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Living Well at the Beach Oct. 20-24

Published: October 15, 2014

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CSULB will hold its second annual Living Well at the Beach event Oct. 20-24 at various locations across the campus in recognition of Health and Safety Week at the university.

Organized by the Division of Administration and Finance and the Division of Student Services, the week-long slate of activities is aimed at raising awareness of the various health, wellness and safety services and information available on the campus. Registration for the activities is recommended.

“From a mile-long walk through the campus to a Farmers’ Market with healthy offerings to workshops on happiness and emergency preparedness, Living Well at the Beach is an opportunity for students and employees to learn more about how the campus can help as they look to lead healthier lives and keep themselves safe,” said Nancy Eckhous, assistant vice president for student services and one of the principal organizers of the event.

Each day of the week will have a topic or theme on which the day’s related activities will be focused.

The week will kick off with “Information Day” on Monday, Oct. 20, and will feature an information fair in and around the Speaker’s Platform area, just in front of the University Bookstore, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 21, is “Safety Day” and will include two active shooter response presentations, two Red Cross Preparedness workshops, a healthy relationships workshop, a LGBTQ safety seminar and a campus wide shelter-in-place drill. The day’s events will close with the CSULB Candlelight of Hope Vigil from 5 to 8 p.m. on Maxson Plaza.

“Community Day” is the theme for Wednesday, Oct. 22, and will feature the Clothesline Project on display at the Speaker’s Platform from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Additionally, the College of Health and Human Services is hosting an information fair on Maxson Plaza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and at the same time, the Farmers’ Market will be open along Friendship Walk. The day concludes with “Take Back the Night,” a discussion and march focused on eliminating sexual and domestic violence in all forms.

Thursday, Oct. 23, is “Move for a Mile,” a mile-long walk through the campus from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. that will begin at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center and end at the Student Health Services (SHS) Building. There also will be stress and nutrition workshops offered through Student Health Services from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

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Farmers’ Market

The week’s activities conclude with “Work/Life Balance Day” on Friday, Oct. 24, with all events taking place at the SHS Building. There will be a work/life balance workshop from 11 to 11:45 a.m., a “Happiness 101” workshop from noon to 12:45 p.m. and a workshop on depression from 1 to 1:45 p.m.

“It doesn’t matter if you’re a student, a faculty member or a staff member, Living Well at the Beach has something for just about everyone,” noted Mishelle Laws, assistant vice president for administration and finance and co-chair of the event. “Almost all of us can do more to be healthier and safer, and the fact that all of these activities and information are available at your school or work place makes it that much easier and more convenient.”

Visit the Living Well at the Beach website to register for activities or to see a complete list of the week’s offerings as well as their times and locations. For additional information, call Eckhous at 562/985-8262.

–Shayne Schroeder