In an effort to support employees and their personal wellness, Charlotte County Government, Property Appraiser,Tax Collector, and Clerk of the Court employees now have FREE access to these fitness programs and amenities at Charlotte County recreation centers and pools. The Rec Centers and Pools are open for business:
FREE pool admissions
FREE drop-in gymnasium programs
FREE aquatic exercise programs
FREE Fitness Center admissions
Only valid for Charlotte County Government, Property Appraiser, and Tax Collector, and Clerk of the Court employees, must present badge at facility to be granted free access during operating hours. To see more about recreation centers and pools click:
Aquatic Facilities & Programs | Charlotte County, FL.
The pools at Ann and Chuck Dever Regional Park, Centennial Park, Port Charlotte Beach Park and South County Regional Park are open.
Exclusions include any classes lead by contracted instructors. You may participate in these classes at the regular fee.
As Community Services would say, "Let's all Get Up, Get Out, and Get Active."
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App with free exercises: FitOn
Nutrition through Pregnancy and Breastfeeding webinar: Learn about the weight gain recommendations, calorie and nutrient needs, food sources of nutrients, caffeine considerations, seafood and considerations, alcohol restriction, morning sickness recommendations, helpful resources, and federal assistance programs. Please consult with your OBGYN for any additional specified concerns.
Here is the link: https://youtu.be/GyL_bjzPe2s
Congratulations to the following:
Grocery totes will be delivered the week of April 3rd to all who participated and submitted Scavenger Hunt Sheet.
Come join us at the 2021 Sarasota International Dragon Boat Festival. The festival is taking place on Saturday, July 10, 2021.
Wellness at Work pays for the registeration fee for the entire team. Employees, spouses, and
adult dependents are eligible to participate. Our Viking team, will practice once and row inthree races over the course of the event.
Interested in participating in future Dragon Boat Races? Please fill out the survey:
Other questions, please email Stephanee Phillips, Wellness@CharlotteCountyFL.gov or Ellen Pinder, Ellen.Pinder@CharlotteCountyFL.gov
May 11, 2019
(Kneeling L to R): Jessica Benson, Janet Lemesis, Diane Quilty, Heather Maycock, Ellen Pinder, Brenda Sisk
(L to R): Sam Phillips, Xiaodong Lu, Jodi Sullivan, David McLaughlin, Julio Campos, Stephen Kipa, Sean Maycock, Karen Dorsett, Rick Dorsett, Emily Ayers, Jill Turner, Brian English, Max Lopez
Wellness at Work will be hosting virtual fitness classes for participant to partake in throughout 2022. These classes will range from Yoga, Stretching, Tai Chi, Zumba, PiYo, Hip Hop, Kickboxing, Fitness Walking and more. Each class will be held via Microsoft Teams. Highly encourage registration, but you are welcome to join in when you are available. Times of the classes will range from morning, afternoon, and evening.
Description: Back injuries occur and re-occur more than any other workplace injury - they are three times more expensive to treat and the toll in lost work time is staggering. Come and learn the things that you can do during and outside of workout sessions to maintain a healthy and strong back.
HOW IT WORKS: On the first day of the challenge, you will receive your official scavenger hunt tracker. Use available resources (online, books, experts, etc. – but not your coworkers) to find and complete as many items as you can from the scavenger hunt throughout the two week challenge!
Each participant will receive a grocery tote AND will be entered into a grand prize drawing for (1) $100 gift card and (1) Mystery Prize!
Description: Challenge begins March 1st to March 15th.
Additional entry into the drawing by emailing a photo of you working on the scavenger hunt. Each participant will receive a grocery tote AND will be entered into a grand prize drawing for (1) $100 gift card and (1) Mystery Prize!
Once you are registered, an email will be sent with Participant scavenger hunt tracking document the week of February 27th, 2023.
At the end of the challenge, you will submit your Participant scavenger hunt tracking document to Stephanee.Phillips@CharlotteCountyFL.gov by Winners will be announced on March 17th, 2023.
Focus on practicing one new healthy habit for 21 DAYS straight, make a commitment to a new healthy habit for life! YOU CHOOSE YOUR HABIT TO CHANGE Everyone has something they can work on, and here are a few ideas to get your healthy habit wheels turning:
PHYSICAL FITNESS: Daily stretching, walking, planking or pushups
NUTRITION: Bring your lunch daily, add a daily fruit or veggie, cut the sugar or cut the dairy
HYDRATION: Drink 64 oz of water per day, cut out (or reduce) sugary drink intake
GENERAL WELLNESS: Daily meditation, daily financial saving, sleep 6-8 hours every night, daily sunscreen application or daily gratitude tracking
All participants who submit tracker will be entered into a drawing for 3 - $100 gift cards!
Description: Challenge begins February 15th - March 7th, 2023
Once you are registered, an email will be sent with your tracker around February 8th, 2023.
At the end of the challenge, you will submit your tracker to Stephanee.Phillips@CharlotteCountyFL.gov by winners will be announced by March 10th, 2023
Questions? Contact Stephanee Phillips, Wellness Coordinator, Stephanee.Phillips@CharlotteCountyFL.gov or 941-764-4927
Create lasting change with Omada® for Prevention. If you or your covered adult dependents are enrolled in the company
medical plan offered through Cigna, are at risk for type 2 diabetes or
heart disease, and are accepted into the program, you'll receive the
program at no additional cost.
Do what works for you. Find healthy habits and routines that work for you. 24/7 access to support From weekly lessons to online community, get all the tools you need to face any challenge head-on. You decide what 'healthy' means Try new things you actually enjoy, rather than avoiding foods you "can't eat" or things you "shouldn't do."
What you'll get with Omada: ✓ A plan built around you ✓ Dedicated health coach ✓ Wireless smart scale ✓ Interactive weekly lessons
Get healthy your way. With Omada, there's a program for you weight loss & overall health.
It only takes a few moment to get started: omadahealth.com/charlottecounty.
Finanical Wellness for Young Adults
Description: How can young adults get started on the right foot to achieve financial stability? In this workshop, we discuss all the foundational pieces to money management that young adults can take to start their financial life out on the right foot.November 6th at 12 noon via teams
Health - My Greatest Investment
Description: The first investing we can do is in ourselves. We make dreams about our future and save money, but if we are not taking care of ourselves, we risk not being able to actually enjoy what we are working so hard for. In this workshop, we will discuss how investing in our total well being through good nutrition, sleep, physical activity and a focus on our mental health is also a financially savvy way to live.
My Financial WHY
Description: The secret to living the life we desire is recognizing what we are after AND understanding why we are wired to desire that. When we align our finances with our life purpose and vision, we are much more likely to be successful along our journey because we know WHY this is important to us. In this workshop, we will explore our motivations, what drives us to financial success (and what that means to us specifically), and learn how we can manage our money on purpose with our spending and saving aligned with our life priorities.
Fall Clean Your Finances
Description: One of the reasons people report stress over finances is because there is so much to navigate that they end up overwhelmed. You can change that! It's time to get organized with your finances and important documents. In this workshop, we will discuss ways to simplify, organize and declutter your finances so they are neat and tidy.
10 Ways to Save for Emergencies
Description: Being financially prepared for life’s curveballs will ease a lot of our financial stress. Saving is something we all want to do, but sometimes it seems like an uphill battle. How do I save when I can barely make ends meet? In this workshop, we break down 10 strategies to help you map out a savings plan that will allow you to rest easier at night, knowing that there is money in the bank. These strategies will apply to building an emergency fund or saving for anything that is important in life.Recording: https://youtu.be/B-yGKcFLkWQ
Description:What is your dream for retirement? What does it look like? Without a solid plan, we may not see that dream play out. It’s time to prepare yourself and learn what you need to make true today so that tomorrow is the life you desire.
Psychology of Money
Description: Do you think knowledge alone is getting you closer to your financial goals? Money is
personal, emotional and relational. Your mindset and relationship with money might be what’s holding you back
from achieving your financial dreams. In this seminar, we will deep dive into how your mindset, behaviors and
relationships affect your ability to thrive financially and encourage attendees to challenge their limiting beliefs and
attitudes around money.
Finanical Wellness for Single Parents
Description: 1 in 4 parents are single, and there are some unique financial challenges that come with being a single parent. In this webinar, we discuss how single parents can support their families, thrive financially, and understand some of the key pieces that will help them build wealth and prosper.
Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 1949 to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans' lives and to celebrate recovery from mental illness. Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM) is recognized every May to increase awareness about the vital role mental health plays in our overall health and well-being.Learn about resources for accessing care:
The book club will meet for 3 weeks on Mondays at 12 noon or 5:30 pm starting February 27th.
Book Club will meet all the following dates: 2/27/23, 3/6/23, and 3/13/23
It's not about doing more.
IT'S ABOUT DOING WHAT MATTERS.
As a busy mom with three young kids and a career, #1 national bestselling author Christy Wright knows what it's like to try to do it all and be stretched too thin. After years of running on empty, she realized she had to do something different. It wasn't just a matter of saying no to a few things. She had to figure out why she felt overwhelmed, overcommitted, and out of balance.
Here's what she discovered: Life balance isn't something you do. It's something you feel. The great news is you can feel balanced — even in your busy life.
In Take Back Your Time, Christy redefines what balance is and reveals the clear path to actually achieve it. You'll learn how to:
You weren't created to live busy and burnt out, unhappy and unfulfilled. You shouldn't be haunted by some elusive idea of balancing it all. There's more for you right now. Today. And it starts with taking back your time the guilt-free way.
For the book club, Wellness at Work will be providing the book for all who attend the club. Join virtually and engage with the club.
Book Club - Register Here
Questions? Contact Stephanee Phillips, Wellness Coordinator, Stephanee.Phillips@CharlotteCountyFL.gov or 941-764-4927
Join the $10,000 Team Challenge and stay motivated to get healthy! This 12-week weight loss challenge is the perfect opportunity to lose some weight, win some money, and have fun!
SIGN UP online or on HealthyWage's mobile app for $75. Earn back your registration fee by achieving an individual weight loss of 10% or more in 9 months!
Create a team of 5. Don't have a team? No problem – HealthyWage will match you up with one!
Get active on the app. Connect with your teammates, gain healthy tips, and check your personal and team stats and standings! Your weight is never shared.
Win $10,000 for 1st place! 2nd place wins $5,000 and 3rd place wins $3,000. Plus, MORE cash prizes for collecting achievement ribbons!
Not looking to lose weight but want to participate? Register as a team cheerleader for free and support your five teammates (limit one cheerleader per team). If you're on a winning team, you'll win an equal share of the cash prize! Register online for $25/month for 3 months ($75).
The challenge starts June 17th, 2022!
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You work hard for your money, and you want to make the most of it.
The problem's that most people have never been taught personal finance. We do the best we can, but we aren't always 100% sure we've made the right financial choices.
That's why there's SmartDollar. SmartDollar is an online program designed to help people just like you. It's a 100% online, confidential and self paced. It's also free for you to use as part of your benefits package.
When you create an account, you'll get access to tons of great content and tools, and you'll learn from three best-selling authors in personal finance, including Dave Ramsey. Through a series of entertaining video lessons, you'll learn personal finance for every stage of life. You'll also have premium access to the world's best online budgeting tool, EveryDollar.
How long will it take to use SmartDollar?
SmartDollar is a completely self-paced program. In addition to the main video lessons, there are hundreds of supplemental video and audio clips ranging in length from two minutes to 30 minutes. You can spend as much or as little time as you would like exploring this content.
In addition to educational material, your SmartDollar account includes premium access to EveryDollar, the world's best online budgeting tool (a $99/year value). EveryDollar allows you to link your bank accounts and your budget, helping you plan your spending and reach your financial goals faster. EveryDollar can be used daily, weekly or whenever you choose.
Can I sign my spouse or children up for SmartDollar?
No. Each employee may only create one (1) SmartDollar account. However, we want you to go through SmartDollar
with your spouse, so sharing your account with your household is encouraged.
What do I do if I need technical support for SmartDollar?
SmartDollar technical support group is always available to help you. Simply contact them here:
Can I purchase SmartDollar outside of work?
SmartDollar is 100% free for you to use as part of our wellness benefits package. It is not available for individual purchase. Comparable programs cost more than $100/year if purchased by an individual.
Challenge is available to ALL employees (full-time, part-time, temp), spouses and adult dependents (18+) regardless of insurance coverage. The challenge will consist of only Charlotte County employees, spouses, and adult dependents.
How Do I Win:
How It Works:
The challenge starts on December 1, 2019 and ends January 29, 2020.
Register online for only $35/month for 2 months ($70).
Contact HealthyWage at email@example.com or 888.636.3832
A Thankful Heart Challenge is a 15-day challenge – Place a check mark on each completed box. Send calendar to Stephanee.Phillips@CharlotteCountyFL.gov by December 8th to be entered into 2 - $50 gift card drawing. (attached: calendar for A Thankful Heart Challenge) Plus, you can earn one extra entry into the drawing by sending a photo of one of the boxes completed. (Example: Take a photo with family or friend).
Click here for A Thankful Heart Challenge Calendar.
UPDATE: BABCOCK RANCH DRAGON BOAT FESTIVALBabcock Ranch is the nation's first solar-powered community with an emphasis on outdoor activities for the whole family. The Viking team race on Lake Babcock on Saturday, September 22nd. End result, the Vikings took 3rd place. Way to go, Vikings!
Wellness at Work has a $25 incentive gift card for each participate (employee and/or spouse) on the County's Insurance.
For more information, check out the website atwww.BabcockRanchDragonBoatFestival.com
What to Know:
The challenge starts on January 18, 2019 and ends April 12, 2019.
Register online for $25/month for 3 months ($75).
2018 $10,000 winners: Charlotte County "Team Oompa Loompa's"
2017 years winners: SW FL 2017 winners
STAY FIT. STAY HEALTHY.
New Fitbit Care for Wellness at Work!
A personalized wellness program that includes a discounted Fitbit device, and free Fitbit Premium™ membership. All employees on the County's Insurance are eligible to participate.
HOW TO GET STARTED WITH A PURCHASE OF A NEW DEVICE: