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Wellness and Work/Life Balance & EAP Program Registration

Wellness & Work/Life Balance Wellness Classes and Programs!


Wellness Walks!



Join our Wellness Walks program!  Starting the Tuesday, 9/22 on North and Wednesday, 9/23 on South. Receive some walking tips, have the opportunity to win some prizes and learn more about walking for fun and health through our campus walks!

Yoga   Description   Register

 This gentle yoga class is great way to to learn basic yoga postures. Expect a gentle practice and to be guided through transitions in a slow manner and with awareness. Yoga can help with the strengthening of the musculature that supports the body. Join us and reap all of the health benefits that yoga has to offer. This is an eight-week course offered every Tuesday starting 9/23/14.

Tai Chi Description Register

Tai Chi is ancient Chinese exercise. Adults at all levels of Physical prowess can practice the gentle movements without straining joints and muscles. Tai Chi developes a coordination of mind and body, releases stress, strengthens and stretches the entire body, thus improving flexibility, balance, and mobility. This is an eight-week course offered every Wednesday starting 9/24/14.

Resistance Band Training Description Register

Strength training is important for everyone of all ages. Using resistance bands and body weight exercises this class will provide an opportunity to engage in strength training in a controlled, monitored environment.  With the addition of some core training this truly is a full body workout. This is an eight-week course offered every Thursday starting 9/25/14.

Fit and Fuel Description Register

This challenge, similar to the previous Eat Well Live Well program, requires that you keep track of how many steps you take, and keep track of how many cups of fruits or vegetables you eat. You will be expected to enter your steps/cups into your personal online tracker! Join solo or as a team!Each week runs from Sunday to Saturday and you will have until Wednesday to enter your steps/cups from the previous week. This is an eight-week program starting Sunday, October 12.

Brighter WNY @ UB




'Brighter WNY @ UB' is a UB community-based initiative designed to offer group volume discount pricing on solar energy systems for the homes of University at Buffalo Faculty and Staff. Our goal is to educate the attendees about the benefits of residential solar energy systems, so they can make an informed decision whether solar energy is right for their home.

Investing 101 Description Register

Provides a basic understanding of investment types, styles and strategies to help your employees make informed

Save on Your Energy Bills Description Register

EnergyMark’s presentation will give homeowners a better understanding of the de-regulated energy market, and provide useful tips and advice that you can use to save money on your natural gas and electric bills. EnergyMark offers guaranteed savings on natural gas, and offers the most competitive fixed prices for electric.



Wellness & Work/Life Balance Sponsored Classes and Events


'Brighter WNY @ UB' is a UB community-based initiative designed to offer group volume discount pricing on solar energy systems for the homes of University at Buffalo Faculty and Staff. Our goal is to educate the attendees about the benefits of residential solar energy systems, so they can make an informed decision whether solar energy is right for their home. As a benefit to UB Faculty and Staff attending, we are offering the best residential solar energy system pricing available in WNY. As a volume-based incentive, the more people that sign up from these events, the more the entire UB Faculty and Staff will save.

What will the attendees learn?

- How solar energy will work on their home
- The immediate and long-term financial advantages of this clean, renewable
   source of power
- The environmental benefits of having a solar energy system
- Current NYSERDA, New York State and Federal Incentives
- Easy financing options
- Our group volume discount pricing structure for UB Faculty and Staff


10/1/14 session has been cancelled

10/8/14 @
 5:15 pm
443 Kapoor Hall

10/15/14 @
 12 pm
443 Kapoor Hall

10/29/14 @ 5:15 pm

11/12/14 @
12 pm
107 Capen Hall


UB EAP Workshops


Caring for Others

Sponsored by MetLife



Caring for an Aging Parent: Be Prepared

October 28, Noon to 1 pm, Park Hall

MetLife is offering this complimentary workshop designed to help current and future caregivers better understand their roles and responsibilities as caregivers and the different care options available. During this workshop you will learn what it means to be a caregiver today including the financial, emotional and physical impact caregivers may face. You will also learn about important caregiving planning tips and available helpful resources. This workshop is valuable for those caring for a spouse, relative, or friend. Don't miss this educational opportunity! Register now! Lunch will be served!


Workplace Bullying: What It Is, How To Respond To It






October 22, 10:30 am - Noon, Crofts Hall

Participants will learn the definition of "bullying," how to be aware of potential warning signs of bullying, and how to respond if you are a target or a bystander of the bullying behavior. 


Financial Resources Fair @ UB WellFest



November 5, 10am - 2pm, Center for the Arts

Come and learn about financial resources available to UB staff, faculty, and retirees. Presenting sponsors: MassMutual & VALIC. Sponsors: Legend Advisory Corporation, MetLife, Morton Lane Federal Credit Union, NYS Deferred compensation Plan, & Voya Financial.


More Information

Financial Basics and Rules of Thumb

November 5, 11am - 11:45am, Center for the Arts

This session will provide some basic ideas everyone should know to simplify your financial lives and protect yourself from unforeseen events that can destroy financial plans. •What does “financial success” involve? •How can I build and protect my financial future? •What would happen if I/we experienced a catastrophic loss? •How does Life, Disability, and Long Term Care Insurance fit in?

Retirement Income Strategies

November 5, 12pm - 12:45pm, Center for the Arts

Imagine entering retirement not knowing how long your money will last. What if you couldn't pay for food, housing or fuel? This course will discuss: •The New Retirement Reality; •The Five Risks in Retirement & and how to mitigate those risks; •Essential Income Planning.

UB HR Benefits in Retirement

November 5, 1pm - 1:45pm, Center for the Arts

This course is an overview of your benefits upon retirement from State service, including health insurance, use of sick leave credits, Medicare Part A & B, and survivor benefits. This is a good session if you are thinking of retirement in one to five years.

2nd Annual Stress Less Retreat Day

Gold Sponsor:

Silver Sponsor:


 Morning session

November 19, 8:15 am - 12:15 pm, Center for Tomorrow

Leave your stress behind! Morning schedule includes: Daniel Rifkin, MD on "Sleep Your Stress Away," Meditation, and Therapy Dogs.


Lunch session

November 19, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, Center for Tomorrow

Morning and/or Afternoon participants may register to join us for a FREE healthy lunch!


Afternoon session

November 19, 1:30 pm - 5 pm, Center for Tomorrow

Leave your stress behind! Afternoon schedule includes: Tai Chi, Yoga, and Benefits of Aromatherapy.


EAP Tools for Supervisors: Helping You Mange the Tough Issues




December 5, 9 am - 1 pm, Crofts Hall 

This class is for ALL supervisors. You will learn how your UB Employee Assistance Program can help you, the supervisor, manage challenging workplace situations.



UB EAP Groups

Click on the title to view group flyer.

Working Parents
Learn to Balance your Work and Family! Moms & dads are welcome!

To join, email Crystal Kaczmarek-Bogner:

Caregiver Support Group
Caregivers of aging parents & loved ones meet for support & resources.

Call Sue Bagdasarian 645-8167 to join!

Caring for Special Needs Group
Are you a loved one caring for a special needs child or adult? Get support, resources, and a listening ear.

Call Debbie Hard, 645-4460 to join this group and learn more.



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