November 2023 Newsletter
Employee Retirement Fair
Are you planning for your golden years and wondering where to start?
Look no further than the 2023 Employee Retirement Fair! This informative event is your one-stop destination for all things retirement-related. Whether you're just starting your career or nearing retirement age, we have you covered.
- Date: Tuesday, November 14
- Time: 9:00 - 3:00 pm, sessions start on the hour
- Location: Student Union
- Registration: Please register on Training Tracker: 850 series
Changes for Fall '23
How to Register for Employee Wellness Classes:
Starting Fall semester, registration for all Employee Wellness classes will occur through the Employee Wellness App (www.wellsteps.edu/wsu). Please follow these steps to register for your favorite classes:
- Log on to your Employee Wellness Account
- Click on the three lines located in the upper right-hand corner
- Locate the calendar icon
- Using the Month, Week, or Day options, locate the date of the event
- Click on the "R" and complete the registration form
Information will be uploaded to Training Tracker and will update your training history.
Wellness In 30
Seasonal Affect Depression
Gain insights into Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in our workshop. Learn to identify its symptoms, develop coping strategies, and create a self-care routine to combat seasonal mood changes. Join us to navigate this seasonal challenge.
Provided by Health Promotion Intern, Alex Kwallek.
Wellness In Action
Online: November 7, 14, 21
In-person: November 16, 30, and December 7
Stress Coping Techniques
Looking for new ways to deal with stress? Explore different stress-coping techniques during this three-part workshop. Discover effective strategies to manage stress, build resilience, and establish healthy routines. Join Employee Wellness and take control of your well-being.
Please plan to attend all three classes for the section you choose.
Healthy for Life
Fridays, November 10 - December 1
Learning how to cook meals can help you save money, provide a creative outlet, foster socializing between friends and family, and improve your overall health.
- The Power of Plant-Based Eating
- Weekly Meal Plan Made Easy
- Appealing Desserts
All participants will receive a reusable meal container that should be brought to each session.
The Body Project
Thursdays, November 9 - December 14
The Body Project is a body acceptance program to empower women to engage in body acceptance and promote a positive body image.
The Body Project is a six-week program consisting of one, 45-minute weekly meeting each week. During meetings, participants will engage in a series of verbal, written, and behavioral exercises in which they consider the negative effects of pursuing the thin-ideal. All participants are expected to willingly contribute during each meeting.
October 2- November 12
During this six-week campaign, participants will have the opportunity to assess personal finances, track spending, and then apply simple strategies to help reduce spending, increase savings, and reduce debt.
Check your Employee Wellness Account each week as new techniques will be added to the Campaign tab.
Wellness On Demand
New for 2023
Whether you’re trying to be more active, improve your eating habits, or boost your mental well-being – you can now choose your own path to wellness from a menu of options.
As always, you can earn cash rebates when you participate in various programs.
Blomquist Hale Webinars
Blomquist Hale will provide webinars and workshops on a monthly basis.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|This workshop will discuss treatment options and how trauma can be healed in the mind, body
and soul. The types of traumas that will be discussed include complex PTSD, generational,
betrayal, medical, and developmental. Participants will gain a better understanding of
their treatment needs in hopes of a balanced and wholehearted way of living in
|This adult support group is open to those who want to thrive through separation, post-divorce, or re-married. This workshop will be led by a Blomquist Hale professional counselor as an open confidential support group with educational properties. Some subjects that will be discussed will include: grief, coping with change, shame resilience, dating again, re-marriage, co-parenting, step-parenting, trusting again, and other topics that arise. This will be an ongoing group so participants can join when needed.|
TIAA will be providing live webinars throughout the month.
Below is the itinerary of all currently scheduled webinars with direct scheduling links for July webinars. Employees can access these webinars at TIAA.org/webinars. Recordings are available for replay on demand for 90 days following the live webinar date.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Take control of your
financial life: 5 steps to
managing money and
|Invest for success:
|Learn how to manage
your money and balance
your priorities so you
can enjoy life now and
save for the future. This
webinar covers balancing
income and expenses,
creating a spending
plan, debt strategies and
building your credit score.
|If you’re in or near your
peak earning years, move
beyond the basics to
build a secure retirement.
This includes adopting a
saving lifestyle, avoiding
pitfalls that can sabotage
your saving and planning
carefully before retiring.