December 2019
As we wrap up 2019, the Be Well at Work - Wellness team would like to thank you for your continued support of our programs throughout the year. From  Balancing Technology  to congratulating the campus' first  Certified Healthy Departments , we hope our programs, services and environmental initiatives have educated and equipped you with the tools to make healthier choices and created a healthier workplace community.

In 2020, we will continue our commitment to a healthier environment and chronic disease prevention through the  Food and Beverage Choices Policy , Healthy Beverage Initiative and the  Diabetes Prevention Program , alongside our dynamic  Cook Well Berkeley  classes,  Active at Work   workshops and Know Your Numbers Health Screenings.

We value your commitment to your health and wellbeing and together we can all Be Well at Work.
Begins January 29 | 10:00 - 11:00 am | Tang Education Center
The UC Diabetes Prevention Program is a campus-based, small-group program that uses a scientifically based approach developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help you make important lifestyle changes. Trained lifestyle coaches lead one-hour sessions in which you’ll learn healthy habits that stick, while significantly reducing your chance of developing type 2 diabetes.

The program consists of 26 one-hour classes which are held weekly from January to April, biweekly May - September, and once a month in October and November. Make up classes are available and can be accommodated based on participant and instructor availability.

If you think you could be at risk of prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, visit or contact Cori Evans at for more information.
Active at Work
Dancing For Fun and Fitness
12:10 - 1pm | 251 Hearst Gym
Instructor: Nadia Qabazard
Zumba/Samba -  12/6
Nutrition Resources
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Be Well at Work Happenings
Strategies to Sharpen Your Focus
Tuesday, 12/3; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Elliott DiTusa, LPCC

Being fully present and engaged can be a daily challenge for most people. In this interactive workshop we will learn sport psychology techniques and how to apply them to our daily lives. Specifically, this workshop will teach us focused goal-setting, as well as mindful, cognitive, and somatic strategies used by athletes to increase focus and performance.
Caring for the Caregiver
Wednesday, 12/4; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Maureen Kelly, Ed.D, LCSW, UC Elder Care Program

As the population ages and our health systems provide less and less care, more caregiving responsibilities are being borne by family members. Caregiver stress, a result of the emotional and physical strain of caregiving, is reported at much higher levels by family caregivers than by non-caregivers. Caring for a loved one strains even the most resilient among us and impacts health. Caregivers, especially women, are at risk for anxiety and depression, suppressed immune system, obesity and heart disease, a loss of concentration and focusing. Elder caregivers who ignore their own health may know the risks, but find it difficult or impossible to make room for themselves. This supportive workshop will provide education, suggestions, and resources for the care of family caregivers
Home Buying What You Need to Know
Wednesday, 12/11; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Carla Higgins, Realtor

Thinking about buying a first home? Not sure where to start?
Join Realtor Carla Higgins to learn about:
  • the homebuying process
  • sources of down-payment and closing-cost assistance
  • credit repair
  • mortgage types
  • who should be on your homebuying team
  • the benefits of homebuyer education and more