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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.

Visit Link to Health to view and register for upcoming classes and events, or browse archived programs below.

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
Healthy Eating
Utilizing Your Fall Harvest
Join Extension Educator Jenny Lobb for a webinar to learn some tips on which fruits and vegetables are part of the fall harvest, the nutritional benefits of eating in season, and delicious recipes and food preservation tips to enjoy your harvest through the winter.
October 4, 2022 • Jenny Lobb, MPH, RDN
General Health and Wellness
How Diet Culture Impacts Self Esteem and Health Behaviors
Join Taylor Lechner MFN, RD, LD from the Emily Program to discuss: 1.) What diet culture is 2.) How unattainable beauty norms negatively impact our self esteem 3.) How this impacts our behaviors around food/exercise a. Restricting food, yo-yo dieting then binging b. Tracking numbers too closely vs listening to our bodies (Fit bits, apple watches, closing rings, calories) c. How all of this negatively reinforces low self-worth and self-esteem when we don’t adhere to perfectionism with the above things emilyprogram.com
September 29, 2022 • Taylor Lechner MFN, RD, LD
Employee Assistance Program
Making YOU a Priority
We all know self-care is important and not selfish, but why is it sometimes still so difficult to put ourselves first or at least in our top 5 list of priorities? In this webinar we explore the common self-imposed roadblocks to self-care and more importantly how we can challenge them.
September 27, 2022 • Helka Casey, LPCC-S
Active Living
Improving Your Posture
Join OSU Health Coach Adam to take a look at proper posture. We will look at “good posture” and how to correct “poor posture”. He will showcase other exercises that may help you keep your posture in good shape.
September 22, 2022 • Adam Roberts, OSU Health Plan Health Coach
Healthy Eating
The Thrifty Food Plan: Are Healthy Foods “Too Expensive”?
Healthy doesn't have to mean expensive. Do you find yourself wanting to eat healthy, but concerned about your families grocery budget? Join Carol Smathers, MS, MPH for a 30 minute webinar to explore ways to feed nutritious foods to your kids on a limited budget. Learn about the USDA’s report on affording healthy foods at various budget levels.
September 7, 2022 • Carol Smathers, MS, MPH