Cornell Wellness

Cornell Wellness staff are available to provide workshops, lectures, clinics, and demos on many different topics to your department by request. These offerings typically run about 60 minutes, although some can be shortened. Submit questions and requests to wellness@cornell.edu.

Don’t have an hour? Staff are also available to provide 15-30 minute educational workshops, “Wellness Fundamentals Trainings,” to your work unit/department to promote a culture of health and wellness. Ideal for staff meetings, monthly in-service trainings, or annual all-staff gatherings. Submit questions and requests to wellness@cornell.edu.

For individual workshops and webinars, see http://recreation.athletics.cornell.edu/wellness/outreach.

Wellbeing

For program descriptions and more information on any of the following programs, visit the wellbeing and perks webpage, contact worklife@cornell.edu, or sign up for e-lists or the adult/caregivers newsletter.

Caregiver Support and Education Network

Are you providing care for an adult family member, spouse, or friend, either locally or long distance?  Perhaps the one you care for is living in a facility, independently in their own home, or in your home. If so, you are invited to attend meetings of the Caregiver Support & Education Network.

Participants are welcome to attend when their schedule allows. Caregivers come together to share the challenges, joys and resources of caregiving as well as listen to occasional speakers presenting on topics of interest specifically to caregivers.  Facilitators will share strategies, tools, and resources for coping with stress, caregiver guilt, and burnout as well as information on local/national resources that may assist you. 

No need to register unless there is a speaker. 

Feel free to bring your lunch. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings of the Caregiver Support and Education Network will be in Room 221, Weill Hall, noon-1 p.m.:

  • Feb. 16: General discussion and sharing
  • March 16: Caring Ways to Care for Your Elder, Register
  • April 20: General discussion and sharing
  • May 18: Aging ad Driving, Register
  • June 15, July 20, August 17: General discussion and sharing

For any questions or for more information, contact Eileen McCoy Whang, emw76@cornell.edu or worklife@cornell.edu

Retirement workshops

Benefit Services presents information on transitioning into retirement and the changes to your benefits. No registration is required.

  • Contract college employees: March 14, noon-1:30 p.m., G01 (Racker Room) Biotechnology Building
  • Endowed employees: March 16, noon-1:15 p.m., G01 (Racker Room) Biotechnology Building

For more information contact Cornell Benefits at benefits@cornell.edu, 255-3936.

Healthy Living group fitness classes

Cornell Wellness offers opportunities for both physical fitness and social experiences that are appropriate for every size, shape, age and ability. The group fitness classes are great for individuals who are first starting a fitness program, have gone through joint replacement, suffer from arthritis, experience lingering joint pain from injury, have physical limitations or disabilities, those who want to improve their balance, fitness, overall wellbeing and more.


The group fitness classes embody a vision of inclusion, offer participants individualized attention to be successful, and promote an environment of camaraderie and personal success. Any current Wellness Recreation Member may participate. In addition to a Wellness Recreation Membership, online registration is requested.

Welcoming new and seasoned knitters

Enjoy the calming effects of knitting during these lunchtime gatherings on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Everyone is welcome; bring your knitting. Questions? Contact Beth McKinney at bm20@cornell.edu.

Save the dates! All from noon-1 p.m., Physical Sciences Building (PSB):

  • Feb. 9, 401 PSB
  • Feb. 23, 401 PSB
  • Mar. 9, 401 PSB
  • Mar. 23, 401 PSB
  • April 13, 401 PSB
  • April 27, 214 PSB
  • May 11, 401 PSB
  • May 25, 401 PSB