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The road to a HEALTHY YOU continues with an active lifestyle and healthy eating.

Boston College continues HEALTHY YOU with incentives, programs, and new technology designed to support you on your path to greater health and well-being, offered in partnership with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and The Boston Consortium for Higher Education’s HEALTHY YOU program.


HEALTHY YOU Wellness Presentation

Tuesday, February 23, 12:00–1:15 p.m., Yawkey Center, Murray Room
Tuesday, March 1, 1:00–2:15 p.m., Shea Room, Conte Forum

Join us for a live demo of the new online wellness platform Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC) is offering and learn about the variety of features and functionality you will soon have access to. The program offers a personalized approach to wellness and provides you with the tools and resources needed to inspire positive and sustainable behavior change. As an employee of Boston College, you’ll have the ability to track your diet and exercise, register, participate and track your progress in the Walk Across Campus (WAC), access a variety of educational content, and much more! Lauren Francisco, sales wellness program manager at HPHC, will guide you through the site and answer your questions. 
 

Wellness is Healthy

Presentation by Patti Arcari

Tuesday March 15th, 12:30-1:30 pm.
Shea Room, Conte Forum

Learn about an array of integrative therapies in the treatment of disease, as well as managing the physical and emotional symptoms of stress. Resilience enhanc­ing strategies and forms of self-care will be discussed.

Patricia (Martin) Arcari, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, is a BC graduate and program manager for the Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Cosponsored by the BC Wellness Support Group.  Click to view the presentation.


Walk Across Campus (WAC)

April 1–June 3, 2016
Kickoff walk: April 1 at 12:00 p.m. outside 129 Lake St.

Our two-month HEALTHY YOU team walking competition returns. Benefits-eligible employees who are new to the WAC can receive a free Fitbit pedometer (limited availability, first come, first served). Those who participated in the fall Walk should use the previously issued Fitbit. Registration begins online in late February through BC’s new HEALTHY YOU wellness platform. Look for communications in early 2016 with more details.

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Download the Spring 2016 WAC sign-up instructions.

ELDERCARE SUPPORT

These programs provide opportunities for faculty, staff, and families to share questions and concerns and to gain information on resources and best practices in caring for an aging relative.
 

SPRING 2016 SEMINARS

Out-of-Pocket Costs for Long Term Care: Comparing the Options 

Wednesday, March 16
12:00–1:15 p.m., Walsh Hall

The Long Term Care Seminar and Presentation

Making the Decision to Stay at Home or Move to Senior Housing

Wednesday, April 20
12:00–1:15 p.m., Walsh Hall

Seminar and Presentation

 

Reimagining Aging: Support for Caregivers

This half-day conference provided essential information for family caregivers in a concise, engaging format. Eldercare experts addressed a variety of topics including housing, finances, in-home care, and family dynamics.

Speakers included Andrea Cohen, CEO of HouseWorks, Kathleen McInnis-Dittrich, Associate Professor and Chair of the Older Adults and Families concentration at the Boston College School of Social Work, and Walter J. Conlan, S.J., Division of University Mission and Ministry.

Watch a 2-Part Video of the Conference:

Part One: Support for Caregivers                                                                                           

Part Two: Support for Caregivers

 

Caring for Aging Parents Support Group

Beginning January 27

This six-session group meets from noon to 1:00 p.m. every other week in a small-group setting. For information and to register, contact ummsc@bc.edu.

 

 

Half-price Campus Recreation Programs

January 2016  

Start off the year by making your New Year’s resolution a reality! Campus Recreation and HEALTHY YOU are pleased to offer all staff members a half-price class at the member rate: you pay half; HEALTHY YOU pays the other half. Registration is open now; visit Campus Recreation's HEALTHY YOU webpage for classes and registration details.

 


 

ONGOING PROGRAMS


Campus Recreation Programs

Want to get fit, maintain a healthy weight, and have fun doing it? Campus Recreation is here to support you as you move toward a healthier, more active lifestyle. Please visit www.bc.edu/rec to learn more!

Smoking Cessation Assistance

For information on a variety of free and discounted options for BC employees and family members, visit www.bc.edu/smokingcessation. Pat Touzin, director of the Faculty/Staff Assistance Program, is also available for smoking cessation coaching. Pat can be reached at 617-552-3340.

Spring 2016 Charitable Walks

Join fellow BC employees in a walk for one of the following great causes! To join a team, please contact the team leader listed on www.bc.edu/charitablewalks. The leader will assist you with the registration process. All participants will receive a complimentary BC t-shirt. Please note that any registration fees and/or fundraising requirements will be paid by participants.