Healthy Events & Seminars

Our local surrounding communities have many programs/events to help you stay healthy, listed below are some upcoming opportunities.

Check out what is available to Currituck County employees.

April

Anytime in April

Optima EAP – “Living Debt Free” Webinar
Time:  Anytime
Location: Webinar
Company Username:  Currituck
Presenter:  Christine Luken

April 2021 Webinar

Is your wallet full of credit cards, but low on cash? Are most of your paychecks already spoken for in the way of debt payments by the time payday rolls around? Many people are burdened with the debt they are struggling to pay every month—car payments, student loans, medical bills, credit cards payments, and so on.

This webinar is an interactive session that teaches how to break the chain of debt, so participants can start building wealth and enjoying life. We will walk you through the process step by step, so you can begin the journey to living debt free.

For access to additional information to help you live a more balanced life, check what is available on our Employee Assistance Program website.


Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Meds Instead of Meds
Time: Noon
Class: Rethink Your Sweets
Location: Online
Presenter: Olivia Patchel

Changing the way we eat is never easy, but North Carolina Cooperative Extension has some great tips and tricks to help you. Join us for a virtual “Med Instead of Meds” class starting March 10, 2021 and meeting every Wednesday at noon for 6 weeks. Participants are encouraged to view the class live; however, they will be recorded if the timing is inconvenient for your schedule.

Decorative Oil decanter, bowl of olives and bottle of oil.Eating like those who live in the Mediterranean region has been shown to promote health and decrease the risk of many chronic diseases, including certain types of cancers, Alzheimer’s disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease. Are you interested in eating the Mediterranean way, but not sure where to start?

This online Med Instead of Meds class series will help you Go Med by exploring 7 simple steps to eating the Med Way. Learn:

  • Med tips,
  • life hacks,
  • and recipes,

that will help you eat the Med Way every day. Great tasting and good for you! The simple, delicious, and satisfying Med Way of eating will keep you coming back for more.

Check out the schedule to see what topics we will be covering and the delicious Mediterranean recipes we will be preparing.

  • April 14, 2021 – Rethink you Sweets
    Try something new with our Cucumber Olive Oil Sea Salt Yogurt and Cranberry Lime Soda

Register today at https://medinsteadofmeds21.eventbrite.com.  If you have any problems registering please feel free to call us at 252-232-2261, and we will walk you through the process.

For more information or accommodations for persons with disabilities please contact Olivia Patchel via, email, olivia_patchel@ncsu.edu no later than 10 business days before the event.


Monday, April 19, 2021
6 week Virtual Yoga Series
Time: On-Demand
Location: Online Event Page
Presenter: Olivia Patchel  |  252-232-2261

This 6-week virtual yoga series begins on April 19, 2021 and runs until May 24, 2021.

White animated person on a Yoga mat.Each Monday a yoga sequence will be released as an on-demand practice. You can view the video on the online event page. You will also receive weekly emails to remind you to view your video. We recommend you practice the sequence twice before moving on to the next video.

At the end of each week, we will send you a link to complete a check-in form. Here you will let them know if you completed the video and how your yoga journey is going. The following Monday we will draw for some really cool prizes. We have hydro flask water bottles for weekly winners!

At the end of our series, we will have a follow-up evaluation to be completed. We will draw from those who have completed their weekly check-ins as well as the follow-up for 2 winners. These winners will receive one of the coveted lululemon mats to expand their practice.

This yoga series will be gentle, relaxing, but will also get you moving as you work into deeper flexibility. You will be able to participate at your convenience. All videos will show modifications and amplifications so you can participate no matter your fitness level


Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – The Steps to Financial Security 
Time: Available on demand starting at noon
Location:  Online
Password:  HRSD

Understand the practical ways you can feel more secure and more stable in your finance management.

You do not need to register in advance to attend Online Seminars. Seminars will be pre-recorded and uploaded on a set date each month. You can view the audiovisual presentation and download all accompanying materials at that time.

  • May

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

    Live Food Demos
    Time: 10:00 a.m.
    Location: YouTube or Facebook
    Presenter: Olivia Patchel  |  252-232-2261

    North Carolina Cooperative Extension is holding Live cooking demonstrations on the first Tuesday of the Month at 10:00 a.m. They can be viewed on YouTube and Facebook so make sure to subscribe to CurrituckCES on Youtube or like us on Facebook so you won’t miss a thing!

    You can chat with Olivia live about questions you have concerning cooking and nutrition as we learn a new recipe, some time saving cooking techniques, and enjoy eating healthy. All videos are recorded and available for view at your convivence. So if you can’t make it at 10:00 a.m. try watching it later.

    By registering you will also receive email reminders of when we are going live!

    For more information or accommodations for persons with disabilities please contact Olivia Patchel at 252-232-2261, email olivia_patchel@ncsu.edu no later than 5 business days before the event.

  • June

    Tuesday, June 1, 2021

    Live Food Demos
    Time: 10:00 a.m.
    Location: YouTube or Facebook
    Presenter: Olivia Patchel

    North Carolina Cooperative Extension is holding Live cooking demonstrations on the first Tuesday of the Month at 10:00 a.m. They can be viewed on YouTube and Facebook so make sure to subscribe to CurrituckCES on Youtube or like us on Facebook so you won’t miss a thing!

    You can chat with Olivia live about questions you have concerning cooking and nutrition as we learn a new recipe, some time saving cooking techniques, and enjoy eating healthy. All videos are recorded and available for view at your convivence. So if you can’t make it at 10:00 a.m. try watching it later.

    By registering you will also receive email reminders of when we are going live!

    For more information or accommodations for persons with disabilities please contact Olivia Patchel at 252-232-2261, email olivia_patchel@ncsu.edu no later than 5 business days before the event.

  • July

    Tuesday, July 6, 2021

    Live Food Demos
    Time: 10:00 a.m.
    Location: YouTube or Facebook
    Presenter: Olivia Patchel

    North Carolina Cooperative Extension is holding Live cooking demonstrations on the first Tuesday of the Month at 10:00 a.m. They can be viewed on YouTube and Facebook so make sure to subscribe to CurrituckCES on Youtube or like us on Facebook so you won’t miss a thing!

    You can chat with Olivia live about questions you have concerning cooking and nutrition as we learn a new recipe, some time saving cooking techniques, and enjoy eating healthy. All videos are recorded and available for view at your convivence. So if you can’t make it at 10:00 a.m. try watching it later.

    By registering you will also receive email reminders of when we are going live!

    For more information or accommodations for persons with disabilities please contact Olivia Patchel at 252-232-2261, email olivia_patchel@ncsu.edu no later than 5 business days before the event.

    Thursday, July 29, 2021

    American Red Cross Annual Employee Blood Drive
    Date:  Thursday, July 29, 2021
    Time:  10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
    Place: Currituck County Governmental Complex Courtroom “C”
    Cost:  Free
    Contact: 800-Red-Blood or 800-733-2767
    Register:  Visit redcrossblood.org
    Enter: CCGOVT to schedule an appointment. (recommended)
    Website:  redcrossblood.org

    There is a critical need for blood and platelets. Your donation is essential to maintaining our community’s health. Make sure to schedule to give blood at our event.

    American Red Cross ask that you donate blood – did you know that every 2 seconds someone in the United States need blood.

    This event is open to employees and the public.