Upcoming Events

April 2016

Are you looking to improve your financial fitness?  Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances, and the Employee Development Department will be hosting multiple sessions on campus aimed to expand your fiscal knowledge and discover practical tools to help you take control of your finances.

There will even be a few sessions that touch on rising health care costs and the financial benefits of proactive healthcare practices. 

Visit the Teaching and Learning Center for a complete list of seminars.

Seminars are offered in conjunction with Money Smart week and are for informational purposes only.  Clark College does not endorse any vendor, product or resource.

May 2016

Lunch n' Learn Series: Improve your Posture, Improve your Health

Presented by Wellness Champions

Tuesday, May 31

12:00-1:00

Did you know that the effects of poor posture ranks as one of the top reasons for lost productivity?  Bring your lunch and come explore the importance of posture.  Discover where you are right now and where you should be.  You will take away practical strategies for improving your posture, which will have long-term effects on your overall health and productivity.

March 2016

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Wellness Orientation

Presented by Renee Hawley, Senior Account Manager, MHN

Clark College offers employees a variety of free work and life services through MHN, our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider, but did you know that MHN also offers health and wellness services? Attend this one-hour orientation to discover a host of benefits aimed at improving and supporting your health and wellness. 

Four (4) one-hour sessions to choose from (RSVP is not required)

Location: Gaiser Hall (GHL) 205

Times:

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

1:30 p.m. - 2:30  p.m.

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

January-February 2016

Desk Workout Program

Presented by Steve DaMassa, Clark College Adjunct Faculty and Fitness Center Co-Manager

Welcome to the real world.  The one where you trade your future health and well-being for greater "productivity" now.  Did you know...?

Sobering, isn't it?  Join Steve DaMassa for a Desk Workout Program that can change your life.  Learn a collection of activities to perform throughout the day that will enable you to boost your work productivity, while staving off damage to your health associated with sedentary work and long periods of sitting.

Held Fridays from 12 p.m. - 1p.m.

January 8 - GHL 205

January 29 - GHL 213

February 26 - GHL 205

This class is limited to 30 participants and is open to all fitness levels - please reserve your spot by December 31.

Improving your Functional Fitness

Presented by Heidi Marshall, Clark College Adjunct Faculty and Fitness Instructor/Coordinator for City of Vancouver

Learn exercises you can take home to improve your functional fitness.  This 45 minute exercise class will improve muscle strength, flexibility and balance using no equipment - just your own body weight.

Held Tuesdays from 5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m.

January 12 - OSC 218

January 26 - OSC 218

February 9 - OSC 218

This class is limited to 20 participants and is open to all fitness levels - please reserve your spot by January 4.

November 2015

November is Penguin Wellness Month!

The wellness team is partnering with the Pathways Center and local wellness organizations to bring wellness to everyone all month!

Sessions held at the Pathways Center, Room 226, include:

Visit the Pathways Center to view a complete schedule of sessions.
 

Additional Sessions Held in Gaiser Hall

Annual Benefits/Wellness Fair

Monday, November 9

12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Gaiser Student Center

Stop by and talk with local health care providers, meet with the Clark College benefits staff, and learn about health and wellness.

Vendors include:

Benefits Open-Enrollment

Wednesday, November 18

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

GHL 207

This session is open to all benefits-eligible employees.  Come meet the Clark College benefits staff and learn about health and wellness, health benefits changes for 2016, and what changes can be made during open enrollment.

Benefits Open-Enrollment

Thursday, November 19

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

GHL 205

This session is open to all benefits-eligible employees.  Come meet the Clark College benefits staff and learn about health and wellness, health benefits changes for 2016, and what changes can be made during open enrollment.

NotMe Diabetes Education Program

Presented by Washington State Health Care Authority and the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance
 
Blood Sugar Testing Event
 

Friday, November 20

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

GHL 205

This prevention program is open at no cost to eligible PEBB members and is focused on helping screen employees to determine if they may be prediabetic, and will provide assistance in helping to keep those individuals from becoming type 2 diabetic.

Are you at risk? Take the Quiz and if you score 9 or higher, come to this blood sugar testing event.  It's free through your PEBB medical plan.

October 2015

Walktober Challenge!

October 1 - October 31

Join your fellow penguins and walk your way to better health and a Clark College victory!  Walktober is a walking challenge between Clark College, Lower Columbia College and Washington State University Vancouver.  Track your steps during the month of October and help Clark earn the title, "Walktober College Champion!"  You are sure to have some fun, release some stress, and find more energy!  

Individual prizes awarded to the top three Clark employees. 
 

Contact kferguson@clark.edu for more information.

Fitness Apps

Friday, October 9

Session 1: 11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m., APH 114

Session 2: 1 p.m. - 1:50 p.m., APH 114

Coping with the Stress of Change

Friday, October 9

Session 1: 10 a.m.-11:50 a.m., APH 202

Session 2: 1 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., APH 202

August 2015

Look at the Teaching and Learning Days calendar to see if any of the wellness sessions listed below are at times you can attend.

Wellness Sessions: