We provide free programs and events to both the Middletown and Newburgh campuses throughout the year, including:
- An annual wellness fair on each campus
- An annual flu clinic
- Health insurance information sessions
- HIV Quick Test and counseling
- Blood drives and Bone Marrow Registry Drives
- Anonymous online alcohol and mental health screenings
- Cardiac risk assessment, blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol screening
- Stress management training
- The Red Watchband
- Wellness seminars and workshops
Stressed? We can help.
Thursday, March 9 & 16, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
2nd floor lobby, Rowley Center, Middletown
Take a minute to meet with one of our mental health counselors who can answer your questions about stress and provide insight on stress management techniques. For more info call the Wellness Center at 845-341-4870.
The Red Watch Band is Coming to Newburgh March 15!
Red Watch friends don’t let friends drink and die.
The Wellness Center hosts another session of The Red Watch Band on Wednesday, March 15, from 2:30 pm-5:30 pm in Newburgh, Tower Cafeteria. The program prepares students to recognize the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning and teaches basic CPR and emergency response skills (not BLS.) Pizza, soda and dessert are provided. Two $25 gift cards will be raffled amongst attendees. Presented by Behavioral Sciences Professor Christine Henderson and the Wellness Center nurses.
This is a popular program. You must pre-register. Visit our online scheduler to reserve your spot.
About The Red Watch Band program:
The Red Watch Band movement started at Stony Brook University in 2009. It is designed to teach college students the risks of binge drinking and to provide them with skills to handle an "alcohol emergency," preventing senseless and unnecessary deaths from alcohol poisoning. Since its inception, the Red Watch Band program has spread its message and movement to college and high school campuses across the country.
Impact of binge drinking on college students:
Drinking affects college students, their families, and college communities at large. Researchers estimate that each year:
- About 1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor-vehicle crashes.
- About 696,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.
- About 97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 report experiencing alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape.
Source: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
For more information please call the Wellness Center at (845) 341-4870.
SCREAM Theater to Perform on Both Campuses
Friday, March 31, 11 am - 1 pm, Great Room, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh
Friday, April 14, 11 am - 1 pm, Shepard Student Center Cafeteria, Middletown
The “SCREAM” in SCREAM TheaterTM stands for Students Challenging Realities and Educating Against Myths.
SCREAM TheaterTM is the peer education improvisational theater group associated with the Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance at Rutgers University. The group, consisting of mostly undergraduate students, uses interactive, educational skits to educate audiences on issues of interpersonal violence, specifically sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking, sexual harassment, and bullying. FREE.
For more information call the Wellness Center at (845) 341-4870 or visit the show's website.
Our Annual Wellness Fair is Almost Here
Wednesday, April 5, 10 am - 2 pm
Fireside Lounge, Shepard Student Center, Middletown
Representatives from local human services agencies will offer assistance and answer questions. Participants include: Mental Health Association of Orange County, Inc., Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council, Safe Homes, Orange County Department of Emergency Management, Planned Parenthood, the Alzheimer's Association, several low-cost health insurance providers, SUNY Orange Health Professions programs, and more. FREE.
New York Blood Center Spring Blood Drive
Wednesday, April 12, 9 am - 3 pm
Great Room, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh
Don't Miss The Clothesline Project
Tuesday, April 18, 10 am - 2 pm
Outside Morrison Hall, Middletown
Wednesday, April 19, 10 am - 2 pm
Grand Street Lobby, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh
Who knew a simple cotton T-shirt could hold such power? The Clothesline Project is a dramatic display that calls for an end to violence against women. Survivors of abuse and violence tell their stories on T-shirts, which are then publicly exhibited in a colorful show of solidarity that dispels the myths about violence against women, and spreads powerful messages of recovery and hope. Presented by the Mental Health Association of Orange County Inc. FREE.
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