What's New at the Wellness Center?

Summer's coming to an end, which means fall is right around the corner. The Wellness Center team prepares for the new season by creating new programming for the community to enjoy.

By
Nohemy Aguirre
August 28, 2019

Wellness Center and ZI Public Programs Come Together For Fall Programming

Summer’s been treating us well here at the Wellness Center. Activities have slowed down now that our public research programs are on recess, but we continue to conduct our regular monthly screenings at our partnership locations—3333 Broadway, Manhattanville PSS, and the Jackie Robinson Senior Center—as well as operate on our normal office hours schedule for walk-in screenings and health insurance appointments.

Other than that, the team has been using this ”quiet” time to meet with the Zuckerman Public Programs department, housed inside the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, to create an engaging series of community events. The goal is for the two parties to join forces in a way that will pull in members of the West Harlem community so that we can engage them in discussions surrounding neuroscience and wellness focused topics. Exactly what that programming will look like is still an ongoing conversation, but the two hope to have a concrete proposal by mid-September.

Upcoming: Manhattanville Community Day

Labor Day is just around the corner, which means Summer is coming to an end. Though that may be sad for some, Columbia’s Manhattanville campus welcomes the change of the season with much excitement and anticipation. Neighborhood residents might recall the Manhattanville Community Day event that occurred this past spring. The Wellness Center’s event, Slime Time, was a huge success and was unsurprisingly popular for kids and families. Attendees of the event learned about all the neat benefits that slime provides for children, not to mention the excitement they expressed when creating their unique slime creations.

This fall, the programs (i.e. Education Lab, Zuckerman Public Programs, Lenfest Center for the Arts, The Forum, and the Columbia Wellness Center) are coming together again for a day full of fun activities for all to enjoy. The event is set to take place on September 28th with additional details to be sent later next month.