FREDERICTON, N.B. – New Brunswickers are invited to organize activities as part of the fourth annual Wellness Week, Oct. 1 - 7.
"Wellness Week provides opportunities to promote and celebrate wellness by hosting events and activities," said Healthy and Inclusive Communities Minister Dorothy Shephard. "New Brunswickers are invited to make a commitment to improved mental fitness and resilience, healthier eating habits, increased physical activity and tobacco-free living."
Wellness Week also marks the celebration of the Wellness Movement, which encourages communities, groups, individuals, schools and workplaces to make a commitment to improving their individual and collective wellness.
“Activities can be as simple as encouraging students to walk to school or organizing a scavenger hunt," said Shephard. "Communities can host a multi-cultural festival, a pot luck dinner emphasizing local healthy food choices, or even set up a volunteer fair to share how everyone has the opportunity to make a positive contribution to their community through volunteering."
A schedule of events and wellness stories from communities are online. New Brunswickers are encouraged to share their wellness stories or post upcoming events.
"Each step, big or small, brings us closer to a culture of wellness in New Brunswick," said Shephard. "I am challenging communities, schools and workplaces to involve as many people as possible in Wellness Week."