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September 20, 2022: Resources in Response to Hurricane Fiona

Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has resources available to help respond to the destruction caused by Hurricane Fiona. Please review resources that are available to you to help you cope or to donate to those impacted. You may contact Aetna’s EAP at 1 (888) 238-6232.

Please visit the Resources For Living website (Username: Pace University, Password: EAP). After logging into the site, scroll down towards the bottom of the site, then click on “trauma, grief & loss” under the “Resource centers” section.

Hurricane Fiona Resource Guide (PDF) – you may access this guide directly by clicking on this link.

Exclusively for Pace: Personalized Nutrition and Health Coaching Sessions with Introduction Session!

The program is limited to 15 participants, and there will be a waiting list. Please register for coaching only if you will attend both the session introduction and all four personalized coaching sessions.

  • Session Introduction: Transform Your Health - 12 Steps to Create a Lifetime of Wellness and Introduction to the Nutrition & Health Coaching Program. Thursday, October 20 from 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Session Introduction for registered participants and all others who are interested in learning more about the steps to creating a lifetime of wellness. Contact for registration link.
  • Nutrition & Health Coaching Program – limited to 15 participants. Contact if you'd like to register.
    Each of the ½ hour individualized sessions will take place weekly, for four weeks. Sessions will begin the week of Monday, October 24 and will run through the week ending Friday, November 18. You will register for a day/time that works for you. There will be an introduction to the program on October 20 from 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. for those who are registered for the coaching sessions, or anyone interested in learning more about the steps to creating a lifetime of wellness. During the coaching sessions, the coach will discuss how to:
    • Understand balanced healthy eating.
    • Incorporate regular movement.
    • Use tools to manage stress.
    • Develop good sleep hygiene.


Aetna’s EAP offers free weekly webinars on a variety of topics such as communication, stress management, coping skills, parenting, relationships, healthy living and more. You may watch a recorded webinar from the webinar library. Newly recorded webinars will be available in the webinar library 1-2 weeks after the live presentation.

Please plan up to an hour for each presentation. This includes webinar and Q&A time. Webinar participant seating is limited.

Please register early to ensure availability.

I'm Sorry for Your Loss: Ways to Console Someone who is Grieving. Thursday, September 22 from 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Do you feel a bit tongue-tied around someone who is grieving? Many people do. There’s no sure-fire way to solve this issue, but there are some basics to know about helping people who are grieving. Join this webinar for tips on:

  • What a grieving person may want — and probably doesn’t want — to hear
  • How to interpret another person’s grief reaction
  • Ways to feel more at ease around a person who’s experiencing grief

Til Debt do us Part. Thursday, September 29 from 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
When it comes to personal finance, your relationship can be your greatest asset or your biggest downfall. This webinar will help you:

  • See the differences between how you and your partner handle money
  • Understand how money can impact your relationship
  • Learn tools to help you improve your “financial relationship”

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TIAA Financial Wellness Webinars & Resources

TIAA has gathered advice and education in one place, so you can start getting answers to the financial questions that are important to you. Please visit the TIAA website to check out articles, webinars, and more.

Don’t plan for your future alone—you can schedule a counseling session today. Call (800) 732-8353, weekdays, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.


Register for a live TIAA-hosted webinar. If you have difficulty accessing the registration site, please clear out your browser cache and cookies, then try again. If still having issues, please contact

Understanding Health Savings Accounts. Tuesday, October 4 at 3:00 p.m.
We’ll help you understand unique aspects of HSAs including how they help account owners pay for current healthcare expenses and save for those in the future.

Looking to turn your retirement savings into a “paycheck” for life? Tuesday, October 11 at 12:00 p.m.
Learn how creating a diversified income plan—one that uses a combination of income sources and includes annuity income that’s guaranteed for life—can help reduce the risks you may face in retirement and ensure you have income that never runs out.

Quarterly Economic and Market Update with TIAA’s Chief Investment Strategist. Wednesday, October 12 at 12:00 p.m.
Take a closer look at our views on the financial markets, including key market drivers, the U.S. economy, policy and politics, and investing in public markets. We’ll also cover the challenges that investors face and how to navigate them.

Money at Work 1: Foundations of Investing. Wednesday, October 12 at 3:00 p.m.
Discover how you can manage risk versus reward as well as understand the role of investing and managing risks, ways to help accelerate savings and tools that can help sustain a portfolio.

Live with Confidence in Retirement: 5 Steps to Creating your Retirement Income Plan. Thursday, October 13 at 12:00 p.m.
If you’re getting ready to retire, this webinar is essential for understanding how to create an income plan that helps you maximize your savings throughout retirement. In five steps you’ll learn how different sources of income work, how to build your strategy for lifetime income and what to consider when planning withdrawals from your retirement assets.

Social Security Considerations. Wednesday, October 19 at 3:00 p.m.
Social Security will likely play a significant role in building your retirement income. Learn the basics about Social Security including eligibility, how to apply, how your benefit is calculated and strategies for claiming benefits.

Ongoing Classes

  • Tai Chi/Qigong: Thursdays, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. All levels are always welcome!
    Join the Tai Chi/Qigong Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 860 9161 6719. Please contact for the password. Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi and Qigong are some of the most effective exercises for health, combining mind and body. Join us for a moment of tranquility in your day. Gently improve muscle strength, coordination, flexibility, balance, stiffness and overall wellness through coordinated body-postures and movement, breathing and meditation. Classes are provided by Master Lynn X. Lin of Sitan Tai Chi. Master Lynn X. Lin is co-founder and Vice President of Tai Chi Qigong Association of America and Vice President of Sitan Tai Chi & Martial Arts.

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In-Person and Zoom Classes Hosted by Athletics

You now have an opportunity to work out to recorded classes or attend a live one! For the Zoom links or to obtain the link to any of the recorded Athletics classes listed below, write to write to JR Pouncey in the Athletics Department.

Email JR Pouncey

  • Yoga with Ingrid Mondays, from 12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. Zoom only Ingrid’s approach to yoga in this setting, is breath and movement-based and informed with her deep experience in the practice with a focus on inner listening and cultivating a deeper connection to oneself through yoga asana and pranayama, (postures and breath). Health and wellness isn’t just about understanding your body better, but developing the habits and practices that will bring you the transformation you seek. Whether you want to get stronger and more flexible, learn optimal movement, or start or improve your yoga practice, Ingrid welcomes all levels and experience.
  • Zumba with Joann Mondays, from 5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. Zoom only JoAnn’s Zumba class combines fun, sweat and dancing.
  • Meditative Yoga with Lauri Mondays, 6:15 p.m.–7:15 p.m. Zoom only Want to wind down after the first day of the work week? Join veteran yoga teacher Lauri Nemetz for a gentle and restorative yoga practice with extra time for long guided meditations, savasana (active relaxation) and more!
  • Yoga with Lauri Tuesdays from 11:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Zoom only Yoga is an ancient practice based on philosophy, mindfulness and asana work. Asanas or “poses” can also be translated as “comfortable seat” meaning that as we practice different poses they become more comfortable for our body and give us more ways to move with ease. Class will have modifications and emphasize an all-level practice and will include breath work and final relaxation. Come join!
  • Guts and Butts with JoAnn Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. In person and Zoom In this strength conditioning class, you’ll burn fat, tone your abs, and reshape your booty with a variety of exercises that will have every muscle in your body burning. From squats and steps, to crunches and curls, you won’t stop moving from beginning to end. This class is the perfect way to take your fitness to the next matter where you’re at right now.
  • Bootcamp with Omar Wednesdays and Fridays, from 12:30 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Zoom only This boot camp circuit workout works your entire body with cardio, lower body, upper body and core exercises. You won't need any equipment, which makes this the perfect workout for small spaces, travel exercise or for anyone who wants a challenging workout using their own body weight. You will be walked through how to modify each exercise towards your fitness level so that you can have a fun and enjoyable workout!
  • Yoga with Lauri Wednesdays from 5:15 p.m.6:15 p.m. in person and Zoom Yoga is an ancient practice based on philosophy, mindfulness and asana work. Asanas or “poses” can also be translated as “comfortable seat” meaning that as we practice different poses they become more comfortable for our body and give us more ways to move with ease. Class will have modifications and emphasize an all-level practice and will include breath work and final relaxation. Come join!
  • Toning with Joann Thursdays, from 5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. In person and Zoom The toning class combines weights, cardio floor work, balance and combination of barre exercises that will tone your body.
  • Cardio Kickboxing with Joann Thursdays, from 6:00 p.m.–6:45 p.m. In person and Zoom Get ready to punch and kick. This class bring lots of sweat, fun and hard work to this workout.

Get to Know the Instructors:

Ingrid Tarjan has been teaching yoga at Pace since 2002 and has been a yoga practitioner for more than 25 years. She is also Nutrition Counselor and Personal Trainer at Equinox. As a lover of deep learning with a myriad of certifications in her field, along with prior corporate experience and a Masters in Philosophy, she brings a unique perspective to the practice. Having learned from and practiced with renowned yogis worldwide, she imparts the teachings of the practice, including mindfulness, to enhance your health and wellbeing.

JoAnn Hamilton is a certified Aerobics and Zumba instructor. She has taught at Pace for over 10 years.

Laurice (Lauri) Nemetz, MA, BC-DMT, E-RYT500, LCAT, C-IAYT Adjunct Associate Professor, is a well-known yoga teacher and has taught at Pace University Pleasantville for over 17 years. She is a past-President of the Yoga Teachers Association (YTA), and is a certified yoga therapist and is registered at the highest level with Yoga Alliance (YA) in addition to being a YA education provider. She has taught yoga and anatomy workshops internationally and presents regularly at conferences and other universities including Harvard Medical School and Oxford University.

Omar Torres is an active student and an Army veteran of more than 12 years. He's competed in numerous fitness competitions such as mixed martial arts, powerlifting, marathons and Spartan races. His various certification include kettlebells and TRX suspension training.

Online links to practice on your own time:

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Mental Health Resources

  • Counseling Center
    Counseling is a process that helps people work out personal, academic, or vocational problems. The professional staff at the Counseling Center at Pace is available to assist students, staff, and faculty in the resolution of these problems. Through this process, people often gain increased awareness, independence, and effectiveness in the pursuit of personal goals. To make an appointment, call (212) 346-1526 in New York City or (914) 773-3710 in Pleasantville. In case of an emergency when the Counseling Center is closed, call 9-1-1 or Pace Security at (212) 346-1800 in New York City or (914) 773-3400 in Pleasantville. Also available on the Pleasantville Campus is the Counseling Center’s Relaxation Room, which is located in the lobby of Elm Hall.
  • Additional Resources on the Counseling Center’s website.
  • Dial 988 for immediate mental health support. 988 is available if you’re having thoughts of suicide, feeling emotional distress, or struggling with substance misuse. 988 is also available if you have concerns about someone else and need guidance, help, or support.
  • The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides cost-free professional consultation and referral services for Pace University staff and faculty who are experiencing work and personal-related difficulties. You do not need to be an Aetna health plan member to use this service. Services are available to members of the employee’s household, too. You may contact Aetna’s Employee Assistance Program at 1 (888) 238-6232. You can also visit the Resources For Living website (Username: Pace University, Password: EAP).

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