February Events for Community and Well-being
Keep up the momentum in achieving your Dare to Do goals for February and beyond! These Whole U events will support you while encouraging you to try and learn new things. Whether you’re continuing your journey in movement, looking to purchase a home or improve your heart health, the Whole U has it all.
Get to know UW CareLink
As your employee assistance program, UW CareLink can help you navigate mental health, financial, legal and caregiving issues with free, confidential consultations and referrals – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
For managers and teams – February 2, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
For employees and their families – February 9, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
For HR professionals – February 16, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Heart Health Webinar with UW Medicine Heart Institute
February 11, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
February is American Heart Month, dedicated to raising awareness about heart health and urging us all to take steps to prevent heart disease. Join The Whole U and UW Medicine Heart Institute virtually for a special Zoom session discussing heart health. You’ll hear from cardiologists Dr. Kevin O’Brien and Dr. Ruchi Kapoor as they address the unique warning signs of heart disease and how we can all protect our hearts.
Show your own heart some love by joining us.
Refinancing & Using Home Equity Webinar
February 14, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Home values are showing improvement in many neighborhoods, and there are great financing programs that can help lower your payments, change your term, provide cash for home improvements, or pay down consumer debt.
If you’re wondering if refinancing is the right move for you, attending this seminar is a great place to start.
2022 Winter Maker’s Fair
February 23, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Come to the Winter Maker’s Fair on the HUB Street (first floor atrium)! Pick up homemade goodies and wares made by members of the UW community. Support more than 30 UW student, faculty, and staff vendors selling their homemade arts and crafts. The Winter Maker’s Fair will sure be a treat as we move into Spring. See you there!
Mexican Tostada Virtual Cooking Class
February 23, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Cook virtually in your own kitchens alongside UW colleagues as you learn how to make delicious, healthy, traditional Mexican Tostadas!
Along the way, you’ll learn a bit of Spanish and some cultural history about our featured dish.
Trauma-Informed Care: Understanding trauma and its impacts in healthcare
February 24, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Understanding trauma, how it impacts our brain and body, and how to treat patients with traumatic backgrounds is essential for those working in healthcare.
Presenter Cheri Constantino-Shor, Director of Professional Engagement and Nursing Excellence at UW Medicine Northwest Campus, will dive deeply into all this and more.
Social Security: A foundation for planning your future with the SSA
February 25, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
This popular seminar on social security is presented by Kirk Larson, a Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration (SSA).
In this virtual seminar, you will learn all about social security and how to collect. Join in to get answers to your burning SSA questions!
Barre Class with Barre3 Covington
February 28, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join The Whole U and Barre3 for an upbeat and refreshing barre class on Zoom. All are welcome regardless of experience levels and modifications will be offered.
Barre3 is a full-body workout that builds toned muscles and increases the metabolism with a signature approach of sustained holds, micro-movements, and cardio bursts.
Every Barre3 class strengthens, tones, and balances the body and mind!
Virtual Weight Training Class with Lauren Updyke
Tuesdays & Thursdays
6:15 a.m. – 6:45 a.m. AND 7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Make time for training with weights and join Lauren Updyke for a 30 minute intermediate class each Tuesday and Thursday.
You will need two sets of weights at least (5lb – 25lb range) and a chair. This class will include total body and focus on both large and small muscle groups. We will finish with core and stretching.
Daily 15 Minute Movement Break – Yoga and Fitness
Monday thru Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
The Whole U and UW Recreation have teamed up for 2022 and will offer a movement break every day from 11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. on zoom, giving you a break from the work day, allowing for a harmonious unity of the body, mind and soul.
Monday Guided Meditations
Mondays, 10:00 a.m.
Take a moment before starting your week to re-center, ground, and set your intentions. Join the Whole U every Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. for a 10 minute guided meditation via Zoom focused on self-compassion and mindfulness.
Yoga Anywhere With Diana Ratsamee
Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m.
In this all-levels class, we will move through yoga poses, sequences and breathing exercises that will benefit your whole being – improving flexibility, muscle, joint and cardiovascular strength, increasing mental clarity and focus.
UW Recycling Trash Art Competition
March 11, 4:00 p.m. submissions are due
Get creative with the 2022 Trash Art Contest. UW Recycling is looking for creative art and literary works about waste. Open to students, staff and faculty.