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Upcoming Events for Fall 2017

Upcoming Events for Fall 2017

Upcoming Events      PDF icon Fall 2017 Wellness Program Events.pdf
Date/Time Health event description location
8/21/17
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 21st.   Classes include: Yoga, Geaux Core, Fitness Express, Body Sculpt, Dance Fit,  & Water Fitness. Classes held during lunch time (11am-1:30pm) 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.
9/21/17
(8am-11am)
Wellness Screening at the Employee Benefits and Wellness Fair A wellness screening will be available to faculty & staff at the benefits & wellness fair.  The screening will consist of a finger stick and will include blood pressure, glucose, and a cholesterol panel.  The charge for this screening is $45 (exact cash please).  At least a 4 hour fast is required.  Call 475-5277 to register for the screening.  The screening will be provided by CHRISTUS St. Patrick Health System. Rec Complex Arena
9/25-9/29
(8:30am-4pm)
Register for the "Fit for Fall" Challenge!
The McNeese Wellness Program invites you to stay active this fall with our Fit For Fall Challenge!  Your goal:  Aim to get 30 minutes of exercise 5 days per week OR 150 minutes each week.   Your exercise time can be earned in 15 minute increments for those short on time!  Simply track your exercise minutes each week.   Receive exercise ideas, healthy fall recipes, and motivation to stay fit this fall!   Challenge runs October 2nd-31st.  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.
10/23/17
(11am-2pm)
Flu Shots on Campus
(Open to Faculty, Staff, & Students)
Don't let the flu get your down this semester!  Get your flu shot on campus!  Insurance reimbursement will be filed for you or participants may pay $25 at the time of the shot.  Those wanting to file their insurance will need to bring their insurance card & driver's license.  Registration is required by October 17th.  Call 475-5277 to register. La Jeunesse Room
(Old Ranch)
10/2/17
Fit for Fall Challenge Begins!
The challenge kicks off today!  This challenge runs 4 weeks and ends on October 31st.
10/26/17
(12-1pm)
   Women's Health       Lunch & Learn
(Open to McNeese Faculty & Staff)
This lunch & learn will focus on women's health issues and include information about breast cancer risk and other types of cancer that may affect women.  Lunch will be served!  Space is limited & registration is required.  Call 475-5277 to register. La Jeunesse Room
(Old Ranch)
11/9/17
(11am-1pm)
Hand, Wrist, & Shoulder Orthopaedic Assessment
(Open to Faculty & Staff)
Working long hours at a desk or on a computer can lead to hand, wrist, and shoulder aches & pain.  If you are experiencing pain or problems with your hand, wrist, or shoulders, this assessment will help to provide recommendations for treatment or assist you in getting estabished with an orthopaedic specialist if needed.  Registration is required--Call 475-5277 to register. La Jeunesse Room
(Old Ranch)
11/30/17
(11am-1pm)
Free Diabetic Foot Screening People with diabetes can develop lower limb complications like neuropathy, peripheral vascular disease, and foot ulcers.  Terea Goree,RN--Certified Diabetes Educator, will provide a non-invasive screening for McNeese employees who have diabetes or prediabetes to detect nerve & circulation problems.  Registration is required.  Call 475-5277 to register. Rec Confernce  Room (205)
Fall 2017
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.
Year Round
Free 1:1 Health & Wellness Consultations
Want to get back on track with your health & wellness goals? Schedule a consultation with our workplace wellness team: Kelly Darbonne (Certified Health Educator & Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist) or Teresa Goree (Registered Nurse & Certified Diabetes Educator). Wellness consultations with Kelly can include a personalized fitness plan, weight management, nutrition guidance, and goal setting.
Health consultations with Teresa can include education to better understand your health conditions, blood pressure management, glucose control, cholesterol mangagement, & help getting established with a physician. Health consultations with Teresa are only available to McNeese employees.
Call 475-5277 to schedule an appointment.
Year Round 
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.
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)