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.

Date Time Topic Lead Starting Location RSVP
Friday, October 4, 2019 12:00 pm Health Literacy Month: Evaluating Health News Aman Kaur, Penn Libraries Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall RSVP Here!
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 RSVP Here!
Monday, October 21, 2019 12:00 pm Wellness at Penn Dr. Benoit Dube, Chief Wellness Officer Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall RSVP Here!
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:00 pm Healthy Food Options on Campus Dan Connolly, Bon Appetit/Penn Dining Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall RSVP Here!
Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:00 pm Community Engagement & Dance for Health Terri Lipman, Penn Nursing Ben Franklin Statue, College Hall RSVP Here!
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 RSVP Here!
Monday, November 18, 2019 8:00 am Accessibility & Disabilities Dean Wolff, Penn Dental Penn Dental School RSVP Here!
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 RSVP Here!
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  

Get Involved

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 (elaine.weigelt@pennmedicine.upenn.edu) and Aman Kaur, Community Health and Engineering Librarian, Penn Libraries (amankaur@pobox.upenn.edu).