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New Health and Wellness Program

Are you interested in learning how to become healthier and more fit in 2002? Human Resources' is excited to announce a new Quality of Worklife Program--the Health and Wellness Program, developed in partnership with Independence Blue Cross. University faculty and staff members now will be able to take advantage of a variety of health and wellness activities throughout the year, and most are available free of charge:

  • Health Awareness Seminars--lunch-time "brown bag" seminars facilitated by a healthcare expert covering health and wellness related topics
  • Health and Wellness Videos--videos produced by premier healthcare organizations on a wide range of health and wellness topics, offered as lunch time "brown bag" sessions
  • LifeStyle Change Seminars--multi-session programs facilitated by health care experts that can help you convert to a more healthy lifestyle through health education, screenings, behavior modification, experiential practice, and feedback
  • Helpful Tips for Health and Wellness--a quarterly online newsletter found by going to the HR Health and Wellness website, listed below.

Details about the topics covered this semester, the locations of the presentations, and the required online registration process are found at

Scroll down and select "Health and Wellness" Program activities. Or go to and scroll down to Browse by Category, select Health Promotion, and follow the prompts.

Spring Semester 2002 Health and Wellness Activities

Health Awareness Seminars (Free of Charge)

Exercise --Finding the Time February 27 noon-1 p.m.

Good Mornings! Better Sleep April 23 noon-1 p.m.

Video Presentations (Free of Charge)

Trigger Proofing Your Home for Asthma and Allergy

March 11 noon-12:45 p.m.

Healthy Eating for the Whole Family May 6 noon-12:45 p.m.

LifeStyle Change Programs (See associated costs for each topic below*)

Smoking Cessation Six (6) one-hour weekly sessions

* Cost: $100 paid to IBC presenter at the first session

Blue Cross/Blue Shield Plan 100, PENNCare, UPHS Point of Service, and Keystone Health Plan East plan participants may be eligible to receive reimbursement from Independence Blue Cross. Call 1-800-ASK-BLUE (1-800-275-2583) to enroll and receive additional information.

February 25 and March 4, 14 2-3 p.m.

March 21, 28 and April 4 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Cholesterol Reduction Two (2) one-hour weekly sessions followed by Two (2) one-hour monthly follow-ups

* Cost: $45 paid to IBC facilitator at the first session

March 5 and 12, April 11, and May 9 noon-1 p.m.

Questions? Contact Orna Rosenthal at (215) 898-5116 or

-- Division of Human Resources

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 22, February 12, 2002


February 12, 2002
Volume 48 Number 22

A new chair in gerontology for Dr. Naylor in Nursing.
A new chair in chemical engineering for Dr. Vohs.
The SAS Dean's Forum focuses on the Human Genome.
SEAS bridges the Digital Divide in Ghana with a grant from HP.
The Faculty Senate proposes a revision to procedures for the establishment, merger and closing of departments, divisions and similar entities.
The 2002 Models of Excellence Awards honor the contributions of staff achievements in a variety of settings across campus.
HR unveils a new Health and Wellness program for faculty and staff.
Time to plan for summer: Penn Camps for Children range from anthropology to volleyball.