Upcoming Wellness Events

Join us at our upcoming events.
Mar
5
Tue
Employer Opioid Strategy – Northeast Indianapolis @ Community North (Professional Building)
Mar 5 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

With employed Hoosiers making up 58% to 70% of individuals with substance use disorder and 41% of individuals accessing publicly-funded treatment options in the state, Hoosier employers must be equipped to manage the impact substance misuse has on their present and potential talent.

In February 2018, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Council of Indiana announced the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative, a strategic partnership with Gov. Eric Holcomb and his administration to combat the opioid epidemic.

On March 5th, 2019, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host a kickoff event for efforts in Indianapolis, Indiana, in partnership with the Indy Chamber, to provide employers with a base level of technical knowledge and community connection resources regarding workplace substance misuse.

Topics covered will include: science of substance use disorder, stories of recovery, legal guidance on drug-free workplace policies, how to detect use among employees, optional naloxone training and connection to local treatment and recovery efforts.

These events run from 8-2pm, with optional naloxone training from 2-3pm. They will be free of charge for employers. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

If you would like to learn about participating as an exhibitor, or have any questions about the event contact Mike Thibideau, Director of Indiana Workforce Recovery, at mthibideau@indianachamber.com or (317) 264-2166.

Mar
6
Wed
Wellness Council Member-Only Webinar – 5 Star AchieveWELL Showcase featuring Kimball International @ Zoom Webinar
Mar 6 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Learn from AchieveWELL 5 Star organizations in this Wellness Council of Indiana member-only webinar series. Wellness champions will share their successes and tell their story. Learn best practices and how you can improve employee health and well-being in your organization.

The 5 Star level of AchieveWELL recognizes elite organizations in Indiana that have made employee well-being a priority in the workplace. These organizations have experienced noteworthy growth in the evolution of their wellness initiative and embrace it as part of the business strategy.

5 Star Company: Kimball International (Jasper)

Presenter: Lisa Day

 

Mar
7
Thu
IdeaShare – Employee Well-Being in K-12 Schools @ Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation - Administration Building Terrace Room
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

IdeaShare: This interactive and informal roundtable discussion aims to bring together wellness professionals, business leaders and community members to share ideas, challenges and best practices on worksite wellness topics.

Discussion Prompt: Best practices for incorporating wellness for staff in schools

8:30am Registration
9:00am Welcome and introductions
9:30am Idea sharing and guided discussion
10:30pm Adjourn

The IdeaShare series is always free for Wellness Council of Indiana members to attend. Non-members can attend two IdeaShare sessions free of charge. Click here for information about becoming a member of the Wellness Council.

Event Location: Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation’s vision is to demonstrate “a community commitment to deeper learning for one…and all.” Learn more here.

Mar
12
Tue
Employer Opioid Strategy – Downtown Indianapolis @ Ivy Tech Culinary Center
Mar 12 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

With employed Hoosiers making up 58% to 70% of individuals with substance use disorder and 41% of individuals accessing publicly-funded treatment options in the state, Hoosier employers must be equipped to manage the impact substance misuse has on their present and potential talent.

In February 2018, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Council of Indiana announced the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative, a strategic partnership with Gov. Eric Holcomb and his administration to combat the opioid epidemic.

On March 12, 2019, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host a kickoff event for efforts in Indianapolis, Indiana in partnership with the Indy Chamber,. This event will provide employers with a base level of technical knowledge and resources to manage the immediate impact of substance misuse on their current and future workforce.

Topics covered will include: science of substance use disorder, stories of recovery, legal guidance on drug-free workplace policies, how to detect use among employees, optional naloxone training and connection to local treatment and recovery efforts.

These events run from 8-2pm, with optional naloxone training from 2-3pm. They will be free of charge for employers. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

If you would like to learn about participating as an exhibitor, or have any questions about the event contact Mike Thibideau, Director of Indiana Workforce Recovery, at mthibideau@indianachamber.com or (317) 264-2166.

Mar
16
Sat
Shamrock Beer Run – A Fun-Races Event @ Military Park
Mar 16 @ 2:00 pm
Shamrock Beer Run - A Fun-Races Event @ Military Park

Join us for beer, running, beer, walking, beer, stumbling, beer & partying at historic Military Park!  This year we want to make your experience even more fun and enjoyable!

The festivities begin Saturday, March 16th at noon just west of downtown Indianapolis at Military Park at the intersection of New York and West Streets!  The walk/run starts at 2:00 pm.

All registered participants get a souvenir beer glass, Shamrock Beer Run long-sleeve T-shirt and an event medal for completing the course.  The course will have multiple beer stops to quench your parched throat with 3 ounces of beer.  Each race beer stop will be sponsored by a different brewery.

Mar
19
Tue
Employer Opioid Strategy – Plainfield @ Cunningham Restaurant Group
Mar 19 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

With employed Hoosiers making up 58% to 70% of individuals with substance use disorder and 41% of individuals accessing publicly-funded treatment options in the state, Hoosier employers must be equipped to manage the impact substance misuse has on their present and potential talent.

In February 2018, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Council of Indiana announced the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative, a strategic partnership with Gov. Eric Holcomb and his administration to combat the opioid epidemic.

On March 19, 2019, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host a kickoff event for efforts in Plainfield, Indiana in partnership with the Indy Chamber. This event will provide employers with a base level of technical knowledge and resources to manage the immediate impact of substance misuse on their current and future workforce.

Topics covered will include: science of substance use disorder, stories of recovery, legal guidance on drug-free workplace policies, how to detect use among employees, optional naloxone training and connection to local treatment and recovery efforts.

These events run from 8-2pm, with optional naloxone training from 2-3pm. They will be free of charge for employers. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

If you would like to learn about participating as an exhibitor, or have any questions about the event contact Mike Thibideau, Director of Indiana Workforce Recovery, at mthibideau@indianachamber.com or (317) 264-2166.

Mar
20
Wed
Mental Health First Aid Employer Training – Higher Education @ Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Mar 20 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

VIEW PROGRAM SYLLABUS

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.

Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

COURSE DETAILS
Mental Health First Aid teaches participants a five-step action plan, ALGEE, to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen non-judgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. First Aiders do not take on the role of professionals — they do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy. Instead, the program offers concrete tools and answers key questions, like “what do I do?” and “where can someone find help?” Certified Mental Health First Aid instructors provide a list of community healthcare providers and national resources, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addictions treatment and support. All trainees receive a program manual to compliment the course material.

About the Higher Education Training:
College students experience stressors and some mental health issues which are more common in their population than the general population. This course was designed for people who work with college students, college students, and the people who care about them. Performance anxiety, difficulty adapting to a new environment, first time adult responsibilities, and extreme peer pressure are often catalysts to mental health challenges experienced by college students. In addition, college students are right on that edge of experiencing mental illness through the cross-over experiences between childhood and adulthood and may manifest mental health in either or both ways. Suicide rates are high among college students. We work to show you where you can help by using the ALGEE action plan to assist in making student adjustment more manageable.

Mar
21
Thu
Indiana Workforce Recovery – Lafayette’s Employer Opioid Strategy @ Ivy Tech Lafayette, Ivy Hall, Rooms 1106 & 1112
Mar 21 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

With employed Hoosiers making up 58% to 70% of individuals with substance use disorder and 41% of individuals accessing publicly-funded treatment options in the state, Hoosier employers must be equipped to manage the impact substance misuse has on their present and potential talent.

In February 2018, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Council of Indiana announced the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative, a strategic partnership with Gov. Eric Holcomb and his administration to combat the opioid epidemic.

On Thursday March 21st, 2019, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host a kickoff event for efforts in Lafayette, Indiana to provide employers with a base level of technical knowledge and community connection resources regarding workplace substance misuse.

Topics covered will include: science of substance use disorder, stories of recovery, legal guidance on drug-free workplace policies, how to detect use among employees, optional naloxone training and connection to local treatment and recovery efforts.

This event will run from 8-2pm, with optional naloxone training from 2-3pm. They will be free of charge for employers. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

If you would like to learn about participating as an exhibitor, or have any questions about the event contact Mike Thibideau, Director of Indiana Workforce Recovery, at mthibideau@indianachamber.com or (317) 264-2166.

Apr
3
Wed
Employer Opioid Strategy – Greenwood @ Fransiscan Hospital Indianapolis
Apr 3 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

With employed Hoosiers making up 58% to 70% of individuals with substance use disorder and 41% of individuals accessing publicly-funded treatment options in the state, Hoosier employers must be equipped to manage the impact substance misuse has on their present and potential talent.

In February 2018, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Council of Indiana announced the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative, a strategic partnership with Gov. Eric Holcomb and his administration to combat the opioid epidemic.

On April 3rd, 2019, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host a kickoff event for efforts near Greenwood, Indiana to provide employers with a base level of technical knowledge and community connection resources regarding workplace substance misuse.

Topics covered will include: science of substance use disorder, stories of recovery, legal guidance on drug-free workplace policies, how to detect use among employees, optional naloxone training and connection to local treatment and recovery efforts.

These events run from 8-2pm, with optional naloxone training from 2-3pm. They will be free of charge for employers. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

If you would like to learn about participating as an exhibitor, or have any questions about the event contact Mike Thibideau, Director of Indiana Workforce Recovery, at mthibideau@indianachamber.com or (317) 264-2166.

Apr
4
Thu
Employer Opioid Strategy – Bloomington @ Cook Group
Apr 4 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

With employed Hoosiers making up 58% to 70% of individuals with substance use disorder and 41% of individuals accessing publicly-funded treatment options in the state, Hoosier employers must be equipped to manage the impact substance misuse has on their present and potential talent.

In February 2018, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Council of Indiana announced the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative, a strategic partnership with Gov. Eric Holcomb and his administration to combat the opioid epidemic.

On April 4, 2019, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host a kickoff event for efforts in Bloomington, Indiana. This event will provide employers with a base level of technical knowledge and resources to manage the immediate impact of substance misuse on their current and future workforce.

Topics covered will include: science of substance use disorder, stories of recovery, legal guidance on drug-free workplace policies, how to detect use among employees, optional naloxone training and connection to local treatment and recovery efforts.

These events run from 8-2pm, with optional naloxone training from 2-3pm. They will be free of charge for employers. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

If you would like to learn about participating as an exhibitor, or have any questions about the event contact Mike Thibideau, Director of Indiana Workforce Recovery, at mthibideau@indianachamber.com or (317) 264-2166.

Apr
12
Fri
Indiana Workplace Wellness Partnership @ Anthem
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Indianaiwwp Workplace Wellness Partnership (IWWP) provides a quarterly forum for Indiana employers to share information and ideas on improving employee health and well being. Participating employers come from all parts of the state and constitute a broad spectrum of business sizes and types. Indiana state government and many of our colleges and universities are involved.

The IWWP is a great forum to understand what is working and what roadblocks are causing stagnation. Hear from CEO’s, experts and fellow practitioners about the issues facing wellness at work and potential solutions.  Whether you are just getting started or have developed a high-level wellness initiative at work, the IWWP is a great place to ask questions and offer your own solutions to making Indiana a healthier and more attractive state to locate and grow your business.

IWWP meetings are free to attend and include a healthy lunch.

Contact the Wellness Council of Indiana at (317) 264-2165 or info@wellnessindiana.org to register.

Apr
16
Tue
Wellness Council Member-Only Webinar – “Stop Telling Me What to Do … The Truth About Incentives and Motivation” @ Zoom Webinar
Apr 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

It’s human nature to crave autonomy. Parents of toddlers will readily attest to this fact—their little ones want to do EVERYTHING by themselves and will defy their parents’ requests. No one, no matter their age, no one likes to be told what to do. This truth applies to health and well-being. It explains why many employers experience less than stellar results with workplace wellness programs.

In this session, attendees will learn what the new sciences tell us about motivation and employee engagement. You’ll find out why traditional wellness efforts may not produce the results once promised. We will discuss what behaviors an employer should stop and start doing to engage their employees. Lastly, we will address the critical questions we should all be asking about organizational and employee well-being.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn what the new sciences tell us about motivation
  • Distinguish between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation and the effect of incentives
  • Learn what you can do instead to increase employee engagement

About the Speaker

Nicole FallowfieldNicole is a principal and Director of Health Risk Management at Gibson. She is responsible for designing and overseeing health and well- being strategies for Gibson’s clients. She is a Certified Wellness Practitioner, Certified Intrinsic Coach, a licensed Thriving Workplace Culture Consultant™, and is the only health and wellness professional in Indiana and Michigan to be certified by the Care Innovations Validation Institute. The Validation Institute Certification indicates an understanding of population health metrics and an ability to assess the validity of reports and claims made by the healthcare and wellness industries.

Apr
20
Sat
Easter Egg 5K & Egg Hunt – A Fun-Races Event @ Military Park
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am
Easter Egg 5K & Egg Hunt - A Fun-Races Event @ Military Park

Easter Egg 5k run/walk benefits St Vincent de Paul.

The 5K starts and finishes at historic Military Park  What else, you ask?  An Egg Hunt for everyone, kids and adults!  Why should our kids have all of the fun.

After we finish the 5K, we will look for some Easter Eggs. Plus a beer or root beer & finishers medal to all!

Earth Day Indiana Recycle Run 5K – A Fun-Races Event @ Military Park
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm
Earth Day Indiana Recycle Run 5K - A Fun-Races Event @ Military Park

Run or walk a 5K (3.11 miles) along a scenic route in downtown Indianapolis! The 5K begins (at noon) and finishes at Historic Military Park at White River State Park but the majority of the course will take you along the White River.

You will venture west out of Historic Military Park along New York St. before heading upstream on the White River Wapahani Trail (wide sidewalk). Just before 10th Street, you will cut over to the Urban Wilderness Trail and head downstream. After approximately 1.25 miles you will take a short ramp to reconnect to the White River Wapahani Trail, but only for a short distance before taking Wabash St. back to Historic Military Park. A 1-mile walk is also available.

Before and after your walk/run enjoy the free Earth Day Indiana Festival also taking place in Historic Military Park at White River State Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

May
2
Thu
IdeaShare – Fort Wayne @ Hylant
May 2 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

IdeaShare: This interactive and informal roundtable discussion aims to bring together wellness professionals, business leaders and community members to share ideas, challenges and best practices on worksite wellness topics.

Discussion Prompt: TBD

2:00am Registration
2:30am Welcome and introductions
3:00am Idea sharing and guided discussion
4:00pm Adjourn

The IdeaShare series is always free for Wellness Council of Indiana members to attend. Non-members can attend two IdeaShare sessions free of charge. Click here for information about becoming a member of the Wellness Council.

About the sponsor:

Since the founding of our family-owned business over 80 years ago, we made a promise to make you our top priority. To deliver on that promise, we remind ourselves daily to be here when you need us, to come to you with things that matter to you, and to go above and beyond to protect you and the things you care about most. We’re more than an insurance brokerage firm. And you’re more than a client, employee and neighbor. You’re family. And that’s just the way we treat you.

May
21
Tue
Wellness Council Member-Only Webinar – Telehealth: What is it? Why Should Employers Utilize and Promote it? @ Zoom Webinar
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Learning Objectives

  • What is telehealth?
  • Why should employers utilize it?
  • How does an employer promote and encourage telehealth use?

About the Speaker

Kevin Friend drives enrollment and utliization for Anthem’s LiveHealth Online. This internet-based communication tool allows patients to connect with doctors in a private, secure, and easy to use manner.

Jun
18
Tue
IdeaShare – Indianapolis @ FirstPerson Advisors
Jun 18 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

IdeaShare: This interactive and informal roundtable discussion aims to bring together wellness professionals, business leaders and community members to share ideas, challenges and best practices on worksite wellness topics.

Discussion Prompt: TBD

8:00am Registration
8:30am Welcome and introductions
9:00am Idea sharing and guided discussion
10:00pm Adjourn

The IdeaShare series is always free for Wellness Council of Indiana members to attend. Non-members can attend two IdeaShare sessions free of charge. Click here for information about becoming a member of the Wellness Council.

About the sponsor:

FirstPerson is a benefits and compensation advisory firm with decades of experience helping clients navigate the changing workforce. We believe a strong partnership begins with discovering and understanding an organization’s unique challenges. Learn more

Jun
22
Sat
Royal Beast Trail Relay Run – A Fun-Races Event @ Southeastway Park
Jun 22 @ 7:00 am
Royal Beast Trail Relay Run - A Fun-Races Event @ Southeastway Park

Choose to run solo for 12 hours or as a relay team, up to 9 teammates. Gather family and friends, pop a tent, bring chairs, snacks/drinks for a Royal Picnic. Indoor shelter house with Air Conditioning is available to cool off all day! Songs picked by you and played by us! Short sleeve shirt and medals for all participants.

Shaded Trail run through beautiful woodsy Southeastway Park is one 1.31 mile loop. Run 10 loops for a half marathon, 20 loops for a full marathon, 77 loops to cross 100 miles. Register solo, 2-3 person relay team, 4-6 person relay team or 7-9 person relay team. Prizes in all team categories for the most miles run in 12 hours.

Jul
4
Thu
Run for Freedom Races – A Fun-Races Event @ Avon Town Hall Park
Jul 4 @ 8:00 am
Run for Freedom Races - A Fun-Races Event @ Avon Town Hall Park

Begin your Independence Day with a run and celebration. Run 4 Freedom will happen Wednesday, July 4, 2019 at Avon Town Hall Park, Avon Indiana.

It’s 4-mile run (Hey, it’s America and we still measure distances with miles). There is also a 1-mile run/walk for those who want to be involved but aren’t up for 4-miles.

Jul
12
Fri
Indiana Workplace Wellness Partnership @ Anthem
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Indianaiwwp Workplace Wellness Partnership (IWWP) provides a quarterly forum for Indiana employers to share information and ideas on improving employee health and well being. Participating employers come from all parts of the state and constitute a broad spectrum of business sizes and types. Indiana state government and many of our colleges and universities are involved.

The IWWP is a great forum to understand what is working and what roadblocks are causing stagnation. Hear from CEO’s, experts and fellow practitioners about the issues facing wellness at work and potential solutions.  Whether you are just getting started or have developed a high-level wellness initiative at work, the IWWP is a great place to ask questions and offer your own solutions to making Indiana a healthier and more attractive state to locate and grow your business.

IWWP meetings are free to attend and include a healthy lunch.

Contact the Wellness Council of Indiana at (317) 264-2165 or info@wellnessindiana.org to register.

Jul
23
Tue
Wellness Council Member-Only Webinar – Why Dental Care Should be Included in Employer Wellness Programs @ Zoom Webinar
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Dr. Jeff Johnston of Delta Dental will discuss why it’s important that dental care be included in employer wellness programs, how dental care affects overall well-being, or the cost of poor dental health to employers. He will also discussing the lack of adequate Medicaid coverage and the need to purchase private insurance or allow private insurance to manage CMS programs.

Aug
10
Sat
Wacky Wine Run – A Fun-Races Event @ Buck Creek Winery
Aug 10 @ 5:00 pm
Wacky Wine Run - A Fun-Races Event @ Buck Creek Winery

Events include 5-Mile Run, 5K Walk/Run through the country along a hilly route (starts at 5:00pm) and 0.5 mile Stumble (start anytime after 5:30pm) around the vineyard including wine samples! (must be 21 to do the stumble)

Each event includes a wine glass, shirt and custom bib.  Finishers of the 5-Mile and 5K receive finishers medals. Finishers of all events receive a 5-ounce pour of wine. Participants of the .5mile Stumble receive four wine tastings along the stroll, finishing with a 5-ounce pour of their favorite.

Come early, stay late for the fun festival atmosphere.  Live music and food trucks compliment a wonderful evening.

Sep
17
Tue
2019 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit, JW Marriott Indianapolis @ JW Marriott Indianapolis
Sep 17 – Sep 18 all-day

The annual Indiana Health and Wellness Summit is the largest gathering of wellness professionals in Indiana. Presented by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Council of Indiana, attendees learn the latest strategies to build a healthier workplace and a healthier community. The Summit features more than 40 breakout sessions over two days on cutting edge topics, workplace wellness case studies and peer to peer networking. Nationally renowned keynote speakers inspire dialogue and personal development.

Sep
21
Sat
Uncorked Wine Walk/Run – A Fun-Races Event @ Indiana State Museum
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm
Uncorked Wine Walk/Run - A Fun-Races Event @ Indiana State Museum

Taking place in downtown Indianapolis at the Indiana State Museum, start this 5k with a wine tasting…and another from a different winery at each kilometer or so along the route. Enjoy a glass of your favorite at the finish line! Stay and enjoy a festival with all of the wineries and food options at the museum.

Every participant will get 8 wine tastings and a glass of your favorite pour. Enjoy 3 wine tastings either before or after the race, and the other 5 tastings will be enjoyed along the 5K route. First tasting is at the start line….and another from a different winery at each kilometer along the route. Beer will be available for those who prefer beer.

All participants and Wine festival attendees must be 21+ to participate. All participants must have a wristband to receive wine at the event.

Oct
11
Fri
Indiana Workplace Wellness Partnership @ Anthem
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Indianaiwwp Workplace Wellness Partnership (IWWP) provides a quarterly forum for Indiana employers to share information and ideas on improving employee health and well being. Participating employers come from all parts of the state and constitute a broad spectrum of business sizes and types. Indiana state government and many of our colleges and universities are involved.

The IWWP is a great forum to understand what is working and what roadblocks are causing stagnation. Hear from CEO’s, experts and fellow practitioners about the issues facing wellness at work and potential solutions.  Whether you are just getting started or have developed a high-level wellness initiative at work, the IWWP is a great place to ask questions and offer your own solutions to making Indiana a healthier and more attractive state to locate and grow your business.

IWWP meetings are free to attend and include a healthy lunch.

Contact the Wellness Council of Indiana at (317) 264-2165 or info@wellnessindiana.org to register.

Oct
12
Sat
OktoberFAST 5K at Germanfest – A Fun-Races Event @ The Athenaeum
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm
OktoberFAST 5K at Germanfest - A Fun-Races Event @ The Athenaeum

The OktoberFast 5K is a fun-filled run/walk that is part of Germanfest. The event is both competitive and non-competitive and will help kick of this year’s Germanfest at the Athenaeum, in downtown Indianapolis. All proceeds from this event benefit the maintenance and care of the Historic Athenaeum. Discover your Inner-German and party at the Athenaeum Celebrate German-American Day with this unique family event. Expect great food, drink (including beer of course), live music, contests and games for everyone!

The route for 2019 is the same as last years. Everyone will receive a shirt, medal, a pint of craft beer at the finish and entrance into Germanfest! Packet pickup details tba. Race day packet pickup will be at The Athenaeum from 10-11:30am prior to the start of the race at noon.

Oct
23
Wed
Mental Health First Aid Employer Training @ Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Oct 23 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

VIEW PROGRAM SYLLABUS

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.

COURSE DETAILS
Mental Health First Aid teaches participants a five-step action plan, ALGEE, to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen non-judgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. First Aiders do not take on the role of professionals — they do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy. Instead, the program offers concrete tools and answers key questions, like “what do I do?” and “where can someone find help?” Certified Mental Health First Aid instructors provide a list of community healthcare providers and national resources, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addictions treatment and support. All trainees receive a program manual to compliment the course material.

Oct
27
Sun
Halloween Tricks and Treats 5K/2.5K Run/Walk – A Fun-Races Event @ Ft Benjamin Harrison
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am
Halloween Tricks and Treats 5K/2.5K Run/Walk - A Fun-Races Event @ Ft Benjamin Harrison

Expect a few ‘tricks’ and ‘treats’ along the course. Chip-timed 5K Run, or leisurly walk through Ft Ben or a fun 2.5K for the kids. All participants will receive a custom T-shirt at packet pickup and a fun finisher’s medal at the finish line.

Packet pickup tbd.. Race day packet pickup will be 8-9:45am Sunday, October 29 at Ft Harrison State Park.  You can also pick up a friend’s packet, just bring a copy of their registration email.

Nov
30
Sat
Turkey Legs Trifecta – A Fun-Races Event @ The Urban Wilderness Trail
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am
Turkey Legs Trifecta - A Fun-Races Event @ The Urban Wilderness Trail

Trail Runs at The Urban Wilderness Trail located just west of downtown Indianapolis.

Long-Sleeve Shirts, Medals to all participants. Top 3 Male/Female & Age Group Prizes.

Here’s the plan: We’ll run a 4K  at 10:00am. A 5K at 11:00am. A 6K at 12:15pm.

Bring your own food/snacks. Set up a picnic. Trade watching kids with your friends.  The medals are limited. If you register for the event, you are guaranteed to receive a shirt and medal.  If you register ‘Late’, they are first-come after each event is finished. Turkey Chili & Turkey Hot Dogs included.

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Indiana Workplace Wellness Partnership 10:00 am
Indiana Workplace Wellness Partnership @ Anthem
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Indiana Workplace Wellness Partnership @ Anthem | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
The Indiana Workplace Wellness Partnership (IWWP) provides a quarterly forum for Indiana employers to share information and ideas on improving employee health and well being. Participating employers come from all parts of the state and[...]
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Be My Valentine Cupcake 5K – A Fun-Races Event 10:00 am
Be My Valentine Cupcake 5K – A Fun-Races Event @ The Athenaeum
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am
Be My Valentine Cupcake 5K - A Fun-Races Event @ The Athenaeum
Celebrate your Valentine weekend with a 5K through a beautiful course near Mass Ave! Grab your sweetie (or a running buddy) and join us for a fun run downtown! Start and Finish at The Athenaeum[...]
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Indiana Workforce Recovery – Fort Wayne’s Employer Opioid Strategy 8:00 am
Indiana Workforce Recovery – Fort Wayne’s Employer Opioid Strategy @ Ivy Tech Public Safety Academy
Feb 12 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
With employed Hoosiers making up 58% to 70% of individuals with substance use disorder and 41% of individuals accessing publicly-funded treatment options in the state, Hoosier employers must be equipped to manage the impact substance[...]
Well-Being Workshop: Designing the Employee Experience through Leadership and Engagement 11:00 am
Well-Being Workshop: Designing the Employee Experience through Leadership and Engagement @ Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Feb 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Well-Being Workshop: Designing the Employee Experience through Leadership and Engagement @ Indiana Chamber of Commerce
*Wellness Council of Indiana members receive registration discount. Contact Christina Stafford at christina@wellnessindiana.org or at (317) 264-2165 for your discount code* REGISTER AboutThe workplace has always included people, but despite the best efforts of most employers, these[...]
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Webinar – American Heart Association: Workplace Health Solutions 2:00 pm
Webinar – American Heart Association: Workplace Health Solutions @ Zoom Webinar
Feb 14 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
In this webinar, we will hear from the American Heart Association and how building a healthy workplace and encouraging a healthy workforce can create a self-reinforcing environment that can lead to increased productivity, less absenteeism,[...]
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Cancelled: Employer Opioid Strategy Event – NW Indianapolis
Cancelled: Employer Opioid Strategy Event – NW Indianapolis
Feb 19 all-day
We are consolidating multiple Indianapolis events. This event will no longer be occurring on February 19th. We will be having events in the Indianapolis region on the following dates: March 5th: Community North March 12th:[...]
Wellness Council Member-Only Webinar – 5 Star AchieveWELL Showcase featuring Covance 2:00 pm
Wellness Council Member-Only Webinar – 5 Star AchieveWELL Showcase featuring Covance @ Zoom Webinar
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Wellness Council Member-Only Webinar - 5 Star AchieveWELL Showcase featuring Covance @ Zoom Webinar
Learn from AchieveWELL 5 Star organizations in this Wellness Council of Indiana member-only webinar series. Wellness champions will share their successes and tell their story. Learn best practices and how you can improve employee health[...]
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Webinar – New Wellness Council of Indiana and On Target Health Partnership 2:00 pm
Webinar – New Wellness Council of Indiana and On Target Health Partnership @ Zoom Webinar
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Join us for a webinar about a new product offering for Wellness Council of Indiana members. We’ll explore the new Wellness Council of Indiana and On Target Health partnership, launched in hopes of creating a[...]
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