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2018 Safety Health and Wellness Day Co-Sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

NIH Wellness ... "Taking Our Own Best Advice"

On June 27, 2018 the Office of Research Services, Division of Occupational Health and Safety, in partnership with the Division of Amenities and Transportation Services, will host the sixth annual NIH Safety, Health & Wellness Day.

This event will be held in Clinical Center South Complex 10:30am to 1:30pm.

All activities are open and FREE to all of NIH.


NIH Safety Health and Wellness Day in Partnership with the NIH Child Care                  Board, Aging and Adult Dependent Care Committee and the NIH Health and Wellness Council presents,
Elder and Adult Dependent Care Fair


Exhibits to Include

  • Geriatric Care Management information and additional caregiver support resources
  • Medicare and Medicaid Information
  • Information on the different types of housing options available
  • Information on Home Health and Rehabilitation services
  • Legal Information such as power of attorney, living wills, and more
  • National Institute of Aging
  • NIH Back‐up Care Program
  • NIH Elder & Adult‐Dependent Care Resource and Referral Program
  • NIH Legal and Financial Resource and Referral Programs -NEW
  • NIH Employee Assistance Program

   Quick Fit Assessements 10:30am to 1:30pm 10/B-1 Outside

NEW this year are Quick Fit Assessments administered by certified R&W Fitness Staff.  No advance registration necessary first come first served.

Quick Fit Assessments – Include the following:

Body Weight

Body Fat

Body Mass Index (BMI)

Health Screenings Bldg 10 South Lobby
Screenings from 10:30 am - 1:00pm

Derma Scan Screening

No registration will be required - first come first served

This ultraviolet screening shows skin damage that is invisible to the naked eye. Derma scans will tell you if there is any damage or premature aging of the skin due to sun exposure. Screening results are provided in real time.  

Glaucoma Screening

 No registration will be required - first come first served

Provided by the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington. A visual field test to evaluate peripheral vision in each eye since glaucoma affects an individual's side vision first, and often the individual does not realize the loss. The "puff" test which measures eye pressure will not be performed. Individuals can take the screening with glasses and/or contact lenses.

Visual Acuity  Screening

Visual acuity screening evaluates an individual's distance and reading (close up) vision. The screening takes about a minute per eye and should be taken with the individual's current eyeglasses or contact lenses ON to make a proper evaluation.  

Seated Massages - 10/B- 1 Outside

No registration will be required - first come first served

Seated massage focuses primarily on the muscles used most during the work day including those of the head, neck, shoulders, back, arms and hands. Seated massages will be provided by Terrel Hale from Georgetown Sports Massage.

Chiropratic and Massage Therapy - Outside South Lobby Main Tent

No registration will be required - first come first served
Presented by Sang's Chiropratic includes massage therapy and chiropratic assessments.

   Free Fitness Classes  Classes located at 10/B-1 level outside.

No registration Necessary. Open to All.

NIA with Smita  (11:00 am - 11:30 am) - 10/B-1 outside

NIA - NIA is a mind/body class in which the acronym stands for "Non-Impact Aerobics". This class will stimulate the mind, body and spirit with a combination of dance, martial arts and Yoga set to music! A class like no other, add this class to your workout schedule to leave feeling empowered and free!

Strength and Barre with Susan (11:30 am-11:55 pm) - 10/B-1 outside

Strength & Barre - Strength & Barre is a combination of intense strength training and Pilates Barre movements. This class will enhance definition, endurance and balance in the major muscle groups.

Bang Power Dance with Linda  (12:00 pm - 12:25 pm) - 10/B-1 outside

BANG Power Dance™ - BANG is an urban-inspired mixed-fitness group exercise class. It’s a unique fusion of boxing, aerobics, intervals, hip hop, world dance and bodyweight training. BANG workout can be enhanced with optional 1/2 lb. weighted gloves. Jumpstart your workout with a “BANG” and take your fitness to a whole new level!

Belly Dance with Rachel Sahara Studio  (12:30 pm - 1:25 pm) - 10/B-1 outside

Belly Dancing - Belly dancing is based on one of the oldest social dances in world history, originating in North Africa, Asia, and the Middle East and is enjoyed by many people all over the world. Belly dancing is both a beautiful form of dance and a great way to exercise which helps you stay in shape and allows you to express your personal creativity.  The most distinguishing feature of belly dancing is the isolated movements performed by the abdomen

Tabata with Ashley (1:00pm - 1:25pm) - 10/B-1 outside

  Tabata - Tabata Training is a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) which is comprised of 20-second set exercises of both cardio and strength training followed by 10-seconds of active recovery breaks. Be ready to break a sweat.

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Thai Chi Demonstration: 12:00pm – 12:10pm

Kung Fu Demonstration: 12:15pm – 12:25pm

Judo (TBD)

Lunch Time Offerings (11:30am - 1:30pm)

Food Trucks located in 10H Parking Lot and outside B-1 Level Cafeteria

Holy Crepes

El Pollo Submarine

Reggae Flava

This event is sponsored and supported by the following NIH Institutes and Program Services:

  • NIH Child Care Board
  • NIH Health and Wellness Council
  • NIH Office of Human Resources
  • Employee Assistance Program, DOHS
  • Eurest Dining Services
  • NIH Federal Credit Union
  • LifeWork Strategies  

A special appreciation to our co-sponsors and supporters:

  • National Institute on Digestive and Diabetes and Kidney Diseases
  • Office of Research Services
  • Office of Research Facilities
  • NIH Occupational Safety and Health Committee
  • IC Safety and Health Chairpersons Committee
  • Laboratory Sustainability Group

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Many thanks to the 2017 Safety Health and Wellness Day co-sponsor the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

Co-Sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Many thanks to the 2018 Safety Health and Wellness Day co-sponsor the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Shuttle Information

For staff off campus, there will be free parking in MLP-11 (visitor) parking garage off Rockville Pike during the event. Please bring your ticket for validation at the event.
Individuals who need reasonable accommoda­tion to participate should contact Linda Kiefer (301) 402-8180 and/or the Federal Relay (800) 877-8339.