Wellness at Emerson
Welcome to Wellness at Emerson, the College’s new wellness initiative! Our objective is to help you to be happy, healthy, and productive in your work life and at home, and to help you increase your financial fitness and intellectual wellness, too! Detailed below, please see our current list of wellness offerings for the remainder of 2015.
All staff, faculty and temporary employees are welcome to attend these events. Registration for the events is required. To register, or for any questions related to our program offerings, please contact Tricia Kennedy in Human Resources (firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-824-8124).
2015 Wellness Programs
Emerson Walks, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12 pm
Emerson Walks is a fun opportunity to join your peers within the Emerson community for a 45 walk on Wednesdays and Fridays during the Spring, Summer and Fall. The alternating routes for each walk are sent to interested walkers prior to each session and include walks along the Charles River, Commonwealth Avenue, Faneuil Hall, the Public Garden and Beacon Hill. The group meets inside the front lobby of the Little Building at noon. Please contact Tricia Kennedy (email@example.com) if you wish to be added to the Emerson Walks mailing list.
Weight Watchers On-Site, Tuesdays, 12 pm
A 17 week on-site Weight Watchers program is running from September 2015 through January 2016. Meetings are on Tuesdays from 12 - 12:45 pm in the Human Resources Training Room, 2nd Floor, Transportation Building. There is a $186 fee for participation; prorated for late entrants. Up to $150 may be reimbursable to employees enrolled in Emerson’s medical plans.
Walk in the Woods, Friday, June 12, 2 pm
On Friday, June 12, Emerson Walks will host a walk at Garden in the Woods, Framingham. Transportation will be provided on a first come basis to this event to view the spring flora at this popular walking site. Join us for a late box lunch at 2:00 pm (provided) on the bus. The duration of this trip is estimated at 3 to 4 hours and transportation will return to the College at the end of the day.
Understanding Emerson’s Tuition Assistance Programs (Tuition Exchange and Tuition Remission Programs) September 10 at 4 pm and November 9 at 5 pm
This program will be conducted in August and November to provide eligible staff and faculty with an overview of Emerson’s Tuition Remission Program, and to understand the requirements for staff and faculty with eligible dependents who are interested in applying for dependent benefits under the Tuition Exchange program. The session on September 10 will be held in the Human Resources Training Room, 2nd Floor, Transportation Building; the November 9 session will be held in the Beard Room, on the second floor of the Little Building.
Balancing Work and Family, Wednesday, September 23, 12 pm
Juggling the demands of children, home, work and community can be challenging. This workshop focuses on how to manage and prioritize competing priorities. Topics in this workshop include managing expectations, time management and managing stress while dealing with multiple demands. This program is presented by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. This session will be held in the Beard Room, on the second floor of the Little Building.
Home Buying Lunch and Learn Workshop, Thursday, September 24, 12 pm
At this workshop, a representative from The Mortgage Network will discuss the climate of the current real estate market, the mortgage process, including how and why to get pre-approved, and how to best position yourself for success in a competitive bidding environment. The workshop will be held in the Beard Room, on the second floor of the Little Building.
A representative from The Mortgage Network will also be on site, by appointment, on Tuesday, September 29 for one-to-one sessions for those who are not able to attend the workshop on September 24. At these sessions, you can get answers to your personal mortgage questions, as well as a quick prequalification analysis. Sign up for a one-to-one session on Sept. 29.
Ergonomics for Everyone, Friday, October 2, 12 pm
Conducted by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, this session teaches participants how to reduce strain through proper and ergonomically sound positioning and specific strain reducing exercises. The workshop emphasizes healthy back care, raises awareness of risk factors for back problems, and provides practical tips on the prevention and treatment of back pain. This session will be held in the Large Training Room in the Office of Human Resources, 8 Park Plaza.
Emerson Retirement Seminar, Saturday, October 17, 10 am to 3 pm
Emerson is planning an event for Faculty and Staff who are age 55 or older, have at least 5 years of service and are planning for retirement over the next 10 years. During this seminar, participants will be able to hear from experts in retirement financial planning, Medicare/Social Security, lifestyle coaching and social media who will provide insights and practical information for consideration as one approaches retirement. This program will be free to eligible staff and faculty, but reservations will be required. Additional details concerning this event will be communicated to eligible staff and faculty in September of 2015.
Everyday Stress Management, Wednesday, November 17, 12 pm
As a continuation of our Meditation, Massage and Mindfulness initiative from last year’s benefits fair, this session provides guidance on learning to manage stress effectively for maintaining health and well-being. In this seminar, participants will learn positive and appropriate coping skills to handle the stresses of everyday life to help reduce the causes of health related stress conditions such as headaches and high blood pressure. This session will be conducted by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and will be held in the Beard Room, on the second floor of the Little Building.
Open Enrollment Benefits Fair, Wednesday, November 4, 10 am to 2 pm
The 2015 Open Enrollment Benefits Fair will be held in the Bordy Theatre on Wednesday, November 4. This year’s theme will be “Take Charge of Your Wellness,” and the vendor presentations and incentives for the fair will be focused on empowering you to better manage your health and well-being for 2016. More details will be provided concerning the fair in early October. (Registration is not required for this event).
Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win!!
All staff and faculty who attend at least one session of 4 different programs during 2015 will be eligible for a raffle to win one of the following prizes:
First Prize: $500 gift card to Bliss Spa at the W Hotel, Boston
Second Prize: Fitbit Surge, fitness super watch, valued at $250
Third Prize: $100 gift card to Lululemon
To receive credit for your attendance at the various programs, use the participation certificate. When you attend a program, get your Lion Stamp from the session coordinator. Once you have your four certificates signed and stamped, please return them to Tricia Kennedy in the Human Resources Department. The drawing for the prizes will occur during the first week of December and the prize winners will be announced prior to intersession.
If you have any questions concerning Wellness at Emerson, please contact Tricia Kennedy in Human Resources at 617-824-8124, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.