Are You Ready to Retire?

If you are considering retirement, the “Ready to Retire?” seminar series, which will be offered on all three campuses, will guide you through every step of the process. Experts will discuss your retirement fund distribution options, health care benefits, important Medicare deadlines, and the emotional and psychological factors that contribute to a healthy and happy retirement. The seminar schedule is as follows:

Monday, February 27
12–1:30 p.m.
Rosenstiel Campus, SLAB Seminar Room

3–4:30 p.m.
Miller School Campus, Mailman Center Auditorium

Wednesday, March 1
12–1:30 p.m.
Coral Gables Campus, Storer Auditorium

For more questions or concerns regarding these sessions, contact HR-Total Rewards at miami.edu/benefits/ask or 305-284-3004, option 1.


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Staying Sane in an Insane World

Multiple work, family, and social demands can take their toll on one’s emotional well-being and often lead us to feeling vulnerable, wondering how we will cope and manage it all. So much of our time and energy is spent tending to the needs of others that we forget to care for ourselves. This seminar is offered for those interested in exploring positive, proactive strategies to reclaim, cultivate, and nourish their sanity. This seminar will be facilitated by a UM Faculty and Staff Assistance Program consultant.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, January 24, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, room 201AB

Rosenstiel campus: Wednesday, January 25, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

Miller School campus: Thursday, January 26, 12-1 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center (formerly the Clinical Research Building), room 1270A

FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ’Canes Program. Register through ulearn.miami.edu. For help with ULearn registration, or to receive email announcements of upcoming seminars, please call the FSAP at 305-284-6604.



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Be Smoke Free in January 2017


Smoke-Free BannerQuitting smoking can be a challenging process, but with the aid of group classes led by a certified tobacco treatment specialist, individuals can get the support and tools necessary to become tobacco free. The University of Miami’s award-winning BeSmokeFree program is offering group classes for people interested in quitting smoking.

Classes are offered in six-week intervals throughout the year, with upcoming sessions beginning on Wednesday, January 25, at the Coral Gables campus, and Tuesday, January 24, and Thursday, January 26, at the Miller School of Medicine campus. Click here for more information and to view a class schedule. This free benefit is available to UM employees, students, and members of the community. It is sponsored by the AHEC Tobacco Program of the University of Miami, the Florida Department of Health, and Tobacco Free Florida.

For more information or to register, call 305-243-7606 or email Mohammad Asad at MAsad@med.miami.edu.

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Coral Gables Registration Opens for Take Our Children to Work Day

takeourchildrento-workRegistration for the Thursday, February 2 Take Our Children to Work Day on the Coral Gables campus is now open through Friday, January 13, space permitting. The event is offered on a first-come, first-served basis to 100 children, ages 8 to 14. The cost is $10 per child and $10 per parent and must be paid by check. Parents are required to fill out the registration and model release forms and deliver them in a timely fashion to Thierry Bien-Aime at the Patricia L. Frost Building (School of Music, North Wing) 5499 San Amaro Drive, Suite 303, Coral Gables, FL 33146, Locator: 7610. Original forms and payment must be received to be registered for the event; emails will not be accepted. The last day to register your child is January 13.

Planned activities include a look into a variety of career fields at the U, encouraging children to explore new pathways to opportunity and success. Gables campus employees are expected to accompany their children to a luncheon from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Shalala Student Center – Grand Ballroom, where they can enjoy a surprise visit by Sebastian the Ibis and other special guests. At the conclusion of the luncheon, parents will return to their offices while their children participate in career activities.

For more information about the Coral Gables event and volunteer opportunities, contact Lisi Carreno no later than Friday, January 20. Please obtain supervisor approval prior to volunteering for the entire day.

For more information pertaining to the Medical Campus Take Our Children to Work Day registration, contact Cristy Salgado.


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