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Wellness Center

Wellness Advisory Board

 

"Committed to Healthy Lifestyles"

Mission Statement

The Wellness Advisory Board will provide appropriate health and wellness guidelines and recommendations to assist with positive and well informed lifestyle modifications for the NCC campus and associated individuals, while acting as role models. 

VISION STATEMENT 

The Norwalk Community College Wellness Advisory Board is committed to improving the health and wellness of the Campus Community by fostering a conducive environment to maximize institutional and individual wellness goals. 

WELLNESS INITIATIVE @ NCC

The purpose of the Wellness Initiative is to provide information for healthy living options needed for lifestyle modification.  This initiative is exclusively offered tor our campus community, including faculty/ staff and students.  All of the services offered through the Wellness Initiative are voluntary and intended to provide evidence-based information regarding one's personal health and wellness status.  The Wellness Initiative will allow for healthy choices in each of  the seven domains of wellness, including physical, social, environmental, intellectual, emotional, occupational and spiritual (non-religious).    

 

WELLNESS advisory board members

Paul Gallo
Co-Chair; Director of Exercise Science and Wellness
pgallo@norwalk.edu

 

Therese Marrocco

Co-Chair; Director of Human Resources

tmarrocco@norwalk.edu

 

Tyler Griese

Assistant Director of Wellness

 

Timothy Callahan

Director of the Norwalk City Public Health Department

 

Louisa Jones

Interim Assistant to the Director of Human Resources

 

Steve Mendes

Assistant Registrar

 

Michael Cichowicz

Database Assistant for Institutional Effectiveness

 

Kimberly Bryant-Smith

Assistant to the Director of Human Resources

 

Pat Baird

Registered Dietitian; NCC Adjunct

 

Lisa Bunce

Registered Dietitian; NCC Adjunct

 

Jonathon McMenamin-Balano

Professor of Biology

WELLNESS INITIATIVE SERVICES

WELLNESS WALKS

Walk with David Levinson, President of NCC to kick-off our Wellness Walks at NCC!  Please meet David at 11:45 am in the atrium of the Center for Health, Science and Wellness Building. 

 

Click here for Weekly Walking Schedule (Week of September 15th)

 

Starting at the main entrance of the Center for Science, Health and Wellness, walks will be led twice per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) at 9:00 am and 12:00 pm each day.  These walks are intended to last from 15-30 minutes and will be guided by a different NCC community member each time.  During guided walks, the leader will discuss a topic of interest while you walk our 0.97 mile course, which is located on both the west and east campuses. This walking route is approved by the Norwalk City Public Health Department's NorWALKER Program.     

 

Click here for Wellness Walking Map

 

All participants will be able to access the Wellness Walks Calculator on the Wellness Center website and by entering body weight and time taken to walk the course you will be able to determine total calories expended. 

 

Click here for Wellness Walk Calculator

 

Not only do we hope you will participate in the Wellness Walks, we are also looking for volunteers to help lead the walking course as well.  If you are interested in walking or wish to engage in social conversation about a topic that interests you, please sign-up to be a leader.  For more information about the Wellness Walking Course, please do not hesitate to contact Nicole Hafner at nhafner@norwalk.edu.  To sign-up to be a walking guide please contact Jennifer Lipps at jlipps@norwalk.edu or 203-857-7148.
 

HEALTHY EATING AND DINING AT NCC

The Wellness Advisory Board and BESBE Cafe Services have partnered to offer nutritional information for all prepared foods in the East and West Campus Cafes.  This information will encourage consumers to consider Healthy Food Choices when dining in our facilities.  Consumers will be be informed of serving sizes, total calories per serving, total fat, saturated fat, sodium content and fiber for all food items sold.  All nutritional content will be reviewed by dietitians working with the Wellness Advisory Board.

 

NCC Campus Cafe Menu Nutrition Chart Coming Soon

FARMER'S MARKET

Beginning in Fall 2014, Tuesdays herald the arrival of a Farmer's Market on campus.  Look for the tent on the north green of the campus adjacent to Richards Avenue.  J.C. Farm & Greenhouses of nearby New Haven & Middlesex counties will provide fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruit, herbs and cut flowers.  This bounty of our Connecticut earth may be purchased by any member of the college community.   

 

Hours for the Farmer's Market will be determined  

 

TOBACCO FREE CAMPUS

Norwalk Community College is the second state facility in Connecticut to implement a Tobacco Free Campus, which will officially begin on October 1, 2014.  The Wellness Advisory Board and Norwalk City Health Department are supporters of this policy.   

 

For more information about the Tobacco Free Campus or smoke cessation options, please contact Louisa Jones in the Human Resources Office at ljones@norwalk.edu.   

 

Health Risk Assessment (HRA)

The Health Risk Assessment (HRA) will be a voluntary survey open to all faculty and staff here at NCC.  This survey will be completed electronically with guaranteed anonymity.  The data collected from this HRA assessment will provide the Wellness Advisory Board with information to identify and address the specific health and wellness needs of the campus.  For those individuals willing to share their information, the HRA can also act as a method of determining progress made with  lifestyle changes and/or exercise prescription.

 

The HRA is near completion and will be tentatively released in October 2014 

wellness series

Every fall and spring semester, the Pitney Bowes Foundation Wellness Center, in collaboration with the Wellness Advisory Board, Exercise Science Student Club and Wellness Club, will offer a monthly wellness series. The Wellness Series will include health screenings, lectures and interactive workshops on a variety of health and wellness topics,  presented by regional professionals, clinicians and practitioners. 

 

Fall 2014 Wellness Series

 

Pitney Bowes Foundation Wellness Center

The Pitney Bowes Foundation Wellness Center at NCC is a state-of-the-art fitness facility that is committed to improving the general well being of all patrons.  We encourage safe and effective exercise in an effort to improve one's quality of life.  The Pitney Bowes Foundation Center also offers a variety of Physical Activity Courses that meet for 10 weeks every fall and spring semester.  For more information on the Pitney Bowes Foundation Wellness Center or the Physical Activity Courses, please click on the links below:

 Pitney Bowes Foundation Wellness Center

Physical Activity Courses