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Wellness Wednesdays: A Community Connection

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UArizona Health Sciences is committed to creating a healthier community.

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Wellness Wednesdays

The University of Arizona Health Sciences invites you to enjoy upbeat conversations called Wellness Wednesdays: A Community Connection – a weekly lunchtime event to promote nutritious foods, healthy minds and strong bodies.

UArizona Health Sciences is committed to creating a healthier community and helping individuals and families stay well through these challenging times by offering weekly 30-minute interactive webinars.

When: Wednesdays, from Noon – 12:30 pm MST

Cost: Free

What: The discussion is a 30-minute virtual and interactive experience through Zoom.

Registration required: Upon registration, a confirmation email with zoom instructions will be sent the day before the event.

Questions? Contact Caroline Berger at 

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Oct. 21, 2020

Partners in Achieving Wellness: How Pets Help Humans in Achieving Mental, Social and Physical Wellness

Inge Koopman-Leva, Director of Education and Community Outreach

Join Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) Director of Education and Outreach to discuss the impact pets have on human health and wellness. Discover how the HSSA promotes the human and animal bond through programs and services to improve the lives of pets and the people who love them.

Nov. 4, 2020

Roadmap to Change: How to Navigate the Gap between Here and There

Leslie Bosch, PhD, Certified Integrative Wellness Coach

Have you ever wondered why is change so difficult? This Wellness Wednesdays presentation will share how to increase change IQ by learning about the transformation progress and reviewing the types of challenges likely to encounter at each stage. Discover best practices for increasing the odds of successfully navigating the territory between where you are now and where you’d like to be in the future.

Nov. 18, 2020

Tai Chi for Health and Well-Being

Ruth Taylor-Piliae, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, UArizona College of Nursing

Tai Chi is a mind-body exercise that originated in China over 500 years ago as a marital art, yet has many benefits for health and well-being. In this presentation, you will learn what Tai Chi is, what some of the benefits of practicing Tai Chi are, and how it is similar to or different from other mind-body exercise. Some practical Tai Chi tips will be provided, such as how to find a Tai Chi teacher. Finally, a taste of Tai Chi (experiential learning) will be offered.

December 2, 2020

Awareness Through Movement: Improving Your Health & Life Using The Feldenkrais Method®

Andy Belser, Director, School of Theatre, Film and Television, University of Arizona College of Fine Arts; Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner

The Feldenkrais Method® is a powerful and revolutionary approach to improving your life using gentle and mindful movement. Discover how these techniques can help increase range of motion and increase flexibility and coordination. Attendees will also receive a sneak peek into Aging in the Arts — a new series presented by the UArizona Health Sciences launching January 2021.

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