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May EFAP News

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Wellness Corp LogoIn this month’s EFAP newsletter you can learn about:

  • High blood pressure
  • Summer Childcare Resources
  • Committing to get fit

as well as attend a work/life webinar about organizing for efficiency, and find great recipes for Greek-style scampi and blueberry oatmeal muffins. To access the May newsletter please visit: http://go.middlebury.edu/efap-may.

Did you know that you can also sign up to receive the EFAP newsletter via your email address? To do so, click here.

Featured Article: High Blood Pressure

May Work/Life Webinar:  Organizing for Efficiency

Presented by Renee Kutner. In this seminar we will discuss various techniques to keep one’s work day organized, leading to increased productivity.  We will focus primarily on techniques for paper management, including filing systems, and for time and task management, including how to use calendars and to-do lists. Renee Kutner founded Peace by Piece Organizing to bring order to chaos, and peace to our otherwise hectic lives after spending almost ten years in advertising and marketing, taking a short break to receive her MBA from UCLA.  Renée is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and the Professional Development Director for the Georgia chapter of NAPO.  Thursday, May 9, 2013. 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST. Please see the newsletter link above to find out how to register.

April EFAP News

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Wellness Corp LogoIn this month’s EFAP newsletter you can learn about:

  • Safe driving tips
  • Resources to help you deal with stress
  • The real deal on organic foods

as well as attend a work/life webinar about the normal aging process, and find recipes for garden vegetable crustless quiche and carrot cake. To access the April newsletter please visit: http://go.middlebury.edu/efap-april.

Did you know that you can also sign up to receive the EFAP newsletter via your email address? To do so, click here.

Featured Article: Resources to Help you Deal with Stress

April Work/Life Webinar:  Normal Aging

In this presentation we will look at what to expect as we age and how to cope with the changes. Strategies for positive aging will also be discussed. Teresa Pielage received her degree in Social Work for the University of Cincinnati.  She serves BrownRichards as an Eldercare Specialist with 25 years of experience working with seniors and their families. Tuesday April 16, 2013, 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST. Please see the newsletter link above to find out how to register.

March EFAP News

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Wellness Corp LogoIn this month’s EFAP newsletter you can learn about:

  • Eating the right foods for all-day energy
  • Resources and information to help improve your nutrition
  • 12 weeks to a heart-healthy lifestyle

as well as attend a work/life webinar about the college application process, and find recipes for classic light Bolognese lasagna and fudgy mocha-toffee brownies. To access the March newsletter please visit: http://go.middlebury.edu/efap-march.

Did you know that you can also sign up to receive the EFAP newsletter via your email address? To do so, click here.

Featured Article: Eating the Right Foods for All-Day Energy

March Work/Life Webinar:  The College Application Process

In this webinar, we will learn about the college application process for both new students and adult learners. Steve Pearson will give us insight into the essay writing process as well and teach us how to stand out from the crowd.  Recently retired, Steve spent thirty years counseling students and parents about the entire college process. During his twenty years at Decatur High School in Decatur, Georgia, he encouraged students to pursue education beyond high school. His extensive experience with the college search and application process, student preparation for SAT and ACT testing, career assessment and related training, recommendation and essay writing, and the exploration of financial resources have each made Steve a valuable resource for students, parents, and associates. Thursday March 7, 2013, 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST Please see the newsletter link above to find out how to register.

EAP extended coverage to additional family members

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Recently, our Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) has extended the scope of its services. In addition to covering all employees and household members, our EFAP now provides services to all immediate family members.  Immediate family members include:
Ÿ Parents
Ÿ Siblings
Ÿ Children by blood, adoption or marriage
Ÿ Spouses/Partners
Ÿ Grandparents
Ÿ Grandchildren

Let your immediate family members know they now have access to all of the EFAP Services including:
  Counseling Services
  Budget & Debt Services
  Legal Consultations
  Financial Resources
  Health & Wellness Coaching
  Work/Life Resources
  New Parent Transition Program

Your EFAP is just a phone call away…800-828-6025 24 hrs/7 days a week.  Or visit the wellnessworklife.com Website.

February EFAP News

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Wellness Corp LogoIn this month’s EFAP newsletter you can learn about:

  • Planning the care of your aging parents
  • Resources to keep your heart healthy
  • How to break your couch potato habit

as well as attend a work/life webinar about managing your 401K, and find recipes for banana-cinnamon waffles and Greek chicken bread salad. To access the February newsletter please visit: http://go.middlebury.edu/efap-feb.

Did you know that you can also sign up to receive the EFAP newsletter via your email address? To do so, click here.

Featured Article: Planning the Care of Your Aging Parents

February Work/Life Webinar:  Managing Your 401K

In this webinar, you will learn the best practices for managing your employer-sponsored retirement program.  You will also learn how to: Understand the risk and return options in your plan, reallocate, re-balance and monitor your progress, and consider Roth options for long term tax planning. Presented by Brandon Christy. Brandon holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting from Macon State College, and has continued his professional career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) as well as a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS). PFS is a designation held only by CPAs that have completed additional financial planning benchmarks. Brandon has spent over ten years assisting individuals in sound financial planning. Brandon has also trained thousands of Federal employees on how to best prepare for retirement. He is a member of the Georgia Society of CPAs and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Brandon serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors at Covenant Academy located in Macon and he is also a deacon of his church.  Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST. Please see the newsletter link above to find out how to register.

January 2013 – EFAP News

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Wellness Corp LogoIn this month’s EFAP newsletter you can learn about:

  • Quick-start resolutions
  • Tips on fitness and healthy attitudes
  • Resources to help you create a will

as well as attend a work/life webinar about finding the gem in every child, and find recipes for roasted chicken thighs with mustard-thyme sauce and two-potato gratin. To access the January newsletter please visit: http://go.middlebury.edu/efap-jan.

Did you know that you can also sign up to receive the EFAP newsletter via your email address? To do so, click here.

Featured Article:  Quick Start Resolutions for the New Year

January Work/Life Webinar:  Finding the Gem in Every Child

This webinar addresses how relationships are the container for learning.  Positive, nurturing relationships between adults and children are dependent on the adult’s ability to find and focus on “what works” in every child.  We must expand our ability to witness and support children based on their strengths, interests, passions, unique individual qualities, and diverse cultural backgrounds.  Constant will provide inspiration and practical down-to-earth strategies for becoming an intentional ‘Gem Finder,” for every child. Constant Hine is a nationally recognized dynamic, motivational and inspirational educator, speaker, coach, trainer, consultant and author.  She has an MA in Teaching/ECE from Nova University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of education. She has owned her own educational consulting company Horizons In Learning since 1988 and currently lives in Denver, CO.  Thursday, January 10, 2013, 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST See the newsletter link above to find out how to register.

December EFAP News

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In this month’s EFAP newsletter you can learn about how to:

  • Keep the holidays stress-free
  • Locate healthy holiday gifts through the Wellness Exchange guide
  • Beat your fear of flying using the SOAR program

as well as attend a work/life webinar about planning for retirement, and find recipes for maple-mustard glazed fresh ham and fig-walnut sticky buns. To access the December newsletter please visit: http://go.middlebury.edu/efap-dec.

Did you know that you can also sign up to receive the EFAP newsletter via your email address? To do so, click here.

Featured Article:  12 Ways to Keep the Holidays Stress Free

December Work/Life Webinar:  Roadmap to Retirement – It is not too late–or too early–to get started on a solid plan for retirement. Topics include: finding money to invest, different types of retirement accounts, how much you should save and more. Thursday, December 13, 2012, 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST. See the newsletter link above to find out how to register.