Monday, November 23, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving from SkyWell

Thanks for Health, Happiness and Family
Resilience. Purpose. Wellness. Well-being. When your family gathers this Thanksgiving, it may be an opportunity for you to demonstrate your commitment to wellness, and also listen to and learn from others in your family about the health issues and conditions that concern them the most.
Family history is important to health. So are the everyday attitudes and behaviors we engage in – it all has an important impact on personal health risks and optimal health and wellness.
Let’s join in with some of the important campaigns going on locally and around the country.
Peer to Peer Depression Awareness – Holidays are common times for increased stress, anxiety and depression. Join our school campaign to listen and support those around you. "Depression: A Fight No One Can Handle Alone!" Join the #IWillListen campaign because those who need to talk will know you are there to listen.
#OptOutside – Join REI’s campaign to get out and enjoy the outdoors during the holidays.
#SJJoinMe – Support SkyWell’s mission and join St. Joseph Mercy Health’s campaign to promote personal wellness and its impact on our community health culture.
National Family History Day – Use the U.S. Surgeon General’s program designating Thanksgiving as a day to learn about your family health risks. It’s an opportunity to get important information you need for the future.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Give thanks for health, happiness and family!
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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Thank You to SkyWell Guest Speaker Charlie Estey

SkyWell  Hears Inspiration from Interactive Health’s  EVP Charlie Estey

On November 10th, the SkyWell student board of directors was joined by Charlie Estey, an industry leader in worksite wellness and president-elect of the International Association of Worksite Health Promotion. His inspirational words helped us to better understand how “engagement” is one key to program success and will help us to build a culture of wellness at Skyline.

“Making wellness fun” was one of his key messages as he shared examples of how to develop and package our wellness messages in ways that students will accept – and want to participate in. He suggested that SkyWell join forces with Student Action Senate, DECA and other student clubs to work together on promotional programs and activities to get more students on board and broaden the reach of our awareness building strategies. Mr. Estey also emphasized the need for both top-down and bottom-up support, aligning SkyWell with the needs and goals of Skyline as an organization.

“I haven’t seen a program of this scale at the high school level and it’s great to be a part of it,” said Charlie. “Supporting SkyWell as they determine what a culture of wellness can mean is an inspiration to us all. We are building future wellness leaders and advocates for decades to come.”

Thank You from SkyWell !

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