Nov. 12-15

Before the holiday season kicks off, join us for some activities that can help you relax in a healthy way!

During this season of giving, we are encouraging participants to bring an item that can be donated to our UToledo student food pantry with them to the Rocket Recharge activity.  Rocket Wellness will deliver all donated items to the food pantry on Friday Nov. 15. Visit the student food pantry website for more information about donations. 

Registration is required for all activities and space is limited.  Those who do not register, are not guaranteed participation due to space and supply limitations. Use this registration link to reserve your spot today! Please review the activity details below the charts prior to registering for the activity.

Main Campus

Tuesday Nov. 12 Wednesday Nov. 13 Thursday Nov. 14 Friday Nov. 15

WORKSHOP: Feng Shui for a Healthy Home & Office

A) WEBINAR: Holiday Grief

B) WORKSHOP: Macrame Wreath Braiding*

WORKSHOP: Ornament Decorating* WORKSHOP: Mindfulness for Stress Management
Time 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

A) 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. 

B) 11 a.m. - 12 p.m OR 12-1 p.m. 

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. OR 12 - 1 p.m. 12 - 1 p.m.
Location Center for Administrative Support, Training Room

A) Webinar

B) Health and Human Services, Room 1100

Health and Human Services, Room 1100 Center for Administrative Support, Training Room


Health Science Campus Tuesday Nov. 12 Wednesday Nov. 13  Thursday Nov. 14 

FULL: no longer accepting registrations

POUND fitness class

A) WEBINAR: Holiday Grief

B) WORKSHOP: Ornament Decorating*

WORKSHOP: Macrame Wreath Braiding*
Time 12 - 12:45 p.m. 

A) 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

B) 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. OR 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. OR 12 p.m. -1 p.m. 
Location Morse Center

A) Webinar

B) Center for Creative Education, Room 0111

Center for Creative Education, Room 0111

*Please note: Ornament decorating and macrame wreath braiding are "open house" style, meaning that you may come and go as it is convenient for you, anytime during the time frame you select (i.e. from 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. OR 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m.) Registration for these activities ensures we have enough materials.  We can't guarantee supplies or participation for participants that do not register.


Feng Shui for a Healthy Home & Office: During this one-hour workshop, presenter Judith Eugene will help participants learn how to create harmony, balance and healthy energy in their home and workplace using this ancient Chinese interior decorating technique. Participants will learn how the placement of furniture and accessories can enhance the energy in each room, which in turn has a positive effect on the inhabitants. We will learn how color, shape, and material have an effect on positive energy. We will also discuss the difference between "yin" and "yang" features and how to balance them to create a pleasing harmony. 

Holiday Grief: During this one-hour webinar, presenter Julia Ellifritt will help participants understand holiday grief. Depression is not uncommon for the bereaved during and following the busy holiday season. During this time individuals are often left with little support. It is important to provide such individuals with positive coping strategies and help them to anticipate situations and significant dates that may trigger intense emotions. Once you register for this webinar, using our registration form, you will receive a different link for access to the webinar closer to the date of the webinar. 

Macrame Wreath Braiding*: Macrame is a fun material to work with and can creating a stunning wreath to add a soft look to your home or office.  Check out Pinterest for examples of macrame wreaths.  Rocket Wellness will provide the macrame and we encourage you to bring ribbon, silk flowers etc. from home to dress up your wreath and make it your own. *Due to resource limitations, participants can only choose either the macrame wreath braiding OR the ornament decorating.

Ornament Decorating*: Tap into some creative thinking and join us for a relaxing, hands on activity!  We’ll supply a clear ornament, embellishments, and some great examples to choose from! We also encourage you to bring your imagination and a few of your own decorations to personalize your bauble! Embellishments include items such as pictures (3” or smaller), paint, glitter, ribbon, fabric, faux snow, tinsel, garland etc. *Due to resource limitations, participants can only choose either the macrame wreath braiding OR the ornament decorating.

POUND Fitness Class: FULL: No longer accepting registrations Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities. This class is limited to only 10 participants, so be sure to register!

Mindfulness for Stress Management: A Practical Approach to Managing Daily Stress: The practice of mindfulness can be incorporated seamlessly into daily routines to increase stress management and quality of life.  In this session we will identify personal indicators of stress across domains and discuss ways to manage those symptoms through mindful awareness.  This session will include discussion as well as practice of deep breathing skills and will conclude with a guided meditation.  This mindful session will be lead by Holly Eichner, a Lecturer in the Recreation Therapy program and a doctoral student working towards a PhD in Educational Psychology. Learn more about Holly by reading her bio.  This session is limited to only 30 participants, so be sure to register!




Check your calendar and make plans to receive the influenza vaccination.

It’s something everyone should make time for, according to Dr. Susan Batten, UToledo associate professor of nursing.

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicts there will be 37 to 43 million cases of flu in the United States this year, with 35,000 to 61,000 flu-related deaths,” she said. “35,000 is an impressive number, equal to the population of UToledo students, staff, volunteers, faculty and administration.”

Students, faculty and staff can minimize the risk for getting seasonal flu by thorough hand washing and getting an influenza vaccination, according to Batten.

“The CDC is urging early vaccination because the flu virus spread is expected to escalate in October and November,” Batten said. “Pregnant women, immunocompromised individuals, and those with severe respiratory or heart issues should seek a flu shot early. It takes two weeks to build immunity after getting a flu shot.”

The University provides free influenza immunization for students and employees. Walk-in clinics will be held on Health Science and Main campuses. Nurses and nursing students will administer the vaccine.

UToledo Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers not granted a waiver for medical or religious reasons are required to receive an influenza vaccination. Prior to the vaccination, employees must fill out a consent form, which is available at influenza.utoledo.edu. Those who have received flu shots elsewhere may upload documentation of their vaccination at the same website. Proof of immunization must be received by Dec. 1.

Main Campus students and employees can save time and register on the influenza vaccination website before going to a clinic. A schedule also is available there.

Clinics will take place:

• Wednesday, Oct. 23 — Health Education Building Lobby on Health Science Campus from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

• Thursday, Oct. 24 — Mulford Library Annex 245 from 7:15 a.m. to 7 p.m.

• Tuesday, Oct. 29 — UToledo Medical Center Pinnacle Lounge from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

• Wednesday, Oct. 30 — Sullivan Athletic Complex in Savage Arena near Rocky’s Locker from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

— UToledo Medical Center Pinnacle Lounge from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

• Friday, Nov. 1 — Mulford Library Annex 245 from 7:15 a.m. to 7 p.m.

• Wednesday, Nov. 6 — Stranahan Hall Lobby from 8 a.m. to noon.

• Wednesday, Nov. 13 — Health and Human Services Building Lobby from 8 a.m. to noon.


Impact Solutions Monthly Webinar

November: Money is Emotional: Prevent Your Heart from Hijacking Your Wallet

Presented by: Christine Luken

This webinar pulls back the curtain on why we do what we do with our money.  Christine Luken's "Mindful Money Management" approach to personal finance is unique in that it harnesses the power of positive thought and emotions - and short circuits the negative ones.  Participants will learn how to navigate emotional money situations with purpose and confidence, so you can ensure that your heart won't hijack your wallet. 

To watch this webinar, visit http://www.myimpactsolution.com/, use UT as your member login username, then scroll to the bottom


Prevention Screening Blitz 

Early detection is key to disease management and prevention.  UToledo Pharmacies and Healthy U have partnered to offer the following screenings each month.

Blood pressure: tracking blood pressure consistently is an important step to managing hypertension and preventing related health conditions such as stroke and heart attack.

DEXA scan: is a non-invasive test that measures bone mineral density (in your heel) to assess if a person is at risk of osteoporosis. 

Health Science Campus: Pinnacle Room, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Main Campus: Health and Human Services Building, Room 1100 (Center for Health and Successful Living), 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Health Science Campus Main Campus 
September 10 September 17
October 8 October 15
November 12 November 19
December 10 December 17

Screenings are not considered a diagnosis and the University of Toledo doesn't keep record of the results.  Participants are encouraged to follow up with their medical provider.



Introduction to Mindfulness Series

The Toledo Mindfulness Institute in collaboration with Healthy U present the Introduction to Mindfulness Series

When: Mondays starting October 14 through November 18 from 12-1pm, Sullivan Hall Room 2030

Cost: $300 – the first 20 UToledo faculty and staff members to register will receive $100 off of the course making their payment $200

Register: Online registration is now open and can be accessed via https://utrecportal.utoledo.edu/  once you log in, the program is listed under Special Events. **Please see the PDF for the complete registration tutorial  You do not need to be a UToledo Rec Member to use this portal to register.

In six weekly 60-minute classes, Professor Jay Rinsen-Weik will guide you in practicing various types of mindfulness meditations and will show you how you can incorporate mindfulness into your daily life. This course has been tailored for those that work in the higher education field and will introduce new topics and practices in every class, including:

  • Session 1: Seated Mindfulness of Breath Meditation Practice
  • Session 2: Clarify the Concept and Purpose of Mindfulness  & Using Ritual to Anchor Your Mindfulness Practice
  • Session 3: Extending Mindfulness: Mindful Walking
  • Session 4: Foundations of Mindfulness
  • Session 5: Foundations of Mindfulness, Continued
  • Session 6: Ethical Foundations of Mindfulness Practice





Last Updated: 11/7/19