Time for Your Annual Flu Shot

It’s time for your annual flu shot. Flu can cause debilitating illness resulting in hospitalization for complications such as dehydration, bacterial pneumonia, and other infections in the body.  Even if you have never had a flu shot, now, more than ever, is the time to consider one. Flu shots are readily available in the communities surrounding Shenandoah University locations, including at pharmacies, grocery stores and primary care practices. Flu shots are free under most health insurance plans. To sweeten the deal, LiveWellSU is providing a $15 gift card for TARGET with proof of vaccine. Just use your SU email and send us your receipt showing your name to and we will send you a gift card!
Employees needing assistance finding a provider may contact Lisa Darsch, the university’s health care navigator, at
You can view a short video about getting your flu shot on Shenandoah’s YouTube page, as well.

Walk with a Doc at Valley Health


This doctor-led group is a fun and safe way to go for a walk, learn about health, and meet new friends. The event is FREE and all are welcome!  
Walks will be held the second Wednesday and fourth Saturday of every month through October. Beginning in November, walks will continue on the second Wednesday year-round.  
All walks are held at the Valley Health Wellness & Fitness Center. Learn more 
at or view the flyer
Upcoming Walks: 
Wednesday, Oct. 13 
11 a.m. – Noon 
Power Up With Plants 
Elena Mullen, RD, CSOWM and Dr. Donna Michel 
Saturday, Oct. 23 
9 – 10 a.m. 
Walk Off Stress, Anxiety & Depression: Use Exercise to Thrive, Not Just Survive 
Dr. Rebecca Morrison 

SU Fitness Classes 

Fall SU fitness classes are in full swing. Employees are encouraged to participate either in-person or virtually. See the full listing. For more information, contact

Don’t forget about Deskercise! 
Thursdays: Noon -12:30 p.m. - Deskercise w/ Eve*** 
This virtual class is designed to take place in your office without the need for athletic attire. Enjoy a low-impact stretch and self-massage class, sweat-free (for most)! Join a guided session of self-care and relaxation of the muscles that get you through your work day. All levels welcome! 
***To be added to a weekly calendar invite, please email

SU FiT is offering in-person and virtual personal training classes.
  • SUFiT 6 sessions + Consultation for $40 w/ Certified Trainer
  • SPECIAL: Buy one get one @ the student rate of $30 (both must be purchased together); $70 for 12 sessions
SOAR Trips are available for faculty and staff to participate
  • Check out SOAR’s fall schedule on SOAR's webpage under the tab, "Trips."

Upcoming SU Benefits Fair & Open Enrollment


SAVE THE DATE! SU’s Annual Employee Benefits Fair & Open Enrollment will be held virtually Oct. 25-29, 2021.This week will kick off the Open Enrollment for 2022 benefit enrollments and changes. Stay tuned for details!

Have Questions About Your Retirement Accounts and Financial Planning?

Every Shenandoah employee has the opportunity to go through holistic financial planning sessions and receive a customized financial plan illustrating their goals with Millennium Advisory Services. If you have a spouse or significant other, they are encouraged and welcome to participate as well.

These planning sessions are geared to help answer questions like:

  • What changes should I consider making to my retirement plan based on my retirement goals?
  • Am I saving enough to meet my retirement goals?
  • Is my current investment strategy appropriate given what I am trying to accomplish?

You can reach Millennium’s Scheduling Team at or by phone at 877-435-2489 and select Option No. 1. 

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