Health and Wellness Week Health and Wellness Week

George Fox University’s School of Physical Therapy presents the third annual event designed to impact Newberg and surrounding communities through nutrition, exercise, and behavioral health classes.

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,
May 18 

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. Participants will receive a folder with educational handouts that include healthy recipes and hands-on training through an active cooking session on site. Come and share a meal with us.

Free and open to the public
 
Registration
Tuesday,
May 19 

spine and back care

Spine/Back Care Class, 6 p.m.

Nearly 80 percent 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
 
Registration
Wednesday,
May 20 

Behavioral Health Class

Behavioral Health Class, 6 p.m.

Learn simple and effective coping techniques to juggle the demands of life.

Free and open to the public
 
Registration
Thursday,
May 21 

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, high-intensity interval training, and yoga.

Free and open to the public
 
Registration
Saturday,
May 23 

Pool-a-Palooza

Pool-a-Palooza, 4-6 p.m.

This event provides a fun and safe space for kids with special needs to swim, play and be well. Come join us for a fun pool party where kids can have support from physical therapy faculty and students.

Free and open to the public
 
Registration

Schedule

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

Monday, May 18

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, May 19

Spine/Back Care Class, 6 p.m.

spine and back careThis class will focus on both acute and chronic low back 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, May 20

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, May 21

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

Pool-a-Palooza, 4-6 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. Let’s see if we can make a positive change in the health and wellness of Newberg.

Contact Us

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

George Fox University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program