Brown Bag Lunch Series


Sponsored by Human Resources

Fall 2016

"Weight Management Program at Holyoke Medical Center - Medical and Surgical Weight Loss Options, Innovations and Program Results"
Date: Monday, November 14, 2016
Time: Noon-1:00pm
Location: Blanchard 213
Presenter: Elana Davidson, MPAS, PA-C, Clinical Lead, Weight Management Program and Yannis Raftopoulos, MD, FACS, Director of Weight Management Program, Holyoke Medical Center

Millions of Americans struggle to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Holyoke Medical Center has a team of experts who have the experience and technology to help you achieve your weight loss goals and are committed to helping you keep the weight off - for life. The Weight Management Program is dedicated to provide high quality, patient centered, compassionate and holistic life-long solutions to all patients who are committed to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. This information session will explain their program and work. To register, please submit this form.

“Tuition Exchange and College Financial Aid Workshop”
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Time: Noon - 1:00pm
Place: Library 419
Presenter: Stephanie Bertagnolli, Associate Director from Student Financial Services
Do you have a child applying to college?  This workshop will focus on the Tuition Exchange process and also provide a brief overview of applying for financial aid. Bring your questions! To register, please submit this form.


Spring 2017

"New Year’s Special - What you can do in Kendall" 
Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Time: Noon - 1:00 pm
Presenter: Barbara Sadlier, Associate Athletics Director - Facilities, Physical Education and Athletics
Location: Kendall (meet at the entrance lounge)

New Year, New You! Start taking charge of your health early this year! Our talented fitness professional, Bardee will give us an overview of what Kendall and the Fitness Center offer to employees. We will talk about what you can "do" in Kendall (everything from basketball, to squash, to swimming), give an orientation of the equipment in the Fitness Center, and explain Drop-In classes. Please bring a clean pair of sneakers and your MHC ID card! To register, please submit this form.

"Understanding Credit"
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Time: Noon - 1:00 pm
Presenter: Cait Moore, Manager of Member Outreach, UMassFive College Federal Credit Union
Location: Library 419

Credit is complicated, but it’s also a key component of financial wellness. Join Cait Moore from UMassFive College Credit Union to learn what you really need to know about credit. This session will help you understand:

  • How and when to get your credit report.
  • How to understand what is on your credit report.
  • How to fix errors on your credit report.
  • How credit scores are determined, and how to see yours.
  • Tips to establish and improve your credit.

 To register, please submit this form.

Brown Bag: “Having Difficult Conversations with Joy and Pleasure (title subject to change)”
Tuesday, March 28, noon – 1:00 pm, Library 418, presented by Carol Stewart, Employee Development Manager


To register to participate in any of these sessions, please call Human Resources at x2503 or submit this Registration Form.

Brown Bag Ideas

If you have any ideas for a Brown Bag, please contact Mika Keezing or call our main number (x2503). We would like to hear from you. You can also fill out and forward the online Brown Bag Form.

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