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BeSmokeFree Group Classes Begin in January

The University of Miami’s award-winning BeSmokeFree Program is offering group classes for individuals interested in quitting smoking beginning January 2015. Classes are offered in six-week intervals throughout the year, with upcoming sessions beginning on January 7 on the Coral Gables campus, and January 6 and 8 on the Miller School of Medicine campus. Click here for more information and to view a class schedule.

Quitting 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. This free Well ‘Canes benefit is available to UM employees, students, and the community at no charge and is sponsored by UM’s AHEC Tobacco Program and the Florida Department of Health. Visit miami.edu/besmokefree for a complete schedule and more information. Call 305-243-7606 or email Mohammad Asad at MAsad@med.miami.edu to register for the BeSmokeFree Program.


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Well ’Canes Incentives Program Adds New Ways to Earn Incentive Dollars in 2015

The Well ’Canes Incentives Program has added new activities in 2015 to make earning your $300 incentive even easier. After you complete the online health assessment, you can now earn points by getting a flu shot, receiving a skin cancer screening, attending free Faculty and Staff Assistance Program seminars, and getting personal retirement guidance with Fidelity or TIAA-CREF. In addition, the Edna C. Shalala Run/Walk and the Team UM Dolphins Cycling Challenge are now part of the program activities. Click here for a complete list of Well ‘Canes Incentives Program activities and remember to visit the PureWellness website to register, review your account, and track your points. Remember that points earned after this year’s deadlines will be awarded during 2015. If you have any questions, please contact HR-Benefits at 305-284-3004 or miami.edu/benefits/ask.


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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 an FSAP consultant.

Coral Gables campus: Monday, November 17, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd Floor Training Room

Rosenstiel School campus: Tuesday, November 18, 12-1 p.m., Library, Rare Book Room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, November 19, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155

FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ’Canes Program. Visit http://ulearn.miami.edu to register. 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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Well ’Canes Eat Your Fruits and Veggies Challenge Begins November 3

How would you like to earn 100 points toward your Well ’Canes incentives goal? Register today and begin participating in the Well ’Canes Eat Your Fruits and Veggies Challenge from November 3 through November 24. This challenge will encourage you to increase your consumption of fruits and veggies by including one serving of each per day for fifteen days during the three-week challenge duration. A 100-point bonus can be earned by logging your weight once a week. Registration begins Monday, October 27.

The 2014 Well ’Canes Wellness Incentive Program allows you to earn up to $300 by earning reward points for completing various preventive health care activities. Learn more and register at miami.edu/wellcanes.

If you have questions about the 2014 Well ’Canes Incentives Program, please contact HR-Benefits at 305-284-3004 or complete the online inquiry form at miami.edu/benefits/ask.


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UM Recognized for Wellness

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From right are Jennifer Cohen, executive director of benefits; Nerissa Morris, vice president for human resources; and Stephanie de Souza, development director for Miami Heart Walk, Greater Miami/Fort Lauderdale.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (October 9, 2014)—The American Heart Association has named the University of Miami a Fit-Friendly Worksite for the fourth year in a row. This designation honors the University for taking steps to enhance the health and well-being of its faculty and staff through workplace wellness programs and facilities. UM achieved gold-level recognition as a Fit-Friendly Worksite.

“We are excited to receive this honor once again,” said Nerissa Morris, vice president for human resources and chair of the UM Wellness Advisory Council. “We know that a healthy workforce leads to an engaged workforce, which is why it is important that we continue to offer various wellness programs throughout the year for faculty and staff.”

Morris said that the University’s wellness programs are of utmost importance to the Wellness Advisory Council. The University’s wellness offerings include wellness centers on the Coral Gables and Miller School of Medicine campuses; the Well ’Canes incentives program, which motivates employees to participate in wellness activities to earn up to $300 cash; Walking ’Canes; Be Smoke Free; Weight Watchers at Work; and free preventive care benefits for faculty and staff who are on a UM health care plan.

To learn about UM’s wellness programs, visit miami.edu/wellcanes.


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