Upcoming Events

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Can I Think Myself Thin?

September 22 at 4:00 pm

Who would’ve thought that there is a relationship between our thoughts and our waistline? You won’t want to miss this discussion with Director of Coaching, Robert Cappuccio, on how there is more to healthy living than diet and exercise.

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Free Your Mind and See What Follows! Care Navigator Tips and Tools

September 29 at 4:00 pm

So often we believe our health is a result of daily actions. Learn the role mindset plays in contributing to living your best life from VEBA’s Care Navigators, Megan Karlan and Michele McNiff.

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Fall Finances: Getting the Most Out of Your Benefits

October 6 at 4:00 pm

As a VEBA member, you have access to many special and unique benefits. Join one of our experts for an overview on how to get the most value from these resources.

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Fall Finances: Budgeting for the Holidays

October 20 at 4:00 pm

It can be the most wonderful (and expensive) time of the year. Join CalPro Network, experts at financial well-being for educators and school staff, for a presentation on how to optimize your holiday spending. Your new year, new you will thank you for it!

Past Events

Age is Nothing But a Number (and a Diet)

September 15, 2021

The older we get the more important what we eat becomes. Experiencing weight gain as we age is optional. VEBA’s Integrative Chinese Medicine & Acupuncturist, Dr. Ioanna Vouloumanou (Dr. V) talked about tried and true tips on eating as we age.

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Flat Booty Buster

September 8, 2021

Did you know there is a relationship between your back pain and your flat booty? Did you know your glutes can actually go to sleep? If you are one of the millions of people experiencing back pain, check out this conversation with VEBA’s Executive Director, Michael Carey.

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Fine is Not a Feeling: Back to School in a Post-COVID World

September 1, 2021

How are you? Maybe you are not actually fine. Mental Behavioral Health Director, Carletta Vicain, explored how tapping into our emotions can help navigate the transition back to school.

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Get Fit, Don’t Quit: How Smaller Habits Lead to Bigger Results

August 25, 2021

Director of Coaching, Robert Cappuccio, held a conversation about the magic pill you’ve never heard of. Hint: It may not be the sexiest but it is the most effective.

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Let Them Eat Cake: Delicious Foods and Delicious Results

August 11, 2021

Grilled chicken, brown rice and broccoli are not always the solution for your weight loss goals. VEBA’s Co-Medical Director, Dr. Angie Neison, taught us how incorporating your favorite off limit foods can actually help you curb cravings to look and feel your best.

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Move it or Lose it: Can I Really Gain Muscle at my Age?

August 4, 2021

YES! Don’t let old ideas about exercise get in the way of working towards your goals. VEBA’s Well-Being Coach, Bracken Gilliam, held a discussion on why it’s never too late to pick up a weight.

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2021 Update on COVID-19 with Dr. Shane Crotty

July 29, 2021

Confused about where we are with COVID-19? Learn the latest on booster shots, variants and status of herd immunity in this webinar. Special guest Shane Crotty, Ph.D., from the La Jolla Institute for Immunology, led us through an update and answered live questions.

Dr. Crotty is a professor at the Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research. COVID-19 research done at his lab has informed vaccine efforts worldwide.

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Give Me a Break: It’s All About M.E. (Mindset and Emotions)

July 28, 2021

We all have had those days where we experience overwhelm and frustration. Mental Behavioral Health Director, Carletta Vicain, provided real world practical tips and techniques for how to navigate life’s constant changes without losing it.

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Resetting Expectations

July 21, 2021

Did you start 2021 with resolutions/goals to make up for 2020? Director of Coaching, Robert Cappuccio, held a mid-year check in as we continue to adapt to an ever-changing normal.

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Vacation Calories Don’t Count!

July 14, 2021

Calories in, calories out is only part of the story. Registered Dietitian, Anjali Patel, discussed the relationship between relaxation and weight loss. Learn the science behind everything in moderation.

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Muscle & Fiction: Working Out Smarter not Harder

July 7, 2021

Did you know you don’t have to spend hours in the gym to get the best results? In this webinar, Director of Coaching, Robert Cappuccio, dispelled the myth that more isn’t better. Better is better. Watch this webinar and walk away with new ideas to refresh your routine.

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Vaccine Updates and Living in the “Post COVID-19 World”

April 27, 2021

Still have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? Or wondering what to expect in a post COVID-19 environment? Dr. Shane Crotty from the La Jolla Institute for Immunology provided an update on where we are with the vaccine. He explained the benefits of getting vaccinated, what to do after being vaccinated, variants and booster shots. Dr. Crotty is a professor at the Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research. COVID-19 research done at his lab has informed vaccine efforts worldwide.

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Shift Happens: Understanding the Relationship Between Food and Mood

April 21, 2021

VEBA’s Director of Behavior Health, Carletta Vicain and Doctor of Functional/Chinese Medicine, Dr. Ioanna Vouloumanou (Dr. V) led a webinar on improving your mood with certain foods and how to incorporate small changes into your daily routine that will show big results in how you think and feel. This webinar will provide actionable steps you can take today to improve your mental and emotional well-being tomorrow!

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Shift Happens: It Begins with M.E. (Mindset and Emotions)

April 6, 2021

VEBA’s Care Navigator, Michele McNiff, led a webinar where she provided real world, practical tips and techniques for how to navigate life’s transitions.

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Shift Happens: Adapting to a Changing Environment Webinar

March 23, 2021

VEBA’s Director of Coaching, Robert Cappuccio, led a webinar focused on continuing to adapt during a changing environment. He discussed strategies on how to stay focused, reduce stress, and ultimately find your way forward.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar with Dr. Susan Little

February 23, 2021

VEBA hosted a webinar on the COVID-19 vaccine with Susan Little, M.D., a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health, at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

Listen to what she had to say about the vaccine.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar with Dr. Shane Crotty

January 25, 2021

VEBA was joined by Shane Crotty, Ph.D. from the La Jolla Institute for Immunology, to present a webinar on the COVID-19 vaccine.

He discussed everything you need to know about the vaccine, such as how it works, effectiveness, safety and side effects.