Wellness Wednesdays

Wellness Wednesdays in Franklin Park is a collaboration between The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Total Health and Wellness, Center for Integrative Medicine, The Ohio State University College of Nursing, and Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Every Wednesday, May through September, the public is invited to attend a walk led by an expert who will discuss different topics related to nature and health. Participants will meet outside the Conservatory's main entrance in the lawn space to the left of the front doors. The walk route will follow the paved, one-mile loop through the outdoor public spaces of Franklin Park. This is a free program and there’s no need to register. Please wear appropriate footwear and bring your own water.  

Participants of all mobilities are encouraged to attend--we'll do our best to make any accommodations needed.




  • June 16, noon: Whole Foods vs. Processed Foods: The Role of Food in Your Health – presented by Gina Wilkins, MS, FNP-C
  • June 23, 5 p.m.: Qigong – This is an ancient whole person practice rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It encourages the person to use breathing and gentle physical movements to open a flow of awareness that can enhance strength and flexibility. We will enjoy a short demo followed by a walk. Led by Diane Brogan-Habash, PhD, clinical associate professor for the Ohio State Department of Family and Community Medicine and the associate director of Education for Ohio State Integrative Medicine. She has been learning, practicing and teaching Tai Chi and QiGong for over 13 years.
  • June 30, 5 p.m.: Gut Check –The Gut-Mind Connection and How We Can Enhance It – presented by Jess Henning, APRN-CNP, Ohio State Center for Integrative Medicine 

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