Our Events

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

 

Fall 2017 Events

Questions about an event? Please call (845) 341-4870

Get the Test! Free HIV Quick Tests

Thursday, October 19, room 101, Rowley Center for Technology & Engineering, MT

Fast, free, confidential HIV tests will be available from 11 am to 2 pm. Appointments are not necessary.

The Empty Chair Project

October 23-27, Fireside Lounge, Shepard Student Center, MT & Grand Street Lobby, Kaplan Hall, NBG

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The Empty Chair Project is a week-long event to help raise awareness and prevention of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other forms of interpersonal violence in our communities.  During the week, 20 folding chairs will be assembled in the Kaplan Hall Grand Street Lobby and Shepard Student Center Fireside Lounge.  They represent the 20 people each hour who become victims of domestic violence in the US.  Each chair holds information about domestic violence and its impact on our society.

The Red Watch Band

Tuesday, November 7, 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm, Gilman Center, Library, MT

Red Watch Band friends don’t let friends drink and die.

The Wellness Center hosts another session of the Red Watch Band on Tuesday, November 7 from 2:30 pm-5:00 pm. 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 Criminal Justice Professor Robert Cacciatore and Wellness Center nurses Susan Corbett and Eric Haley.

This is a popular program. You must pre-register. Call (845) 341-4870 to reserve your spot.

About the Red Watch Band program

The Red Watch Band movement on college campuses teaches students how to watch over each other so senseless and unnecessary deaths from alcohol poisoning don’t occur. Since March 2009, the Red Watch Band program has spread its message and movement to college campuses and high schools across the country.

Impact of binge drinking on college students

Every year,

•an estimated 30,000 college students require medical treatment after overdosing on alcohol.

•599,000 students between the ages of 18-24 are injured while under the influence of alcohol.

•More than 696,000 students between the ages of 18-24 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.

•5 percent of female students reported they were victims of a sexual assault, and 3 in 4 of these students were under the influence of alcohol at the time of the rape.

•400,000 students between the ages of 18-24 engage in unprotected sex, and more than 100,000 students between the ages of 18-24 report having been too intoxicated to know if they consented to having sex.

Source: Center for Science in the Public Interest

Great American Smokeout

Thursday, November 16

The Great American Smokeout is an opportunity to commit to a healthy, tobacco-free life – not just for a day, but every day!

  • Tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States.
  • About half of all Americans who keep smoking will die because of the habit.
  • Each year more than 480,000 people in the United States die from illnesses related to tobacco use.
  • This means smoking causes about 1 out of 5 deaths in the US annually.
  • Yet, 40 million American adults still smoke.

The most important thing smokers can do to improve their health is to quit cigarettes and other forms of combustible tobacco. The first step is education. Stop by our info tables in the Kaplan Hall Grand Street Lobby and the 1st floor lobby in the Rowley Center for Engineering and Technology and play a round of Wellness Jeopardy "All About Smoking" to get the facts on tobacco. You can pick up a Quit Kit for yourself or a loved one who wishes to quit smoking too.