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Community and belonging are at the heart of this year’s Wellness Fair

Seize this opportunity to have fun with colleagues as well as to connect with the many people who support your well-being at Stanford.
scenes from 2023 wellness fair

This spring, BeWell is hosting the BeWell, Together: Wellness, Community, and Belonging Fair in collaboration with the Office of Community Engagement, and the Office of Institutional Equity, Access, and Community, with support from the Offices of the President and Provost.

Plan to join this joyful celebration of our community, happening at Stanford Redwood City on May 9 and at the Stanford campus on May 23. It’s a chance for you to get outside, listen to music, and spend time with your colleagues. Enjoy free food and giveaways (while supplies last) and meet the people who support your well-being at Stanford.

“We are delighted to partner with our Stanford colleagues at BeWell this year in offering this time-honored event,” said Patrick Dunkley, vice provost for Institutional Equity, Access, & Community. “This collaboration is a tangible reflection on the evolution of our understanding of ‘well-being,’ one that has a strong sense of community and belonging at the heart of it.”

You belong at Stanford

Research by the Stanford Prevention Research Center shows that social connectedness is a crucial part of our well-being. So, it’s not surprising that people are more productive and find their jobs more fulfilling when they can be their authentic selves in the workplace and feel a genuine connection with their colleagues.

Elizabeth Zacharias, vice president for Human Resources, added, “I appreciate the thoughtful planning that’s gone into making this year’s Fair welcoming to all our employees. I hope everyone who participates in this event leaves feeling good about working at Stanford and empowered to optimize all aspects of their own well-being.”

Read more about the fun in store, get logistical details, or learn how to participate in the Fair virtually on the BeWell website.


Special opportunity to help our neighbors

Stop by the Office of Community Engagement’s table at the Fair to donate new or gently used sheets, pillowcases, or towels in support of the Ecumenical Hunger Program. This local non-profit provides crucial assistance to families and individuals experiencing hardship in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and surrounding communities. Doing something good for others is truly its own reward, but it will also earn you an additional Fair raffle ticket.

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