Health and Wellness

Program Activities Council presents Hula Hoop Fitness

Students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate in a Hula Hoop Fitness event on Thursday, March 13 in the Truax Student Lounge from 4 to 6 p.m. Those interested can bring their own hoops or use one provided. Attendees will learn the basics of hula hooping while getting a workout. 

Published March 10, 2014.

Calling all moms: learn how to do child massage on March 24

Madison College Moms will host a special meeting from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday, March 24 for moms-to-be and mothers of young children.

Brenda Frasser, faculty member in the Madison College Massage Therapy program, will lead attendees how to do infant and child massage. Participants are welcome to bring a child to this meeting.

Location: Room 141, Health Education Building

Door Prizes: two prize drawings will be held at the end of the meeting.

Please RSVP via email to Tina Rettler Pagel to reserve a seat.

View other resources available for moms at Madison College.

About the Madison College Moms Group 

This group is open to any Madison College community member with an active OneCard. Participation in the group is open to all parents, however most of the topics and discussion are geared towards moms with children ages three and under.

Stay tuned to Matters for announcements of future meetings for moms. 

Questions?
Contact Lisa Lanting.

Published March 4, 2014. Updated March 5, 2014.

New yoga session starts March 24

The Truax Fitness Center is offering a second session of yoga classes. This session starts the week of March 24. All classes will be held in the Health Education building.

Class Days and Times:

  • Monday and Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday at 4 p.m.

Questions?
For more information and to register online, please visit the group fitness webpage

Published February 28, 2014.

Wisconsin Retirement System representative visits Truax Campus

A representative from the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) and Employee Trust Funds (ETF) will be at the Truax campus on Tuesday, Feb. 25 to give an overview of WRS retirement benefits and procedures for those who are thinking about retiring within the next five years.

Space is limited. Those interested email Marie Dusio if you would like to attend this session.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 25
Time: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Health Education Building, Rooms 309-311

Learn about:

  • Annuity vs. lump sum option
  • Beneficiary designation
  • Retirement benefit calculations
  • Core trust fund vs. variable trust fund
  • Purchasing service
  • Annual annuity adjustments
  • Additional contributions
  • Return-to-work rules
  • Health insurance/life insurance

Visit the ETF website to view informational videos and find out about upcoming learning opportunities.

Questions about WRS or ETF?

Contact their customer service call center at 608-266-3285.

Published February 21, 2014.

Last chance to sign up for CSA delivery

Local farmers are now accepting applications for 2014 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares. Act quickly; most CSA shares are sold out by the end of March.

Madison College is a partner with Troy Community Farm to deliver fresh, organic produce to the Truax campus on Fridays from June 6 to Oct. 24.

Several CSA delivery options are available:

  • Weekly share (full box, 21 weeks): $600
  • Bi-weekly share (full box, 10 weeks): $375
  • Egg share: Weekly $90, Bi-weekly $45

New! Market Share Options:

  • Troy Community Farm - pick up at farm at 502 Troy Drive in Madison: $300
  • Harmony Valley Farm - pick up at Dane County Farmers Market: Buy a punch card for $40 or $100 to redeem on Saturdays

All fruit/veggie CSA options qualify for wellness reimbursement through GHC ($100) and WPS ($200).

Download the membership form and learn more about CSA.

Questions?
Contact Lisa Lanting.

Published February 12, 2014. Updated March 26, 2014.

Meditation group meets Thursdays at Downtown campus

Madison College's faculty and staff meditation group focuses on health, peace of mind and mindfulness. Participants learn how a few basic meditation tools can positively impact  everyday activities and work.

The group follows “Guided Sitting Meditations” by Jon Kabat-Zinn designed as a core training tool to begin and deepen a daily meditation practice, and to bring mindfulness into every aspect of life. 

Meetings occur weekly on Thursdays from noon to 12:30 p.m. in room D636 at the Downtown campus. No registration is required. 

Questions?
Contact Kelly Knueve

Published February 10, 2014. Updated February 12, 2014.

Hula Hoop Fitness event on Tuesday, Feb. 11

Ready to have so much fun that you forget you are exercising? We dare you not to smile. 

Join us for a free Hula Hoop Fitness event. Bring a hoop or just use one of ours. We will have several sizes of hoops available to test out.

No experience necessary - all levels are welcome.

This event is open to all students and employees with an active OneCard. Presented by the Madison College Programs & Activities Council (PAC).

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 11

Time: Stop by anytime between noon and 2 p.m.

Location: Truax Student Lounge (C1423, 1st Floor) 

Facebook Group

Join the Facebook Group "Madison College Hoopers" to get announcements about future hooping events on campus. Group members must have an active OneCard and be approved by the Administrator.

Questions?

Contact Lisa Lanting.

Published February 7, 2014. Updated February 10, 2014.

Calling all moms: "Ask a Doctor" on Feb. 21

The Madison College Moms Group will host a special meeting from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21 for moms-to-be and mothers of young children. Dr. Nancy Deaton, a family physician from Group Health Cooperative, will answer questions about health and wellness for moms and babies. Come with a question or just observe, all mothers with an active OneCard may attend (employees and students).

ROOM CHANGE:
Due to a high number of RSVPs, this meeting will be held in room 309 on the third floor of the Health Education Building. This building is across the street from the main Truax Gateway entrance. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Feel free to bring a lunch if desired.

Please RSVP via email to Tina Rettler Pagel to reserve a seat.

Door Prizes: two prize drawings will be held at the end of the meeting. Win a Babies R Us gift card or a mommy wellness prize of your choice.

Possible discussion topics include:

  • Colds, flu, allergies
  • Child development stages
  • Breastfeeding
  • Nutrition for baby and mom
  • Teething
  • Stress and resilience
  • Sleep
  • Work/life balance

View other resources available for moms at Madison College.

About the Madison College Moms Group 

This group is open to any Madison College community member with an active OneCard. Participation in the group is open to all parents, however most of the topics and discussion are geared towards moms with children ages three and under.

Stay tuned to Matters for announcements of future meetings for moms. 

Questions?
Contact Lisa Lanting.

Published February 6, 2014. Updated February 19, 2014.

Clinic open house scheduled for Jan. 23

An open house at the Madison College Community Clinic is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, from 3:30-7 p.m. 

The event includes a tour of the new facility and the opportunity to meet the health care providers while enjoying free refreshments and snacks.

The state-of-the-art, full-service primary care clinic is located on the first floor of the Health Education Building at Madison College’s Truax Campus. The clinic is located at 1705 Hoffman Street in Madison. 

Did you know that GHC is now providing free health and wellness coaching through this clinic? Faculty and staff can meet with a coach by phone or in person to help achieve goals for the new year.

Employees covered by the Madison College WPS and GHC health insurance plans may use this clinic with no co-pay or deductible. Office visits are also available to Madison-based degree-credit students at no cost.

Questions?
Contact
Lisa Lanting.

Published January 15, 2014.

New year, new you! Free health and wellness coaching

What would you like to achieve in the new year? Dream big! You can do it.

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lao Tzu

Certified Health and Wellness Coaches are here to help you:

  • Improve your health, well-being, or lifestyle
  • Create personal wellness goals
  • Discover your inner motivations
  • Overcome your barriers
  • Monitor your progress
  • Check-in and stay accountable

Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin (GHC-SCW) now offers free, confidential health and wellness coaching for all Madison College employees at all campus locations. Employees can meet with a coach in-person at Truax or by phone at any location. This is open to all employees at no charge (full-time and part-time) and it is not billed to insurance.

The coaches are trained in wellness, well-being, health behavior change and motivation. They assist you in defining and working on your health & wellness goals. They partner with you to help you achieve your goals in your own way, on your own terms, with your own timeline.

Examples of lifestyle transformations:

  • Weight loss or management
  • Physical activity
  • Eating behaviors
  • Stress reduction
  • Well-being improvement
  • Lifestyle changes to improve health conditions such as diabetes or blood pressure.

Learn more by visiting the Health and Wellness Coaching page.

Questions?
Contact
Lisa Lanting.

 

Published January 14, 2014. Updated January 15, 2014.

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