VBWF Week Offerings

VBWF Week Offerings

Faculty and staff are invited to attend any of the following programs during the Virtual Benefits and Wellness Fair (VBWF) week: Monday, November 6 through Friday, November 10, 2023. 

Reflection Point Workshop

Finding ways to connect with others at work can be difficult though when you’re stuck in a cubicle or limited to small talk before a meeting or in the hallways at work. When faculty and staff of varied ranks, roles, and backgrounds meet regularly to discuss narrative literature – facilitated by college professors – they share life experiences, explore diverse perspectives, shed familiar paradigms, and develop authentic connections. The CWRU Wellness Program offers faculty and staff a truly unusual approach to wellness through Reflection Point, which consists of the sharing of ideas based on great literature. The Reflection Point program builds community and enhances emotional and intellectual fitness. Reading groups, made up of a diverse cross-section of professors, administrators, researchers, and other staff, meet weekly for 12 weeks to discuss stories or books carefully chosen due to themes that inspire robust discussions on values, issues, and beliefs. Learn more about this popular and engaging Wellness Program at a special session offered on Nov. 6 during the Virtual Benefits and Wellness Fair week. Past participants of Reflection Point and Wellness Program leadership will be present to share more about this unique experience which fosters community well-being at CWRU.

Light snacks will be provided. 

Monday, November 6, from 4-5 pm, in person at the Tinkham Veale University Center, Senior Classroom.

Healthcare Consumerism Webinar

Healthcare consumerism is the process through which individuals make their own healthcare and self-care decisions based on knowledge acquired through literature, the internet, direct-to-patient advertising, word of mouth, and more. Join Elizabeth Click, CWRU Medical Director, to learn how to be a smart patient and make well-informed care decisions.

Tuesday, November 7, from 3-3:30 pm via Zoom

View the Healthcare Consumerism Recording

Hybrid Yoga Session

Our partners at One to One Fitness will offer a hybrid yoga session on Thursday, November 9 from 12-1 pm. Register using the link below, and then choose whether to participate in person at One to One Fitness or via Zoom. We will send additional details and the Zoom link to all who register. You don't have to commit to in person or Zoom ahead of time.

View the Hybrid Yoga Recording

Chair Massages

Chair massages will be offered on the same day as the in-person Benefits & Wellness Fair at the Tinkham Veale University Center. Sign up to receive a seated massage on Thursday, November 9 between 2-5 pm. These 13-minute sessions will leave you feeling refreshed and re-energized! Spaces are limited, therefore registration and a pre-payment of $15 is required.

Schedule and Pay for Your Chair Massage

Flu Shots

Walk-in flu shot clinics, provided by University Health and Counseling Services, will be available on the following dates during the VBWF week. Make sure to bring your CWRU ID card. 

Wednesday, November 8 from 8 am to 4 pm at the Tinkham Veale University Center, Senior Classroom 

Thursday, November 9 from 8 am to 4 pm at the Tinkham Veale University Center, Ballroom A