for blood donors. Health Services would like to challenge the Brenau community to make this a record drive. Over the last three years our record for pints donated is 36. We challenge YOU to help us get to 40 pints! Please sign up to reserve your spot at redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive.
Flu Shots, Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 11-14 (1 point)
Starting Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Center for Health & Well-Being on the Gainesville campus is offering flu shots. The free shots provided by Cigna through our Wellness Program were all claimed within the first few hours, however employees are still eligible to receive the shot at a cost of $15. Email Health Services at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
During our inaugural Spirit Week, the Tennis Match will be a fun challenge for all faculty, staff and student participants including beginner, intermediate or advanced players. The match will be held at the Leslie Smithgall Tennis Center from 3:30-5 p.m. Register at brenau.edu/spirit-week.
Softball Game, Friday, Sept. 28, (3 points)
Softball Mini-Tournament for faculty, staff and student players is a great way to meet new co-workers and their families. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. at Earnest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park. Students register at brenau.edu/spirit-week and faculty and staff email Ashley Carter at email@example.com for the registration code.
Kickin Cancer Kickball, Saturday, Oct. 6, (5 points)
Brenau will be participating in the Kickin Cancer Kickball Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 6, to support the American Cancer Society and Gainesville Parks and Rec Children At Play Fund. The game will take place at Candler Field (City Park) at 10 a.m. and is free for participants who pre-register. All participants will receive a free shirt.
Heart Walk, Saturday, Oct. 13, (5 points)
On Saturday, Oct. 13, will be the Hall County Heart Walk on Brenau’s Historic Gainesville Campus (starting at the Amphitheater and walking the Brenau Mile). Brenau will be sponsoring a team this year. All Brenau, Helix and Aramark employees and their families are eligible to participate. Participants who register and show up on race day will receive a free T-shirt.
Ghost Walk, Tuesday, Oct. 30, (1 point)
The ghost walk around the Gainesville historic campus focuses on some of Breanu’s most famous – and infamous – fables, folk tales and amazingly true stories. Among other tidbits, tourists will learn which Brenau president literally rolled up his shirtsleeves to build Yonah Hall’s top floor, why Lessie Southgate Simmons has special significance for the university, and of course, precisely who was (or still is?) Brenau’s purported poltergeist Agnes? The walk will be led by Kathy Amos, executive director of Brenau’s Center for Lifetime Study and will begin at 4 p.m. (expected to last 1 hour).
Field Day/Ropes Course at Riverside Military Academy, November (10 points)
More information to come once finalized.
Health Expo, November (1 point)
Staff Development Committee will be hosting a Health and Benefits Expo in November. Screenings and special offers will be available to faculty and staff.
See the attached Wellness Flyer 2018 for all events! More detailed information to come as soon as more information is available. For now, save the dates!