Events

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Register here. Overview/Description When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease the impact on family and caregivers is enormous. This course will address some of the basic considerations involved in caring for and communicating with a loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease. The course will cover some of the basic facts of the disease along with the unique challenges and stress it brings to the family. Target Audience Anyone who has a parent or loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease. Expected Duration 45-60 minutes Workshop Objectives At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Identify the basic facts and course of Alzheimer’s disease: Symptoms Coping and caretaking needs Treatment Recognize effective ways of interacting and communicating with someone who has Alzheimer’s Identify common mistakes family members make in interacting with someone who has Alzheimer’s Describe ways of helping your loved one to cope with behavior problems such as: Grooming/bathing/cooking and other activities of daily living Memory problems Wandering Agitation Identify ways of coping with the severe stress associated with care giving for a loved one with Alzheimer’s: Getting help from family and respite care Adjusting your expectations and prioritizing your own health needs Consider long-term care options
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 10:30am
Stillwater Campus, Engineering South Lawn
Meet with Benefits Vendors! Win prizes!
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 10:30am
Engineering South Lawn
October 25, 2017 10:30am - 1:00pm Engineering South Lawn Visit with benefits vendors! Win prizes!
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 2:00pm
408 Student Union - Case Study I
Mark your calendar to attend a meeting to learn about 2018 Annual Benefits changes and the new BenefitFocus Member Portal. http://hr.okstate.edu  
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 3:30pm
416 Student Union - Case Study 2
Mark your calendar to attend a meeting to learn about 2018 Annual Benefits changes and the new BenefitFocus Member Portal. http://hr.okstate.edu  
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 8:00am
2018 Annual Benefits Enrollment Period November 1, 2017, - November 17, 2017
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 11:00am
408 Student Union - Case Study I
Mark your calendar to attend a meeting to learn about 2018 Annual Benefits changes and the new BenefitFocus Member Portal. http://hr.okstate.edu  
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 9:00am
416 Student Union
Mark your calendar to attend a meeting to learn about 2018 Annual Benefits changes and the new BenefitFocus Member Portal. http://hr.okstate.edu  
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 10:00am
416 Student Union
Mark your calendar to attend a meeting to learn about 2018 Annual Benefits changes and the new BenefitFocus Member Portal. http://hr.okstate.edu  
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Register here. Hobbies of all sorts can help us to be mentally and physically healthier people for ourselves and our loved ones. By choosing to spend time on engaging activities that we truly enjoy, we are more likely to be the best version of ourselves. Too often we end up either just passing the time or prioritizing everyone else’s needs above our own. Target Audience - This workshop is for anyone who would like to de-stress, improve their ability to focus, and feel better about themselves. Expected Duration - 45-60 minutes Workshop Objectives - At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Understand the benefits of hobbies for: Reducing stress Enjoying “flow” experiences • Feeling more in control Consider new hobbies or reconsider old ones: Types of hobbies Compare hobbies with pleasant but less-beneficial pastimes Get the most out of your hobbies: Increase the opportunity for neuroplasticity through mental challenges Improve your physical health with a hobby that involves exercise Interact with others that share your interest to build relationships Sponsored by Guidance Resources.  Your GuidanceResources® benefits will give you and your dependents confidential support, resources and information for personal and work-life issues. These services are provided at no charge to benefits eligible employees and their dependents. GuidanceResources® is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are three ways to access your GuidanceResources® benefits: Call 855.850.2397. You’ll speak to a counseling professional who will listen to your concerns and can guide you to the appropriate services you require. Visit GuidanceResources Online at www.guidanceresources.com, click the link for I am a first time user,  enter OKSTATEEAP as your Web ID, then create your user ID and password Download the GuidanceResources® Now app for your mobile device. If you have any questions regarding this benefit, please contact Employee Benefits at (405) 744-5449.