Free Health Screenings for World Health Wellness Week, This Week, April 15-18

World Health Day, celebrated in April each year, commemorates the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) and is an opportunity to focus worldwide attention on a subject of major importance to global health. The theme for 2019 is Universal Health Care, which is about ensuring all people and communities have access to quality health services where and when they need them without suffering financial hardship.

Brenau hosts Wellness Week from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, April 15 through Thursday, April 18 at the Center for Health & Well-Being on the Gainesville campus.

Nurse Practitioner Sarah Davis will be providing health screens at no charge to employees including:

  • pulse
  • oxygen saturation
  • blood pressure
  • weight/height
  • BMI
  • hemoglobin (anemia screening)
  • A1C (diabetes screening)
  • anxiety and depression screening available by Brenau Center for Counseling & Psychological Services

At the end of your screening you will receive a health transcript that lists all of your current screening numbers. Keep this to compare changes in your health between April and November when we have our annual Health and Benefits Expo.

Employees who participate will be awarded with five Activity Points towards Wellness.

If you are unable to attend this event please note you can still get one wellness point if you do your biometric screenings with your physician. Physicals are worth 10 points.

Chair massage spots available for Wednesday, April 17

There are 15 afternoon appointments available on a first-come, first-served basis for chair massages Wednesday, April 17 on the Gainesville campus.

Each massage lasts 10 minutes. To claim one of the appointments, please be one of the first 15 to email Kelley Maddox at ude.uanerb@xoddamk.

Hagerman-Thompson Staff Excellence Award, now accepting nominations!

Brenau University annually honors and recognizes a staff member who demonstrates high standards of performance with the Hagerman-Thompson Staff Excellence Award. The award is presented at the faculty and staff service awards ceremony.

All university staff and faculty and are encouraged to nominate a staff member who meets the following criteria:

  • Will complete five years of service in 2019.
  • Employed on at least a ¾ time basis.
  • Contributes to the growth and excellence of Brenau University beyond the call of duty.
  • Is well respected.
  • Presents a positive image both on and off campus.
  • Is efficient and effective.
  • Works well as a team member.
  • Demonstrates commitment and dedication to the institution.
  • Has not previously won the award and is not a member of the faculty, Vice Presidents group or the President’s Cabinet.

All Brenau University faculty and staff are eligible to submit ONE nomination form for a staff member who meets the criteria. The deadline for nominations will be end of day Wednesday, April 10.

Please follow the link below to access the Google form to nominate:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSducVgcstJget_tglxcCVsHcQw3E_XLBjaDvbEXehXGquSsVQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Free Health Screenings for World Health Wellness Week April 15-18

World Health Day, celebrated in April each year, commemorates the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) and is an opportunity to focus worldwide attention on a subject of major importance to global health. The theme for 2019 is Universal Health Care, which is about ensuring all people and communities have access to quality health services where and when they need them, without suffering financial hardship.

Brenau will host its Wellness Week Monday, April 15, to Thursday, April 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Center for Health & Well-Being on the Gainesville campus.

Nurse Practitioner Sarah Davis will be providing health screens at no charge to employees, including:

  • pulse
  • oxygen saturation
  • blood pressure
  • weight/height
  • BMI
  • hemoglobin (anemia screening)
  • A1C (diabetes screening)
  • anxiety and depression screening available by Brenau Center for Counseling & Psychological Services

At the end of your screening you will receive a health transcript that lists all of your current screening numbers. Keep this to compare changes in your health between April and November when we have our annual Health and Benefits Expo.

Employees who participate will be awarded with five Activity Points towards Wellness.

If you are unable to attend this event please note you can still get one wellness point if you do your biometric screenings with your physician and physicals are worth 10 points.

Contact Kelley Maddox at ude.uanerb@xoddamk for more information.

2019 Weight Loss Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Weight Loss Challenge! It was a 10-week challenge with three weigh-in points to see who lost the biggest percentage of weight.

1st place, winning $500: Emily Stockton
2nd place, winning $50: Michelle McGowan
3rd place, winning $25: Lauren Bell

National Nutrition Month Wellness Event, March 27

March is National Nutrition Month. Join Brenau’s Wellness Committee, along with Brenau Garden Club (BUGS) for a presentation called “Eggs in the Garden,” which emphasizes the importance of good nutrition. This event will be held at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 27 in front of Hopkins Dining Hall.

Presentation will include:

  • Foods that Help: Eggs for Protein and Fruits and Vegetables for Nutritional Support.
  • Demo of Planting Tomatoes in Eggshells for Calcium by student Aisa Goforth.
  • Composting and Mulching for Healthier Plants by student and club president, Hannah Rucks-Zaoui.
  • Small samples of egg frittata with BUGS Garden Vegetables, prepared by Annette Hinton, a BUGS master gardener advisor and registered dietitian and certified executive chef.

Employees who participate will be awarded with one wellness activity point.

Riverside Military Academy’s Attack the Castle Event

Need wellness points? Employees receive five Wellness points for participation in 5K events such as the Riverside Military Academy Attack the Castle, which is a 5K, 10K and 1-mile fun run at 9 a.m. April 27.

See the flyer (PDF) for more information.

Sign up For Brenau Kickball, April 27

t-shirt "Yes, I'm one of those kickball people"The Wellness Team will be hosting our own kickball game! The game will take place at Brenau’s Earnest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, and is free for participants.

We need at least 20 people to play in order to make up two teams. All Brenau, Helix and Aramark employees plus friends and family members are encouraged to participate. Children ages seven  and up are permitted.

All participants will receive a free shirt!

Brenau employees who participate will receive five Activity Points toward Wellness Rewards.

Sign up at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc4Zco1tY0L9doxn3p0363kMwgBFrueAWE45vGjGLrP2ZIVnw/viewform.

Reminder: Tomorrow is Heart Smart Dining Day, Feb. 22

Did  you know cardiovascular disease accounted for 27 percent of all deaths in 2017 ages 50-69? And 77-82 percent of coronary heart disease can be attributed to behavioral choices. But, cardiovascular disease can be avoided and in some cases reversed.

Come find out how at the Heart Smart Lunch & Learn with Dr. Jim Lewis, associate professor of physical therapy, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 22, in Hopkins Dining Hall. Employees who attend will earn one point toward Wellness.

Chair Massage Spots Available for Feb. 20

There are 15 afternoon appointments available on a first-come, first-serve basis for chair massages Wednesday, Feb. 20, on the Gainesville historic campus. Each massage lasts for 10 minutes. To claim one of the appointments please be one of the first 15 to email Kelley Maddox at ude.uanerb@xoddamk.