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Check out January’s Walk with a Doc, hosted by Dr. Alexa Martin, as she speaks with Dr. Gina Drobena about culinary medicine! Registered dietitian Margaret Pauly shares a quick bite snack for when you are on the go and Dr. Gloria Richard-Davis takes us on a walk in nature!
Toolkit 2 is a COVID-19 employee education packet developed in partnership with Maggie Gough, Founder of Realize Wellbeing to support your employees’ wellness needs in all seven areas of WELCOA’s Definition of Wellness including health, meaning, safety, connection, achievement, growth and resiliency.View Documents
|The Starting Line: Beginning to save for retirement |
PRESENTER: TIAA Learn how to evaluate and manage debt, find additional ways to save, create a budget and begin to plan for retirement
|1/12/2021||2:00 CT Webinar|
|Quarterly Economic and Market Update with TIAA’s Chief Investment Strategist |
PRESENTER: TIAA Take a closer look at our views on the financial markets, including key market drivers, U.S. economy, policy and politics, and investing in public markets. This seminar will also cover the challenges that investors face and how to navigate them.
|1/13/2021||11:00 CT Webinar|
|Lifetime Income: Looking to Turn Your Retirement Savings into a Paycheck for Life? PRESENTER: TIAA Learn how creating a diversified income plan that uses a combination of income sources and includes annuity income that’s guaranteed for life and can help reduce the risks you may face in retirement and ensure you have income that never runs out.||1/13/2021||2:00 CT Webinar|
|10 Predictions for 2021 |
PRESENTER: TIAA Nuveen’s Chief Equity Strategist will discuss his annual predictions for 2021, taking a comprehensive look at the trends and issues he believes are positioned to shape the economy and markets for the coming year.
|1/14/2021||11:00 CT Webinar|
|The 411 on 529 Plans |
PRESENTER: TIAA You can learn how 529 college savings plans work and how to invest in one for a child, grandchild, yourself or other loved ones.
|1/14/2021||2:00 CT Webinar|
Today is World AIDS Day, join Dr. Alexa Martin, Latunja Sockwell and Stacy Petty from UAMS for a conversation about AIDS and HIV. The differences and the advances. This Walk With A Doc event is a don’t miss conversation!
Chancellor’s Circle Spotlight: Wellness Program
When UAMS developed a new wellness program in 2019, the goal was to transition from statistical measurements to individualized support for employees and students to help improve their health and life balance.Read More
December Financial Wellness Schedule
|Inside Money: Managing Income and Debt – Presenter: TIAA
Discover how to help make your money work harder by using your cash flow more effectively, developing good saving habits and better managing debt.
|Lifetime Income – Market proof your retirement – Presenter: TIAA
You’ve worked hard to save for retirement. TIAA can help you understand how to create a plan that protects you against key retirement risks as well as helps build a diversified retirement income plan.
|Strategies for Staying on Track – Presenter: TIAA
No matter how much or how little money you can save for retirement, it’s important that you start now and stay invested for your future. You can learn how taking smart financial steps today may help lead you to a solid financial future after you’ve stopped working.
|Postcards from the Future – A woman’s guide to financially ever after – Presenter: TIAA
Fewer years in the workforce. Longer life spans. Women saving for retirement face unique challenges. You can learn what it takes to overcome these challenges and help make your retirement dreams come true on schedule.
By: Margaret Pauly, MS, RD, LD
Did you know that November is designated as National Diabetes Awareness Month? And this week the focus is on diabetes education. As a registered dietitian, I think that diabetes education has been one of the most frustrating yet fulfilling things I’ve ever done. It’s frustrating because so many people are not given any diabetes education when they are diagnosed, and it’s fulfilling when I can help a person with diabetes learn to control their disease and live a better life.
There are two organizations that focus on diabetes – the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the one most people are familiar with. My diabetes instruction mostly came from the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), and I like their seven-step approach to diabetes self-care. It’s very holistic (caring for the whole person) and easy to understand. Let me briefly walk you through each of them:
Healthy Eating – It’s not about deprivation or not eating anything white as many of you have been told. It’s about knowing what affects your blood sugar and eating to support your health. As I always say, it’s about quality AND quantity.
Being Active – Did you know that a short 15-minute walk after a meal can help you control your blood sugar? It can also help with other health issues such as lowering your blood pressure or stress level.
Monitoring – Checking your blood sugar regularly helps you to know what foods raise your levels and lets you know if medication adjustments need to be made. Many people find it discouraging and stop monitoring regularly. Although it can feel more like a chore or punishment, try to think of it as an effective tool to help you control your blood sugar.
Taking Medication – Medication works with your lifestyle (healthy eating and being active) to keep you healthy. It also can reduce your risk of complications from diabetes. It’s important to take your medication as prescribed by your doctor. If it doesn’t seem to be working for you, speak to your doctor.
Problem Solving – I love that AADE helps with problem solving skills – such as what to do when you have the cold or the flu, or have low blood sugar. These are important skills to know.
Reducing Risks – Yes, you have more risks than other people of developing other health issues. It’s always better to know that beforehand, right? Then you can plan better and make better choices.
Healthy Coping – Many people with diabetes struggle with depression or denial. Neither help you manage your diabetes well. It’s important to recognize when you are feeling down and to get help. You are not alone in this. Contact a mental health professional, talk with a friend or your clergy/minister to work through the times you are feeling overwhelmed or down.
Here is a link to the seven steps: https://www.diabeteseducator.org/living-with-diabetes/aade7-self-care-behaviors .
If you struggle with controlling your diabetes, be sure to contact your doctor, certified diabetes educator or dietitian. You are not alone.