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liveWELL offers on-line courses on a variety of wellness topics at no cost to UI faculty and staff. 
Register for upcoming sessions via My Training at Employee Self-Service. From My Career, click on My Training, and search for liveWELL
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liveWELL Taste of Mindfulness – Navigating Difficulties

We experience difficult situations daily. Difficulties may show up in strained relationships, poor time management, or habits that are not supportive of healthy living. Mindfulness practice can be a supportive path to navigating the difficulties that arise in our everyday life. Come join this Taste of Mindfulness with Brad Baldwin from Aperture to hear more and experience a guided meditation.

Tuesday, December 6 via Zoom.

Time: 12:10-12:50 p.m.

Register Now in Self-Service

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liveWELL Wellness Overview: Did You Know?

As a University of Iowa employee, you have access to a wide array of wellness benefits – but are you taking full advantage of them? Attend this informational session to learn about resources from liveWELL and other UI well-being programs and services. This training session will help you make sure you know how to access all the wellness resources available to you.

1-session class via Zoom.

Friday, December 9 via Zoom.

Time: 12:10-12:50 p.m.

Register Now in Self Service

Also available on demand through Self Service/My Training.


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liveWELL Financial Wellness

Setting Financial Goals for the New Year

Every year, people make a variety of New Year’s Resolution, but the key is not making the resolution it’s sticking to it. Join staff from Horizons Financial Services for a discussion on attainable financial goal setting, mindset shift, and tips to help you achieve your personal financial goals. 

Wednesday, January 11 via Zoom.

Time: 12:10-12:50 p.m.

Register Now in Self-Service


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liveWELL Taste of Mindfulness- Enhancing Focus

Reducing Distraction to Increase Productivity

For many, there is an endless stream of meetings, errands, and activities which dilute our attention and can leave us exhausted. The practice of mindfulness can disrupt this pattern, enabling greater focus on the most important demands on our time in this moment. Through reducing distractions and improving focus we are able to improve both our productivity and our sense of accomplishment and well being. Come join this Taste of Mindfulness with Brad Baldwin from Aperture to hear more and experience a guided meditation.

Wednesday, January 18 via Zoom.

Time: 12:10-12:50 p.m.

Register Now in Self Service

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liveWELL Tax Tips for Caregivers - LivWell Seniors

Caring for an elderly loved one can be costly. The average out-of-pocket expenses a caregiver spends on their loved one for medical, housing, or other items is about $7,000 per year. Learn about caregiver tax credits that may apply to your situation and alleviate some out-of-pocket expenses.  

1-session Zoom class. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Time: 12:10-12:50 p.m.

Register Now in Self Service

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liveWELL Design Your Well-Being: Engineering Good Habits for Life

In this training, you will learn a quick overview of the science of habits and why we do what we do. Walk away with tips, tools, and resources to help you design lifelong healthy habits.

Wednesday, February 8 via Zoom.

Time: 12:10-12:50 p.m.

Also available on demand through Self Service/My Training.

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liveWELL Personal Wills, Wishes, and Legal Affairs: Do You Know What Your Parents Want?

Do You Know What Your Parents Want?

Wills, wishes, and legal can often be difficult topics for people to consider let alone discuss with family. As a child of an elder parent, it is important that appropriate legal documents have been drawn-up to ensure personal and legal affairs are fulfilled in a time of need. Join Rhonda Halterman, Founder/Owner of LivWell Seniors, to learn how to begin a conversation with your parents to ensure their personal and legal affairs are in order before a crisis occurs.

1-session Zoom class. Date and time TBD.

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liveWELL Financial Wellness: Debt Management

In this liveWELL training Horizons Financial Counseling will review navigating debt and finding your own path out. This training will focus on how we manage our debt, how we approach repaying debt, and the resources we turn to when we need help.

1-session Zoom class Date and time TBD.

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liveWELL Meal Planning for Busy People

Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can lead to a variety of health benefits, despite these positive health benefits few adults meet the recommendations. This course will help give you a fresh mindset in eating more whole foods and tips/tricks to be successful with that goal.

1-session Zoom class. Date and time TBD.

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liveWELL Caregiving Needs Assessment

As a caregiving child of aging parents, you will want to ensure that both you and your parents maintain an accurate and on-going awareness of their abilities and care needs (current and future). What type of in-home assessments are available and how do we begin this process? This class will be led by Rhonda Halterman, Owner and Senior Resource Specialist at Livwell Seniors.

1-session Zoom class. Date TBD.


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liveWELL Financial Wellness: Maintaining Home Ownership

This course on homeownership will focus on two different topics. The financial hardship of coronavirus may have led to a number of homeowners obtaining a forbearance on their mortgage. With that forbearance now coming to an end, Horizons will discuss options for the payments not made during this time. The second part of this training will feature a tool to assist in maintaining a home that is conducive to good occupant health. 

One-session Zoom class. Date and time TBD.


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liveWELL Juggling it All: Health Coaching for Busy Families

Juggling work and family life can be overwhelming and our own needs can too easily be put on the back burner. Attend this three-part Zoom series to identify quick wins for self-care and emotional well-being. Topics include nutrition on-the-go, adjusting your mindset, getting active when your time is limited, and resilience strategies. Participants may attend one, two, or all three sessions.

3-session Zoom class. Dates and times TBD.

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liveWELL Finding Balance as a Caregiver

Caregiving to a spouse, parent, grandparent, or other loved one in your life can take a toll on your work-life experience. Often times becoming the caregiver happens on the heels of a crisis or event and you have not had time to prepare yourself for those additional caregiving responsibilities. Caregiving can become more gradual over time but that still doesn’t change the fact that it can affect your personal and professional life. We will explore effective ways to communicate and establish boundaries as a caregiver and find the help that may be needed. Class presented by Rhonda Halterman of livWell Seniors.

1-session Zoom class. Date TBD.

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liveWELL Financial Wellness: Surviving in a More Expensive World

We have all seen our everyday living expenses increase over the past few months.  This comes after many may have also been impacted by loss or decrease of income.  We will discuss resources and tools for stretching the paycheck to keep the budget in balance for maintaining financial stability. Class presented by Horizons Financial Wellness program.

1-session Zoom class. Date and time TBD.

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liveWELL Caregiving Transitions

While we all age, the aging process is relative to numerous life variables that impact each of us at different rates. Regardless of where your aging parents are on the aging spectrum, there is a senior-living community that is designed to meet their lifestyle and care needs. Join Rhonda Halterman, Founder and Owner of LivWell Seniors, to learn about different living and care options, placement requirements, and costs to ensure you and your parents are making informed decisions for their situation.

1-session Zoom class. Date and time TBD.

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liveWELL Resilience 101

We have all faced adversity and worked in the face of significant stress. Fortunately, decades of research have set a roadmap for building resilience: adjusting to life-changing situations and emerging even stronger than before. Refresh your approach to building resilience on Tuesdays this October. 

4-part Zoom series to be offered in spring of 2023

Time: 12:10-12:50 p.m.

Participants may attend one, two, three, or all four sessions. Also available on demand through Self Service/My Training.

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liveWELL Taste of Mindfulness – Shifting When You Feel Stuck

There is so much in our daily living that can cause overwhelm, this has been accelerated for many due to Covid-19. How can we shift our mindset in a way to promote more easeful approaches to work and life? Mindfulness can support changing your perspectives to help navigate through uncertainty. Come join this Taste of Mindfulness class with Brad Baldwin from Aperture to hear more and experience a guided meditation.

1-session Zoom class.

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liveWELL Training - Caregiving During the Holidays: Starting the Conversation

Starting conversations with your parents or grandparents about their ability to care for themselves can be difficult.  Join Rhonda Halterman, founder and owner of LivWell Seniors, to learn what questions to ask, and general topics to cover that can get the conversation started.  Effectively engaging can encourage your loved one to make life-impacting changes, including a level of self-autonomy, for the well-being of themselves and others. 

1-session Zoom class Date and time TBD.

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liveWELL New Wellness Ambassador Orientation

This session will provide new Wellness Ambassadors an overview of resources available to them and share best practices to help them promote well-being in their department and organization. Although this course is intended for new Wellness Ambassadors, anyone can attend to learn more about this liveWELL program, including how to apply to become a Wellness Ambassador.

One-session Zoom class. Date and time TBD.


Some of these trainings are available on demand through Self Service/My Training.

liveWELL offers presentations to UI work groups on a variety of topics. If your department or area would like us to present on a topic, please fill out the Request a Presentation Form at the Department Well-Being Toolbox. We request at least 6 weeks notice and we require an audience of at least 12 UI employees.