Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Wellness Day Handouts
Schedule of Events
- Registration and Coffee 1st Floor TDC
A Counselor's Take on Childhood Obesity: Obesity has become an epidemic in America today that is affecting kids in large numbers. This workshop will discuss familial and genetic links, and causes of obesity. It will also discuss the psychological effects it has on children including how obesity affects a child’s behavior, the behavior of others towards obese and overweight children and what we can do as parents and adults.
Stephen E. Peters, MSW, LSW, Private Counseling Practice
11 am, 406 The DeNaples Center
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10-11:50 am, Location: PNC Board Room (500), Brennan Hall (back to the top)
Common Sense Approach to Weight Loss: Want to learn appropriate, healthy ways to lose weight? This workshop will promote realistic suggestions to weight loss addressing the following: decreasing added fats, portion sizes and increasing awareness of why we eat what we eat. (back to the top)
Mary Klem MS, RD, CSO, LDN, Nutrition Consultant
3 pm, 401 The Moskowitz Theater, TDC
Dancing with the Staff & Faculty: Come join your co-workers for a fun activity session while you learn several dances. No need to have a partner. If you like the class, continue dancing in the weekly classes on Tuesdays, at 1:05pm – 1:35 pm in the Murray Royals Room.
Vince Brust, Vince Brust Studios
2pm, The Murray Royals Room, The Byron Center (back to the top)
Exploring NEPA's trails and waterways: Learn about what NEPA has to offer in outdoor adventures! In and around Northeastern Pennsylvania there are many excellent places to hike, bike, and kayak. Each of the activities can be accomplished in day trips. There are hikes for everyone, depending on your level of challenge. The bike trips are all on relatively level rail-trails where mileage can be adjusted at will. Kayaking will be on the Delaware or Susquehanna rivers, always going with the flow; but not necessarily in the same the direction as the wind.
11am, 405 The DeNaples Center (back to the top)
Fire Safety in the Workplace: Fire prevention is very important and it’s key that everyone know the University’s tactics in place to keep you safe at work. The University’s Health and Safety Office will provide how to report safety concerns and discuss fire safety topics. You will also learn how to use a fire extinguisher.
Michael Baltrusaitis, CHMM, Cocciardi and Associates
2pm, 406 The DeNaples Center (back to the top)
Gluten Free: Who Needs It?: Gluten Free foods have become a popular trend but are they safe and healthy for everyone? Find out more about who actually needs to eat gluten free foods, including discussing those with Celiac Disease, gluten intolerance and gluten sensitivity. There will also be a taste testing of gluten free foods for you to try!
Laure Stasik MS, RD, BSN, RN, CDE, Alternative Eating
10 am, 406 The DeNaples Center (back to the top)
Geisinger- Community Medical Center: Free blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose (no fasting required)
Blue Health Solutions: Online health assessment, $50 incentive and chance to win an ipad mini
Massage Therapists; Body & Soul, AIM Well Kneaded Massage, Windy Woods MassageAnt Hill Farm
Scranton Running Company
Scranton Social Sports Club
Voluntary Action Center
Lackwanna County Highway Safeway
Scranton Chiropractic Associates
Advocacy Alliance: mental health information
Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services
ENI, employee assistance program (free counseling to University staff & family members)
Families Helping Families (an addiction support group)
Lackawanna County Highway Safety Program
Lackawanna Heritage Valley
National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease
Northeast Regional Cancer Institute
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Scranton Vet Center/VA
The Blind Association
Traffic Injury Prevention Project
11-2pm, (back top the top)
Healthy Brain Choices: The choices we make daily directly affect our brains, whether it’s through our diets or social activities. Therefore, it is very important that we make the best informed choices to maintain optimum brain health. Here we will learn about diet choices, limiting fats and processed foods and wise vitamin/mineral choices. There will also be some discussion on early signs of dementia and what the Alzheimer's Association offers to consumers.
Tamara Bortree, Education and Family Service Coordinator
1 pm, 405 The DeNaples Center (back to the top)
Holistic Healing: Learn about non traditional options for health and wellness including the following: homeopathic medicines for first aid, foods that control inflammation or detoxify your body, and understanding energetic modalitites to achieve physical, mental and spiritual balance and well-being.
Mary Elaine Southard, RN,MSN,APN-BC,HWN-BC, CHom
10 am, 405 The DeNaples Center (back to the top)
Jealousy: How Men & Women Differ: Barry Kuhle, a University of Scranton Psychology professor will share his research into the differences between sexes and which cues trigger jealousy. Popular culture examples will be used. Justine Johnson, Director of the Jane Kopas Women's Center will discuss some of the applications of jealousy, its triggers and consequences and provide local resources.
Barry X. Kuhle, Ph.D., The University of Scranton Department of Psychology
3 pm, 405 The DeNaples Center (back to the top)
Karate Demonstration: This workshop will introduce participants to the martial arts. Demonstrations of basic self defense, hand and foot techniques, stretching, and concentration will be learned.
Todd Parry and Angela Parry JKN, Scranton Soo Bahk Do and The University of Scranton
2pm, Location: Aerobics Room, The Byron Center (back to the top)
Your Wellness: Exploring Health, Expanding Options, Empowering Choices: Ms. Southard is an intergrative health practitioner and co-author of "The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching". She will discuss the importance of a wholistic approach to one's wellness.
Mary Elaine Southard, RN, MSN, AHN-BC, CEO of Integrative Health Consulting and Coaching.
9am, The Moskowitz Theater (401) The DeNaples Center (back to the top)
Lite Weights & Abs: Lite Weights & Abs is a fun easy to follow workout, combining light strength training, aerobics and abdominal exercises. It is a great way to tone your entire body using light weights and resistance bands. You will burn calories while you strengthen your muscles, heart and lungs. Wear sneakers and workout clothes.
Maribeth Smith, Certified Group Fitness Instructor, The University of Scranton
3 pm, Aerobics Room in the Byron (back to the top)
Making Peace with Yourself & Others: An exploration of practical, possible and successful ways to be a ‘Maker of Peace’ for yourself, your family, your workplace, your neighborhood, your country, your world, and your universe! Sister Ann is back by popular demand after teaching the Enneagram for several years. A Making Peace class will be offered for 4 weeks on Thursdays at noon. Contact Employee Wellness to register.
Ann Perrin, CND
1 pm, 406 The DeNaples Center (back to the top)
Managing Stress & Worry: Stress is an everyday occurrence but each individual responds differently to the pressures of life. The stress management training is designed to help individuals become aware of the stressors in his/her life, identify their own unique response to stress, and learn proven strategies to help manage stress. These strategies will help us to remain calm and effective in high pressure situations and help us to avoid the health problems associated with long term stress.
Ed Fiaschi, Director Of Training, ENI, Employee Assistance Program
11am, 228 Brennan Hall (back to the top)
Pediatric Basic Life Support: The class is now closed. Become certified through the National Safety Council Certification for Pediatric CPR and AED.
Cocciardi and Associates, Inc.
1-2:50 pm, Location: PNC Board Room (500), Brennan Hall (back to the top)
Pedometers & Sneakers: Get ready to walk: Walking is often an important part of a healthy lifestyle. It is something you can do anytime, anywhere, and with no equipment. Find out how to get started, walking progressions, proper footwear, and how to set a pedometer.
Monica S. Thomas, Ph.D., Director of CHEW, The University of Scranton
Janice Winslow, Director of Intramurals and Recreation Sports, The University of Scranton
10 am, 401 The Moskowitz Theater, TDC (back to the top)
Preventing Identity Theft: Learn to recognize the warning signs of identity theft and how to prevent and restore lost identity.
Mark Adelstein, Vice President Work Place Banking PNC
10 am, 228 Brennan Hall (back to the top)
Simple Yoga for Kids & Parents: Come and learn safe, simple yoga postures that can practiced at home with your family. Teach your children the benefits of deep breathing, stretching, and intentional movement. Learn basic yoga postures that are easy and fun for infants and toddlers alike. This will be an interactive demonstration. Come prepared to move. No prior yoga experience necessary.
Amy Driscoll McNulty, RYT 200, The University of Scranton
3pm, Location: PNC Board Room (500) Brennan Hall (back to the top)
Substance Abuse: How It Affects You and Your Family: This workshop will provide an overview of substance abuse. It will include learning what addiction is, the addiction process, signs and symptoms for adults and adolescents, confidentiality issues, and the referral process.
Kevin J. McLaughlin, LSW
2pm, 405 The DeNaples Center (back to the top)
Sun Safety in NEPA: Participants will learn the ABCD & E's of recognizing skin cancer. It will include the risk factors and warning signs for skin cancer and provide sun safety tips.
Patricia Lawless, Northeast Regional Cancer Institute
2pm, 401 The Moskowitz Theater, TDC (back to the top)
The Jesuit Center: Anointing the Sick: Anointing of the Sick is the sacrament that is received by those who are ill or suffering. By the sacred anointing and the prayer of the priest, the whole Church commends those who are sick to Christ. The sick person receives the Holy Spirit’s gifts of strength, faith, peace and courage, and his or her suffering is united with the suffering of Christ, for the building up of the Church" (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1520-23). Father Ryan Maher, SJ will celebrate this sacrament for all interested during a brief service at 3:00PM in the Chapel of the Sacred Heart.
Father Ryan Maher, Executive Director, The Jesuit Center, The University of Scranton
3 pm, Location: Chapel of the Sacred Heart (back to the top)
Volleyball: Come out and show off your volleyball skills on the court for some fun games! All participants are welcome no matter the skill level. We’ll form teams or you can put a team together. Prizes will be given out!
Jane Johnson, Associate Director of Intramurals and Recreation, The University of Scranton
1-2:50 pm, The Byron Center Gym (back to the top)
Yoga for Joints: Yoga can help keep your joints at their strong and supple best. Yoga poses can help strengthen your joints which is crucial in preventing and dealing with arthritis. It makes your joints function normally, thus reducing the risk of stiffness. This class is for all levels and will not require getting down on a mat. Most poses will be seated or standing. Wear comfortable clothes.
Patrice Lawrence, Yoga Instructor, The University of Scranton
1 pm, Location: The Murray Royals Room, The Byron Center (back to the top)
3 on 3 Basketball: When was the last time you played hoops? Join in a fun tournament. We’ll form teams of 3 or you can put a team together. Prizes will be given for the winners!
Tim Barrett, The University of Scranton
1-2:50 pm, The Long Center Gym (back to the top)
7 Secrets of Financial Success: In this age of information, there is no shortage of financial advice to be found. This workshop will help you boil it down to the 7 most important keys to financial success in plain language. Ms. Baehr is a "fee only" certified financial planner. To learn more about financial planners click here.
Erin Baehr, CFP, EA
11 am, 401 The Moskowitz Theater, TDC (back to the top)