Fall 2014 Events

For details on our events please call (845) 341-4870. Check back frequently as events and details are added.

Healthy Relationships - A Peer Support Group

Please join the Wellness Center and the Mental Health Association of Orange County, Inc. for an informational meeting about Healthy Relationships and joining the Healthy Relationships Peer Support Group on the Middletown campus. This group is scheduled to meet monthly and will provide a safe forum for members to talk about healthy relationships. New members meet with staff prior to joining the group. For more information please call the Wellness Center at (845) 341-4870.

Schedule:

Middletown:
                               09/29/2014     1:00 PM- 2:00 PM Library room 221
                               10/27/2014     1:00 PM- 2:00 PM Library room 221 
                               11/24/2014     1:00 PM- 2:00 PM Library room 221 
 
Newburgh:
                               09/25/2014      1:00 PM-2:00 PM Tower building conference room 509 
                               10/23/2014      1:00 PM-2:00 PM Tower building conference room 509
                               11/20/2014      1: 00 PM-2:00 PM Tower building conference room 509
                              

Celebrating Mental Wellness with Golden Gate Bridge Attempted Suicide Survivor Kevin Hines

Monday, October 20, 1:30 pm-3:00 pm, Great Room, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh

There will be a live broadcast feed in Middletown's Rowley Center for Science & Engineering, 010 Forum, for those unable to travel to Newburgh.

photo of Kevin HinesAfter surviving a suicidal jump from the Golden Gate Bridge, Kevin Hines has become one of the most sought after speakers on the subjects of suicide prevention and mental health awareness. He has reached millions of people as he travels the world, spreading his belief in the power of the human spirit and in the fact that you can find the ability to live mentally well "maybe not everyday, but certainly most days." He is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir "Cracked...Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt." He is currently in preproduction for a documentary about his life and life's work, "Cracked Not Broken, The Kevin Hines Story." He was featured in the film "The Bridge." He has touched millions of readers and listeners through hundreds of media interviews and appearances. Thousands of people have reached out to him expressing thanks for his message of hope. To learn more about Kevin Hines please visit KevinHinesStory.com We recommend you reserve a seat for this event. Please call the Wellness Center at (845) 341-4870. (photo courtesy of KevinHinesStory.comc)

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Tuesday, October 21, 10 am - 4 pm

Fireside Lounge, Shepard Student Center, Middletown

For an appointment please call (845) 341-4870. Not sure? Walk-ins are always welcome.

New York Blood Center Blood Drive

Tuesday, October 28, 10 am - 4 pm

Great Room, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh

For an appointment please call (845) 341-4870. Not sure? Walk-ins are always welcome.

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Recent Events

Annual Wellness Fair

Thursday, October 2, 10 am - 2 pm

Great Room, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh

Stop by to  meet representatives and gather information from many Orange County health agencies, including the Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, Planned Parenthood, Safe Homes of Orange County, Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc., Maternal Infant Services Network, 511 Rideshare, Veterans Affairs, and several local health insurance providers. No cost.

Get the Test! Free HIV Quick Tests

Thursday, October 2, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wellness Center, Shepard Center, MDT and Room 322, Kaplan Hall, NBG 

Free, confidential, anonymous HIV Quick Tests (results in 20 minutes!) For more info or an appointment call 341-4870. Not sure?  Walk-ins are always welcome. 

What's in Your Drink?

Thursday, September 11, 11 am - 1 pm, Shepard Center Cafeteria

Friday, September 12  from 11 am to 1 pm, Hudson View Café

Think Your Drink! So many beverages are out there for our consumption: soda, energy drinks, vitamin drinks.  Some of these drinks appear “healthy,” but it is our job as consumers to become Label Detectives and find out what we’re really putting into our bodies. During I-Connect Week please join the Wellness Center and Cornell Cooperative Extension for an interactive fun activity to find out what’s hiding in those “healthy” drinks and learn how you can become a Label Detective.


Student Health 101

Thursday, September 11, 11 am - 1 pm, Shepard Center Cafeteria 

Friday, September 12, 11 am - 1 pm, Hudson View Café

In a recent survey, half of all college students said they’d been so stressed at times they couldn’t get their work done or enjoy social activities. SUNY Orange is committed to helping students reach their goals and be successful in college. The Wellness Center provides support and assistance for students in handling stress and other issues to ensure a positive and productive college experience. Short term, confidential counseling is available as well as other wellness services on campus. Stop by our information table and meet the college’s Wellness Center Counselors and Mental Health Liaison. Information will also be available on stress management, healthy relationships, alcohol and substances, as well as suicide prevention.

The Clothesline Project

Clothesline Project

Tuesday, September 9, 10 am to 2 pm outside Morrison Hall

Thursday, September 11, 10 am to 2 pm, Kaplan Lobby  

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. Offered in collaboration with the Mental Health Association of Orange County, Inc.

 

Questions About Health Insurance? Ask the Young Invincibles

Monday, September 8, 2 pm - 4 pm, BT Lobby

Tuesday, September 9, 9 am - 11 am, Kaplan Lobby. 

College students frequently have questions about health insurance: Am I still covered under my parents' plan? Where can I find low-cost/no-cost insurance? Do I qualify? How do I sign up?

If you have similar questions take a moment to meet The Young Invincibles during I-Connect Week. The Young Invincibles is a national organization representing the interests of 18 to 34 year-olds, including health care and the Affordable Care Act.  For more information please visit their website.

New York Blood Center Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry

Tuesday, July 29, 10 am - 4 pm

Great Room, Kaplan, Hall, NBG

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, August 6, 10 am - 2 pm

Fireside Lounge, Shepard Student Center, MT

Annual American Heart Association Heart Walk

Sunday, May 4

Reproductive Life Planning

Stop by our service table for  info on staying healthy, eating right, exercise, access to health care, and preconception health. Co-sponsored by  the Wellness Center and the Orange County Maternal Infant Community Health Collaborative

Confused about the Affordable Care Act? Got questions about Obamacare?

A representative from United Healthcare will be available to answer all your questions.

Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking

Tuesday April 8, 2014, 1pm – 3pm, Shepard Student Center,

Annual Wellness Fair

Wednesday, April 2, 10 am - 2 pm, Fireside Lounge, Shepard Student Center, MT

Stop by to  meet representatives and gather information from many Orange County health agencies, including Planned Parenthood, Safe Homes of Orange County, Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc., Maternal Infant Services Network, 511 Rideshare, Veterans Affairs, and several local health insurance providers. No cost.

Get the Test! Fast, free, confidential HIV Testing with Planned Parenthood of the Hudson Valley

New York Blood Center Blood Drive & Bone Marrow Registry

Tuesday, April 1, 10 am - 4 pm

Great Room, Kaplan Hall, NBG

Substance Abuse Workshop

Tuesday, April 1, 10 am  - 12 pm

Hudson Café, Kaplan Hall, NBG

QPR - Question, Persuade, and Refer

A suicide prevention training program designed to raise awareness on how to Question someone who is thinking about suicide, Persuade them to stay alive and get help, and then Refer them to someone who can help.

Thursday, March 20, 11 am

Substance Abuse Workshop

Wednesday, March 19, 10 am – 12 pm

Kick Butts Day

Wednesday, March 19

It Was No Accident: One Family’s Life Interrupted by Suicide

Book reading and signing with author and suicide survivor Trish Nelson

Tuesday, March 18, 11 am

Great Room, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh

Red Watch Band Program

Because even one death from alcohol poisoning is too many.

Thursday, March 6, 2 pm - 5:30 pm

Great Room, Kaplan Hall, NBG. Reservations required. Call 341-4870.

American Heart Association CPR Demo

Wednesday, March 5, 12 pm - 3 pm

Fireside Lounge, Shepard Student Center, MDT

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

February 23- March 1

Healthy Heart Day for Employees

February 21,  9 am-2pm

Wellness Center, Shepard Student Center

Stress Management

Got Stress?  Who Doesn’t!

Stop by to meet our mental health counselor to learn stress management strategies and pick up a free stress ball.

Wednesday, February 19, 10 am -12 pm

Shepard Student Center cafeteria, MT

Tuesday, February 25, 10 am – 12 pm

Hudson Café, Kaplan Hall, NBG

National Condom Week

February 14-21

Wellness Center, Middletown & Newburgh

Love Safely - Free HIV Testing provided by Planned Parenthood of the Hudson Valley

Tuesday , February 11,  10am -3pm

Wellness Center, Room 237, Shepard Student Center, Middletown and Room 320 Kaplan Hall, Newburgh

Go Red for Women - National Wear Red Day

Friday, February 7, MT & NBG

New York Blood Center Blood Drive & Bone Marrow Registry

Wednesday, February 5 10 am - 8 pm

Fireside Lounge, Shepard Student Center, MT

Women's Self Defense Seminar

Thursday, January 30, 11 am - 12 pm

Great Room, Kaplan Hall, NBG

Friday, January 31, 12 pm - 1 pm

Fireside Lounge, Shepard Student Center, MT

National Drug Facts Week - Shatter the Myths About Drug Use

Monday, January 27 - Friday, January 31, MT & NBG