||Tai Chi Session
||Jennifer Pustz, Assistant Researcher, Public Health & Community Medicine, Tufts University
||If you have ever been curious about tai chi, this session is for you! In this session, participants will: 1) learn about the history and health benefits of tai chi; 2) experience a demonstration of the Yang Style Cheng Man Ch’ing 37 posture short form; and 3) learn several simple warm ups and exercises based on this form that are easy to learn and practice anywhere. No experience or special attire/equipment are needed, just comfortable clothing and an open mind.
||Fitness at any Age Workshop
Tufts Jumbo Health Center
|Getting regular exercise at any age is possible. Learn how to start and maintain a workout routine that is safe for you. Getting moving and staying moving is increasingly important as you age. This webinar examines how to adapt a workout to work for you at any age and any fitness level.
Jumbo Health Center and Health Coaching Services Information Session
Tufts Jumbo Health Center’s clinical team run by Marathon Health is available for telehealth medical visits and health coaching services at no cost to you. All Tufts employees and their spouses/domestic partners are eligible for these services regardless of whether you have your health coverage through the university. Join this session to learn more.
||The Full-Range Health Benefits of Taekwondo
||Jae Hun Kim Taekwon-do Institute
||A way of life is learned - improved discipline, increased focus and self-confidence are interwoven into the physical development of the JHK Taekwondo student. Join us for a discussion and demonstration of how we have designed our curriculum over 46 years utilizing Taekwondo’s original and limitless content to deliver a robust health and fitness system. Our learning techniques for adults and children go beyond life-long learning to help people achieve a healthy way of life while learning invaluable self-defense skills.
||Chair Yoga Session
||Christina Pastan, Assistant Clinical Professor of Endodontics and Director of Mind Body Wellness, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Chair yoga is a form of yoga as therapy developed by Lakshmi Voelker-Binder in 1982. Trained by Lakshmi, Dr. Christina DiBona Pastan certified Kripalu yoga teacher and Director of Mind-Body Wellness at TUSDM will guide a 30 minute chair yoga practice that will include breathing exercises and seated yoga postures. This practice is suitable for all levels and deepens flexibility, increases range of motion and strengthens personal body awareness. Chair yoga has helped people with the symptoms of many chronic health issues including hypertension, anxiety, chronic fatigue, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, clinical depression and chronic pain.
Tufts Employee Assistance Program Information Session
Tufts Employee Assistance Program provider (KGA) offers free confidential counseling and referrals available 24/7 to assist you and your adult household members with a number of personal and professional issues, work and family life, health and wellness, and other work/life issues. Join this session to learn more.
||Metro Credit Union Information Session
||Metro Credit Union
Metro Credit Union offers many products that can help you to build savings, improve/rebuild your credit, and manage investments. Their priority is to provide low-fee or no-fee services with higher yields on savings and lower rates on loans. Join this session to learn more.
||The 9 Elements of Longevity Seminar
||Tufts Health Plan
||In this webinar, participants will discover some of the lifestyle habits and practices that seem to contribute most to living a long, healthy life including making health a habit, discovering your purpose, and connecting more with others.
||Taming your Mind with Mindful Techniques Workshop
||Tufts Jumbo Health Center
||When stress levels rise, our minds can become filled with worried, anxious thoughts. Mindfulness, the practice of paying attention to the present moment in a non-judgmental way, can quiet your mind and help you feel calmer. Join us to learn about mindfulness and practice a mindful breathing exercise and a ten-minute sitting meditation. Discover ways to be more mindful throughout your day. Resources for free guided meditations will be shared. New and experienced meditators are welcome.
||New Entry Sustainable Farming Project Information Session
||New Entry Food Hub
||Learn about New Entry Sustainable Farming Project’s programs and Community Supported Agriculture options at Friedman.
||Digitally Enhanced Fitness Seminar
||Lisa Gualtieri, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, and Nicole Schultz, VP of Training, EverybodyFights
||While technology is often touted at what keeps us from moving more, it is what can help us get fitter. We address some of the barriers, including digital literacy and COVID-19, and some of the digital motivators, including trackers and gamification. Lisa Gualtieri, PhD,, ScM talks about RecycleHealth, a Tufts-based non-profit, that has collected over 5,000 Fitbits and provided them to underserved populations to help them enhance their fitness. Nicole Schultz, PhD talks about EverybodyFights, a Boston-based boxing fitness company, that leverages technology to enhance the fitness experience, increase member retention and most importantly, build community.
||Therapy Animals Session
||Tufts Paws for People
||2:30 to 2:44 Niki Vettel and Calvin (a guinea pig)
2:45 to 3:00 Misha and Sheila Eliasziw and Zirka (a canine mixed breed, medium sized dog)
3:00 to 3:10 Rocio Pinzon and Toasty (an Irish Doodle – Irish Setter crossed with a poodle)
3:10 to 3:25 Lisa Freeman and Penny (long-haired Corgie) and Einstein (an Irish Wolfhound)
3:25 to 3:35 Anne Stoma and Sophie (a golden retriever)
3:35 to 3:50 Kris Amons and Gypsy Rose (a tiny mini horse!)
3:50 to 4:05 Ellen Finnie and Gracie (a golden retriever)
4:05 to 4:15 Sue Abkowitz and Lexi (miniature labradoodle)
4:15 to 4:30 Elizabeth Guttilla and Ella (a rabbit)
||Trisha Perez Kennealy, Chair, Board of Advisors & New Entry Food Hub
||Love for Leafy Greens
Join Trisha Perez Kennealy and New Entry Food Hub for an introduction to a wide variety of leafy greens being grown by New Entry’s beginning and immigrant farmers. Then follow along as we make a quick and easy recipe that can be adapted for any leafy green. To cook along with us you will need 1-2 bunches of a hearty leafy green of your choice (kale, swiss chard, collard greens, amaranth, or broccoli rabe are all great options), garlic, olive oil, salt/pepper, and a vinegar of your choice.