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BOW Lounge: Bengals On Wellness

This semester, Weigel Health Promotion is setting up a portable “BOW Lounge: Bengals On Wellness” on the following dates and times outside of the bookstore in the Campbell Student Union.

With the world opening up a little more each day since the pandemic, several issues have become apparent. (1) People want to interact with other people again. (2) Most people only want to come to a health center if they absolutely need to or are sick, not for “fun” or extra-curricular activities like programs or workshops. (3) We are bringing students to campus who have not been socializing in ways that are typical or healthy for their age (increased isolation, screen time for education, socialization, fun, work). (4) Physical and mental health has been ignored because they are unaware of and have not been around people like teachers or peers or other professionals who may sense something and intervene. (5) Many people have engaged in un-healthy coping skills and the world has begun to “normalize” these and/or are unaware of healthy coping skills and resources.

The new “BOW Initiative: Bengals on Wellness” launched this Fall 2022 to begin to build a new culture that welcomes wellness to the Buffalo State campus community in various ways. Buffalo State members are encouraged to proactively seek information and resources on wellness. This space will be a place where ALL students, faculty & staff can come grab some popcorn, check out a schedule of upcoming wellness workshops, trainings, speakers, make a stress ball a stress ball, color a mandala, play a game, grab a few condoms, learn how to schedule an appointment with the health or counseling center or learn about different community agencies that may better support their needs. Activities on any given day may include therapy dogs, Weigel nurses providing free Q&A sessions and blood pressure readings, counselors facilitating brief mindfulness exercises and information, dietetic and health & wellness students providing posters and presentations they complete in their classes, collaborations with dining services, health ambassadors to staff and share their experiences with current and potential future health ambassadors.

If you would like to represent your department or know of a fantastic campus or community organization that may be interested in tabling with us. Please sign up here http://tiny.cc/BOWLoungePartnerFall2022

The opportunities to increase the wellness on our campus are at our fingertips! Welcome back Bengals!

Please follow us on social media as we add new events and collaborations or should we have to change or cancel anything. 

These are the current dates/times and guests (as of 9/19/2022)

 

09/27/2022 (Tue. 11:00AM - 1:00PM)

  • Roar 2 Success w/ Paula Love
  • Therapy Dog w/ SPCA Paws for Love
  • Insurance Navigator: Molina Healthcare

09/28/2022 (Wed. 11:00AM - 1:00PM)

  • Therapy Dog w/ SPCA Paws for Love
  • Insurance Navigator: Fidelis Care Health Plans

10/05/2022 (Wed. 11:00AM - 1:00PM)

  • Therapy Dog w/ SPCA Paws for Love
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Member
  • Insurance Navigator: Fidelis Care Health Plans

10/06/2022 (Thu. 11:00AM - 1:00PM)

  • Therapy Dog w/ SPCA Paws for Love
  • The Counseling Center

10/12/2022 (Wed. 11:00AM - 1:00PM)

10/13/2022 (Thu. 11:00AM - 1:00PM)

10/18/2022 (Tue. 11:00AM - 1:00PM)

  • Insurance Navigator: Fidelis Care Health Plans
  • The Counseling Center

10/19/2022 (Wed. 11:00AM - 1:00PM)

  • Therapy Dog w/ SPCA Paws for Love
  • Spirit Week & Active Minds
  • Insurance Navigator: Molina Healthcare

10/20/2022 (Thu. 11:00AM - 1:00PM)

10/25/2022 (Tue. 11:00AM - 1:00PM)

  • Insurance Navigator: Molina Healthcare
  • PreP Awareness Week Kickoff w/ MOCHA & Evergreen (games, giveaways & more!)

10/26/2022 (Wed. 11:00AM - 1:00PM)

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Member
  • SPCA Therapy Dog
  • Insurance Navigator: Fidelis Care Health Plans

11/01/2022 (Tue. 11:00AM - 1:00PM)

  • The Counseling Center
  • Insurance Navigator: Fidelis Care Health Plans

11/02/2022 (Wed. 11:00AM - 1:00PM)

  • Therapy Dog w/ SPCA Paws for Love
  • PrEP Education w/ MOCHA & Evergreen
  • Insurance Navigator: Molina Healthcare

11/08/2022 (Tue. 11:00AM - 1:00PM)

  • Planned Parenthood of Central & WNY
  • Insurance Navigator: Fidelis Care Health Plans

11/09/2022 (Wed. 11:00AM - 1:00PM)

  • Therapy Dog w/ SPCA Paws for Love
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Member

11/15/2022 (Tue. 11:00AM - 1:00PM)

  • Therapy Dog w/ SPCA Paws for Love
  • Insurance Navigator: Molina Healthcare

11/16/2022 (Wed. 11:00AM - 1:00PM)

  • Insurance Navigator: Fidelis Care Health Plans
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Member

11/17/2022 (Thu. 11:00AM - 1:00PM)

  • The Counseling Center

11/22/2022 (Tue. 11:00AM - 1:00PM)

  • Therapy Dog w/ SPCA Paws for Love
  • Insurance Navigator: Fidelis Care Health Plans

11/29/2022 (Tue. 11:00AM - 1:00PM)

  • Insurance Navigator: Molina Healthcare
  • Monarch 716 

11/30/2022 (Wed. 11:00AM - 1:00PM)

  • Therapy Dog w/ SPCA Paws for Love
  • Insurance Navigator: Fidelis Care Health Plans

12/01/2022 (Thu. 11:00AM - 1:00PM)

12/06/2022 (Tue. 11:00AM - 1:00PM)

  • The Counseling Center

12/07/2022 (Wed. 11:00AM - 1:00PM)

  • Therapy Dog w/ SPCA Paws for Love
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Member
  • Insurance Navigator: Fidelis Care Health Plans

12/08/2022 (Thu. 11:00AM - 1:00PM)

  • PrEP Education w/ MOCHA & Evergreen
  • Insurance Navigator: Molina Healthcare

12/13/2022 (Tue. 11:00AM - 1:00PM)

  • Insurance Navigator: Fidelis Care Health Plans

12/14/2022 (Wed. 11:00AM - 1:00PM)

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Member
  • Insurance Navigator: Molina Healthcare

12/15/2022 (Thu. 11:00AM - 1:00PM)

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