COOK COUNTY, Ill. – The need to take care of one’s physical and mental health is being increasingly recognized in light of the current pandemic. Acknowledging the growing demand to provide communities with tools and strategies to address mental and physical wellbeing, the University of Illinois Extension community health team in Cook County presents the Wellness Wednesdays webinar series.
Through the six-session biweekly series, the community health team strives to promote self-care as a means to address mental and physical wellness. Each session will help participants understand how the environment that surrounds them and the choices they make can influence their wellbeing. The community health team is excited to provide this series and help participants learn about overall mental wellbeing, seasonal affective disorder, stress, mindful eating, self-compassion, and sleep.
The series will take place from 9:15 to 10 a.m. via Zoom every other Wednesday beginning on February 10, 2021. Registration for the free Wellness Wednesdays series is now open at go.illinois.edu/wellnesswednesdays.
February 10, 2021 Mental Health for Overall Wellbeing
February 24, 2021 Seasonal Affective Disorder: Beyond the Winter Blues
March 10, 2021 Stress and Your Health
March 24, 2021 Mindful Eating
April 7, 2021 Self-Compassion: Treat Yourself with Kindness
April 21, 2021 Sleep: Recharge, Refresh, Reenergize
The series stays on track with the community health team’s goal to expand virtual programming to Cook County residents as all face to face programming is halted because of the pandemic.
University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you will need reasonable accommodation to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.
SOURCE: Community Health Team with University of Illinois Extension serving Cook County
WRITER: Veronica Aranda, Community Health Extension Educator, University of Illinois Extension serving Cook County
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