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Upcoming Events for Fall 2016

Upcoming Events for Fall 2016

Upcoming Events for Fall 2016

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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 wellness@mcneese.edu and you will be added to the Wellness Program email list. 

 8/22/2016
Fall exercise classes are starting!  Schedules will be posted in the Rec Complex  or can be found at www.mcneese.edu/wellness.  Fall fitness classes will start on August 22nd.  Check the class schedule on our website for all class times and start dates.  Class include: Yoga, Fitness Express, Core N More, Power Sculpt, & Water Fitness.  Classes held during lunch time (11am-1pm) are free for McNeese employees.  There is no charge for McNeese students to attend the classes.  Would you like to teach exercise classes for the Rec?  If you have a fitness certification or experience teaching, contact Kelly Darbonne at 475-5277. Rec Complex--Check the exercise class schedule for exact locations in the Rec.
    9/6-9/9
(8:30am-4pm)
Register for the 2016 Fall Olympic Challenge! In the spirit of the Summer Olympics, the McNeese Wellness Program invites you to stay active this fall with our Fall Olympic Challenge!  Compete in the gold, silver, or bronze category according to your fitness level.  Simply track your exercise minutes each week and receive fitness tips by email.  Participate as an individual or a team of up to 5 co-workers.    Program runs September 12th-October 23rd.  Open to all McNeese employees and students. Register in the Wellness Program Office     (Rec 212) or by sending an email to wellness@mcneese.edu during the registration dates.
9/12/2016 Fall Olympic Challenge Begins! Challenge participants start tracking your daily exercise minutes!  This challenge runs 6 weeks and ends on October 23rd.
  9/21/16
(8:30am-10:30am)
Employee Benefits and Wellness Fair
 
Take advantage of the wellness screenings offered at the Employee Benefits and Wellness Fair!  FREE screenings will include blood pressure checks, screening for oral cancer, vision & hearing assessments.  CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital will also provide a biometric wellness screening for employees for a cost of $35.  The screening will include blood pressure, glucose, A1C, total cholesterol, triglycerides, TSH (thyroid) for women & PSA for men. Call 475-5277 to register for the biometric wellness screening.  At least a 4 hour fast is required.  **These screenings are only available to McNeese employee** Rec Complex Arena
    10/4/16
(11am-1pm)
  Get Your Flu Shot on Campus! Flu shots will be offered on Tuesday, October 4th from 11am-1pm.  Insurance will be filed for you or you can pay $25 cash.  If filing insurance, you will need to bring a front and back copy of your insurance card & a copy of your driver's license.  Participants will need to pre-register before September 30th by calling Kelly Darbonne (475-5277).  Open to McNeese employees and students. Gallery Room (New Ranch)
10/18/16
(12-1pm)
Wellness Seminar--Proper Ergonomics for Computer Users to Prevent Aches & Pains Many of us spend 6 hours or more sitting at a computer at work or at home.  As we spend more time on computers, it is imperative that we take the steps to make sure that our computer (at work and home) is set up to prevent injury.  A CHRISTUS St. Patrick occupational therapist will be here to discuss common ailments for computer users, proper computer ergonomics, and give a demo on how to set up your workstation.  Open to McNeese employees. La Jeunesse Room (Old Ranch)
Year Round Smoking Cessation Program A Smoking Cessation Program is available to McNeese employees, their famililes, and students through the Lousiana Smoking Cessation Trust. The program is administered by Imperial Health Smoking Treatment Center.  The program is FREE to those who started smoking before September 1, 1988 and are currently a Louisiana resident.  There is a payment plan for those that don't meet requirements or insurance doesn't cover the cost.  The program includes office visits, a personalized plan to quit smoking, smoking cessation medications if needed, support and counseling. Contact Kelly Darbonne at 475-5277 to register for the program or 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 2016 Wellness to Go Program Our Wellness Program will be on the move this summer.  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: wellness@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)*