Wellness Calendar August 2017

Beverly’s Picks

What Will Be Your Legacy MonthWhat Will Be Your Legacy Month

National Relaxation DayNational Relaxation Day

Less Salt DayLess Salt Day

Simplify Your Life WeekSimplify Your Life Week

Use the awareness events listed below for programming ideas at your workplace. Build them into events such as workshops, displays and health fairs or gather articles and tips for your company newsletter, blog or eposts. Check out the Stress and Wellness Blog for statistics and strategies related to many of the celebrations listed below.

Awareness Months

  • Admit Your Happy Month
  • Boomers Making A Difference Month
  • Cataract Awareness Month  (US)
  • Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month  (US)
  • Children’s Good Manners Month
  • Eye Injury Prevention Month  (US)
  • Family Meal Month(US)
  • Foot Health Month
  • Golf Month
  • Happiness Happens Month  (US)       * Blog
  • International Air Travel Month
  • International Breastfeeding Month
  • Motor Sports Awareness Month     * Blog
  • National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month (US)
  • National Golf Month
  • National Hypnosis Awareness Month
  • National Immunization Awareness Month  (US)
  • National Napping Month
  • National Water Quality Month        * Blog
  • Psoriasis Awareness Month   (US)
  • Romance Awareness Month
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month  (US)
  • What Will Be Your Legacy Month     * Blog

Awareness Weeks

  • July 30-5   – Single Working Womans’ Week   (includes August 4)
  • Aug 1-7     – World Breastfeeding Week
  • Aug 6-12     – Simplify Your Life Week (first week)      * Blog
  • Aug 6-12   – National Farmers’ Market Week
  • Aug 6-12   – Exercise With Your Child Week
  • Aug 6-12   – National Fraud Awareness Week
  • Aug 13-29   – National Resurrect Romance Week  (second full week)
  • Aug 13-19- Thanks For All The Gifts Week
  • Aug 13-19 – National Bowling Week
  • Aug 13-19 – National Massage Therapy Week
  • Aug 20-27  – Reduce The Clutter Week
  • Aug 21-25 – National Safe at Home Week  (Last M-F Week)
  • Aug 25-31  – Be Kind To Humankind Week (always these dates)

Awareness Days

  • Aug 1   – National Night Out    (first Tuesday)
  • Aug 1   – Respect For Parents Day
  • Aug 1   – National Minority Donor Awareness Day   (US)
  • Aug 1   – Girlfriend’s Day                           * BlogBlog
  • Aug 1   – Play Ball Day
  • Aug 1   – World Lung Cancer Day
  • Aug 3   – Watermelon Day
  • Aug 4   – Single Working Women’s Day
  • Aug 5  – International Beer Day (first Friday)
  • Aug 6   – World Wide Web Anniversary  (August 6,1991)
  • Aug 6   – National Fresh Breath Day              * Blog
  • Aug 6   – Friendship Day  (first Sunday)     * Blog
  • Aug 6   – National Kid’s Day    (first Sunday)
  • Aug 6   – Sisters Day    (first Sunday)
  • Aug 6   – International Forgiveness Day   (first Sunday)
  • Aug 7   – Canadian Heritage Day  (First Monday)                   * Blog
  • Aug 7   – Professional Speakers Day        * Blog, Blog, Blog
  • Aug 7   – Beach Party Day
  • Aug 8   – Happiness Happens Day                           * Blog
  • Aug 9   – International Day of the Indigenous People
  • Aug 9   – National Hand Holding Day                    * Blog
  • Aug 10 – Lazy Day
  • Aug 10 – Gals Night Out
  • Aug 11 – Annual Medical Check-up  Day
  • Aug 12  – International Youth Day
  • Aug 12   – National Garage Sale Day   (second Saturday)
  • Aug 12  – Middle Child Day (second Saturday)
  • Aug 13 – International Left Handers  Day
  • Aug 15  – National Relaxation Day                 * Blog, Blog
  • Aug 15  – National Failures Day
  • Aug 15  – Best Friends Day
  • Aug 16  – National Tell A Joke Day                   * Blog
  • Aug 16  – Roller Coaster Day
  • Aug 18  – Hug Your Boss Day    (third Friday)      * Blog
  • Aug 19 – World Honey Bee Day (third Saturday)
  • Aug 20 – International Tongue Twister Day
  • Aug 21  – Stay Home With Your Kids Day  (third Monday)       * Blog
  • Aug 21   – Sit Back and Relax Day
  • Aug 22  – Be An Angel Day                 * Blog
  • Aug 24   – Shooting Star Day
  • Aug 24   – Single Parent Family Day
  • Aug 25  – Kiss-And-Make-Up Day
  • Aug 27  – Just Because Day
  • Aug 27  – Global Forgiveness Day
  • Aug 28  – Dream Day
  • Aug 29  – Less Salt Day                  * Blog
  • Aug 30  – National Toasted Marshmallow Day      * Blog
  • Aug 30 – National Grief Awareness Day
  • Aug 31 – International Overdose Awareness Day

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