Posted tagged ‘Health Programs’

Save the Date – GRCC Flu Shot Clinic on October 24

October 8, 2018

The 2018 GRCC Flu Shot Clinic for Staff will be held at the Annual Benefits Fair.

  • When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
  • Where: ATC Banquet Rooms 118, 120, 122, and 124
  • Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The best way to prevent the flu and its spread is to get a flu shot. Protect yourself. Protect your family. Protect your friends.

The cost to GRCC staff will be $20 cash or check made payable to “Grand Rapid Community College.”

Employees covered under the WMHIP health plans can receive the flu shot at no charge. You will need to bring your insurance card to this event in order for Spectrum Health to bill on your behalf.

Spectrum Health Visiting Nurses will administer flu shots.

Weight Watchers at Work – Fall Series

September 7, 2018

We are two members away from our 15 member minimum to continue with Weight Watchers at Work, so if you’ve been thinking about joining, now is the perfect time! Our current members have collectively lost over 500 pounds since January!

Cost for the program is $156 for 12 weeks of on-campus meetings (on Thursdays) beginning September 13th and online e-tool access. Did you also know that if you take advantage of the Flex Spending Account, the cost of the program could be covered with a medical necessity doctor’s note? For more information, please contact the Benefits Office. If you’d like to join, please attend our next meeting on Thursday, September 13th, at 12:30 p.m. in room 144 Main to register and submit payment. Payment can be made via credit/debit card or check.

Questions? Please contact Nicole Dekker (x3848, nicoledekker2@grcc.edu).

Fall Wellness Schedule Now Available!

August 17, 2018

Classes will soon be in session, and so will our fall wellness classes! Build a little “YOU” time into your busy days and join us. We have a class for everyone, from beginners to advanced. Check out the schedule, grab a friend, and come move your body!

As always, there’s no need to sign up in advance – just show up and see what the fun is all about. You are welcome to bring your spouse, child over 18, or friend(s) to these classes. Non-GRCC participants are asked to pay a small $20 fee per semester. All are welcome!

**Please note wellness classes will not be held on September 3rd or the week of November 19-23 in observance of holidays.**

Contact Nicole Dekker (nicoledekker2@grcc.edu, x3848) with any questions.

Weight Watchers at Work – Fall Series!

August 8, 2018

GRCC would like to continue offering Weight Watchers at Work, and we are looking for 15 or more employees to join in our success in order to continue the program. Our current members have collectively lost over 500 pounds since January!

Enjoy a 15% discount if you register by August 9th! Cost for the program is $132.60 for 12 weeks of on-campus meetings (on Thursdays) beginning September 6th and online e-tool access. After August 9th, the cost for the program will be $156. Did you also know that if you take advantage of the Flex Spending Account, the cost of the program could be covered with a medical necessity doctor’s note? For more information, please contact the Benefits Office.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Nicole Dekker (x3848, nicoledekker2@grcc.edu) and join us at a meeting on Thursday, August 9th, at 12:30 p.m. in room 144 Main.

Might As Well Be Walking On The Sun: GRCC Walking Challenge Update

July 17, 2018

Four green-shirted "Tread Shredders" pose for a photo outside during the Going the Distance at GRCC Walking Challenge

Despite the toasty temperatures last week, participants in the Going the Distance at GRCC Walking Challenge logged over 1 million steps! Pictured are 4 Tread Shredders with their game faces on, while their other two teammates are working hard to catch up to the Sole Sisters, who are leading the pack! Who is going to take the lead this week?

If you’re interested in joining the challenge, it’s not too late! Join anytime, and all are welcome.

For questions or accommodations, please contact Nicole Dekker (x3848; nicoledekker2@grcc.edu)

 

Professional Development Recap: ‘Food for Life’ class

May 15, 2018

GRCC staff and faculty enjoyed the Food for Life programs nutrition and cooking classes, Foods that Fight Heart Disease and Foods for Healthy Weight this summer.

The Food for Life program is a community based nutrition education program, designed by physicians, nutrition experts, and registered dietitians aimed at preventing disease.

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GRCC Human Resources Professional Development

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Food for Life: The Power of Food for Health

Presented by: Sheri Olekoski

Human Resources professional development opportunities

May 10, 2018

Foods for Healthy Weight Workshop

Friday, May 11, 2018 (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

ATC Culinary Amphitheater Room 130

In this course you will learn about foods that will free you from counting calories and measuring portions… Power up your plate, maintain a healthy weight, and feel great! Class includes cooking demonstration and sampling.

 

Objectives:

– Learn how to identify common foods that lead to weight gain

– Describe elements of meals that lead to satiation to control cravings

– Learn how to identify common foods that are low in calorie density and satisfying

– Describe easy methods of healthy food preparation

 

Presented by: Food for Life – Sheri Orlekoski RN, BS HCSA

Human Resources Professional Development Opportunities

https://www.grcc.edu/humanresources/professionaldevelopment/learningopportunitiesregistration

Bragg, Harvard, MuhammadSmith Why We Can’t Wait Fund launches $3,000 scholarship

November 29, 2017

The Bragg, Harvard, MuhammadSmith Why We Can’t Wait Fund launches its $3,000 inaugural GRCC Student Scholarship for students studying in criminal justices, education, and health-care areas and planning on public service careers!

  • First scholarships will be awarded for the Winter 2018 Semester.
  • Applications due by 5 p.m., Friday, December 15, 2017.

Basic eligibility:

  • Non-GRCC Police Academy applications: 12 credit hours & 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • GRCC Police Academy students: Must be currently enrolled in the academy.

Application requirements:

  • Complete application by 5 p.m., Friday, December 15, 2017.
  • Include one letter of reference.
  • Application link.
  • PDF application.
  • Note: All applications must be submitted using Google form

Scholarship selection committee members:

  • Geoffrey Beene, Social Science Department adjunct faculty member.
  • Kathleen Hall, English Department adjunct faculty member.
  • Judith Kienitz, retired Language & Thought faculty member.

Contact person: Mursalata Muhammad, mmuhamma@grcc.edu .

The Bragg, Harvard, MuhammadSmith Why We Can't Wait Fund Launches! This $3,000 GRCC scholarship invites people planning on public service careers and who are current GRCC students studying criminal justice, education, and health-care fields to apply for the inaugural scholarship (it’s annual and renewable scholarship) • The first scholarships will be awarded for Winter 2018 Semester • Applications Due - 5 PM, Friday, December 15, 2017 • Link to view PDF version of application: http://bit.ly/BHMS2017ScholarshipAppPDF • Application Link: http://bit.ly/BHMS2017scholarshipAPP Note: all applications MUST BE SUBMITTED using Google form Scholarship Selection Committee Members: • Geoffrey Beene, Social Science department adjunct faculty member • Kathleen Hall, English department adjunct faculty member • Judith Kienitz, retired Language & Thought faculty member • Contact person: Mursalata Muhammad o Email: mmuhamma@grcc.edu o In Email Subject line, type “BHMS Scholarship”

Zumba Canceled Tonight, 10/12

October 12, 2017
Zumba has been canceled this evening, Thursday, October 12th.  It will be back on next week so be ready to bust a move and break a sweat!

Butts & Guts is now 45 Minutes!

October 10, 2017
You’ve asked, we’ve listened! Butts and Guts has been extended to 45 minutes, so enjoy an extra 15 minutes of strengthening your lower body and core with Beth Damon on Tuesdays at 5:30pm in 140 CSC!
And don’t forget to check out all of the other great wellness offerings!

Health Programs Sponsoring “Health for Haiti”

January 27, 2010

GRCC Haiti Relief EffortThe GRCC Health students are sponsoring “Health for Haiti” – enjoy a healthy snack for $1.00 – donations will go to the Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti.  Baskets of fruit are available at

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