Wellness Calendar November 2016

Beverly’s Picks

National Family Caregivers MonthNational Family Caregivers Month

National Ample Time DayNational Ample Time Day

Use Less Stuff DayUse Less Stuff Day

Bullying Awareness WeekBullying Awareness 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

  • Celebrate Empty Nester Month
  • Christmas Seal Campaign   until Dec 31 (CND)
  • COPD Awareness Month  (US)
  • CPR Awareness Month  (CND)
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Month  (CND)
  • Diabetes Awareness Month  (CND)
  • Diabetic Eye Disease Month
  • Epilepsy Awareness Month
  • Family Stories Month
  • Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month
  • Huntington’s Society Amaryllis Month  (CND)
  • I Am So Thankful Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month   (US)
  • MADD’s Tie One One for Safety Holiday Campaign – Nov 16-Dec 31
  • National Adoption Month   (US)
  • National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month   (US)
  • National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month  (US)
  • National Epilepsy Month  (US)
  • National Entrepreneurship Month
  • National Family Caregivers Month  (US)
  • National Healthy Skin Month  (US)                 * Blog
  • National Home Care and Hospice Month  (US)
  • National Impotency Month
  • National Inspirational Role Models Month
  • National Long Term Care Month
  • National Marrow Awareness Month  (US)
  • Osteoporosis Awareness Month  (CND)
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month  (US)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month  (US)
  • Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
  • TMJ Awareness Month  (US)                 * Blog
  • Vegan Month

Awareness Weeks

  • Nov 1-7        – World Communication Week
  • Nov 1-7        – National Down Syndrome Awareness Week   (CND)
  • Nov 6-12     – Drowsy Driving Prevention Week
  • Nov 6-12     – Kid’s Goal Setting Week
  • Nov 6-12     – National Seniors Safety Week  (same dates) (CND)
  • Nov 6-12     – Dear Santa Letter Week
  • Nov 8-14     – Pursuit of Happiness Week
  • Nov 6-12     – International Week Of Science And Peace     (includes Nov 10)
  • Nov 13-19   – World Kindness Week          (includes Nov 13)         * Blog, Blog
  • Nov 13-19   – Great Warm Up    (second full week) drop off of clothes to shelters      * Blog
  • Nov 12-20   – National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week
  • Nov 13-19   – Bullying Awareness Week                   * Blog
  • Nov 14-20   – National Global Entrepreneurship Week
  • Nov 20-26   – National Addiction Awareness Week      (third full week) (CND)
  • Nov 20-26   – International Fraud Awareness Week
  • Nov 20-26   – GERD Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Week      (US)          * Blog
  • Nov 20-26   – National Game & Puzzle Week
  • Nov 20-26   – National Family Week              * Blog
  • Nov 20-26   – Better Conversation Week
  • Nov 20-26   – National Home Fire Safety Week    CND)        * Blog

Awareness Days

  • Nov 1    – Give Up Your Shoulds Day
  • Nov 1   – Hockey Mask Day
  • Nov 1   – Extra Mile Day
  • Nov 1   – World Vegan Day
  • Nov 1   – National Authors’ Day
  • Nov 1   – National Family Caregiver Day
  • Nov 2    – International End Gossip Day   (first Wednesday)
  • Nov 3   – Cliche Day
  • Nov 3  – Sandwich Day
  • Nov 3    – National Men Make Dinner Day   (first Thursday)
  • Nov 4   – End Gossip Day     (first Friday)      * Blog
  • Nov 4    – Use Your Common Sense Day
  • Nov 5  – Pumpkin Destruction Day  (first Saturday)
  • Nov  5   – International Games Day    (first Saturday)
  • Nov 6    – Zero Tasking Day   (first Sunday)
  • Nov 8   – Parents As Teachers Day
  • Nov 8    – National Ample Time Day         * Blog
  • Nov 9   – World Freedom Day
  • Nov 10  – International Tongue Twister Day
  • Nov 12  – World Pneumonia Day
  • Nov 13   – World Kindness Day      * Blog, Blog
  • Nov 14   – International Girls Day
  • Nov 14   – World Diabetes Day
  • Nov 14   – Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day
  • Nov 15   – Clean Your Refrigerator Day
  • Nov 15   – America Recycles Day
  • Nov 15  – National Philanthropy Day
  • Nov 15   – National Entrepreneurship Day  (third Tuesday)
  • Nov 16   – International Day of Tolerance
  • Nov 16   – National Button Day
  • Nov 16  – National Educational Support Professionals Day (Wednesday)
  • Nov 17   – Homemade Bread Day
  • Nov 17   – National Unfriend Day
  • Nov 17   – Use Less Stuff Day  (Thursday before US Thanksgiving)       * Blog
  • Nov 17   – Great American Smokeout  (third Thursday) (US)
  • Nov 18   – National Apple Cider Day
  • Nov 19   – Have a Bad Day Day                * Blog
  • Nov 19   – Family Volunteer Day   (Saturday before US Thanksgiving)
  • Nov 19  – Guinness World Record Day  (third Saturday)
  • Nov 19  – International Men’s Day
  • Nov 19  – National Day of Play  (third Saturday)
  • Nov 19  – National Survivors of Suicide Day
  • Nov 20  – Universal Children’s Day
  • Nov 21   – World Hello Day
  • Nov 21   – World Television Day            * Blog
  • Nov 24   – Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
  • Nov 25  – International Day To End Violence Against Women       * Blog
  • Nov 25  – National Day of Listening
  • Nov 25  – Buy Nothing Day   (Black Friday)
  • Nov 25   – Flossing Day    (Day after US Thanksgiving)
  • Nov 26  – World Day of Giving
  • Nov 30   – Computer Security Day                * Blog

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