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Employee Appreciation and Hokie Wellness Fair and other May Hokie Wellness programs

Register for May programs and we look forward to seeing employees at Lane Stadium on May 17

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From: Hokie Wellness

May is full of great opportunities for employees!

May 17, 10 a.m.- 2p.m.: Employee Appreciation and Hokie Wellness Fair: Of special note: We invite all faculty, staff, and non-student wage employees local to the Blacksburg campus and surrounding region to attend the Employee Appreciation and Hokie Wellness Fair at Lane Stadium. The university will provide lunch, entertainment, health and wellness offerings, games, and more. Among the many activities, employees can join our Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Amy Sebring for a walk and talk. The walk will start at noon at Gate 3 of Lane Stadium. No registration is required.

Mark your calendar and watch for more event information in the VTx Daily Email!

Following are other programs that Hokie Wellness is offering in May.

TimelyCare Information Session: TimelyCare is a virtual health mental wellness service available to full-time faculty and staff and non-student wage employees at no cost. Employees can access TimelyCare services regardless of their location in the United States. In this session, employees will learn more about the three free services offered by TimelyCare: individual counseling sessions, TalkNow on-demand mental health support, and health coaching.

May 4, 5:45-7:15 p.m.: Glade Road Growing Farm Tour: Employees are invited to tour Glade Road Growing farm in Blacksburg. Glade Road Growing is a small family farm on leased land across the street from the Heritage Park. The farm produces and markets vegetables, pork, chicken, turkey, eggs, and more. The tour will focus primarily on the vegetable side of the farm. Rising Silo Brewery, located on the property, is family friendly and will be open after our tour with a variety of non-alcoholic drinks, food, and live music. Space is limited and registration is required.

May 5, 2-2:45 p.m.: QPR Suicide Prevention: QPR offers information about suicide and provides guidelines on what you can do to prevent suicide. Registration is required.

May 10, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.: REVIVE! Opioid Overdose Response Lay Rescuer Training:  Knowing how to respond and possibly reverse an opioid overdose can save someone’s life and might help them access needed resources for recovery! Come learn more about opioids, addiction, and how to respond in an emergency. You will receive a REVIVE emergency response kit and the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone to take with you free of charge. Space is limited and registration is required.

May 10, 12-12:30 p.m.: Information Session: offers full-time faculty and staff access to three different services after registration: Backup care, access to the portal, and use of Care Specialists. Learn more about each of these services and how to access them via the website. Registration is required.

Mental Health First Aid: Mental Health First Aid takes the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance-use problems by improving understanding and providing an action plan that teaches how to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental illness or substance-use disorder. Topics include depression, anxiety disorder, and substance-use disorders. Each seat is paid for by the university and consists of pre-training, participant manuals, processing guides, and a three-year certification.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation, please contact Hokie Wellness by email at

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