Agust 2023 Newsletter

Employee Health and Wellness Week

Back to School with Employee Wellness

August 7 - 11

Join Employee Wellness for our annual Health and Wellness Week event. Prepare yourself to go "Back to School" by attending various classes such as Home Ecomonics and P.E. Mingle with others and improve your overall well-being through pickleball, food, and puppies!

Space is limited. Please register for classes and events by using the Calendar function on your Employee Wellness Application. 

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Wellness In 30


Nutrition and Exercise

What should you eat before exercising? How about after a heavy exercise session? What and how much should you be drinking when moving your body? Nutrition Instructor and Athletics Dietician, Jamie Stein, will set the record straight when it comes to nutrition and exercise. This Wellness In 30 is provided by Jamie Stein, MS, RD, ATC.

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Wellness In Action

August 15, 22, 29


Research is starting to show that willpower is not something that we are born with, but somthing we develop. Learn what it will take to increase your willpower and eventually your motivation to make lasting change.

Register on Training Tracker: #810-17

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Fitness Classes

August 1, 8

Have you wanted to use a stability ball during your workout but were unsure how to incorporate this piece of equipment? During this two-part class, you will learn how to get a total body workout using a stability ball. This tool can be used both in the office and at home.

Register on Training Tracker: #800-24

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Step Two-Week Challenge

August 1 - 15

2-Week Challenges will be administered using the online Employee Wellness Account. You will be added to a 2-Week Challenge where others in your cohort will be able to see your challenges stats on the challenge leaderboard. 

One challenge will be launched at the beginning of our Move More initiative and one at the end of the semester. Apply what you learn during this semester and see if you can increase your steps.

Register on Training Tracker: #810-05

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PEHP Wellness

Wellness On Demand

New for 2023

Whether you’re trying to be more active, improve your eating habits, or boost your mental well-being – you can now choose your own path to wellness from a menu of options.

Find a PEHP wellness program of your choice from the new on-demand webpage to jump-start your journey to a healthier you.

And as always, you can earn cash rebates when you participate in various programs.

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Blomquist Hale Webinars

Blomquist Hale will provide webinars and workshops on a monthly basis. 

August 17

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

August 28

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Monthly Divorce/SeparationSupport Group 

The Battle With Fear

This adult support group is open to those who want to thrive through separation, post-divorce, or re-married. This workshop will be led by a Blomquist Hale professional counselor as an open confidential support group with educational properties. Some subjects that will be discussed will include: grief, coping with change, shame resilience, dating again, re-marriage, co-parenting, step-parenting, trusting again, and other topics that arise. This will be an ongoing group so participants can join when needed.

Do you battle with personal conflict that leads to fear? Internal conflict can robour energy. In this workshop, we will review steps to becoming more resilient in managing anxiety, brain chemistry, and balancing your energy to give you ease and a healthy mind. These steps will also be relatable to your relationships, parenting, and families.

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TIAA will be providing live webinars throughout the month. 

Below is the itinerary of all currently scheduled webinars with direct scheduling links for July webinars. Employees can access these webinars at Recordings are available for replay on demand for 90 days following the live webinar date. 

August 9

10:00 am - 11:00 am

August 17

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

August 23

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

August 29

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Live with confidence in retirement: 5 steps to creating your retirement income plan Charting your course: A financial guide for women  Basic Social 
Security strategies
Invest for success: Fine-tuning 
your retirement strategy
If you’re thinking about retiring, this webinar is essential for you. 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.  When it comes to financial security, it’s essential to have a plan that aligns with your long-term goals. This webinar is designed to help you evaluate where you are on your financial journey, figure out where you want to be, and consider strategies for getting there. Social Security will likely play a significant role in building your retirement income. It’s part of a critical safety net for most retirees. When you’re formulating your retirement plans, it’s helpful to understand how and when you can rely on Social Security income. If you’re in or near your peak earning years and want to do all you can to build a secure retirement, this webinar is for you. We’ll move beyond investing basics to help you fine-tune your saving and investing strategies for retirement.

Individual TIAA Counseling Sessions


Do you have questions about TIAA retirement plan or investments? Schedule an appointment to meet with a TIAA representative.

Use the link below to schedule a virtual counseling session.

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