Health and Wellness Week

May 17-19, 2021

George Fox University’s College of Physical Therapy presents the fourth annual event to impact Newberg and surrounding communities through nutrition, exercise and spine care classes.

All classes are free and open to the public. We will be taking all the current precautions related to the delivery of healthcare during COVID-19, which includes our students wearing face shields and masks, participants and students using stations that provide physical distance from others, and all participants being screened for symptoms.

Events take place at the George Fox University Medical Sciences Building, which is located at 448 N. Werth Blvd. in Newberg.

Schedule

Each day will be dedicated to a different aspect of health and wellness.

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Nutrition Class

6 p.m. Monday, May 17

Medical Sciences Building
448 N. Werth Blvd., Newberg

Learn about heart-healthy foods, calorie budgeting, how to read food labels, strategies on maintaining or getting to a healthy weight, and how to cook healthy meals. Participants will watch a cooking demonstration and receive a folder with educational handouts that include healthy recipes.

Free and open to the public

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Spine/Back Care Class

6 p.m. Tuesday, May 18

Medical Sciences Building
448 N. Werth Blvd., Newberg

Nearly 80% of the population will experience back pain in their lifetime, as pain is often provoked with various postures and movements. This class will focus on both acute and chronic low-back pain as well as providing state-of-the-art innovative strategies for maintaining a healthy back. Participants will experience moving better with less pain.

Free and open to the public

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Exercise Class

6 p.m. Wednesday, May 19

Medical Sciences Building
448 N. Werth Blvd., Newberg

This class will focus on incorporating various exercises into a manageable lifelong habit. Adding strength training and stretching exercises into a workout routine are recommended; however, not everyone has a gym membership. Participants of this class will learn exercises that can be done at home with little to no gym equipment.

Free and open to the public

Why a Health and Wellness Week?

Yamhill County is clearly a desirable place to live, yet many in our area face significant medical and health challenges. According to Yamhill County Health and Human Services:

  • 62.2% of the county’s adult population was considered either “overweight” or “obese” in 2016.
  • 7.5% of our population is coping with diabetes.
  • Heart disease (19%) is the second-leading cause of death in the county, and many in our community struggle with high blood pressure.

Here’s the good news: Many of these health challenges are preventable and can be reversed. George Fox University’s Health and Wellness Week is a tangible way to assist community members in their pursuit of healthy living. Let’s see if we can make a positive change in the health and wellness of Newberg.

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Contact Us

For more information on the event, contact Jason Brumitt at jbrumitt@georgefox.edu.

George Fox University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program