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Charlotte County Fitness and Pools 

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."

View the flyer


Exercise: Stretching Video

App with free exercises: FitOn


Congratulations to the following: 

  • Rosa Mattera
  • Shalina Odegard
  • Michael Gallagher 


Congratulations to the following: 

  • Stephanie Erdman
  • Lori Garrepy 


Grocery totes will be delivered the week of April 3rd to all who participated and submitted Scavenger Hunt Sheet.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Wellness Calendar


 ‭(Hidden)‬ Sarasota Dragon Boat Festival

THE​ SARASOTA INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

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 in
three races over the course of the event. 

Interested in participating in future Dragon Boat Races? Please fill out the survey: 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RQQXNXK

Other questions, please email Stephanee Phillips, Wellness@CharlotteCountyFL.gov or Ellen Pinder, Ellen.Pinder@CharlotteCountyFL.gov


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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


Saving Challenge - coming soon 



Fitness Classes

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.


  • Movement Every Hour
Description: This interactive presentation is based on the popular phrase "sitting is the new smoking." We will discuss the statistics and health risks of being sedentary, ways to incorporate movement in the workday, and participate in a 5 minute workout called "deskercise" - exercising at your desk (no sweating allowed!).

Coming Soon - Nutrition Scavenger Hunt

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.

Register Here



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

Register Here 



​Omada (Pre-Diabetes Program)

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.


Living Paycheck to Purpose – Financial Wellness Workshop 

4 weeks - one hour sessions: via Team's meeting 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, and 4/26

  • Week 1: Create your vision of financial success
  • Week 2: Develop your financial plan
  • Week 3: Analyze your spending
  • Week 4: Build wealth and live your best life

 Sign-up for the next workshop: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WLBHGTH


Free workshop. Maximum participants of 30. Paid by Wellness at Work 


Workshop: Preparing for Retirement

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.

April 17th from 12 – 1 pm via Team's 

Register Here


​Book Club - Take Back Your Time 



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

Description: 

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:

  • Identify what balance looks like in your unique situation and season.
  • Find confidence in the choices that are right for you.
  • Feel peace even during chaotic times.
  • Learn how to be present for your life and actually enjoy it!

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

$10,000 Challenge - Healthywage

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!

Questions?
info@healthywage.com or 888.636.3832






SmartDollar

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. 

Contact Stephanee.Phillips@CharlotteCountyFL.gov, if interested in the program. 


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: https://www.smartdollar.com/app/help-center/new

 

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. 


Charlotte County Step Challenge -

Win Cash Prizes for Walking!

 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:

  • WIN money for increasing your daily steps.
  • SIGN UP online or on HealthyWage's mobile app and connect your step tracker to calculate your goal.
  • Increase your daily average steps by 25% or more in 60 days and get paid.
  • Participants typically win $100 - $130.

How It Works:

  • Each participant pays $70 into the pot.
  • EVERY PARTICIPANT WHO HITS THEIR STEP GOAL WINS!
  • Winners split the pot.
  • Your step goal is a 25% increase over your current media step count. Step tracking devices compatible with HealthyWage: Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Health and Google Fit (most participants use their smartphone to track their steps).

The challenge starts on December 1, 2019 and ends January 29, 2020.

Register online for only $35/month for 2 months ($70).

Click link to sign-up:www.healthywage.com/steps/charlottecounty

Questions?

Contact HealthyWage at info@healthywage.com or 888.636.3832

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Coming Soon - Financial Wellness Pilot Program: 
SmartDollar by Dave Ramsey ​

Over the past 25 years, Dave Ramsey and his team have helped millions of people change the way they handle money. 
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With SmartDollar, employees will learn to: 
• Get on a budget
• Build emergency savings
• Pay off debt 
• Buy a home and pay for college 
• Protect their assets 
• Invest for the future

Are you interest in SmartDollar by Dave Ramsey? Please fill out the interest survey by clicking the link:

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. 


Questions? Contact Stephanee Phillips, Wellness Coordinator, Stephanee.Phillips@CharlotteCountyFL.gov or 941-764-4927


Shake It Off: 7 Simple Strategies to Discharge Stress + Beat Burnout Workshop

  • National Speaker - Rachel Drunkenmiller
    October 5th at 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Virtual Workshop Experience
    Learn more - Click Here 
    Register Here for the virtual workshop experience 




 ‭(Hidden)‬ BABCOCK RANCH DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

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UPDATE: BABCOCK RANCH DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
Babcock 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 at
www.BabcockRanchDragonBoatFestival.com

How to Use Peerfit Video

 ‭(Hidden)‬ $10,000 Team Challenge

Transform Your Health with

 

What to Know:

  • SIGN UP online or on HealthyWage's mobile app.
  • Create a team of 5 coworkers, friends and/or family members. Don't have a team? No problem – HealthyWage will match you up with one!
  • Compete against other teams from fellow Southwest Florida organizations to lose the greatest percentage of weight in 12 weeks to win the GRAND PRIZE of $10,000!
  • Enjoy fun and interactive mini-challenges like "Smart Swap" and "Get Active" to collect achievement ribbons and earn cash prizes!
  • Not looking to lose weight but want to participate? Register as a team cheerleader for free and support for 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!

Win:

  • $10,000 for 1st place
  • $5,000 for 2nd place
  • $3,000 for 3rd place
  • Plus, MORE cash prizes for collecting achievement ribbons AND additional prizes from Charlotte County!

Bonus:

  • Earn back your regist ration fee by achieving an individual weight loss of 10% or more in 9 months!

 

The challenge starts on January 18, 2019 and ends April 12, 2019.

Register online for $25/month for 3 months ($75).

SIGN UP    

Questions?

Contact HealthyWage at info@healthywage.com or 888.636.3832

  

2018 $10,000 winners: Charlotte County "Team Oompa Loompa's"

2017 years winners: SW FL 2017 winners


Fitbit:

STAY FIT. STAY HEALTHY.  

STAY CONNECTED. 

 

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:

 

  1. REDEEM DISCOUNT FOR A DEVICE - CLICK HERE  
  2. $25+ applied to your purchase of a wearable device. Using your work email address for the purchase of your new Fitbit device. Accessory are also available on the storefront.