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Wellness Update

Canisius is committed to promoting wellness in our college community.

We encourage everyone to take responsibility for his or her health.  One important step is to receive the preventive health services suggested by the medical community.  As the old saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

In an effort to encourage all to obtain recommended tests, the college will participate in the Ticket to Good Health initiative sponsored by Independent Health.  This initiative asks the participants to indicate their history of preventive services.  Please review this five minute presentation.  It explains the program.

Those who participate in the program will be entered in a raffle for a Tops gift certificate.  The tickets referenced in the presentation are located in the Human Resources Department.  The completed ticket can be dropped off in the red box located in Human Resources. All information is kept completely confidential.  The box can only be opened by an Independent Health representative.

Whether or not you choose to participate in Ticket to Good Health, I encourage all of you to obtain your recommended preventive services.  Most preventive services have zero copay if completed by a participating provider.

Have a healthy year!

Submitted by: John J. Hurley, president

Ignite Lent!

Join the Canisius community for services on Ash Wednesday, February 18 in the Chapel at: 8:00 a.m., 12:05 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 5:10 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Also beginning on Ash Wednesday, check out the Ignatian Moment on the Portal and also on our bulletin boards for reflections by faculty, staff and students asked:

• What do you want to burn away?

• What do you want to ignite in yourself?

• What do you want to ignite in those around you?

Submitted by: Barb Wozniak, administrative associate, Campus Ministry

Be Safe on Snow and Ice

No matter how well the snow and ice is removed from parking lots or sidewalks, employees will still encounter some slippery surfaces when walking outdoors in the winter. It is important for everyone to be constantly aware of these dangers and to learn to walk safely on ice and slippery surfaces.

Keep these important safety tips in mind:

In cold temperatures, approach with caution and assume that all wet, dark areas on pavements are slippery and icy.

Wear shoes or boots that provide traction on snow and ice; boots made of non-slip rubber or neoprene with grooved soles are best.

Use special care when entering and exiting vehicles; use the vehicle for support.

Walk in designated walkways as much as possible. Taking shortcuts over snow piles and other frozen areas can be hazardous.

Look ahead when you walk; a snow- or ice covered sidewalk or driveway, especially if on a hill, may require travel along its grassy edge for traction.

Submitted by: Joe Roetter, safety director