Beginning Oct. 10, Duke’s employee wellness program will host an annual Wellness Expo series across several locations through the end of this month.
The expo, which brings together offices and departments to offer faculty and staff personalized insights into their health, will make stops at the Duke Medicine Pavilion, Duke PowerHouse at American Tobacco Campus, North Pavilion and Durham Centre.
At each place, employees can spend as little as 10 to 15 minutes gathering information on how to reduce stress, increase mindfulness and get a free, comprehensive health assessment from a registered nurse. Free flu shots will also be provided with a valid DukeCard ID.
“It’s a great way to connect with resources from the Duke community as well as areas that people may not consider wellbeing topics like fire safety, IT security and a financial aspect as well,” said Cassandra Callas, health education specialist with LIVE FOR LIFE, Duke’s employee wellness program.
Wellness Expos will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at these locations:
- Monday, Oct. 10 – Duke Medicine Pavilion Conference Rooms 2W93, 2W94 and 2W96
- Thursday, Oct. 20 – Duke Power House Conference Room 101, 300 Fuller St.
- Friday, Oct. 21 – North Pavilion Atrium, 2400 Pratt St.
- Friday, Oct. 28 – Durham Centre, 14th floor suite, 300 W. Morgan St.
As an added component, the Wellness Expo website is providing information about how employees can address physical, emotional, social, spiritual and intellectual wellbeing. The site includes tips and resources at Duke and beyond to show how employees can better control all aspects of health. The website also offers a template to create a desired “dream list” to help set employees on a path to reach their goals.
“It’s good to think about wellness holistically because so much is connected to our health,” Callas said. “Complete wellbeing means we look at all areas of life to create an optimal state for ourselves.”
For more information about the Expos and to hear testimonials from Duke employees, visit the Wellness Expo website.