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Non-UR Employee Health Bites

September 14, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Talk Saves Lives: An Intro to Suicide Prevention

Missy Stolfi, Area Director, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Western & Central NY Chapters

Talk Saves Lives is AFSP’s standardized, 45-60 minute education program that provides participants with a clear understanding of this leading cause of death, including the most up-to-date research on suicide prevention, and what they can do in their communities to save lives. Participants will learn common risk factors and warning signs associated with suicide, and how to keep themselves and others safe.

October 12, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Protecting Your Financial Information

Andrea Colline, Outreach Coordinator CCCS of Rochester

Identity theft is one of the most pervasive crimes in our nation. It impacts individuals from all walks of life and is typically carried out by a person that is known to the victim. Criminals are continually developing new ways of farming sensitive personal information to carry out their crimes. In this ever-changing landscape of electronic transactions and information sharing technology, it's vital that we continually learn what measures we need to take to remain safe. This class lays the groundwork for what we need to do to combat identity thieves.

November 9, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Caring for Your Aging Parent

Ann Cornell, Psy.D., Employer Based Services Director

Being a caregiver for aging parents can be a challenging and rewarding role. The quality of this relationship can be affected by factors such as major life transitions, family roles, values, culture, mental health, physical health, and the history of your relationship. Join us to understand more about your relationship and how to make it stronger.

December 14, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Mindfulness & Meditation

Pam Spallacci, L.M.F.T., UR Medicine EAP Counselor

Mindfulness is "paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally"—Jon Kabat Zinn. This presentation provides an introduction to Mindfulness and Mediation. The benefits of Mindfulness and Mediation are covered along with a mindful breathing exercise and 10 minute guided meditation.

January 11, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Trending Now in Nutrition

Jennifer Lee, Center for Community Health & Prevention

When it comes to nutrition, how do you know if what’s new will work for you? Join experts from Well-U’s lifestyle management team for a deep dive into trending diets. See how they stack up to recommendations and discover how and what you should be eating to prevent disease, increase energy, and improve overall health.

February 8, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Defeating Your Debt

Andrea Colline, Outreach Coordinator, CCCS of Rochester

It's estimated that the average American household owes almost $10,000 in credit card debt alone, representing minimum payments of almost $400 a month. Covering strategies for negotiating interest rates, negotiating settlements, and developing repayment plans, this class empowers consumers to take charge of their debt and work towards a debt-free lifestyle.

March 8, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Problem Gambling 101: Just the Basics

Jenna Hotaling, C.H.E.S., C.H.C., New York Council on Problem Gambling

Problem Gambling is an issue that impacts the lives of many individuals and families. During this presentation, we will explore what problem gambling is and the impacts it can have on all of us. Participants will learn how to recognize warning signs and how to get help and support for themselves and for a loved one.

April 12, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


Amy Cavalier

Feeling overwhelmed by clutter and obligations at home or at work? Finding it difficult to maintain a work/life/family balance? Do you have closets and dressers filled with clothes but nothing to wear? When things in life aren't adding up, start subtracting. Learn how minimalism can help you take back your power, do more with less, save money and better be able to determine between needs and wants. Presenter Amy Cavalier is an advocate of the Buy Nothing movement in Monroe County and former leader of the Rochester Minimalists.

May 10, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Raised Bed Gardening

Master Gardener, Cornell Cooperative Extension

This lecture will focus on the key steps to ensure a successful vegetable garden. We will also cover planting and harvesting techniques, the advantages of raised bed gardening and the top 10 vegetables for home gardening.

June 14, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Top Tips for Sleep

Will Pigeon, M.D., UR Medicine Sleep & Neurophysiology Research Laboratory Director

Faculty from URMC’s Sleep and Neurophysiology Research Lab will share information about the physical and mental health impacts of insomnia and sleep deprivation, and give suggestions on how to improve sleep quantity and quality.