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Wellness, Health, Personal Development & Safety Training
Fall 2006


Date
Day
Time
Location
Title
09/25 &
09/26
Mon &
Tue
5:00-9:00 p.m Griggs Center Safety Series: Driver Improvement Program (Beginner Course)
09/27
Wed
5:00-9:00 p.m Griggs Center Safety Series: Driver Improvement Program (Refresher Course)
10/03
Tue
12:00-12:45 KSC 323 Self Managed Care Series: Sleep - Why Is It Important?
10/11
Wed
12:00-1:00 KSC 323 Self-Managed Care Series: Good Nutrition + Exercise = A Healthier You!
10/17
Tue
12:00-12:30 KSC 323 Self-Managed Care Series: How to Lose Weight and Keep It Lost
10/18
Wed
12:00-1:30 KSC 323 Self-Managed Care Series: Weight Loss and Exercise - 9 to 5
10/19
Thu
12:00-1:00 KSC 323 Self-Managed Care: The Heart of the Matter
10/24
Tue
12:00-1:00 KSC 323 Safety Series: Slips, Trips & Falls
10/25
Wed
12:00-1:00 KSC 323 Self-Managed Care Series: Diabetes Complications for Non-Diabetics
11/01
Wed
9:00-12:00 Ballroom A Safety Series: American Heart Association CPR/AED for Lay People
11/07
Tue
12:00-12:30 KSC 323 Safety Series: AED Awareness Training
11/08
Wed
12:00-1:00 KSC 323 Personal Development Series: Live the Dream of Homeownership
11/09
Thu
12:00-1:00 Garden Room Personal Development Series: Your MSRS Pension (for Non-Academic Employees)
11/15
Wed
12:00-1:00 KSC 323 Family Series: Parenting With Love & Limits
11/28
Tue
12:00-1:00 KSC 323 Self-Managed Care Series: A Practical Approach to Migraine Headaches
12/06
Wed
12:00-1:00 KSC 323 Personal Development Series: High Score Wins! Improving Your Credit Score

Self-Managed Care Series: Funding is provided in part by the University of Minnesota UPlan Wellness.

Safety Series: Funding is provided in part by the University of Minnesota Office of Risk Management and Insurance.

Title

Description

Safety Series: Driver Improvement Program for Over 54 - BEGINNER COURSE
Mon & Tue, 9/25 & 9/26
5:00-9:00 p.m.
Griggs Center

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Note: Must attend both days

Registration is on a first come, first served basis. TO REGISTER, CALL 1/888-234-1294.

ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS: Faculty, staff. family members, and friends.
This program consists of 8-hours of educational videos and classroom discussion. There are no written or behind-the-wheel tests. Participants are encouraged to contribute to open discussion on a voluntary basis. This program must be followed up every three years with a 4-hour refresher program to maintain the 10% auto insurance discount. A reminder letter is sent to you 60 days before your certification expires to help you maintain your insurance discount. The cost is $20 per person payable to the instructor on the night of the training.

Topics include: tires and traction, signs, signals and markings, vision and habits, fatigue, drugs and alcohol, road rage, preparing for emergencies, new law, ABS and airbag safety, merging, distracted driving, crosswalks, driver communication.

The discount goes into effect once you are 55 and older. However, at 54 you are encouraged to take this class and submit the certificate to your insurance company, so that at 55 the discount starts with no delay.

Facilitator: Tom Nacey, Certified Instructor, Minnesota Highway Safety & Research Center

Safety Series: Driver Improvement Program for over 54 - REFRESHER COURSE
Wed, 9/27
5:00-9:00 p.m.
Griggs Center

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This is a 4-hour refresher course of the "Driver Improvement Program for over 54 - who have completed the Beginner Course." The cost is $18 per person payable to the instructor on the night of the training.

For information on registration, instructor, etc. -- same as above

Self-Managed Care Series: Sleep - Why Is it Important?
Tue, 10/03
12:00-12:45 p.m.
KSC 323

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This session will discuss "sleep hygiene" and issues related to sleep/insomnia.

Facilitator: Susan Rhoads, Family Nurse Practitioner, UMD QuickCare Clinic. Who should attend: faculty, staff and family members.

Self-Managed Care Series: Good Nutrition + Exercise = A Healthier You!
Wed, 10/11
12:00-1:00 p.m.
KSC 323

Good nutrition of eating healthy calories plus burning off excess calories through exercise is really what helps individuals to achieve a healthier body image, to lose or maintain weight, and to feel more physically fit. The F.I.T.T. Principle of physical fitness will also be discussed.

Facilitator: Dr. John Kowalczyk is an Assistant Professor of Community Health Education in the UMD Dept. of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation for 3 years with a professional and academic background in preventive medicine, public health, and health education.

Self-Managed Care Series: How to Lose Weight and Keep It Lost
Tue, 10/17
12:00-12:30 p.m.
KSC 323

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Gwenn will talk about the importance of becoming healthier by losing weight and increasing exercise in a life-style change.

Facilitator: Gwenn Smith has a degree in Master of Science in Education. Gwenn taught at Bemidji State University. For 15 years, she has been a Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Coordinator for Northern Minnesota.

Who should attend: faculty, staff and family members.

Self-Managed Care Series: Weight Loss and Exercise - 9 to 5
Wed, 10/18
12:00-1:30 p.m.
KSC 323

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It’s difficult to lose weight and find time for exercise with a 9-5 work schedule – especially when you go home to even more responsibilities or social activities. This class will give you ten new strategies that you can start to use right away to help you get fit and lose weight. We will also talk about realistic goals and what it really takes to get to a healthy weight and stay that way.

Facilitator: Mia Bremer is an ACE certified Personal Fitness Trainer and Clinical Exercise Specialist. Mia has worked in the fitness industry for more than 25 years, specializing in those new to exercise.

Who should attend: faculty, staff and family members.

Self-Managed Care Series: The Heart of the Matter
Thu, 10/19
12:00-1:00
KSC 323

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Dr. Boylan will discuss heart disease facts and symptoms. Nicole will discuss the American Heart Association and how they support the medical community.

Facilitators: Dr. Mary Boylan is a CardioThoracic Surgeon at St. Luke's Hospital and Nicole Edd is American Heart Association's Event Coordinator.

Who should attend: faculty, staff and family members.

Safety Series: Slips, Trips & Falls
Tue, 10/24
12:00-1:00
KSC 323

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The most frequent cause of injury on the UMD campus is in the category of “slips, trips and falls." Although it seems inevitable that slips, trips and falls will occur, by learning to practice the three A’s (Awareness, Attitude and Action) the incident of these types of accidents can be reduced and the severity reduced. The role of awareness, attitude and action in the prevention of slips, trips and falls will be discussed focusing on common types of slips, trips and fall hazards.

Facilitator: Norbert Norman has been the Environmental Health and Safety Specialist with UMD for 24 years. Norbert is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and a graduate of UMD Masters of Industrial Safety.

Who should attend: faculty, staff and student employees.

Self-Managed Care Series: Diabetes Complications for Non-Diabetics
Wed, 10/25
12:00-1:00
KSC 323

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Learn the basics of diabetes, as well as what type of conditions to look for in a diabetic family members and co-workers.

Facilitator: Susan Rhoads, Family Nurse Practitioner, UMD QuickCare Clinic.

Who should attend: faculty, staff and family members.

Safety Series: American Heart Association CPR/AED for Lay People
Wed, 11/01
9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
Ballroom A

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Maximum of 20 participants

The AHA CPR/AED course is designed as part of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification training. CPR and First Aid on a choking victim will be taught through demonstration and practice on a mannequin. Use of the AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) will also be demonstrated.

The Heartsaver AED Student Handbook worth $12 will be provided free to participants by a grant from University of Minnesota Office of Risk Management and Insurance.

Participants will receive certification that is good for two years.

Trainer: Norbert Norman has been the Environmental Health and Safety Specialist with UMD for 24 years. Norbert is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and a graduate of UMD Masters of Industrial Safety.

Assisted by Diane Dickey, Nursing Professional, UMD Health Services.

Who should attend: faculty, staff and student employees.
Safety Series: AED Awareness Training
Tue, 11/07
12:00-12:30
KSC 323

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The use of an Automated External Defibrillator or AED has saved lives. It is used to get a normal rhythm from a heart with a rhythm that stopped. Experience with AEDs have shown that each minute of delay getting an AED to the side of a victim decreases the chance of survival by approximately 10%. The American Heart Association estimates that "public access to defibrillation" could save 100,000 of the 350,000 people who suffer sudden heart failure each year. In this training, the use of an AED will be demonstrated and the First Response Procedures for a medical emergency will be discussed.

Facilitator: Norbert Norman has been the Environmental Health and Safety Specialist with UMD for 24 years. Norbert is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and a graduate of UMD Masters of Industrial Safety.

Who should attend: faculty, staff and student employees.

Personal Development Series: Live the Dream of Homeownership
Wed, 11/08
12:00-1:00 p.m.
KSC 323

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Thinking of buying, building or refinancing a home? It is easier than you might think--when you know the facts and what to expect BEFORE you sign on the dotted line. Join us for an overview of the mortgage application process, and tips on smart buying and home building project management. What you learn here can save you money and frustration when you are ready to buy or build your new dream home.

Facilitator: Bob Nelson is the Community Development Specialist at Members Cooperative Credit Union. He has over 12 years in the financial services industry.

Who should attend: faculty, staff and family members.

Personal Development Series: Your MSRS Pension (for Non-Academic Employees)
Thu, 11/09
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Garden Room

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MSRS will provide an explanation of how pension benefits are calculated and how to apply for your pension. Survivor options, disability benefits and surviving spouse benefits will also be discussed. Questions are welcome.

Final application for retirement is made through the University of Minnesota Employee Benefits Office.

Facilitator: David Wright has worked for the State of Minnesota for 13 years and gives retirement seminars for MSRS covered employees in the Northland area. David previously worked as a University of Minnesota Employee Benefits Counselor.

Who should attend: faculty and staff.

Family Series: Parenting with Love and Limits
Wed, 11/15
12:00-1:00
KSC 323

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With love, limits and lots of involvement, parents can have a major influence in their children's lives. This class will give parents effective parenting tools and strategies they can use for happy children.

Facilitator: Leann Scalia is the director of the UMD Children's Place on campus. She has an MAEd in Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education.

Who should attend: faculty, staff and family members.

Self-Managed Care Series: A Practical Approach to Migraine Headaches
Tue, 11/28
12:00-1:00 p.m.
KSC 323
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Participants will learn about potential causes of migraine headaches and various easily implemented nutritional strategies to prevent and alleviate them.

Facilitator: Dr. Nancy Sudak is board certified in family medicine, and is Diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine. She is active at a national level in training and certifying physicians in holistic medicine. She is currently in practice at the Lake Superior Community Health Center in Duluth.

Who should attend: faculty, staff and family members.

Personal Development Series: High Score Wins! Improving Your Credit Score
Wed, 12/06
12:00-1:00
KSC 323
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Many financial institutions these days offer loan rates based on your credit score, with high credit scores qualifying for the lowest rates. Learn what factors Loan Officers consider when giving out loans, and what traits help you develop the best credit rating possible--and maintain your good credit score.

Facilitator: Bob Nelson is the Community Development Specialist at Members Cooperative Credit Union. He has over 12 years in the financial services industry.

Who should attend: faculty, staff and family members.

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