University of California, Riverside

Wellness



Current and Upcoming Events


8th Annual UC Walks at UCR

The 8th Annual UC Walks will take place on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the UCR outdoor track. Featured speaker will be Ron Coley, Vice Chancellor, Business Administrative Services and will also include healthy refreshments, raffle prizes, and free T-shirts to the first 400 walkers.

Don't miss out, register at the UC Walks Registration site.

Print and post the flyer.

Walk and Talk with Leadership Series 2017

The Walk and Talk Leadership Series continues with Christine Victorino, Ph.D., Associate Chancellor (AC), on Thursday, June 1, 2017.  Come and join AC Victorino for some fresh air and a short walk on our beautiful campus. Print and post the flyer.

UCR Farmers Market

The UCR Farmers Market will feature local farmers, local vendors, all natural made soaps, oils, baked goods, artisanal foods, and much more.

The Farmers Market is available to all UCR faculty, staff, students and the community every Thursday (excluding holidays) from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. every Thursday. The Farmers Market will be held by the flagpole near Hinderaker Hall.

For more information, please contact UCRFarmersMarket@ucr.edu.

 Sponsored by the Healthy Campus Initiative partners.

UCR FarmShare

UCR FarmShare is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program – part of a national trend that brings fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs straight from local farms to universities, businesses and municipalities. Choices are organic and includes artisanal varieties as well as supermarket favorites. UCR is partnering with a NEW farmer, Sage Mountain Farms, to provide the opportunity to eat healthy and buy locally with a more customized and convenient program. 

How It Works – Participants visit http://www.sagemountainfarm.com/ and click on CSA on the menu bar and then click sign-up. Small and large shares are available. You can choose UCR as your pick-up location or any location listed that is convenient for you.

Pick up from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. every Thursday by the flagpole near Hinderaker Hall.

What It Costs – Visit the Sage Mountain Farm website for price details.

Sign Up Information – You can get more information and sign up online by visiting the Sage Mountain Farms website.

Want to be a UCR Wellness Ambassador?

Wellness ambassadors serve a critical role to help create a healthy culture and serve as a liaison between their department and the UCR Faculty and Staff Wellness Program. Please contact Julie Chobdee to participate.

Want to join our team of 125 Wellness Ambassadors?

** If you want to become a UCR Wellness Ambassador, please contact Julie Chobdee, Wellness Program Coordinator. Orientations take place every other month.  

Relaxation Yoga Practices with Diane, led by Diane Del Buono, Associate of the Chancellor

Diane Del Buono, Associate of the Chancellor, will lead gentle yoga poses where a chair replaces the yoga mat. The chair becomes an extension of your body allowing you to take full advantage of yoga’s fitness and health benefits all while wearing casual work clothes. Practices will include a mix of gentle yoga asanas, meditation and other mindful practices.  Wear comfortable work clothes, mat is optional.

Spring Quarter classes run through June 8, 2017. Classes are on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:10 – 12:50 p.m. in the HUB. See the flyer for more details

MobileFit

30-minute free exercise classes held across campus.

The Spring MobileFit Program runs through from April 4 through June 9, 2017. See the list of classes for Spring 2017.

Financial Wellness Webinars and Resources

Saving for retirement should be one of your most important financial goals, but you may have debt that makes saving feel impossible. With a little know-how and some discipline, you can plan for all your savings goals. Learn how by attending an on-campus workshop or in a live webinar.

Set up Retirement Planning workshops for your departments. For more information, please click here.

Tobacco Cessation Resources

Free NRT

Nicotine replacement therapy is available at Human Resources and the Student Health Services for UCR staff, faculty and students, who are current tobacco users, to use while on UC property to maintain a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please click here.  

1:1 and Group Tobacco Cessation

Ongoing

Staff, faculty, and students who wish to stop smoking and using tobacco products can meet 1:1 or in a group with VJ Sleight, Tobacco Treatment Specialist. 

AIR Training

Available by request for departments and groups.

A customized training to help you communicate the smoke/tobacco free policy using the AIR (Approach, Inform, Refer) strategy.  To request a training, please contact tobaccofree@ucr.edu.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Program Information

Julie Chobdee, MPH
Wellness Program Coordinator
Human Resources

1201 University Ave., Suite 208
Riverside, CA 92507

Tel: (951) 827-1488
Fax: (951) 827-2672
E-mail: julie.chobdee@ucr.edu

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