The MUSC Health East Cooper facility, which opened in July, is hosting a health and wellness event from 9 a.m. to noon, Nov. 3, 1600 Midtown Ave., Mount Pleasant.
A 23-foot water wall, rooftop garden with adjoining community meeting room and the Black Bean Company Café create a therapeutic aesthetic and an ideal setting for the wellness activities planned for the day.
The purpose of the MUSC Health and Wellness Community Day is to welcome guests to the new medical center while educating the community on the services available. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the building and participate in activities. Health screenings include cholesterol, bone density, body mass index, ear, nose and throat and allergies.
Additional services include free flu shots (first 100 visitors), weight loss consultations and educational information. Local partners such as Wine and Design, Little Gym and Pure Barre will be providing children activities and games.
The rooftop garden provides a setting for wellness activities and will be the location for MUSC's Urban Farm's educational sessions which focus on the connection between food and health. The space will be divided into three areas (farm, kid zone and nutrition) with the following programs, appropriate for all ages: Composting: 9 to 9:20 a.m. (farm); Veggie Prints: 9:20 to 9:40 a.m. (kid zone); Keeping it Real: 9:40 to 10 a.m. (nutrition); Container Gardening: 10 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. (farm); Gardens to Go: 10:20 to 10:40 a.m. (kid zone); Squashing Your Fall Veggie Fears: 10:40 to 11 a.m. (nutrition); Honey Bees: 11 to 11:20 a.m. (farm); Veggie Twister: 11:20 a.m. to noon (kid zone).
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Employee Wellness events
- Flu shot satellite clinic: Flu shots will be given from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 14, in the lobby of the Children's Hospital. For faster service, bring a completed influenza consent form, found in
- Worksite screening: The next worksite screening will be Nov. 15 in HE628H, Clinical Sciences Building. Visit musc.edu/employeewellness and click on worksite screening appointment to register.
- Family work & learn: The next work & learn will be held from 9 to 11 a.m., Nov. 3. Visit the Urban Farm for this child friendly series where participants can engage in hands-on learning about sustainable urban agriculture including stewardship, planting, and harvesting at the MUSC Urban Farm. Bring a plastic bag and take home fresh produce in return for work efforts. Email email@example.com for information. The activity will be Gardens To Go.
- Early bird maintenance: The Urban Farm needs early bird maintenance from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Nov. 6 and 7.
Friday, Nov. 2, 2012