Draper Wellness

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2023 Quarter 2 Area of Focus - Kindness 

One small act of kindness can go a long way. During the summer months of 2023, Draper Wellness encourages our community to make an effort to get into the habit of regularly performing acts of kindness. These acts can be directed to anyone - family members, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, and strangers. Deliberately making a habit of being kind is a great way to touch other's lives, as well as giving yourself a mental wellness boost. When you do good, you feel good! 

Following are some suggestions from our Draper Wellness partner, PEHP, for making acts of kindness a routine part of your life. 

Be Kind at Work

  •   Simple. Smile, say hello, hold the elevator or door, invite a co-worker for a walk break, introduce yourself to someone new, hand-write a letter of appreciation, pick up trash in the parking lot, tell someone that they have done a good job, give a compliment, hang up a motivational poster. Listen to them.

  •   Planned. Put together a gathering to celebrate a co-worker, take someone out to lunch, give a gift, buy flowers to put in the break room, volunteer to help with a project, bring a fruit bowl to share, invite a co-worker to do something with you on a weekend, take on an extra project for a co-worker who is struggling.

  •   Random. Clutter someone’s office with sticky notes of their positive traits. Bring an extra coffee to give, leave a treat on a co-worker’s desk, tape a dollar to the vending machine titled “for you!” Ask them about their day.

Be Kind to a Family Member

  • Do a family member’s chore/errand
  • Plan and make a special dinner
  • Spend time with a family member doing his/her favorite thing
  • Send a hand-written letter to family you haven’t seen for a while
  • Sneak a note into a family member’s lunch
  • Make a family member’s bed
  • Forgive a family member who has wronged you

Be Kind to a Friend

  • Take the time to send flowers or another gift to a friend who is currently facing challenges. This can be quickly arranged and needn’t cost a lot. It sends a clear message that you’re thinking of the person and wishing them well.
  • When you’re with a friend who is struggling to make ends meet, pick up the tab. If they’re uncomfortable, reassure them that they can pay next time.

  • Offer to do something in solidarity with a friend or family member to help them meet an important goal. For example, be a gym buddy for a friend who wants to lose weight. Or, start a new weekly art class with a friend who can be socially anxious.

  • Babysit for a friend who could really use a night off from childcare. This can make a massive difference for someone who has little time to be with their significant other or tend to their own needs.

Be Kind to a Stranger 

  • Offer kind words to a customer service person who is trying to help you.
  • Let someone cut in front of you at the grocery store. 
  • Hold the door open for someone.  
  • Give up your seat on public transportation. 
  • Pay for someone behind you in line. 
  • Donate blood. 
  • Tip generously for good service.

It has been reported that America is experiencing a loneliness epidemic. One way we can help others feel connection is to gather at community events and participate in community programs and services

Following are events that will be hosted by Draper Library this summer:

Summer Reading Program

Red Cross Blood Drives - Monday, June 12 and Thursday, July 20

Community Helper Truck Rally - Saturday, June 10, 2-3:30 PM
This is fun for the whole family and we'll have representatives from the police department, the fire department, waste management and much more. 

Bar Bake-off - Tuesday, June 13, 6:30-8:30PM
We're inviting bakers and tasters to come and vote on who makes the best Bar Dessert in Draper. Sign up here to bring a dessert. Great for adults, teens, and families. 

Wetlands Presentation - Tuesday, June 20, 9-10 AM
Join us at Mehraban Wetlands Park to learn about our Wetlands, including science, history, and Native American culture. Hosted by the Draper Library, along with the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation, the Natural History Museum of Utah, and Draper's Wetland Rangers.

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draper wellness logo_familyDraper Wellness is a community coalition focused on providing wellness education and resources.

This page is updated quarterly with an area of focus and resources. If you have any needs or suggestions to better support the community in the area of health and wellness, contact us via email at info@draperutah.gov

Please visit our coalition partners' websites via the linked buttons below for information about their programs and events.