The University strives to provide a work environment that encourages all employees to lead healthy lifestyles and proactively work toward improving our health. We believe fitness is important for employees in achieving good health, preventing serious disease and better managing existing health conditions. Note: Prior to participating in any physical activities, please contact your Primary Care Physician for approval.
Wellness Fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
offering refreshments and lunch
Tuesday March 3, 2015
Campus Center, Biddeford
Thursday March 5, 2015
Finley Recreation Center, Portland
There is an endless variety of health and wellness information which you may be interested in. For more information to assist your healthy lifestyle choices visit these useful resources.
February Is American Heart Month
Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?
Americans see the human heart as the symbol of love. February is American Heart Month, a time to show yourself the love. Learn about your risks for heart disease and stroke and stay "heart healthy" for yourself and your loved ones.
National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 6
On National Wear Red Day®, be sure to wear something red to show your support for women with heart disease.
2015 Employee Incentive Rewards Program
Participating in the Cigna Employee Incentive Reward Points Program is a great way to get motivated to set goals and take positive steps to improve your health. Whether you're committing to being more physically active, trying to quit smoking or managing a chronic health condition; you’ll have the opportunity to earn reward points as you work toward achieving your wellness goals. This program is for employees only. Dependents are not eligible.
To register for the Cigna Incentive Reward Points Program:
Non-Cigna Employees also have an opportunity to earn Incentive Reward Points. If you are interested, please contact MaryLou Kadlik at 4306 for details.
For more information contact MaryLou Kadlik, Human Resources, at (207) 602-2384.
UNE Becomes a tobacco and smoke free campus — July 1, 2014
As part of our dedication to promoting a healthy environment for all students, employees and visitors, effective July 1, 2014, the University of New England will transition to a 100% tobacco-free and smoke-free campus.
UNE’s new policy makes all University campuses smoke and tobacco free, including personal vehicles parked on UNE property. Smoking of tobacco or other substances and use of all tobacco products will not be permitted anywhere and anytime on the University campuses. Only FDA approved nicotine replacement therapy products will be permitted.
A lot of us sit at a desk for extended periods of time and believe it or not this can cause stress on the body. Our Ergonomic Work Station Information and our Work Station Exercises can help you have a more comfortable day.
If you would like to request an ergonomic evaluation, please have your supervisor contact Cat Martins in HR.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), provided by Stevens Wellspring Group, is a resource for any issue — personal or work related — to assist in any way possible to help you maintain your mental and physical well being. As a UNE employee you, your family members living within your household, children away at college and anyone covered under your health insurance are automatically enrolled and authorized to just pick up the phone and use these confidential services. EAP Services include:
- Assessment, short-term counseling and/or referral
- Three free EAP office or telephonic counseling sessions per issue
- Legal Assistance
- One free 30-minute consultation per issue, up to three per year
- 25% discount off attorney's published fees
- Credit Counseling
- Free telephonic credit counseling
- Small monthly fee charged for debt management if selected
- Stress Support (family, social, etc)
- Work/Life Resources