Tag Archives: Wellness

July EFAP News- Personal Resiliency

Empower Your Personal Resilience

Life’s only true constant is change. Change can result from negative life scenarios such as divorce, illness, theft, death of a loved one, or chronic illness. However, change may also be the consequence of positive life adjustments for instance, marriage, a new child, a personal or career accomplishment, or health improvement. Since many of life’s circumstances are beyond our control, our best defense is a great offense. Good or bad, it can be helpful to prepare for major life changes.

Personal Resiliency Plan for Life Changes
It is okay to take a moment. Draw a few deep breaths. Be mindful of the present circumstances and let it all sink in.

If the change is good, embrace that. Be grateful. Life is like a roller coaster, so enjoy the fun ride down the hill when something good happens. Hug, smile, laugh, and maybe even when the time is right, find a way to pay the “good” forward.

If the change is bad and you are on the scary uphill climb of life’s roller coaster, it is okay to be sad and upset. Acknowledge the bad, but don’t let this circumstance own you. Research ways to improve the situation, seek guidance from experts or counselors, obtain an objective opinion from a trusted friend, and if possible, use time as a trusted friend. Some decisions (such as health concerns) may require quick responses, but many decisions may benefit from thorough research, evaluation, and time.

Make the best decisions and life choices that you can with the knowledge you have. Objective evaluations help us to not repeat negative patterns. Be proud of your strong character and growing resiliency.

Webinar: This month be sure to register and attend the webinar, Identity Theft Protection and Self Help. Learn more about how identity theft happens, and how you can prevent it from happening to you. A full description and registration information is listed in the sidebar to the right. If you’re unable to attend you can log on to the website at a later time to view the archived presentation.

MONTHLY WEBINAR 

Wednesday, July 25th

IDENTITY THEFT PROTECTION AND SELF-HELP

Identity theft has become a fact of life for many Americans. This seminar reviews how it occurs, strategies for prevention and tips for recognizing “Red Flags.” We will also cover action steps to take if identify theft happens to you. A checklist and resources to prevent, protect, and recover are provided to participants.

TO REGISTER:

Click HERE 

– Select the time

– Or – click on “Upcoming Webinars” from the homepage of the website and follow the easy instructions

e4health administers the College’s EFAP program.  To access their comprehensive web site, with many tools and articles, go to the e4health web site.
Username:  middlebury college
Password:    guest
Or call them at: 800-828-6025

From MSA: A Prescription to Relieve Financial Stress

A Prescription to Relieve Financial Stress | July 26, 2018 | 9:00 AM (PST) & 12:00 PM (PST) |  Register Here.

One of the leading causes of stress is money! Earning it, paying bills on time, dealing with debt, anticipating expenses and growing savings can be pretty overwhelming. Good news! This presentation will help you become more aware of the link between financial health and overall wellness, and will help you define a customized prescription for reducing the financial stress in your life.

Note:  If you register and cannot attend, a recording of the webinar, along with a copy of the session presentation and handouts, will automatically be sent within 24 hours.

 

 

You work hard for your money, but is your money working hard for you?

When it comes to our finances, we always wonder if we are making the right moves, and searching for answers can feel overwhelming.

Middlebury College provides all employees access to financial well-being through My Secure Advantage (MSA).

MSA helps you make the most of your hard earned dollars!  When it comes to living a financially stress-free life, every decision you make adds up.  Through MSA, employees and their covered dependents can work with a personal Money Coach and utilize website services to make financial stress a thing of the past.

What’s Included:

  • 90 days of personalized money coaching with a personal, confidential, unbiased, and guilt free Money Coach.  Coaches don’t sell products or services: their only job is to provide expert guidance and improve your financial life.
  • Guidance on financial topics, goals, challenges, or questions.  Whether you’re getting by, digging out, or saving big, connecting with a Money Coach to discuss options, identify things to consider, and build out a plan can only help.

Work with MSA to tackle questions like “Should I be saving more or paying down debt?” “When will I be able to retire, and how much do I need?” “What type of portfolio is best for me?” “How do I balance enjoying life now with saving for the future?” and more.

  • Online tools include videos, calculators, articles, and budgeting software to help you stress less and save more.

Questions?  Learn more about MSA here. To get started, sign up, and schedule your first appointment with a Money Coach call 888-724-2326.

June EFAP News- Focusing on Sun Protections

Focusing on Sun Protections

 

Many people love the sun, but it’s important to treat it with a healthy respect. Even if only outside for brief periods or all day, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage skin in as little as 15 minutes, according to the CDC, while the Skin Cancer Foundation estimates that 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers, and about 86 percent of melanomas are associated with exposure to UV radiation from the sun. Take the following simple but important precautions to prevent these risks.

Use Sunscreen –

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, both types of UV rays, UVA and UVB cause skin cancer so a broad-spectrum sunscreen is recommended with an SPF – or sun protective factor – of 15 or higher, even on cloudy or cool days. A SPF 30 is recommended for extended stays outdoors, with reapplication every two hours to continue that protection.

Be sure to check the sunscreen’s expiration date, and apply it 30 minutes before sun exposure to allow the ingredients to fully bind to the skin. The Skin Cancer Foundation states that in order to get the full SPF of a sunscreen, apply about 1 oz., or about a shot glass full. During a long day at the beach, one person should use around one quarter to one half of an 8 oz. bottle.

Cover up – The CDC recommends using clothing such as long-sleeved shirts, pants, and skirts made from tightly woven fabric to protect from the sun. They also recommend wearing a wide brim hat of tightly woven fabric to protect the face, ears, and the back of the neck, avoiding straw hats with holes that let sunlight through. Wearing sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays protect eyes and the tender skin around them.  Wrap-around sunglasses work best. Sunglasses can also reduce the risk of cataracts.

This month be sure to register and attend the webinar, Taking Care of Your Skin. Learn more about the importance of maintaining healthy skin. For a  full description and registration information, see the sidebar to the right. If you’re unable to attend you can log on to the website at a later time to view the archived presentation.

 

MONTHLY WEBINAR

Wednesday,
June 20th

TAKING CARE OF YOUR SKIN

Having healthy skin is important not only for your appearance, but because your skin performs so many important tasks for your body. This session will provide an understanding of the various functions of the human skin, some of the common disorders of the skin, and how to maintain good skin health.

TO REGISTER:

Click HERE 

– Select the time

– Or – click on “Upcoming Webinars” from the homepage of the website and follow the easy instructions

e4health administers the College’s EFAP program.  To access their comprehensive web site, with many tools and articles, go to the e4health web site.
Username:  middlebury college
Password:    guest
Or call them at: 800-828-6025
(phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Great Summer Programing at Ralph Myhre Golf Course!

Take a look at some of the great programing this summer at Ralph Myhre!

Men’s Events

Monday Senior Men’s Golf:  May 1st through May 31st: Tee times beginning at 1:00 pm.  Please arrive 15 to 30 minutes early to join the group.

*Starting on June 4th, tee times will begin at 10:00 am.

Bill Davidson Men’s Thursday Golf:  1:00 pm shotgun start every Thursday.  Call the Golf Shop 802-443-5125 before noon on Thursdays to sign up for this weekly event.

Ralph Myhre Wednesday Men’s Scramble:  Shotgun start.  Starting Wednesday June 6th, weekly at 5pm.  If you like to play golf for fun, this is the outing for you!  Put your own team together or sign up as a single and we will find you a team.  Please call the golf shop by 4:00 pm on Wednesday each week to sign up. 802-443-5125

Women’s Events

Wednesday Evening Casual Golf: Starting Wednesday June 6 at 5:00 pm.  Please call the golf shop by 4:00 pm on Wednesday each week to sign up. 802-443-5125

Mixed Events

Friday Night Mixer: 5:00 pm beginning Friday, May 25th: Front nine shot gun event.  $5.00 entry fee – $5.00 cart fee (if used) – non-member greens fee $15.00.  Please sign up on Golf Shop Bulletin Board and check in early for head count.  Singles are welcome!

Call the Golf Shop for more details (802) 443-5125

Golf Course and Driving Range Now Open for the Season

 

Faculty, Staff & Retirees

It’s finally that time of year! The Ralph Myhre Golf Course and driving range are now open for the season.  Stop by the golf shop and grab a bucket of balls, sign up for a lesson or play a few holes!

 

Middlebury Employee and Retiree Pricing

Range Balls – $5

9 Holes – $18

18 Holes – $28

Cart Rental for 9 Holes – $11

Cart Rental for 18 Holes – $20

 

Don’t forget, full time benefits eligible employees and retirees can obtain a Ralph Myhre membership for just $200!  Additional discounted memberships are also available for immediate family members.*

Save time, buy your membership online by clicking here!

*Employees are responsible for taxes on the full pass value to be paid through Payroll.  Contact the golf shop for more information 802-443-5125