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Step Into Spring With a Step Challenge; Fall Challenge...

Thursday, January 14, 2020 By Ron Owens, Teaching Lab Supervisor Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Fall 2020 Step Challenge. It was a tremendous success with a lot of miles covered and a lot of calories burned! In all, 21 teams participated, with five steppers on each team. They showed us how to […]

Boost Your Retirement Savings and Knowledge in 2021

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 A Message from Tom Keller, Director, Total Rewards As you’re planning your goals for 2021, now is the perfect time to meet with Valencia College’s AIG Retirement Services financial advisors to boost your retirement savings. AIG financial advisors are ready to assist all Valencia College full- and part-time employees. This is your chance […]

New Year, New You! Make Healthy Changes With Real Appeal

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 There are many things about 2020 we would rather forget. And that includes some of the inactivity and stress eating some of us engaged in to cope with challenging times. But don’t fret: Valencia College’s Real Appeal program, part of your Total Rewards, is here to help. Real Appeal is a […]

Self-care and Mental Breaks: The Importance of Guided Med...

Monday, November 16, 2020 By Karen Han, Human Resources Specialist Dates: Every Tuesday and Thursday Time: 12:30 p.m. Location: Zoom Right now we’re all burning the proverbial candle at both ends. Typically, this comes at the cost of self-care. Self-care becomes relegated to the “later” or “next week” category (which never gets done) and ends up by […]

Managing Anxiety in 2020; Join Valencia’s Optum EAP...

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 A Message from Tom Keller, Director, Total Rewards Are you feeling stress and anxiety about the uncertainties and stressors associated with the pandemic, civil unrest and the election? If so, you’re not alone. With COVID-19 and the election happening at the same time, feeling anxious is understandable. More than two-thirds of U.S. adults (68%) […]

Stressed? Check Out These Employee Development Workshops

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 It may come as no surprise that the American Psychological Association (APA) is reporting that many Americans are currently experiencing increased stress in 2020. Without deliberate attention to the stress levels and stressors we are experiencing, the APA suggests that “the negative mental health effects of of the pandemic could be “serious and […]

FRS Workshops Offer Tips for Retirement and Investment Pl...

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 When it comes to retirement, the Florida Retirement System (FRS) can help you prepare. FRS will hold the following online workshops: Using the FRS to Plan for Retirement Date: Monday, October 5, 2020 Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Protecting Yourself and Loved Ones Date: Monday, October 5, 2020 Time: 1 – […]

Relax Away Your Stress With a Guided Meditation

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Dates: Every Tuesday and Thursday Time: 12:30 p.m. Location: Zoom Feeling stressed? Less focused than you’d like to be? Join a mid-day guided meditation on Tuesdays and Thursdays this fall. Hosted by Human Resources Specialist Karen Han, this class will consist of 30 minutes of guided meditation for self-care. This session is aimed […]

Want to Quit Smoking? Check Out These Resources

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Although our campuses officially went smoke free eight years ago, we know that breaking the habit can be a challenge for many. If you quit smoking now, according to Tobacco Free Florida: In two weeks to three months, your risk of heart attack begins to drop and lung function begins to improve. […]

Your Flu Shot; More Important Now Than Ever

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 A Message from Tom Keller, Director of Total Rewards With flu season fast approaching amid the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the time to take preventative measures by getting a flu shot (as long as your doctor agrees the flu shot is right for you). While there are many different flu viruses, flu […]