The Wise & Well U workshops are back this spring!

Please see the line-up below. We have added a couple of new workshops. Check them out!

Find Your Fire! And bring it to community action! April 12, 2018, 12-1 pm, Humanities 210

Interested in getting more active in our community, but not sure where you can best contribute? Want to connect more deeply to the fire that spurs your desire to act for a larger cause? Want to explore how to engage on a deeper, more systemic level? Join us as we identify your passion for community action, including looking at what sparks our fire, what personal experience can drive our activities, and explore frameworks to help us look deeper into the issues we are passionate about. If you are looking for inspiration for action, then this training is for you. This is a Community Connect opportunity led by Summer Starr, Coordinator of the Volunteer Center of Whatcom County.

Advance Care Planning 101, April 16, 2018,12-1 pm, Humanities 210

Presented by the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement who locally sponsors the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) program for our county. WAHA does not sell or endorse insurance products. Information is unbiased.

Emergency Preparedness, April 18, 2018, 12 -1 pm, Humanities 210

Are you prepared for a disaster? Preparedness is a personal responsibility. Getting prepared can feel daunting and overwhelming, but doesn't need to be. Come get some ideas and recommendations on emergency preparedness at work and home.

Medicare 101, April 23, 2018, 12-1 pm, Humanities 210

Need some questions about Medicare answered? Have you received notices that you'll be eligible for Medicare soon? This quick one-hour course is for those new to Medicare, or soon to enroll, who want to understand the many benefits available. Learn about health benefits, drug coverage, and how to supplement your coverage. Presented by the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement who locally sponsors the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) program for our county. WAHA does not sell or endorse insurance products. Information is unbiased.

Ergonomics: Reducing Stress and Strain on Your Body, April 26, 2018, 12 – 1 pm, Humanities 210

Ergonomics is the science and practice of fitting living and working environments to the people in them. For the workplace this “fitting” helps reduce stresses and strains on the body which may be related to activities of the job. We'll discuss specific posture and other concerns that can help you be more comfortable at work and at home.  

Understanding Credit and Loans, May 1, 2018,12-1 pm, Humanities 210

Do you still find credit confusing? Does applying for loans scare you? You are not alone! During the Understanding Credit and Loans seminar WECU® Consumer Loan Officer Meagan Southworth will help you understand the world of credit and loans, from what is on your credit report to what to expect when you apply for a loan.

Retirement: Emotional and Psychological Aspects May2, 2018, 12-1 pm, Humanities 210

Look at the process of retirement from an emotional and psychological perspective. Explore the two-fold process of retirement (pre and post).  Examine paths retirees often take upon entering into retirement and dispel some common myths and misconceptions that people often make. Examine a few strategies designed to promote and maintain a higher rate of satisfaction throughout the retirement process.

Pay Yourself First, May 9, 2018, 12-1 pm, Humanities 210

Learn more about the ways you can receive income through TIAA. This presentation will cover TIAA"s mission and heritage, financial risks and concerns during working years and in retirement, the importance of creating a paycheck for life, understanding lifetime income strategies, overview of lifetime income options of TIAA Traditional and CREF Variable Annuities. While everyone is welcome, this presentation is best suited for employees who are nearing retirement or are thinking about retiring and have retirement accounts with TIAA, because some of the income options that will be discussed are specific to TIAA.

Community Service Opportunity: York Community Farm, May 18, 2018, 8:30 -11 am, 1461 James Stree

Join other Western Washington University staff and students in preparing this local community garden for the spring. Tasks may include: assistance with the composting system (collecting leaves from the neighborhood, shredding compost material, turning compost piles); prepping beds (spreading manure, seeding with cover crops); shucking beans – tons of fun! Please be prepared to work outside in all weather. Boots, gloves, drinking water, and weather appropriate gear is recommended. Tasks available for all skill levels. This is a Community Connect opportunity hosted by Mary Loquvam, York Community Farm Founder and Garden Coordinator, and Rachel Dalthorp, WWU Student Employee.

Making the Most of Social Security, May 31,2018, 12-1, Humanities 210

Understand the different Social Security choices, how to put a plan in place to prepare for living in retirement, tools and information to help you optimize Social Security, and how to calculate your benefits, when and how to claim.

Sign up for Wise & Well U workshops through the WWU Training site: http://training.wwu.edu.  

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