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Wellness and Work/Life Balance & EAP Program Registration

Wellness & Work/Life Balance Wellness Classes and Programs!


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. Tuesday at 5:15 pm North Campus!

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 develops a coordination of mind and body, releases stress, strengthens and stretches the entire body, thus improving flexibility, balance, and mobility. Wednesday at 5:15 pm North Campus

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. Thursday at 5:15 pm North Campus

Weight Watchers Description Register

Bring Weight Watchers at Work to your office! Only 15-20 interested participants are needed to run a class in your own conference room. 15 people are needed for a 12-week session and 20 people are needed for a 17-week session. Once enough participants are interested we will announce the session location, date and time!

Solar Liberty Description Register

Community-based initiative 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. 3/10/15, 12:00 - 1:00 pm 107 Capen Hall
Lunch will be served

Coldwell Banker Chubb Real Estate Description Register

Learn the ins and outs of buying property in a seller's market from representatives of Coldwell Banker Chubb and Aubrey Leonard Realty. 3/12/15, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 107 Capen Hall Lunch will be served

EnergyMark Description Register

Get 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. 3/17/15,
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, 280 Park Hall
Light refreshments provided

Women & Money Description Register

Women's financial lives are different than those of men. This seminar addresses those differences and suggests a 5-step plan to help get on a road to financial independence. 3/25/15,
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, 107 Capen Hall

Coldwell Banker Chubb Real Estate Description Register

Learn all about the advantages of investing in real estate in WNY from representatives of Coldwell Banker Chubb Real Estate and Aubrey Leonard Realty. 3/26/15, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, 188 Kapoor Hall
Lunch will be served


UB EAP Workshops


Caring for Others (Elder Care Series)



Understanding Geriatric Case Management and the New "Villages" Movement

March 24, Noon - 1pm, 280 Park Hall

There have been many changes in current trends regarding quality care for elders, whether aging in their own homes or elsewhere. Join the discussion as Toby Laping, PhD, MSW  and Kristin Surdej, LMSW,CMC Geriatric Care Manager & Owner, from Laping & Associates, LLC share their expertise and answer your questions.  Learn how can geriatric care managers assist you with hospital admission, coverage for rehab in nursing homes, Medicaid managed long term care options in the community and recent additions to assisted living options with enhanced care.  Hear what's new in the "Villages" movement, that helps keep the essence of 'being at home' close for the elder person, no matter where he or she is living.


Home Modifications and Assistive Devices to Support Aging-in-place 

April 7, Noon - 1pm, 280 Park Hall

Jim Lenker, PhD, OTR/L,  Associate Professor, Dept. of Rehab Science, Program Director, Advanced Graduate Certificate in Assistive & Rehab Technology will discuss strategies or home modification and assistive devices that can support the functional independence, comfort, and safety for older adults and their caregivers.



Mediation, Conflict Resolution, and Peace






April 15, 10am - 11:30am,  142 Crofts Hall

Come learn about the Employee Assistance Program’s newly-expanded Mediation & Conflict Resolution Model.  (Yes, Mediation, not Meditation).  One of our mediation experts will describe conflict development, and the problems that unresolved conflict can cause.  The discussion will then focus on the benefits of mediation, and how EAP can help parties through the mediation process.  Workshop participants will be able to identify the impact that conflict has in the workplace, and learn about an initiative that can help produce peace in their lives and/or that of their work team. 

Stress Less Retreat



Leave your stress behind! Join us for the morning and/or afternoon sessions to discover and explore a myriad of techniques, resources, and information proven to reduce your stress!

Morning session:

April 29, 8:15am - 12:30pm, Center for Tomorrow 

Morning session includes Daniel Rifkin, MD on "Sleep Your Stress Away," Meditation with Bharat Jayaraman, PhD or Jennifer Lewis Drew, and Therapy Dogs. 


FREE healthy lunch available to morning and/or afternoon participants!


Afternoon Session:

April 29, 1:30pm - 5pm, Center for Tomorrow

Afternoon session includes Tai Chi, Yoga, and Benefits of Aromatherapy.  

Registration is FULL. WAITLIST

EAP Tools for Supervisors: Helping You Manage the Tough Issues 




May 6, 9am - 1pm, EOC Downtown

This is a class for ALL supervisors. You will learn how the UB Employee Assistance program can help you, the supervisor, manage challenging and sometimes very stressful workplace situations that can impact your ability to manage your people well and get the job done. This class is instructor led, with stimulating activities, real case studies, and the expertise of and interaction with fellow supervisors.

Mental Health Awareness Day




May 20, 9am - 1pm, 107 Capen Hall (Honors College)

Join your UB EAP to learn more about mental health and being well! This "open house" event will allow you to obtain information about numerous mental health disorders and speak one-on-one with a UB EAP staff member about your concerns. Brochures, screening tools and light refreshments will be available! Also, learn how you can help someone who may be thinking about suicide by attending the Suicide Prevention Training (see below).



Suicide Prevention Training: QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer)



May 20, 11:30am - 1pm, 110 Capen Hall

Learn three simple steps that may help you to save a life from suicide. This workshop will teach you how to recognize the warning signs of suicide. It will provide direction on how to Question someone about suicidal thoughts, Persuade him/her to get help and Refer him/her for help. Offered in conjunction with the UB EAP Mental Health Awareness Day.


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.

Workplace Stress Group
Beginning September 2015.

Everyone has stress at work. Does it seem overwhelming? Meet with others for support and ideas to cope.

Contact Neil McGillicuddy at 887-2498 or for more information!



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