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CLASSES AND EVENTS

As an OSU Health Plan member, you have access to a wide variety of health and wellness classes, recordings and events all year long. Take advantage of all that’s available to you! It can do wonders for your wellness.

View upcoming and archived classes and events below.
Financial Wellness
Holiday Budgeting Tips for Smart Spending
The holiday season can be a stressful time. When considering financial pressures, there are tools we can put into place to help ease the pressure. This presentation will provide tools for holiday budgeting to support smart spending.
November 15, 2022 • Patrice Powers-Barker, CFLE
Emotional Wellbeing
The Health Benefits of Laughter Therapy
Discover the mental and physical health benefits of adding more laughter to your life. We will discuss how laughter can be the best medicine for stress, anxiety, pain management, and coping with chronic illness, as well as practice some laughter therapy together.
November 8, 2022 • Roseanne E. Scammahorn, PhD
Employee Assistance Program
Compassionate Communications Part Four
This workshop is designed to teach skills in compassionate communication originally called Non-Violent Communication developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg PhD. You will learn how to be more compassionate toward yourself, toward others, and how to express appreciation in your life. This is a four-part series which will build upon the skills of compassionate communication in each session starting with the basics.
October 26, 2022 • Suzanne Vickers, LISW-S; Psychiatric Counselor, Ohio State Employee Assistance Program
Parenting & Family
Making the Most of Family Mealtime
What does family mealtime look like at your house?  Family mealtime, healthy food, and nutrition are hot topics right now and researchers are examining the powerful benefits of eating together.  In this Your Plan for Health webinar, we’ll discuss what parents can do to engage their children and encourage their healthy growth and development.
October 25, 2022 • James S. Bates, Ph.D.
Employee Assistance Program
Compassionate Communications Part Three
This workshop is designed to teach skills in compassionate communication originally called Non-Violent Communication developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg PhD. You will learn how to be more compassionate toward yourself, toward others, and how to express appreciation in your life. This is a four-part series which will build upon the skills of compassionate communication in each session starting with the basics.
October 19, 2022 • Suzanne Vickers, LISW-S; Psychiatric Counselor, Ohio State Employee Assistance Program
Emotional Wellbeing
Buckeye Paws Therapy Program
Introduction to Buckeye Paws, certified therapy dog intervention for students, faculty and staff at The Ohio State University and Wexner Medical Center.
October 18, 2022 • Aimee Mitchell, Mary Justice and Beth Steinberg
Employee Assistance Program
Compassionate Communications Part Two
This workshop is designed to teach skills in compassionate communication originally called Non-Violent Communication developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg PhD. You will learn how to be more compassionate toward yourself, toward others, and how to express appreciation in your life. This is a four-part series which will build upon the skills of compassionate communication in each session starting with the basics.
October 12, 2022 • Suzanne Vickers, LISW-S; Psychiatric Counselor, Ohio State Employee Assistance Program
General Health and Wellness
Composting 101
Composting is a great way to create valuable organic matter for your garden. Join us to learn the basics to getting started in composting!
October 11, 2022 • Timothy McDermott DVM
General Health and Wellness
Prime Care Connect Overview
Worried about health care costs? You may qualify for Prime Care Connect. Prime Care Connect (PCC) is Ohio State’s benefit option for those with a limited household income. Prime Care Connect helps Ohio State faculty and staff reduce the amount they pay out of pocket for health care. Susan Meyer and Ashley Baker from the OSU Health Plan will walk you through who’s eligible and how to apply.
October 6, 2022 • Susan Meyer and Ashley Baker from the OSU Health Plan
Employee Assistance Program
Compassionate Communications Part One
This workshop is designed to teach skills in compassionate communication originally called Non-Violent Communication developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg PhD. You will learn how to be more compassionate toward yourself, toward others, and how to express appreciation in your life. This is a four-part series which will build upon the skills of compassionate communication in each session starting with the basics.
October 5, 2022 • Suzanne Vickers, LISW-S; Psychiatric Counselor, Ohio State Employee Assistance Program