EAP is committed to providing UAlbany employees with various opportunities to enhance their health and well-being. In addition to the Assessment and Referral Service, EAP sponsors an array of wellness programs designed to meet the needs and interests of the university community. Check the EAP Calendar for the upcoming wellness events. Most of the programs are free of charge unless otherwise specified. These programs include:
Lunchtime Wellness Programs
Free lunchtime wellness programs occur on the Uptown, Downtown, and East Campuses. EAP searches for presenters from the community who can provide valuable information and resources that will enhance the participants' well-being. Employees are invited to bring their "brown bag" lunches to these one hour events.
EAP financially sponsors the Lunchtime Wellness Programs.
EAP coordinates various programs to enhance one's physical health. Walking, yoga, and Tai Chi are just a few exercise and movement workshops or classes that are offered throughout the year. NOTE: For some ongoing classes, a small fee may be charged to help compensate the instructor's payment.
EAP also enourages employees to take advantage of the exercise programs offered through the University Campus Recreation Dept.
Offered periodically during the fall and spring semesters, the Defensive Driving Course is coordinated by EAP. This 6-hour course is provided by a local instructor who is certified by the New York State Department of Vehicles and the National Traffic Safety Institute. Participants who complete the course receive a discount on their car insurance and/or can have points reduced on their drivers' licenses.
A nominal fee is charged to participants for this course.
Once a year EAP sponsors a wellness fair. this annual event is now co-sponsored with the UAlbany Office of Environmental Sustainability. A new theme is chosen each year. Community organizations, campus resources, and health practitioners are invited to share information and resources. Health screenings provided by local hospitals are typically available (e.g., cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose level) which employees can take advantage of for a small fee.
If you have a suggestion for a wellness program or lecture topic, email Brenda Seckerson, EAP Coordinator.