Meditation Classes at University Libraries!
We are excited to offer meditation classes at OSUL for the next three months. These sessions will be led by professional meditation leaders from Heartfulness. The sessions don’t require much physical activity and anyone can participate. Please see the schedule below and register to attend here.

  • May 16, 11:15am-12pm (150 THO)
  • May 29, 11:15am-12pm (122 LTC)
  • June 11, 11:15am-12pm (150 THO)
  • June 26, 11:15am-12pm (122 LTC)
  • July 10, 11:15am-12pm (150 THO)
  • July 24, 11:15am-12pm (122 LTC)

The Honor of Caring for Your Elders: Advice for the Sandwich Generation
May 30th, 2pm-3pm; Thompson Library, room 150

Aging doesn’t just affect the elderly. One in six Americans is caring for a family member — a duty that consumes almost 21 hours a week beyond their regular full-time jobs. The impact on organizations from employee turnover, lost productivity, and increased healthcare claims is $33.6 billion a year. What have you done to ensure you’re ready to care for the older adults in your life? When it comes to caring for aging parents – or preparing for our own future – we rely on hope and luck. That’s not a good plan because the need to care for an older adult often happens suddenly and with intensity, and it can impact your work/life balance and your company’s profitability. Plan for the future today.

You will also have the option to attend remotely at http://carmenconnect.osu.edu/osulwellness.  Please submit your in person or online RSVP at http://go.osu.edu/OSULHWSP18.

Stroke Risk Assessment Screenings
Wednesdays, May 2 through May 30, 10am – 2pm
Brain and Spine Hospital lobby

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Learn your personal risk factors, ways to reduce your stroke risk, and how to recognize signs and symptoms of a stroke.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Comprehensive Stroke Center will offer free stroke risk assessment on Wednesdays throughout the month of May. 

Click here for more information. 

Coming Soon: Wellness Walks with Damon!
Damon Jaggars will host 30-minute Wellness Walks this summer.  Stay tuned for more information about dates and reservations.

Healthy Recipes for a Healthy Brain Cooking Demo

May 22, 6pm-7pm.  Giant Eagle Market District Demo Kitchen, Upper Arlington
Join us for our May cooking demonstration to learn how to prepare flavorful and nutritious dishes that can keep your brain running in tip top shape.  A dietitian will be on hand to answer your nutrition questions while our chef demonstrates techniques that help make healthy eating both practical and tasty. 

On the menu: Kale and Walnut Pesto, Sweet and Spicy Grilled Salmon, and Dark Chocolate Covered Blueberries.  Please register in advance at LinktoHealth.

Join Team Buckeye!
Team Buckeye, the official team representing Ohio State in Pelotonia welcomes you to be part of the Greatest Team Ever and participate in this year’s 10th anniversary celebration. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Rider, a Virtual Rider or a Volunteer – what matters is that you want to end cancer and you’re going to do something about it. After you register for Pelotonia, make sure you get connected to a Team Buckeye peloton. Every dollar raised benefits Ohio State’s James Cancer Hospital and Solve Research Institute.  Register for Pelotonia here.

Zipongo Digital Nutrition Webinar
Zipongo makes it easy to eat well by providing personalized recipes and meal planning tools tailored to your specific food preferences, needs, and goals!  Zipongo empowers people to make better decisions about what to eat—at home, at work, and on the go.

May 29, Noon – 12:30pm.  Register at LinktoHealth.

Buckeyes on the Move
Join colleagues from across the university for OSU’s new running/walking group—Buckeyes on the Move.  This ongoing program is open to all levels of fitness, whether you are a novice walker or an avid runner.  It’s a healthy way to meet new people and help you stay motivated with your fitness routine.  The group meets every Thursday at 5:30pm at Fred Beekman Park.  Register in LinktoHealth to join! 

Want to be a Wellness Innovator?
The next Buckeye Wellness Innovator orientation is June 4th from 12pm-5pm at the Blackwell.  We would especially like to have a Wellness Innovator at the Tech Center or Depository.  Please contact one of your Library Wellness Innovators, Quanetta, Lila, Sandra, or Randall for more information.  Visit the Buckeye Wellness Innovators page to sign up!