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Health & Wellness

Family Wellness Month

What You Need to Know: 

The second annual Family Wellness series will be an entire month of family fun and healthful activities for all ages. Our events are centered around nutrition, exercise and building resiliency to stress. We welcome you to join our community of UK employees and retirees and their spouses/sponsored dependents in extending UK Health & Wellness to your kids.

Many events in this mostly free event series accommodate you and your family to attend as a group, unless noted that the event is designed only for adult/child pairs. Please refer to individual events descriptions for details. 

Children must be 6 - 12 years old to be eligible to participate in any Family Wellness Month activities that require registration.

Family Friendly Farmer’s Market 

FREE | wednesdays from 3-6 pm | Commonwealth Stadium Lot | Families with kids of all ages welcome!
In July, you'll find another reason to enjoy the Lexington Farmer’s Market @ UK even more. We'll have kid-friendly activities and prizes each week at the UK Health & Wellness table. Plus, parking is free during the market. No registration required!

Family Yoga

FREE | 6-7 pm, July 2 | Seaton Center Gymnastics Room | Adult/child pair required
Learn poses for every age and skill level - and literally how to support each other.

Old-Fashioned Field Day- CANCELLED

FREE | 4-5 pm, July 11 | Basketball courts (off of Sports Center Drive and Cooper Drive) | the whole family (adults of all ages + kids ages 6-12 only) is welcome!
Enjoy some good ol’ fashioned Field Day fun with your family! We’ll challenge you with fun games that encourage teamwork and physical activity.

Thriving & Flourishing Families 

FREE | 6-7:30 pm, July 14  | W.T. Young Library, Gallery Room | the whole family (adults of all ages + kids ages 6-12 only) is welcome!
Join us for an evening of play, discovery and connection as we uncover tools to calm emotional storms, build more fun into family routines and learn new ideas to keep our bodies and brains thriving.

Kids Can Cook! 

$20 total for parent & child | 6-8 pm, July 31 | 200 Erikson Hall | Adult/child pair required
Want to help your child develop a lifelong love for cooking? Try our kid-friendly cooking class, designed to introduce kids to the basics of cooking. You’ll both learn and have fun while you work together to prepare a dish. At the end of the class, you’ll get to sample all the dishes prepared by other participants!

To attend any of these events you must be a UK employee, retiree, spouse or sponsored dependent. You will select the specific events you would like to attend during registration. For events marked as "Adult/Child pair required", your registration automatically includes two people (yourself and a child ages 6-12).