Employee Wellness and Resources

Wellness Themes and Events

10-Days of Real Food Pledge

In celebration of March as National Nutrition Month, several Daemen employees are taking the 10-Day Real Food Pledge.  This means that for 10 days, our participants will avoid highly processed/refined foods, opting for items that are more a "product of nature than of industry."  Avoiding the refined oils, sugars, and artificial ingredients found in most processed foods can have a dramatic impact on our health- and we're about to experience that for ourselves!  To keep on track, all participants will receive a list of "The Rules", sample meal plan and shopping list. 

All employees are welcome to participate!  If you'd like to join us in the 10-Day Real Food pledge, contact Kelly Pogore at x7883 or kpogore@daemen.edu

Show Me the Funny...

Our Show Me the Funny Wellness Campaign has just ended!  The purpose of this 3 week challenge was to make a daily effort to find and share humor- and our participants certainly did just that!  Congratulations to our winners:

  • Lorraine Floyd: $100 Gift Certificate to Helium Comedy Club
  • Shannon Radder: 10-pk tickets to Buffalo ComedySportz
  • Kim Kerrigan: 2 Regal Movie Passes
  • Dana Kelley: 2 Regal Movie Passes

SMART Choices for the Holidays...

Daemen College was declared the winner of this year's SMART Choices for the Holidays Challenge!  Thanks to all of our participants who helped us successfully overcome the competition from D'Youville, Hilbert, Medaille, and Trocaire.  And, well-deserved congratulations to several of our successful participants who took home a great prize for their hard work:

  • Grand Prize Winner of a Jawbone UP Fitness Tracker: Isaac Williams
  • $25 Wegmans Gift Card Winners: Sherrie Gustas, Jeff Law, Ann Robinson, and Marilyn Tokarczyk

Good Nights, Great Days...

Our Good Nights, Great Days wellness challenge had nearly sixty participants working to snooze their way to wellness!  Congratulations to Charlie Wesley who won a fabulous retreat in beautiful Canandaigua, NY including:

  • $300 gift card to the Inn on the Lake Resort & Conference Center
  • $50 gift card to the New York Wine and Culinary Center

The WaterWorks! Challenge...

The WaterWorks! challenge ended with fabulous results! The goal of this 20-day challenge was simple- to help participants identify their hydration needs and aim for 9-13 servings of hydrating liquids or high-water content fruits & vegetables each day. Our challenge participants were amazing- they logged a whopping total of 10,181 servings during this short challenge!

In addition to their fabulous fruit infusion tumbler, all participants who turned in their completed tracking sheets were entered in our grand prize drawing.  Congratulations to Becca Bley, who won a Riverview Retreat at the Barton Hill Hotel & Spa in the charming Village of Lewiston!

Health & Wellness Resource Library...

We have started a small Health & Wellness resource "library" in the Human Resources office and we need your help!  To increase the size and variety of available resources, please consider donating your new or gently-used books and videos about:

Fitness & Exercise, Stress Relief, Nutrition & Healthy Eating, Cookbooks, Financial Management, Other self-help topics

Items in this collection are available for all employees to borrow, serving a two-fold purpose: to give new life to unused wellness items and and facilitate the sharing of wellness-related resources within the Daemen Community.   To browse, borrow or donate, just stop by Human Resources or contact Kelly Pogore at x7883 or kpogore@daemen.edu.

This Month's Featured Book is Fitness That Works: Simple Moves to Make Exercise Happen From 9 To 5
Click here to check out a sample chapter.  Stop by Human Resources to borrow your copy today.

Weight Watchers @ Work Meetings...

Due to low enrollment, Weight Watchers has suspended the privilege of on-site meetings.  Increased participation will enable us to restart the program in the new year.  Please contact Kelly Pogore at x7883 or kpogore@daemen.edu if you are interested.

Wellness Ways Newsletter

Wellness Ways is a monthly newsletter with quick ideas, tips, and resources for your health & well-being.  Ideas, story contributions, and feedback are always welcome- please contact Kelly Pogore at x7883 or kpogore@daemen.edu!

    Wellness Ways- March

Campus Resources

Looking to improve your fitness?  Take advantage of the available resources right here on campus!  Use of the gymnasium, cardio and weight rooms is available to employees, free of charge, with a valid Daemen College Identification Card.  One- and two-mile campus walking maps are also available below:

Additional Resources

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Student Profiles

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Nick held several student leadership positions at Daemen and also completed an internship for graphic design. He recently traveled abroad to Italy with students and the department chair of the program.