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Wellness, Health, & Personal Development - Fall 2010


Date/ Time/ Room Title Description Facilitator(s)
Thu, 9/30
12:00-1:00
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Office Stretches & Self-Massage Techniques Learn self and partner stretches as well as different self-massage techniques to keep you flexible and comfortable. Techniques to help your neck, shoulders, back, hips and to prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome will be covered.

Lisa Vogelsang is a university professor, photographer, massage therapist, book author, researcher, and presenter at many national/ international conferences in the area of photography and health.
Cancelled Surviving the Sometimes Empty Nest Syndrome Are your children all grown up and out of the house? On the other hand, about 30% of kids are returning home due to the troubled economy and that may present problem. We will learn survival tips for you and your loved ones as you transition to this new chapter of your life, empty nest, and when they come back.

H. Mitzi Doane is an Associate Professor with Health Physical Education and Recreation.
Cancelled Floods and Water Infiltration in University Buildings: Prevention, Response and Proaction All buildings during their lifetime will have some form of water problems. Appropriate management of these water problems to reduce microbial growth will ensure the health of building occupants.  Attend this session to learn the University's protocol for managing moisture problems in buildings, view some of the tools we have available to measure water infiltration, hear about past water events and recommendations to reduce loss due to water events.

Laura Lott is a Public Health Specialist at EHSO on the UMD Campus with a Masters of Industrial Safety. 
Mon, 10/18
12:00-1:00
Kirby Terrace
(outside Kirby Student Center/
above Solon Campus Center)
Portable Fire Extinguisher Fire extinguishers are only valuable safety devices when you know how to use them. This course is designed to alleviate any questions about the use of fire extinguishers. It will also provide information to help you learn about the ABCs of fire extinguishers, how to perform visual inspections and decide whether or not to attempt to fight a fire.

Family members of employees and student employees are welcome to attend this session.

Facilitators: Andrew Kimball and Laura Lott.
Cancelled Retirementology Retirementology is not about typical retirement planning. Instead, it's a provocative look at the effects of psychology on how we spend, save, borrow and invest, along with a new way of thinking about it all--in the midst of the worst economy since the Great Depression. Retirementology will challenge you to examine your physchological relationship with your finances and offer information that can help you get on track or back on track to retirement.

Brenda Aslyn works at Securities America and has been a Financial Advisor for 13 years.
Wed, 10/27
12:00-1:00
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Getting Smart About Your Finances

Every day the news is filled with talk of mortgage rates and mortgage refinancing, credit scores and credit cards, and everything in between.  Attendees will walk away understanding how to decide if  refinancing makes sense for them; how to know if they are getting the “right loan” whether it’s a mortgage, auto loan or credit card; and tips to save money without even trying.


Free lunch courtesy of Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union

Robyn Lunke has been working as a Member Advisor at Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union. Brian has a Business Administration Degree from UW Superior.
Thu, 10/28
12:00-1:00
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Getting to Know Your Employee Health and Wellness Center and Employee Wellness Program Are you taking advantage of the wellness resources available to you? Attend this session to learn about the wellness initiatives and outreach programs available to you.

The Employee Health and Wellness Center offers a variety of services to help you obtain and maintain good health. It is comprised of QuickCare Clinic, Medication Therapy Management Clinic, and UPlan Health Coaching.

Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Clinic is a service offered at no cost to eligible UPlan participants. MTM helps creates a partnership between you, your doctor and a trained pharmacist, who work together to ensure all of your medications are necessary, safe, effective and convenient. Learn how you can qualify for a $0 copay for your Generic medications through CVS Caremark and an $8 reduction in your Brand copay.

QuickCare is a clinic for UMD employees, spouses/same-sex domestic partners, and dependent children. An experienced nurse practitioner provides basic services such as treating ear pain and strep, to immunizations. Learn about other services provided at QuickCare including  blood pressure checks, flu shots, immunizations and cholesterol screening.

The UPlan Health Coach can help motivate and encourage eligible UPlan members to better health. Your health coach provides unbiased, up-to-date information to assist you with the development of a personalized wellness plan to effectively change behavior. Receive $65 incentive reward after finishing the health coaching program with required guidelines.

Learn about the various wellness programs available to employees and their family members.

Dr. Keri Naglosky is an assistant professor at the College of Pharmacy and the Medication Therapy Management Clinic Director.

Patricia Trachte is Nurse Practitioner with the UMD QuickCare Clinic.

Lita Wallace is UMD Employee Wellness Program Coordinator with the Department of Human Resources.

Katie Gruber is a senior at UMD, pursuing a degree in Health Education with emphasis  in Community Health; and student intern with Health Coaching.

Tue, 11/16
8:30-12:30
25 DAdB
National Safety Council (NSC) Defensive Driving Course (DDC) 4 The Department of Human Resources and Environmental Health and Safety Office are offering Defensive Driving Course 4 classes for FREE to UMD faculty and staff, any age. Space is limited. First come first served.

A certificate will be issued upon completion of the course. For those 55 and over, it is advisable to check with your insurance company if completion of this course will qualify you for a discount on your insurance premium.

DDC 4 is a fast-paced, four-hour driver improvement program that also makes an ideal refresher course. In just four hours, DDC 4 offers practical strategies to reduce collision-related injuries, fatalities, and costs. It addresses the importance of attitude in preventing accidents, and reinforces the good driving skills students already have. Most importantly, DDC 4 shows students the consequences of the choices they make behind the wheel, and puts defensive driving in a personal context. Topics include:

  • Aggressive driving and road rage
  • Fatigue and drowsy driving
  • How driver behavior and mental conditions affect driving
  • Defensive driving techniques
  • The crash impact on passengers
  • How to avoid a collision and case study scenarios
  • Personal driving style evaluation
  • Hazard recognition and collision avoidance
  • Emotional impairment, common driving irritation and "Pet Peeves"
  • The "Fatal Four" causes of a crash
  • Driving skills inventory and assessments
  • Occupant protection laws and graduate driver's licensing
  • Vehicle malfunctions and maintenance
Facilitators: Andrew Kimball and Laura Lott of Environmental Health & Safety Office
Wed, 11/17
12:00-1:00
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Shiatsu for Your Health - Self Care Acupressure and Stretches Learn how to locate and use accupressure points on your body to relieve stress and muscular tension that can cause headaches and other ailments. Simple stretches and breathing techniques will also be demonstrated.

Linda Kinnunen is a licensed and certified Massage Therapist and was certified as a Zen Shiatsu practitioner in 1997 from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in Tucson, AZ. 
Thu, 11/18
12:00-1:00
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Women and Investing Women have become a driving force in today's economy, businesses and workplace. This workshop discusses the tremendous influence women have, and also discusses the unique challenges women face and how to help take control of their financial futures.

Brenda Aslyn works at Securities America and has been a Financial Advisor for 13 years.
Wed, 11/24
12:00-1:00
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Winter Driving Safety The leading cause of death during winter storms is transportation accidents. Preparing your vehicle for the winter season and knowing how to react if stranded or lost on the road are the keys to safe winter driving. Come join us to learn tips and techniques for driving safely during the winter months.

Andrew Kimball is an Environmental Health and Safety Specialist with UMD Environmental Health and Safety Office and a certified instructor in CPR, AED, First Aid, HazMat, Defensive Driving, and Fire Safety.
Funding for the workshops are provided in part by the UPlan Wellness Program.

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