Wellness By Mason Celebrates Employee Wellness Month

Posted: June 17, 2013 at 5:01 am, Last Updated: June 18, 2013 at 7:01 am

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By Robin Herron

MasonsHealthyUgraphicEvery month is wellness month at George Mason University, but June gets special attention as National Employee Wellness Month is celebrated.

The annual initiative showcases how prevention, coupled with supportive social communities like the workplace, can improve employee health and productivity, lower healthcare costs and create a healthy workplace culture.

One of George Mason’s strategic planning goals is to become a model well-being university, and the Wellness By Mason program, which is part of Human Resources and Payroll, is helping the university reach that goal.

The mission of Wellness By Mason is to put the health and wellness of faculty, staff and students at the forefront of our community activities. Wellness by Mason is a united effort by the Mason community to encourage healthy choices in general wellness, exercise and preventative health screenings across a diverse culture and age spectrum.

Wellness isn’t taking a break over the summer, so you don’t have to, either.

The next Lunch ‘n Learn wellness program at Mason is set for Wednesday, July 10, from noon to 1 p.m. The topic is “Aging Well at Any Age,” presented by Patrice Winter, who is on the faculty of the College of Health and Human Service’s Department of Rehabilitation Science faculty as well as HR and Payroll’s life planning team.

And on Aug. 14, plan on attending “Finding Your Mojo: Motivation for the Fall Semester,” presented by Wendi Carroll, another member of HR and Payroll’s life planning team.

Visit hr.gmu.edu/learning and click on “Courses” for class locations and to register.The programs are videoconferenced and recorded for later viewing.

Interested in finding out more? Check out the Wellness By Mason webpage and take a look at other resources for staying healthy, including the “Mason Moves” video for a routine you can do right at your desk.

 

Write to Robin Herron at rherron@gmu.edu

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