Summer 2009

EAP News

In this issue:
Fragrance Sensitivities
Effective Communication
Sun Safety
Volunteer Vacations
Economical Vacations
Bus & Train Travel
First–Time Home Buyers
Recession Must–Haves
How to Use Your EAP

Fragrance Sensitivities: What You Can Do
National Headache Week – June 7–13, 2009
Did you know fragrances can cause some people to have headaches? These sensitivities can be an issue for coworkers who suffer from fragrance allergies. Here are some suggestions of how you can limit your exposure...

June is Effective Communication Month
Pathways to Better Understanding
Often we think of communication as a series of one–way trips. One person imparts information and another one receives it. But true communication is a give and take between two or more people...

Summertime Safety & Travel
Practice Sun Safety, Whatever Your Age
You're never too old for the sun's rays to harm your skin. In fact, sun exposure is especially dangerous for aging skin, says Jerome Z. Litt, M.D., author of Your Skin From A to Z . ”The skin is like a sponge and a bank. It soaks up all the rays and stores them forever,” he says...

Volunteer Vacations
An online poll by Travelocity found that 38 percent of travelers say they intend to volunteer while vacationing this year. That's up from 11 percent in 2007. Hundreds of organizations offer excursions that mix nice accommodations with half–day service stints in foreign lands...

Bus and Train Travel Increased
Amtrak and bus ridership was way up in 2008, but travel via the airlines was down...

National Parks Offer Economical Vacations
Parks offer great vacations at a price far lower than many resorts. For the best room rates, call the park of your choice directly...

First–Time Home Buyers Get $8,000 Tax Credit
becoming a first–time home buyer, the Federal Government is willing to give you 8,000 reasons to do so as long as you act fast...

Two Recession Must–Haves
Al Neuharth, founder of USA Today, says the must–haves are realism and optimism...

How to Use Your EAP
When help is needed call 1–800–433–2320. The office coordinator will ask for your name, employer and a brief description of your presenting concern. If an emergency exists you will be given immediate assistance. If your situation is not an emergency, you will be offered telephone assistance and/or in–person sessions to complete an assessment and make a referral for treatment if needed. ...

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