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Campus Wellbeing Services
Employee Wellness Newsletter
October 2017 Edition
 

"Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits." — Samuel Butler

Long walks to view colorful leaves, the crunch of delicious local apples, cooler temperatures that facilitate better sleep…autumn brings a myriad of ways to enjoy life and be healthy at the same time. This issue of the Employee Wellness Newsletter highlights some of the many wellness opportunities currently available on campus.

In this issue you will find
 
 
 
Freedom from Smoking class starts October 17

Do you want to quit tobacco but need help and support? Have you tried to quit before unsuccessfully? Increase your chances of quitting for good with the Freedom from Smoking program. The next Freedom from Smoking program starts October 17, and is open to employees and their significant others. Read on to learn more.

 
New diabetes management class debuts October 19

Campus Wellbeing Services is pleased to announce a new diabetes management program. Take Charge of Your Diabetes will be offered on the campus starting October 19. This program is open to employees and significant others. Read on to learn more about this program.

 
Fall into Wellness health-e-tips – starts October 23

It’s time for e-tips again! This popular program provides timely tips on how to live a healthy and happy life. Our newest health-e-tips campaign starts Monday, October 23.

Our theme this time is Fall into Wellness. Participants will receive biweekly emails from October 23 through December 1. These health-e-tips will outline simple and fun ways to maximize your wellbeing during the fall season.

To receive your bi-weekly tips, contact Campus Wellbeing Services at wellbeing@illinois.edu or 265-9355.

 
Delight in the flavors of fall: visit our Online Recipe Box

Do you ever come home from the farmers market with an armload (or carload) of fresh produce, and don’t know what to do with it? Never fear, Campus Wellbeing Services’ online recipe box is here! We regularly update this part of our website with new recipes that feature seasonal fruits and veggies. Here’s a sample of our newest entries: Curtido Cabbage Salvadore, Baby Spinach with Golden Raisins and Pine Nuts, Black Skillet Beef with Greens and Red Potatoes and more. Start exploring these and many more culinary treats at our Online Recipe Box.

 
Money Mentors Volunteers Needed

Looking for a way to serve the community? Are you interested in finances? Become a Money Mentor! The UI Extension is currently looking for volunteers to coach people on campus and in the community on money management skills. The UI Extension fully trains all Money Mentor volunteers. The next training begins October 30.

The Money Mentor program is a network of trained volunteers sponsored by the UI Extension. Money Mentors provide financial education and coaching. They work one-on-one with people who request help with personal money management.

Money Mentors also give community talks, or help with other outreach projects.

Learn more at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv/moneymentors/

To apply go to https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=16040

 
Avoid the flu: Don’t wait – vaccinate!

It's estimated that five to 20 percent of people in the United States get influenza each year. The best way to avoid being one of those people is to get your flu shot. Fortunately you can get a flu shot conveniently on campus. McKinley Health Center once again is offering flu shot clinics all over campus. Take advantage of this easy way to protect yourself for the flu virus.

Read on to discover where and when flu shots are being given, and more about the flu vaccine.