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Fitness in the Workplace

Robin Wert-Eller, Coordinator of Equipment Operations, gave the following Powerpoint presentation at a Brown Bag Professional Development session for members of the Division of the Dean of the College.

Upcoming Programs

Take advantage of these activities to help you stay healthier over the holidays! Participation will qualify towards the Wellness Rewards program when it begins on January 1st.

Maintain Your Weight Over the Holidays (MYWOH)

Sign up for our motivational series of e-newsletters to help keep you on track through this joyous, food-filled time of year!  Each weekly issue will include helpful tips, action items, and healthy recipes to encourage you to start or continue healthy habits that prevent holiday weight gain. 

To sign up, go to  Enter your name, email address and Franklin & Marshall as the Institution.

Emails will begin the week of Thanksgiving and continue until January.  Simply record your weight weekly using the tracking tool.  This is a simple way to help you stay on track during the crazy holiday activities. Deadline to participate is November 21, 2014.

Cigna Employee Assistance Program Presents:

Holiday Stress: Putting "Happy" Back in the Holidays

It's the most wonderful time of year, right? In reality, many people find the holidays stressful and even depressing. In this seminar, you'll discover how to let go of unrealistic expectations.  You'll learn how to balance holiday obligations while taking care of yourself, deal with difficult family members.  You'll also learn how to eat, drink and spend in moderation, and find ways to really enjoy the season. 

No registration is necessary.  Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from Noon – 1pm in Booth Ferris South

Be happy - be healthy!

On behalf of the Wellness Committee,

Wendy Gentile

Flu Shots

The Wellness Committee is pleased to announce that in addition to the Flu Shot Clinics offered by Appel Health, we will be offering Flu Shot Clinics at the Benefits Fair on October 23rd and October 30th.

On October 23rd we will be offering flu shots from 8 am – 2 pm. 

Rite Aid: 8 am – noon, Armstrong & Grundy Rooms

Travel Health Services: 11 am – 2 pm Booth Ferris South

On October 30th, Rite Aid, 4 pm – 7 pm Booth Ferris South

For all employees, dependents and retirees with F & M insurance please bring a COPY of your insurance card (both sides) and the cost of the flu shot will be covered by F & M.   If you do not have F & M insurance, you are still welcome to attend these clinics, but you will be required to either pay the cost of the shot in cash or have your insurance company billed.

Common Questions:

Do I need an appointment?

What is the cost of the shot if I do not have insurance?

Can my dependent child under the age of 18 receive a flu shot?

For either clinic:

·         You do not need an appointment, you can just stop in.

·         You can get a flu shot without insurance.  Cost is $25 payable in cash only.

Please contact with any other questions.

We hope you will take advantage of these clinics and take an important step in keeping you and your family healthy during the upcoming winter months!

  • Immunization Screening Questionnaire
  • A questionnaire and consent form to be completed before receiving a flu shot.

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  • Influenza Vaccine: What You Need to Know
  • Some facts about the vaccine and reasons why you should get vaccinated, along with some people who should not get the vaccine.

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Biometric Screenings

The F&M Wellness Committee encourages you to Know Your Health Numbers so you can make informed decisions about your health.

In conjunction with the Human Resources' Benefits Fair, the F&M Wellness Committee will be offering free biometric screenings to full and part-time employees on October 23rd (in Booth Ferris South) and October 30th (in Booth Ferris North) from 7:00 - 10:00 am each day.  A limited number of slots are available, so don't miss out - sign up today! 

These finger-stick screenings will take approximately 10-15 minutes and test for total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and blood sugar.  Blood pressure readings will also be included. You will receive your test results during your appointment time.  Your results are confidential; no individual results will be shared with the College.

On the day of your screening

     - Please take all medications as normal.

     - No food or drink (except for water) for 10 to 12 hours prior to the screening.

     - If you are unable to fast (not eat) for this length of time you can still participate but the screening will be limited to total cholesterol, HDL and glucose.

     - You will be required to complete a consent form prior to the screening.

Know your health numbers!!  Click on the link below and sign up today!!

On behalf of the Wellness Committee,

Fall 2014 Fitness Classes

A list of classes for the Fall semester is available here.

Staying Safe in the Outdoors

A few reminders and simple, common sense precautions to take to ensure a fun-filled and safe summer.

2014 American Heart Association Award

Franklin & Marshall College has once again been awarded "Fit Friendly Company" status by the American Heart Association. This year we have moved uo to Platinum status! The status recognizes employers who display progessive leadership and  "who go above and beyond when it comes to their employees' health."

Slips, Trips and Falls

Here are several handouts from the recent talk on how to prevent slips, trips and falls in the workplace:

Trips, Slips and Falls: The Powerpoint Presentation, from Denise Freeman, F&M's Director of Environmental Health and Safety

The Dangers of Slips, Trips and Falls (from the National Safety Council)

The Prevention of Slips, Trips and Falls (from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Slips, Trips and Falls: Prevention and Regulations (from Grainger Industrial Supply)

Tips on Quitting Tobacco

Lancaster General Health offers the following flier on free programs to help make a quit plan that works for you.

YMCA Discount

Franklin & Marshall is pleased to have joined the Lancaster YMCA's Healthy Workplace Program.  Through the Healthy Workplace Program, faculty and professional staff of Franklin & Marshall are eligible to receive discounts on adult and family YMCA memberships, both at the City Y and the Lampeter-Strasburg branch.  Faculty and staff are eligible to receive a 10% discount on an adult or family Y membership, as well as a discounted initial registration fee.

Faculty and staff who wish to join the Lancaster Y may download a membership application from , and should bring the completed application to a Y branch along with their F&M ID card.  Current Lancaster Y members can receive the 10% discount going forward by showing their F&M ID card to a YMCA membership coordinator.

Y members enjoy access to fitness facilities and equipment; indoor and outdoor pools; indoor and outdoor tracks; a steam room, sauna, and whirlpool; a variety of fitness classes and recreation activities for all ages; and an "I-Zone" fitness room and child watch area for kids.  Please visit for more information about the Lancaster Y.

If you have questions about Y membership or the Healthy Workplace Program, please feel free to contact the Y's membership director at (717) 464-4000, ext. 205.

We also want to thank Jane Price, the F & M Wellness Committee members and Human Resources for their work in creating this relationship with one of our neighbors.

Thank you,
Robin Wert
Coordinator of Athletic Equipment Operations and Wellness Committee Chair

Franklin & Marshall College

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Circuit Training Program

Think that you don’t have time for a strength workout along with your aerobic program?  Looking for a new program?  Try this circuit program at the Alumni Sports and Fitness Center.

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  • Helping our faculty and professional staff achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

  • Read about F&M's Fall 2014 Fitness Classes