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Upcoming Events for Fall 2015

Upcoming Events for Fall 2015

Upcoming Events for Fall 2015

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Upcoming Events
Date/Time Health Event Description Location
Get a monthly Healthy Living Newsletter each month! If you would like to receive a monthly Wellness Program Healthy Living Newsletter each month, simply email Kelly Darbonne at spc-kdarbonne@mcneese.edu and you will be added to the Wellness Program email list.  You can also find our newsletter on our website!

 8/24/2015
Fall exercise classes are starting!  Schedules will be posted in the Rec Complex soon or can be found at www.mcneese.edu/wellness. The Fall fitness classes will start on August 24th.  Check the class schedule on our website for Fall class times and start dates.  Class include:  Zumba,Yoga, Fitness Express, Bodysculpting, & Water Fitness.  Classes held during lunch time (11am-1pm) are free for McNeese employees.  There is no charge for McNeese students. Rec Complex
    9/8-9/11
(8:30am-4pm)
Register for the Health Trip! Wellness Challenge! Pack your bags and take a "Health Trip" to add some fun and adventure to your work week!  Hit the road and travel to different locations while earning Frequent Mover Miles by logging aerobic activity and completing weekly wellness challenges.  Receive a travel itinerary each week with interesting facts & vital information to keep you on the road to wellness.  Program runs September 14th-October 25th.  Open to all McNeese employees and students. Register in the Wellness Program Office  (Rec 212) or by sending an email to spc-kdarbonne@mcneese.edu
9/14/2015 Health Trip Wellness Challenge Starts! Challenge participants start tracking your mile today!  This challenge runs 6 weeks and ends on October 25th.
9/18/2015
(11am-1pm)
Get a Wellness Screening at the Employee Benefits Fair

 Christus St. Patrick Hospital, our partner in wellness, will provide a wellness screening at the Employee Benefits & Wellness Fair for a cost of $35.  The screening will include blood pressure, glucose, A1C, total cholesterol, HDL & LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, TSH (thyroid), PSA (for men), & a CBC (complete blood count). At least a 4-12 hour fast is required for more accurate test results. Call 475-5277 to register for the screening. La Jeunesse Room (Old Ranch)
   10/8/2015
(10:00am-1pm)
Get a flu shot on campus!
(Open to employees & students)
The best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot!  Flu shots will be offered on Thursday, October 8th from 10am-1pm.  The cost of the shot is $25 payable in exact cash or check at the time of the shot.  Insurance reimbursement will be filed for you.  Those wanting to get reimbursed by their insurance will need to bring a front & back copy of their insurance card and a copy of their driver's licensce.  Participants will need to pre-register before October 5th by calling 475-5277. Gallery Room (New Ranch-1st floor)
10/19-10/23
(8:30am-4pm)
Register for a FREE Diabetes Prevention Program! Have you been told that you have pre-diabetes?  A person with pre-diabetes has a blood sugar that is higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes.  This program is for McNeese employees or students with an A1C reading of 5.7%-6.4%, a fasting glucose of 100-125, or those wanting more knowledge of how to prevent diabetes.  This 4 week program will consist of weekly wellness seminars to teach you simple steps to prevent diabetes, weekly newsletters, and guidance to help you to develop a "game plan" to improve your diabetes numbers.  The program runs October 27th- November 20th.  Call 475-5277 to sign up or for any questions about the program. Register in the Wellness Office
(Rec 212)
   11/5/15
(11am-1pm)
FREE Healthy Foot Screening for Employees Foot & ankle problems are among the most common health ailments.  An orthopedic foot doctor will perform the healthy foot screening and give recommendations for your foot issues.  This screening is for those with diabetes related foot ailments, bunions, heel pain, arthritis, gout, flat foot, plantar fascitis, or any type of foot pain.  Space is limited and an appointment is needed.  Contact Kelly at 475-5277 to schedule your appointment. La Jeunesse Room
(Old Ranch)
 Year Round Smoking Cessation Program Smoking Cessation Counseling is offered to McNeese employees through our wellness parter, CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital.  Visit ChristusStPatrick.org/SmokingCessation to download an online workbook and 21 day guide that can help you quit smoking.  A counselor is also available to help you work on plan to quit.  Contact Kelly Darbonne @ 475-5277 or spc-kdarbonne@mcneese.edu for more details.
Smoking Cessation Resource:
Louisiana Tobacco Quitline
The Louisiana Tobacco Quitline offers FREE, confidential phone counseling with Certified Quit Coaches.  There is a new "web only" option for support.  Learn more and enroll online at www.QuitWithUsLA.org or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.
   
Fall 2015 Wellness to Go Program Our Wellness Program will be on the move this fall.  Get your blood pressure checked, pick up wellness information, & get healthy recipes. Locations to be announced soon!  Contact Kelly if you'd like to bring the Wellness Program to your department.
*Contact Kelly Darbonne, Director of the Wellness Program, at ext. 5277 or e-mail: spc-kdarbonne@mcneese.edu, for more details. I am also available in my office if you would like more health information or a fitness consultation. (Rec 212)*