December 16, 2015

Wellness Events & News

The Healthy Herd Working Group will be holding open forum meetings for the entire community. Join them for their first meeting on Thursday, Dec. 17, noon, in the Hagglund Room, Rubin Campus Center.


The first wellness rewards program is quickly coming to an end; please submit your checklists by Dec. 31 and thanks to all who have participated. See the website for more information and to obtain the check list.


Billy the Coach is returning to provide a program focusing on behavioral conditioning and learning how to think in a way that makes being healthy sustainable for the long run. This 5-week program begins Tuesday Feb. 2, and ends on March 16.  The classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday, noon. There are only 20 spots available, so don’t wait too long to complete your application (due by Jan. 22). Cost is $149. For more detailed Information and to complete an application, visit:

An informational session will be held Jan. 12 at noon in the Hagglund Room for anyone interested in learning more about the program.


When harnessed effectively, stress can be a source of energy and motivation. However, all too often, we let stress build to unmanageable levels, allowing it to impact our physical and mental health. During this seminar, we will review common stressors and symptoms of stress, as well as our individual responses to demands in our personal and professional lives. The focus will be on developing strategies for coping with stress and increasing our ability to transform stress into a motivating, rather than debilitating, force in our lives. February 16 at noon, Hagglund Room, Rubin Campus Center, register here.


According to some estimates, 70 million people will retire in the coming years. While financial planning is critical, all too often people fail to focus on key psychological and social factors that will impact how ‘successful’ their retirement is. During this workshop, you will explore the different facets of retirement and gain practical tips to prepare for and navigate the changing face of retirement. April 14 at noon, Hagglund Room, register here.


Please join WPI’s Colleges Against Cancer at its first annual Purple Gala on Friday, January 29 at 6:15pm in Alden Memorial. There will be hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, and a silent auction. The cost is just $25 per person and all proceeds benefit WPI’s Relay for Life.