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Administrators Day Highlights the Importance of Work-Life Balance

Juggling the demands of both a career and personal life is often challenging for professionals. However, maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle is essential to being a successful employee. In order to help employees establish a better work-life balance, presenters at Brookdale’s Administrators Day offered tips in financial planning, stress reduction, and identity theft and cybersecurity on June 7.

Brookdale Engineering and Technology Professor Mohammad Shanehsaz, Music Professor Doreen Laperdon-Addison, and Steve Littenberg of Scholar Wealth Management, presented at the day-long professional development event and provided a wide-range of information, best practices, and techniques to enhance work-life balance.

Shanehsaz informed employees about the importance of network security and the challenges associated with identity theft. He offered tips and tools on how to protect your networks, both at work and at home, from password attacks, viruses, worms, and malware.

Littenberg, who stressed the importance of saving for retirement at any age, offered information about social security, stocks, and bonds and how to prepare for important financial decisions now and in the future.

The day concluded with Professor Laperdon-Addison stressing the importance of listening to the body, especially when stressed or overwhelmed. During Laperdon-Addison’s presentation,

she asked employees to participate in stretches and exercises that would relax the mind and reduce stress.

This event was sponsored by the Administrative Sub-Committee of Professional Development.

Featured Photo (above) from left to right: Vivian DeLosSantos and Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes

Admin Group Shot

Taking advise from Professor Laperdon-Addison, administrators step outside of their comfort zone and strike a pose to reduce stress.