Look for the next Walk Across Campus Fall 2020!
(More details to come.)
Boston College’s Walk Across Campus (WAC) is among the most popular of many Healthy You sponsored activities. Over the last several years, the Walk Across Campus challenge has successfully promoted friendly competition while building solid camaraderie amongst peers throughout BC. The WAC has fostered a “community of walkers” year-round, and once the challenge begins the campus fills with scores of walkers getting their steps in whenever they can. The BC campus offers many areas to enjoy taking steps. For instance, when leaving from the 129 Lake Street building, two loops around Chandler Pond equals two miles, as does completing one loop around the reservoir when you leave from the front of the Margot Connell Recreation Center.
Enjoy a healthy lunch while learning about topics such as nutrition, fitness, and resilience during our Lunch & Learn Well-being Seminars.
All programs have been scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. to allow for questions following the presentation, however, those who may have to return to their offices by 1:00 p.m. are welcome to attend.
Registration is required for all seminars.
Upcoming events will be listed here when details become available.
Boston College's charitable walk campaign marches on this year as we continue to incorporate BC's mission of being "men and women for others" into our health and well-being programming.
Join fellow BC employees in a walk for one of the following great causes! To join a team, please contact a Team Leader listed below. They will assist you with the registration process. All participants will receive a complimentary BC t-shirt, distributed by Team Leaders on the day of the walk. Please note that any registration fees and/or fundraising requirements are to be incurred by participants.
We are still looking for Team Leaders for walks. If you are interested in being the Team Leader, please contact Sue Lawler or call 617-552-3336. Team Leaders function as the point person for their walk, under the team name "Boston College Healthy You team.” In addition to receiving a complimentary BC t-shirt, Team Leaders will also receive a BC baseball cap.
While steps will only be counted towards the WAC competition from charitable walks that fall between October and November or April and May, all participants receive the benefit of getting exercise and walking for a good cause!
Upcoming Charitable Walks/Events
Walk for INDEPENDENCE
Sunday, June 28, 2020 10:00 AM | The Carroll Center for the Blind, 770 Centre St, Newon, MA
AIDS Walk and Run Boston
Sunday, October 18, 2020 | Virtual
If you would like to recommend a preferred charitable walk that you do not see on this list, please email all details of the walk to Sue Lawler for consideration.
Again this summer, the edHEALTH schools, working with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, are sponsoring a 4-week Walking Challenge with prizes to be raffled for individual achievement and best performance by school. Each participating school will be a 'team' comprised of its employees who enroll in the Challenge. There is no limit to the number of employees who can participate on the Boston College Team.
The Walking Challenge will run from June 8 through July 4.
Registration will begin June 8. Employees who participated in BC's Walk Across Campus and already have a Wellness Account on the Harvard Pilgrim website may log in on or after June 8 and click the edHEALTH Challenge tile to enroll. Once the Challenge begins, results from all competing colleges will be visible via weekly updates posted to tiles on your dashboard. The Fitbit used for the WAC can also be used for this Walking Challenge.*
Harvard Pilgrim members and non-Harvard Pilgrim members who need to set up a Wellness Account are encouraged to do so between now and June 7 by visiting www.harvardpilgrim.org/wellnessaccount. Note: Guest accounts require an additional 1-2 days to activate.
*Fitbits and other pedometer devices can be used, and even if you don't have a device you can still participate by using online apps and entering information on the HP Wellness site. You do not need to be a Harvard Pilgrim member to participate.
If you need assistance you can call 1-877-594-7183 or email HPWellness@harvardpilgrim.org.
BC Faculty and Staff Health Fair—Fall 2020
DATE TBD 10:00 -2:30 pm | Murray Room, Yawkey Athletic Center
Health Fair Flyer to come
Take time to take care of you. Stop by this year’s Health Fair and learn how to get and stay healthy.
- Affinity Groups
- BCPD—Eagle EMS
- Blood Pressure Screening
- Campus Recreation
- Campus Wellness Support Group
- Center for Work & Family
- Chiropractic Evaluations
- Eldercare Support Information
- Employee Seasonal Flu Shots*
- Emergency Preparedness
- Environmental Health and Safety
- Faculty and Staff Assistance
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Foot and Ankle Screening
- Harvard Pilgrim Healthy Cooking Demo
- Harvard Pilgrim Member Savings/Health Coaching
- METRO Credit Union
- Massage Therapies
- Neighborhood Fitness Resources
- Nutrition Consultation
- Office for Institutional Diversity
- Physical Therapy
- Skin Care Consultation
- The Drawing Lab
- Your Healthy Computer
*Flu shot registration is encouraged. Walk-ins may be accommodated but are dependent on staffing and availability of the vaccine. Please review The Vaccine Information Statement, print The Screening Questionnaire, and bring this completed form to the Health Fair!
Please Note: Individuals over the age of 65 should get the high dose flu vaccine, which they can get at local pharmacies. There is no charge for this vaccine with their Harvard Pilgrim insurance. The high dose flu vaccine will not be available at the employee flu clinic. Please check the HPHC website for more information about accessing the flu vaccine.
Sponsored by Human Resources, Health Services, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Dining Services, Campus Recreation, BC Bookstore, Connell School of Nursing, and BC Athletics.