Monday, January 2, 2017

2017 Campaign on Driving Safety

DRIVE Well - SkyWell

SkyWell is pleased to announce the award of a $1000 grant from the State of Michigan’s Office of Highway Safety Planning to implement an education campaign to improve student driving safety, called DRIVE Well – SkyWell. The collaboration joins together resources from Strive For a Safer Drive/Ford Motor Company and Think First, a community awareness program sponsored by the St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Level 1 Trauma Center. The campaign will raise awareness about three important issues relevant to the Skyline community – distracted driving, driving speed on campus, and driving skills and pedestrian safety in the three roundabouts on Maple Road.

Stay tuned for more details about DRIVE Well - SkyWell.

Watch your social media links and the SkyWell Communications Board for details on how to be involved in this important campaign.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Safe Toys this Holiday Season

SkyWell wants to remind you that during this season of giving, it’s important to remember some safety issues when choosing toys for young children or family members. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), who closely monitors and regulates toys, any toy made in — or imported into — the United States after 1995 must comply with these CPSC standards.
Here are some general guidelines to keep in mind when shopping for toys:
·         Toys made of fabric should be labeled as flame resistant or flame retardant.
·         Stuffed toys should be washable.
·         Painted toys should be covered with lead-free paint.
·         Art materials should say nontoxic.
·         Crayons and paints should say ASTM D-4236 on the package, which means that they've been evaluated by the American Society for Testing and Materials.

Have a safe and wonderful holiday season! See the SkyWell Board in the Commons for more safety information this holiday season.
Live Well | Think Well | SkyWell

Thursday, November 17, 2016

A Week of Thanksgiving Gratitude

Happy Turkey Day from SkyWell, 
or for you plant based food lovers, 
Happy ToFurkey Day!

What are you thankful for this year?

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


Who We Are – What We Value

The 2016 Presidential election is now over. It was a long haul for candidates, consultants and constituents. For some of you, it was your first opportunity to vote in a national election. The rest of you will have to wait four years, and I hope that the next round is a little less messy.

The data show that 70% of the American electorate was stressed out by this campaign. I am not surprised. It even caused a few loud discussions in my own house, a place where we are usually unified. The candidates’ shouting and finger pointing did little to bring us together to focus on what is important. The daily misinformation and conspiracy theories added no value to the national debate.

But the bottom line is this – we are not defined in total by our voting choices. After all, we are influenced by many factors when it comes to casting a vote and no candidate is perfect 100% of the time. What is more important is how we choose to live our life. Who we connect with, how and why our paths cross, the daily behaviors we adopt – says a lot more about us as individuals and as a community.

SkyWell is about wellness, and it’s also about connections. As you finish your education in high school and begin the next step in your career or college pursuits, it will become perfectly clear that who you are and what you value is more about positive connections and the impact you make on those around you.

So don’t be sad or celebrate about the presidential race for too long. Instead, go out and make a great connection today!

Live Well | Think Well | SkyWell

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween from SkyWell !

Halloween Candy !!

With all this discussion about sugar, added sugar, sugary drinks, tooth decay, diabetes, cardiovascular disease ... how can we enjoy a sugar holiday? Well, we will devote more time to our understanding of sugar at a future date. For today, have a handful and enjoy! 

Happy Halloween from SkyWell!

Live Well | Think Well | SkyWell