Health and Wellness WeekHealth and Wellness Week

George Fox University’s School of Physical Therapy is hosting its second annual event designed to impact Newberg and surrounding communities through nutrition, exercise and behavioral health classes, and a 5K run/walk.

All classes are free and open to the public. Events are scheduled at George Fox University’s Roberts Center, located at 501 N. Villa Road, in Newberg.


Schedule

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

Monday,
March 12

nutrition class

Nutrition Class, 6 p.m.

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. A live cooking demonstration will be included.

Free and open to the public
 
Registration
Tuesday,
March 13

spine and back care

Spine/Back Care Class, 6 p.m.

This class will focus on both acute and chronic lowback pain and will provide 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
 
Registration
Wednesday,
March 14

Behavioral Health Class

Behavioral Health Class, 6 p.m.

Are you ready to develop healthy habits? Learn about behavioral changes you can make to improve your quality of life. Plus, get tips on parenting the “tween” years and find out how stress impacts your body.

Free and open to the public
 
Registration 
 
Thursday,
March 15

Exercise Class

Exercise Class, 6 p.m.

This class will focus on incorporating various exercises into a manageable lifelong habit. Several different classes will be held concurrently and will be appropriate for all ages and abilities, covering topics such as balance, strengthening, aerobics and yoga.

Free and open to the public
 
Registration
Saturday,
March 17

Beat Baker run

5K Run/Walk, 8 a.m.

This run has been canceled – we apologize for any inconvenience. Please check the George Fox Physical Therapy website soon for the Glow for Africa 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run on April 13, 2018 at 8:00 P.M. Registration will be open soon. Thank you. 
Pool-a-Palooza

Pool-a-Palooza, 3-5 p.m.

This is a semi-annual event that provides a fun and safe space for kids of all abilities to enjoy time in the water with support from physical therapy students. Come join us for a pool party where your kids can swim, play and be well!

Free and open to the public
 
Registration

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 percent of the county’s adult population was considered either “overweight” or “obese” in 2016.
  • 7.5 percent of our population is coping with diabetes.
  • Heart disease (19 percent) 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.

Schedule

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

Monday, March 12

Nutrition Class, 6 p.m.

nutrition classLearn 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. A live cooking demonstration will be included.

Free and open to the public
 
Registration
Tuesday, March 13

Spine/Back Care Class, 6 p.m.

spine and back careThis class will focus on both acute and chronic lowback pain and will provide 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
 
Registration
Wednesday, March 14

Behavioral Health Class, 6 p.m.

Behavioral Health ClassAre you ready to develop healthy habits? Learn about behavioral changes you can make to improve your quality of life. Plus, get tips on parenting the “tween” years and find out how stress impacts your body.

Free and open to the public
 
Registration
Thursday, March 15

Exercise Class, 6 p.m.

Exercise ClassThis class will focus on incorporating various exercises into a manageable lifelong habit. Classes will cover topics such as balance, strengthening, aerobics and yoga.

Free and open to the public
 
Registration
Saturday, March 17

5K Run/Walk, 8 a.m.

Beat Baker fun runThis run has been canceled – we apologize for any inconvenience. Please check the George Fox Physical Therapy website soon for the Glow for Africa 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run on April 13, 2018 at 8:00 P.M. Registration will be open soon. Thank you.

Pool-a-Palooza, 3-5 p.m.

Pool-a-PaloozaThis is a semi-annual event that provides a fun and safe space for kids of all abilities to enjoy time in the water with support from physical therapy students. Come join us for a pool party where your kids can swim, play and be well!

Free and open to the public
 
Registration

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 percent of the county’s adult population was considered either “overweight” or “obese” in 2016.
  • 7.5 percent of our population is coping with diabetes.
  • Heart disease (19 percent) 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.

How to Get Involved

We are looking for community members and businesses to help sponsor this event. As a business leader, you have the opportunity to help facilitate change and see the health of our community improve.

Let’s see if we can make a positive change in the health and wellness of Newberg. Donations are tax deductible.

Below are sponsorship details.

  • Company name and logo on the run/walk web page
  • Recognition from the deejay at the start
  • Company name and logo on the run/walk T-shirt
  • Small banner at the start/finish line
  • Company name and logo on the run/walk web page
  • Recognition from the deejay at the start
  • Company name and logo on the run/walk T-shirt
  • Large banner at the start/finish line
  • Company name and logo on the run/walk web page
  • Recognition from the deejay at the start
  • Company name and logo on the run/walk T-shirt
  • Large banner at the start/finish line
  • Company name and logo on the run/walk web page
  • Recognition from the deejay at the start

Contact Us

For more information on the event, contact Tyler Cuddeford at tcuddeford@georgefox.edu.

George Fox University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program