Weekly Themed Wellness Walks
With support from the Provost’s office, Penn Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI) and Penn Libraries is launching an exciting new program: Weekly Themed Wellness Walks. Walks will be led by staff, faculty, and students across campus, who will start each walk by briefly talking about a topic of their choice. This is a great opportunity to get outside, learn something, and meet your fellow Penn students, staff, and faculty.
How are Themed Wellness Walks structured?
Walk leaders (staff, faculty, or students) will begin by briefly talking about a topic of their choice (5-7 minutes), then lead participants on a walk at their own pace on 1-2 miles routes throughout campus and the University City area.
Weekly Wellness Walk Schedule
Please check our page regularly as we will be updating the schedule through out the semester. Signing up for walks is highly encouraged, but not required. Walks are welcome to everyone, so please bring your friends and colleagues! *Dates, times, and starting locations vary.
|Friday, October 4, 2019||12:00 pm||Health Literacy Month: Evaluating Health News||Aman Kaur, Penn Libraries||Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall|
|Friday, October 11, 2019||12:00 pm||Penn HR Wellness Walk||*please join our regularly scheduled monthly wellness walk!||Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall|
|Monday, October 14, 2019||12:00 pm||Getting to know your Campus Rec Facilities||Chloe Cole and Erica Hildenbrand, Campus Rec||Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall|
|Monday, October 21, 2019||12:00 pm||Wellness at Penn||Dr. Benoit Dube, Chief Wellness Officer||Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall|
|Wednesday, October 30, 2019||12:00 pm||Healthy Food Options on Campus||Dan Connolly, Bon Appetit/Penn Dining||Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall|
|Thursday, November 7, 2019||4:00 pm||Community Engagement & Dance for Health||Terri Lipman, Penn Nursing||Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall|
|Friday, November 15, 2019||12:00 pm||Intro to AUNI and Healthy Eating for the Holidays||Melissa Sattler Gordon, Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI)||Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall|
|Monday, November 18, 2019||8:00 am||Accessibility & Disabilities||Dean Wolff, Penn Dental||Penn Dental School|
|Monday, November 25, 2019||12:00 pm||Mental Health & Grad Students: The View from the Floor||Matt Lee, Penn Nursing PhD and GAPSA VP||Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall|
|Friday, December 6, 2019||12:00 pm||Penn HR Wellness Walk||*please join our regularly scheduled monthly wellness walk!||Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall|
|Friday, December 13, 2019||4:00 pm||An Introduction to Harry Potter||Erin Berlew, Post-Doc from Penn School of Engineering and Applied Sciences||Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall|
|Wednesday, December 18, 2019||12:00 pm||Sensing Climate: A Year of Data||Margaret Janz, Scholarly Communications and Data Curation Librarian from Penn Libraries||Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall|
|Tuesday, January 21, 2020||1:00 pm||Introduction to Penn Violence Prevention||Samuelle Voltaire, PVP Graduate Assistant||Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall|
|Monday, January 27, 2020||12:00 pm||Basketball at Penn, attendees will receive two free tickets to a Penn basketball game!||Coaches Steve Donahue and Mike McLaughlin, Men's and Women's Penn Basketball Coaches||Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall|
|Monday, February 3, 2020||4:00 pm||OWN IT||Beth Finley, undergraduate student||Palestra|
|Wednesday, February 12, 2020||12:00 pm||Harry Potter||Erin Berlew, Penn Engineering graduate student||Palestra|
|Friday, February 21, 2020||12:00 pm||Penn HR WellnessWalk||*please join our regularly scheduled monthly wellness walk!||Palestra|
|Monday, February 24, 2020||11:00 am||Heart Month: Screening for Newborns||Richard James, Penn Libraries||Palestra|
|Tuesday, April 7, 2020||3:00 pm||Topic TBA||Marion Leary, Director of Innovation, Penn Nursing||Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall|
|Monday, April 13, 2020||4:00 pm||Topic TBA||Terri Lipman, Assistant Dean for Community Engagement, Penn Nursing & Dance for Health||Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall|
|Friday, April 17, 2020||12:00 pm||Penn HR Wellness Walk||*please join our regularly scheduled monthly wellness walk!||Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall|
|Tuesday, April 28, 2020||12:00 pm||Practicing Everyday Mindfulness with Walking Meditation||Sandi Herman, Student Health Services||Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall|
We are also looking for people to help lead a walk (or two!) for our campus wide walking group this academic year (Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020). If you're interested in leading a walk, please reach out to Elaine Weigelt, Community Outreach Program Manager, Center for Public Health Initiatives (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Aman Kaur, Community Health and Engineering Librarian, Penn Libraries (email@example.com).