Wellness

wellness

Purdue University North Central (PNC) Wellness Department offers a variety of programs and services to assist employees with better total wellness. PNC faculty and staff of all ages and abilities gain awareness, knowledge, skills, and motivation that promote a healthy lifestyle.

On this site you will find updated health news, past and present nutrition and fitness programs/classes, and information on area fitness parks/ trails.

Current & Upcoming Programs

IN TUNE
Monday, October 20, 2014 – Sunday, November 30, 2014

Americans are feeling stressed! Many are being asked to do more with less, for less. Thanks to 24/7 connectedness, some feel tethered to work even when they are at home. And who hasn’t felt dizzy and overwhelmed from information overload?

That’s why we’re launching our newest wellness incentive challenge, In Tune. In Tune is a 6-week campaign that will challenge you to tune in to your stressors and fine tune proven stress management strategies that will help keep day-to-day stress levels out of the danger zone. By employing a variety of methods to get In Tune with what is causing us stress, we will be better able to manage our response to those stressors and better appreciate the symphony of life. In Tune provides you with an opportunity to play with a variety of proven stress management techniques and determine which creates the best harmony in your life.
ll help guide you through the ups and downs of getting healthy. To register for In Tune.


MAINTAIN DON’T GAIN HOLIDAY CHALLENGE 2014
November 26, 2014 – January 4, 2015

To help you beat the odds this year, we are launching Maintain Don’t Gain: Healthy Holiday Challenge, a five-week program that can help you stay focused on healthy eating, active living, and keeping stress in check to enjoy a happy and healthy holiday season.  Your challenge is to gain no more than two pounds during the holiday season. Throughout the challenge, you’ll receive weekly emails that provide tips and strategies for adopting or maintaining healthy behaviors, healthy recipes, stress management tools, physical activity suggestions, and encouraging messages to keep you going.


FLU SHOTS
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Library-Student-Faculty (LSF) Building, room 170A
10:30am – 12:00pm

IU Health will be back on campus to administer flu shots to all benefit-eligible employees, retirees, and their spouses/same-sex domestic partners.  Please contact, Kendra Gardin, Wellness Coordinator, at (219) 785-5519 to sign up.


FRAUD & IDENTITY THEFT
Thursday, December 4 at 11am in LSF 170A
Wednesday, December 17 at 11am in LSF 170A

At this workshop participants will learn:

  • What is Identity theft?
  • How is your information stolen?
  • Typed of fraud scams
  • ID theft prevention
  • What to do if you are a victim
  • How to protect your Social Security number
  • Counterfeit money

PNC’s Employee Wellness, Student Activities and Purdue Federal Credit Union are teaming up to provide the PNC community a series on financial literacy.  Each month there will be a workshop on a new financial topic and be offered two times.  If you have a topic you would like to learn more about please email kgardin@pnc.edu.


MASSAGES
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Appointment times (all are in the a.m.): 8:15, 8:25, 8:55, 9:15, 9:35, 9:55, 10:15, 10:35, 10:55
Cost: $15
Location: LSF 75 (Aerobics room)
For more information or to schedule an appointment please call (219) 785-5519.


EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: WHY SHOULD YOU BE CONCERNED?
Wednesday, December 10 at 11am in LSF 2

Whether the emergency is at home, traveling, or is health or weather related, you can help yourself by being prepared.  This program will provide you with the information and tools you need to get prepared.  We’ll consider some disaster preparation strategies and ways to organize your important papers that will speed recovery.


Anthem – Purdue’s Medical Insurance Provider

Visit the anthem.com website. At this website you can:

  • Save on health and wellness related products & services
  • Check covered preventative and wellness services
  • Watch current, trustworthy health videos and podcasts on a variety of topics

Got an idea or have a need?

Email workshop requests to Kendra Gardin


 

For more information, or if you have questions, please contact:
Kendra Gardin, Wellness Coordinator
(219) 785-5519
kgardin@pnc.edu