Penn Walks 2 Wellness (W2W) is a university-wide wellness initiative that transforms wellness walks into informal networking and learning opportunities for all Penn students, staff, and faculty. W2W organized by Penn Libraries and the Center for Public Health Initiatives, with funding from the Office of the Provost, the Division of Wellness at Penn, and the SNF Paideia Program.
The first in-person wellness walk (since March 2020) was held on Tuesday August 3rd at 12pm in collaboration with Penn Nursing and the Penn Food & Wellness Collaborative. Participants met outside of the main entrance of David Rittenhouse Laboratory (DRL) and walked as a group to the Penn Food & Wellness Collaborative, located in Penn Park.
More walks will be announced in September. In the meantime, W2W is seeking students, staff, faculty, and fellow Penn community members to lead walks and speak about topics of their choice this fall and spring semesters. The duties of a walk leader are simple:
- Prior to leading a walk, select a date and time to lead a walk. Availabilities include Wednesdays at 5pm and Fridays at 12pm, but W2W can work around your schedule.
- On the day of your walk, briefly present about any topic of your choice. This is a great way to discuss your personal and/or professional interests with fellow Penn affiliates.
- Lead participants on a walk at their own pace on a pre-determined route of your choice. The Center for Public Health Initiatives has suggested routes that you can choose from.
Interested in leading a walk? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.