Employee Wellbeing Update

Employee Wellbeing at Cornell

 

These newsletters from Cornell Work/Life, Cornell Wellness, and the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program are full of useful tips and resources for self-care, remote work, caregiving, financial wellbeing, and more.  Contact wellbeing@cornell.edu with questions or suggestions.

 

October 18, 2021

  • Domestic Violence Awareness
  • Restorative Talking Circles for Employees
  • Financial Webinars
  • Fun Activities in October

 

October 4, 2021

  • New Cornell Inclusive Excellence podcasts
  • 2022 Child Care Grant for Faculty & Staff
  • Computer purchase payroll deduction loans
  • Soup & Hope recordings

 

September 20, 2021

  • Prepare for flu season
  • Fall cooking demo
  • Cornell cancer support group
  • Preparing for Baby series
  • Retirement savings webinars

September 7, 2021

  • suicide prevention awareness
  • COVID wellness groups
  • not-to-miss lectures
  • master gardener bulb sale
  • managing hybrid teams

 

August 9, 2021

  • Message About Wellbeing from Michelle Artibee
  • How To Manage Intensity
  • Move-In Volunteer Sign-Up
  • Cornell Manager Chat August 12

 

July 26, 2021

  • New Tools to Drive Your Cornell Career Forward
  • Inclusive Excellence Podcast: National Disability Independence Day
  • Recipes of the week from Cornell Wellness: Basil Pesto and Salmon Patties
  • Lactation Accommodations at Work

 

July 12, 2021

  • Inclusive Hybrid Meetings
  • Managing Anxiety of Returning to On-Site Work
  • Arboretum Hike
  • Child Care Grant for Faculty & Staff

 

June 21, 2021

  • Respecting Our Unique Experiences
  • Consultations with Cornell Wellness
  • Managing the Anxiety of Returning to On-Site Work
  • LGBTQIA+ Pride Celebration Conversation

 

June 7, 2021

  • Managing the Anxiety of Returning to on-Site Work
  • Special Father's Day and Pride Event: Little and Often: A Memoir
  • EA Staff Forum: University Finance Update
  • Gardening for Beneficial Insects

 

May 17, 2021

  • Tompkins County Vaccination Clinics
  • Diversity Includes Disability: Take The Survey
  • Retirement and Beyond Seminars
  • Managing Career Burnout

 

May 3, 2021

  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Plan Vacation Time Now
  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • Gardening Mini Grants

 

April 21, 2021

  • Earth Day activities
  • Movement for the Mind Spring Challenge
  • Dog & Cat Drive-Thru Rabies Clinic in Tompkins County
  • Estate Planning Webinar with Cornell Law School

 

April 5, 2021

  • Sustainability Month
  • Wellness Dance Party
  • Presentation for New(er) Cornell employees
  • Strategic Paid Time Off Planning

 

March 22, 2021

  • Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Mental & Emotional Health
  • COVID-19 impact on Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Sustainability Month
  • CUBS Campus Registration

 

March 8, 2021

  • Cornell Wellness Days
  • Celebrating Women's History
  • Employee Awards
  • Understanding Burnout

 

February 22, 2021

  • Optimizing Your Space for Exercise
  • Cornell College Mentors for Kids
  • 2020 Vision, A Black Walden Pond & Other Musings
  • Cornell VetCARES Community Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic

 

February 8, 2021

  • Navigating grief and loss
  • COVID-19 Information
  • Black History Month
  • Ithaca Snow Angels

 

January 25, 2021

  • Cornell Soup & Hope Series
  • Positivity: Reworking the Mind for a More Optimistic Thought Process
  • Cornell Preparing for Baby Series
  • How to Run a Brilliant Remote Workshop

 

2020 Newsletters

December 2020

December 14, 2020

  • Home Alone for Winter Break?
  • Ithaca Ballet Virtual Nutcracker
  • Cornell Global Mixer
  • Inclusive Excellence Podcast

 

November 2020

November 30, 2020

  • Big Red Writes Penpal Program
  • COVID-19 Supplemental Testing for Faculty & Staff
  • Mental Wellness Challenge
  • Inclusive Excellence Podcast

 

November 9, 2020 

  • Veteran's Day
  • Cornell Wellness Sleep Challenge
  • Guiding Our Children Through Crisis
  • Cornell COVID-19 Employee Hardship Fund for School-age Child Expenses

 

October 2020

October 26, 2020

  • Election Season Self-Care
  • Checking on others when physically apart
  • Ergonomics tips for seating
  • United Way drive kicks off - volunteers needed

October 12, 2020

  • “Go Purple” for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Navigating Election Anxiety – program and resources
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
  • Sleep Hygiene Series – Part III
  • Video: Workplace Flexibility at Cornell (8 min)

 

September 2020

September 28, 2020

  • Mental Wellness Offerings
  • Quick and easy exercises for your back and hips
  • Adult education offerings
  • Water conservation tips
  • Five ways to avoid ineffective meetings

 

September 22, 2020

  • National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Relationship Changes & Challenges – Divorce and separation
  • Tips for Sleep and Cell Phone Use
  • Virtual Commemoration of POW/MIA Recognition Day
  • 4-H Raptor Club Starting Up

 

September 14, 2020

  • National Suicide Prevention Month
  • Cultivating Resiliency
  • Cholesterol Education Programs
  • Walk to Run Virtual Program
  • Anti-racism Programming
  • Tutoring discount for Parents of K-12 Children

 

August 2020

August 31, 2020

  • Transitioning to the Fall Semester
  • Understanding the Impacts of Sleep on Health
  • Cornell Flu Clinics
  • Child Care Grant For Cornell Staff & Faculty
  • Preparing for Baby Series

August 24, 2020

  • For Managers: Supporting the Caregivers on Your Team
  • Virtual 4-H Duck Race on Sept. 13
  • Hiring a nanny/teacher?  Learn to create healthy/fair agreements

 

August 17, 2020

  • Having conversations in today’s environment
  • Caring for your mental wellbeing through campus reactivation
  • “Notice and respond: assisting students in distress” training
  • Ergonomic consultations available to remote workers
  • Elder/adult caregiving: decision guide for interacting with others
  • Disability and elder law series

 

August 11, 2020

  • Care for Your Mental Wellbeing During Work & Family Transitions
  • Apps to help with anxiety and depression
  • CUBS camp extended through August 21st
  • Caring for individuals with brain injuries
  • Volunteer opportunities with St. John’s Community Services and Mutual Aid Tompkins

 

August 3, 2020

  • Support for caregivers
  • NYS financial resources
  • Adult group sessions focused on mental health
  • Advice for tired managers
  • Lotus pond and garden tour

 

July 2020

July 28, 2020

  • Am I Good Enough?  Navigating Shame & Guilt
  • Americans with Disabilities Act – 30th Anniversary
  • Lactation room update
  • Babysitters, nannies, tutors, and teachers available for hire

 

July 14, 2020

  • Tutors, Babysitters, Nannies, and Teachers needed
  • How to spend a mental health day and addressing micro stresses
  • Harmful Algal Blooms update
  • Donate excess produce to the Friendship Donations Network
  • Virtual Grassroots
  • Mask Makers seeking teens

 

July 6, 2020

  • Guide to navigating child care
  • Composting at home
  • U-Pick raspberry farms
  • Tompkins County rentals for kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards
  • Youth Grief Camp
  • Retirement & Beyond seminars
  • Food pantries

 

June 2020

June 29, 2020

  • Supporting others without doing harm
  • GirlTrek Black History Bootcamp
  • Meditation sessions
  • Feeling anxious? Rearranging your furniture may help
  • PTSD & LGBTQ+ Awareness Months
  • Parenting webinars
  • Dogs at risk for heatstroke

 

June 22, 2020

  • Mid-2020 Pause to Reflect and Reset
  • U-pick Strawberry Farms
  • Black Lives Matter Library Guide, LGBTQ Lunch & Learns, Talking to Children About Race
  • Financial Information & Support Hotline
  • Cornell CUBS Camp and other summer camp info
  • How to Spot When an Employee is Secretly Struggling

 

June 15, 2020

  • Why we should all stop saying, “I know how you feel”
  • Five finger relaxation technique
  • Anti-racism training programs and resources
  • Adult bicycling classes
  • Parenting chats and information about child care/camps and tutoring
  • Ithaca Tenants Union

 

June 8, 2020

  • Child Care & Summer Camps Update
  • Looking for extra work? Babysitters/Nannies needed!
  • COVID-related Bereavement Group
  • Rental Assistance Program
  • Conversations About Race

 

June 1, 2020

  • Supporting Our Diverse Community
  • New Wellness Challenge
  • When You Disagree About Social Distancing
  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers
  • How to Prepare Your Dog to Be Left Home Alone
  • Psychological Safety at the Workplace

 

May 2020

May 26, 2020

  • Help Collect the Advice of Elders for Getting Through a Crisis
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Mutual Aid food cabinets in need of contributions
  • Living Alone During COVID-19 program highlights
  • Parental Resilience Workshop Series

 

May 18, 2020

  • Financial wellbeing – Cornell special benefit considerations during COVID-19
  • Cultivating resiliency
  • Slacklining 101
  • Women Swimmin’ goes virtual
  • Story time with Cornell leaders
  • Maternal depression resources
  • Older Americans Month 2020

 

May 11, 2020

  • Cornell traditions
  • Caring for your time
  • Financial workshops - selling ahome, budgeting, tenant rights, student loans
  • Emotional wellbeing workshops - resiliency, grief, and stress
  • Parenting in a time of crisis
  • Managers role modeling wellbeing

 

May 4, 2020

  • Eating when working remotely: from mindless to mindful eating
  • Hiking/biking locations in New York
  • Opioids and Narcan Trainings
  • Welcoming new residents to Tompkins County
  • Update on public schools, camps, and child care programs
  • Caring for grandchildren while working

 

April 2020

April 27, 2020

  • Navigating work and life
  • Active and stillness breaks to recharge and re-energize
  • Tips for your high school/college students
  • Plant-based eating, food cabinets, food pantries
  • NYS Child Care Grants for Essential Personnel
  • Tips for managers

 

April 20, 2020

  • “Productivity, Perfection, and a Pandemic”
  • Substance abuse resources
  • Tips for grocery shopping and getting the most out of a virtual medical appointment
  • Remote work tips for everyone, managers, families, and technology
  • Volunteer opportunities

 

April 12, 2020

  • Emotional wellbeing and caring for the mental health of older adults
  • Adjusting your work schedule
  • Building and maintaining connections
  • Child care resources and virtual babysitting

 

April 6, 2020

  • Remote employees: tips for daily routines and focus
  • Financial supports for food, baby care items, etc.
  • Personal preparedness strategies