Wellness Newsletter

September 2022

Monthly News and Updates from the Wellness Program

Fall Wellness Activities Now Open

Fall Wellness Activities are now open! In order to qualify for the $25 monthly Wellness Incentive in 2023, benefits-eligible faculty and staff must complete the following steps before November 30th, 2022:

Complete the online WebMD Health Risk Assessment.

Then, complete 2 of the 3 following steps:

1. Tobacco Attestation Form - found in HCM under the "Wellness" tile

2. Primary Care Provider Attestation Form - found in HCM under the "Wellness" tile

3. Biometric Screening - completed at one of our onsite biometric screening events, a Quest Patient Service Center, or through your PCP with results submitted via the Physician Results Form. Appointments will be available on campus this month through November! Make your appointment today.

Additionally, current Wellness Incentive participants have until November 30th to attest to completing 2022 Wellness Programs in HCM to receive their $100 per program (up to $200) incentive in their December 2022 paychecks. More information on program completion requirements for each of our program categories is available on our website.

Upcoming Programs

Positively Powerful

We each have the power to create our best lives through positive intentions. Join this 8-week series, packed with powerful tools and strategies, to enhance your daily life. Each week, faculty and staff will learn about a new technique and perspective on optimism and positivity.

You can view the topic of each week here.

Mondays, Sep 12th - Oct 31st

12-1 pm

Via Zoom

The Work Happiness Method 

Join Positive Psychology expert Stella Grizont for this 8-week series to learn how to be happier and more satisfied at work. Stella's evidence-based, energetic and supportive approach has helped many individuals identify a clear vision for their professional path and a plan to move forward. This program will include weekly live training sessions, pre and post series assessments, weekly worksheets, and access to class recordings.

Tuesdays, Sep 20th - Nov 8th

12-1 pm

Via Zoom


Join Matthew Dicks, author of “Storyworthy” and “Someday is Today”, master storyteller, and multiple Moth GrandSLAM champion, in improving your ability to tell great stories while exploring your life more deeply and forming interesting new relationships with your workshop colleagues. This program will teach the art of storytelling and will include interactions between program participants as people share the stories they have written. Attend this series to learn how to be a good storyteller and to experience the many ways in which storytelling can improve our lives.

Tuesdays, Sep 20th - Nov 8th

4-5:30 pm (Class will occur 4-5 pm with Q&A time from 5-5:30pm)

Via Zoom


#FindYourSpace Scavenger Hunt

CWRU’s campus provides so much for our students, faculty, and staff and has no shortage of relaxing green spaces to study, work, or just unwind and relax. The CWRU Student and Faculty/Staff Wellness teams have partnered to create a scavenger hunt to show off our favorite spaces to relax and decompress around campus. During the last two weeks of September, follow our list to visit parts of campus you may have never been to before. The more spots you visit, the more chances you will have to win a prize – and we hope that you’ll #FindYourSpace here on campus!

Scavenger Hunt starts September 19th and runs through September 30th.

Find more info and register at the link below!

Register for the #FindYourSpace Scavenger Hunt Here

American Heart Association 2022 Greater Cleveland Walk

Join your friends and neighbors and be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.

Physical and emotional health have never been more important than they are now! And joining your Greater Cleveland Heart Walk is a great way to boost them both - all while making a huge impact in your community and saving lives.

By participating in the Greater Cleveland Heart Walk, you will reap lasting benefits for yourself and help others.

  • Save the lives of kids born with congenital heart defects and adults struggling with heart disease
  • Teach thousands how to save lives through CPR training
  • Fund the next heart and stroke medical breakthrough
  • Become a champion for health and well-being, and ensure everyone has access to quality healthcare

CWRU has a goal of raising $2,500 - join the team and/or donate below! The walk will take place on Saturday, Sept 24th in the Flats. 

Join the team here!
Register for Sleep Well here

Sleep Well

Sleep Well is an 8-week program taught by various medical and sleep professionals. Learn more about the importance of quality sleep, as well as common sleep disorders, and how these can affect our health and well-being. You can find weekly topics listed here.

Sleep Well is on Wednesdays, 12-1pm via Zoom starting Sept. 28 through Nov. 16.


We are adding another 8-week session this year for each of our current yoga formats:

Mindful Movement

This is a gentle, accessible approach to yoga that encourages people to tune into what they are feeling as they move and make choices based on their present moment embodied experience. 

Thursdays, 12-1pm via Zoom

Sept. 22 - Nov. 10

Vinyasa Flow

This is a more physical yoga class, but still allows for modifications as you learn flows through various yoga poses.

Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm via Zoom

Sept. 26 - Nov. 14

Register for Mindful Movement Here
Register for Vinyasa Flow Here

T.H.I.N.K. Training

Talk. Help. Identify Signs. Navigate Resources. Kindly Refer.

T.H.I.N.K. is a suicide prevention training to help people recognize warning signs and assist others who may be having suicidal thoughts. This training is available to all CWRU students, faculty and staff. Zoom link for virtual sessions will be sent after registration.

See upcoming T.H.I.N.K. Trainings Here

Fall Flu Vaccination Clinics

Please see below for our 2022 Campus Flu Shot Clinic locations and times. Please be sure to bring your CWRU ID. All clinics are walk-in, no appointments necessary. All clinics are open to CWRU faculty, staff, and students.

September 30th, 9-11:30 am (TVUC Sr. Classroom A)

October 5th, 2-5 pm (TVUC Sr. Classroom B)

October 7th, 9-11:30 am (HEC 153A)

October 10th, 10 am-1 pm (NRB Community Room 1st Floor)

October 13th, 2-6 pm (HEC 153A)

October 18th, 10 am-1 pm (NRB Community Room 1st Floor)

October 21st, 9-11:30 am (NRB Community Room 1st Floor)

October 28th, 9-11:30 am (NRB Community Room 1st Floor)

CWRU Wellness

Elizabeth Click, Medical Director - erc10@case.edu


Zach Brommerich, Wellness Manager - zxb111@case.edu