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A Wellness Journey

Laker Thrive Series

Health and wellness initiative for employees

The Laker Thrive Series is a new health and wellness initiative designed for all SUNY Oswego employees. This series offers a range of enriching activities aimed at promoting well-being and fostering community.

What to Know

  • All activities are free to all employees: Please note some events have a limited number of spots available.
  • Eligibility: Every employee is welcome! Whether you're part-time, adjunct, temporary, non-state, from Auxiliary Services, Research Foundation, WRVO, or any other department, the Laker Thrive Series is open to you.
  • Rewards for Participation: Engage in at least 3 activities and complete the associated Google form to earn a stylish t-shirt or a water bottle.
  • Easy Tracking: Participation is made simple with electronic tracking. Whether it's scanning a QR code or clicking on a link, we've ensured a seamless experience for all participants.
  • The Grand Prize: For our most enthusiastic participants, those who engage in 10 or more activities and complete the Google form will have the chance to win:
    • A free membership to the Fitness Center and Lee Hall (5 available)
    • A pair of tickets to an Athletic Event (10 pairs, totaling 20 tickets)
    • Tickets to an Arts/Theater performance (5 pairs, totaling 10 tickets)
  • Laker Thrive Listserv: Sign up to receive email updates of upcoming activities and events for Laker Thrive.

Towards better health and wellness!

Pickleball Paddles

Open Recreation Pickleball

Come to Swetman Gym and play (or learn how to play) pickleball with fellow Oswego employees. Come and go as you please. Bring your whole department out for some fun. All equipment provided.

Fridays, January 26 to April 26 from 12:00-2:00 pm

Romney Field House Walking Hours

Walk the Romney Field House track during the cold winter months. For more information how to use Romney Field House, please visit the Oswego Athletics website.

January 22, 2024 to March 8, 2024 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. 

Walking to Wellness 

Walking challenge for the month of April. You may use your own tracking device.  (Cellphone, smartwatch, etc)

April 1 to April 30


Library Lunchtime Yarn Crafting

Come join fellow crafters the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Time: Noon to 1 pm

Location:  Penfield 215

Discover Wellness: Find a Healthier You

This 5-week virtual wellness program empowers participants to make simple healthy behavior changes. Earn free prizes, build relationships, and learn about wellness. 15 people/cohort.

Spring dates are coming soon!

Atomic Habits Lunch and Learn

Are you ready to change your habits - for real this time!!  Join Amy Bidwell, Associate Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Wellness, on the first Thursday of the month from 12-12:50 pm on Zoom.    Dates: 2/1, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2.  The first 15 participants to sign up with receive a free copy of the book - Atomic Habits.

Nutrition Lunch & Learn Seminars

Monthly lecture/discussion drop-in sessions on a variety of nutrition topics.  All sessions are held on Thursdays from noon to 1 pm in MCC 231 and are hosted by our campus Registered Dietitian Ali Olsen



Functional Mocktail Making


Heart Healthy Diet


MyPlate & National Nutrition Month


Meal Planning


Label Reading



Fentanyl Test Strips (FTS) and Naloxone Training

This training provides information on how to recognize an opioid overdose, administer naloxone, and care for the individual until emergency services arrive. Individuals who complete the training program will receive a naloxone kit. One class available. Maximum of 10 participants per class.

Session  held on April 5, 2024 from 12:00 to 12:45 pm. 


CPR/AED and First Aid

Get certified in CPR/AED and first aid through the American Red Cross. The course will include two hours of in-person training and up to two hours of online training. American Red Cross training is good for two years. Maximum of 10 participants.

Dates are TBD.   Please use the CPR Training sign-up form to express interest.