For Your Benefit

Mindful Living

This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) seminar is offered monthly to explore the basic tenets of mindfulness, review the significance of mindful living, and guide participants through a mindfulness practice. Being mindful increases engagement with the present moment and allows for a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions impact our health and the quality of our lives. Attend to awaken your innate capacity for mindful living and nurture a practice to positively inspire every facet of your life. This seminar will be facilitated by a UM FSAP employee assistance professional.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, May 17, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, second floor, room 200

Miller School campus: Wednesday, May 18, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, room 155

Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, May 19, 12-1 p.m., Library Media room

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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Faculty Senate Holds Information Meeting Wednesday, May 11

There will be a Faculty Senate meeting on Wednesday, May 11 at 3:30 p.m. in the Faculty Club. This will be an information meeting only. The University’s Benefits Office will give a presentation and answer questions regarding next year’s insurance benefits. All UM faculty members are invited to attend the meeting.

For more information about the Senate, its representatives, and meeting information, visit www.miami.edu/fs.


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Feel More Secure About Your Social Security Choices

More than 60 percent of individuals miss out on the maximum benefits they deserve from Social Security. To ensure you are not one of them, register to attend a special seminar at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s Jose Berrocal Auditorium on Wednesday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The seminar, hosted by Fidelity Investments, will help you understand the importance of Social Security in your savings plan, outline the steps you need to maximize your claiming strategy, and ensure you successfully plan for your retirement. Reserve your seat today by calling 800-642-7131. Or visit GetGuidance.Fidelity.com, select Attending a Special Event, fill in your information, select Attend Workshop, and Confirm Your Appointment.



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New Weight Watchers at Work Session

A new 12-week Weight Watchers at Work session will begin at the Miller School of Medicine on Wednesday, May 11. Meetings are held every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in the Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 975.

As part of Well ’Canes, this taxable employee benefit provides first-time attendees with 100 percent reimbursement for complete attendance and continuing participants with 50 percent reimbursement for complete attendance. The cost of the program is $165 for new members and $155 for continuing and lifetime members.

The cornerstone of the Weight Watchers program is nutrition, coupled with exercise advice and a very effective behavior modification program, which leads to new eating management skills, safe weight loss, and the ultimate goal of maintenance.

For more information, visit Well ’Canes Weight Watchers Program or email sheri.lee@miami.edu.

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Slide into Summer with the Herbert Wellness Center’s Community Classes

Special to UM News
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (April 27, 2016)Summer is fast approaching and we all know what that means: long, hot, and sizzling Miami days. Escape the heat at the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center’s group instructional classes open to members and non-members. Registration for the first summer session is now open and ends Sunday, May 15.
Classes begin the week of May 9 and a free trial for each class—first meeting only—is available through May 15. Registration is not required to attend the free class and a free trial is not available for Youth Aquatics programming.
“Now is the ideal time to try a new class,” said Michelle Kasparian, assistant director of group exercise and community classes. “Let the Herbert Wellness Center help you learn or perfect a new skill while staying active this summer at our instructional classes.”
Learn and develop water safety skills in youth or adult aquatics classes, open to all skill levels. No formal training? No problem. Adult and youth beginner, intermediate and advanced swim lessons are offered, as well as master swim drills and water exercise classes.
Bust a move in salsa or belly dance classes, offered for every skill level. If you are new to belly dancing, try Belly Dance Basics. If you are looking to delve deeper into the art and history of belly dance, try Advanced Oriental Belly Dance. If you are ready to hit the Miami dance floor, Beginner LA-Style Salsa is the class for you.
Martial Arts
Learn self-defense techniques from around the world in Tai Chi and Shotokan Karate classes. From the Taiji principles and theory in Tai Chi, you will learn to build strength and endurance and improve balance. Shotokan Karate classes are a one-hour workout rooted in tradition, hard work, and vision.
Perfect your backhand in one of four skill levels offered. Whether you are new to the sport or simply looking to build upon your game, all are welcome on the court this summer.
Registration for group instructional classes is available to both members and non-members and can be completed online or by calling the sales office at 305-284-5433 Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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