Ready to have some fun? Come join a game of Bingo with a wellness twist. This challenge will start October 18th -October 31st. Great way to kickstart healthy habits. Check out the flyer.
Each participant will receive a BINGO card. Everyone who completes at least 1 BINGO line will be entered into a drawing to win 1 of 3 $50 gift cards and everyone that completes all squares will be entered into a drawing to win 1 of 3 Air Fryers!
Sign up for the challenge by October 13th through this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Wellness_BINGO
Check out the flyer.
At the end of the challenge, you will submit your BINGO card to Stephanee.Phillips@CharlotteCountyFL.gov by November 3rd. Winners will be announced on November 5th.
Questions? Contact Stephanee Phillips, Wellness Coordinator, Stephanee.Phillips@CharlotteCountyFL.gov or 941-764-4927
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
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
Did you know?
The National Diabetes Prevention Program helps people with prediabetes reduce their disease risk by making small changes such as improving food choices, increasing physical activity, and managing stress -- all designed to help participants lose 5 to 7 % of their body weight. These small lifestyle changes may reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes by 60%.
Even after ten years, those who participated in this national program had a 34% lower rate of type 2 diabetes, and 40% maintained their weight loss associated with the risk reduction. (Source: National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse)
Diabetes Prevention Program at the Health Department, 1100 Loveland Blvd, Port Charlotte, 5:30-6:30pm Charlotte County, FL.
Contact: Abbey Ellner at email@example.com or 941-624-7200 ext. 7261
Connect with one another while together we explore and dive into a fun, relatable book. For the book club, Wellness at Work will be providing the book for all who attend the club. Save your spot, register now: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Book_Club_1
Join virtually in engaging club on Mondays - Books have arrived! Starting October 11th at 12 p.m. and 5:30 pm (about 40 minutes)
Book: Power of Moments
Description: The New York Times bestselling authors of Switch and Made to Stick explore why certain brief experiences can jolt us and elevate us and change us—and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our life and work.
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.
4 weeks - one hour sessions: via Team's meeting and date will be determined
Sign-up for the next workshop: Living Paycheck to Purpose by Workplace Money Coach Survey (surveymonkey.com)
Free workshop. Maximum participants of 30. Paid by Wellness at Work
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 888.636.3832
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
Take part in a fun biking competition!
Are you ready to ride your bike in a fun competition, win prizes and help your
workplace top the leaderboards?
From October 29 to November 30, you and your workplace can compete against
other companies to see which can encourage the most people to try riding a bike.
Taking part is simple:
Everyone can join in! From regular riders to people who haven’t been on a bike in
years (or ever).
You can ride anywhere, any time from October 29 to November 30 for fun, fitness or
You only need to ride for ten minutes to start earning points and help your workplace
climb the leaderboard.
Share the love - encouragement is at the core of the Love to Ride Florida Challenge
and we want people to invite their co-workers, friends and family to take part.
You can win amazing prizes by participating and encouraging others to rediscover
Ready to get fitter, be happier and help save the planet?
Add your organization name: Charlotte County Wellness at Work. Register for the Love to Ride Florida Challenge today: Company Profile : Love to Ride Florida
Here is the flyer.
About the Challenge
Choose to walk, run, bike or swim — whatever physical activity you choose to be active. Do the activity for 20 minutes a day, every day, and join your co-workers and friends in being fit and healthy. Each time you achieve the 20-minute goal, you'll be eligible for donation rewards to the charity of your choice! Participants can also contribute too.
*Even though the challenge starts on March 1st, we want all Charlotte County employees to have plenty of time to sign up and join the challenge and download the app beforehand. NOTE: Your activities recorded in the app from March 1 and onward only will be considered towards the challenge goal.
Download the App and Sign up using your Charlotte County Email address (@charlottecountyfl.gov, @ca.cjis20.org, @flypgd.com, @regionalwater.org, @charlotteclerk.com, @charlottevotes.com) and accept the March to Fitness challenge.
Don't have a fitness tracker?
You DO NOT need a fitness tracker or wearable to participate. You can use your smartphone along with a free App such as Apple Health for iOS, Google Fit for Android, Strava, etc. If that doesn't work, you can also input your Steps manually in the Givhero app.
Can I see my fellow colleagues' progress? Can anyone see my progress?
Yes. In the Givhero app tap on Challenges and tap the March to Fitness challenge. You can even search for your colleagues by entering their name at the top of the leaderboard screen.
Reminder: You MUST tap on the Challenge Sign-Up Smart Link from your SMARTPHONE to join the challenge. When accessed from a smartphone/mobile phone, the Smart Link allows you to download the app, sign up and accept the challenge. When accessed from the desktop, the link will take you to the leaderboard, however, you will not be able to join the challenge this way. If you need to join the challenge on your desktop, contact email@example.com.
Email Validation: After completing sign up, you may receive an email from Givhero to validate your email address but please note email validation is not required.
For all technical questions throughout the challenge, please contact Givhero: email Givhero directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or email from the Givhero app by tapping More >> Support at the bottom of your screen or visit our FAQ page www.givhero.com/faq.
This eight-week program is designed to teach you simpleways to get fit and have fun doing them. Choose activitiesyou enjoy doing and do each one for at least 10 minutes.Be sure to record your physical activity every day. Whileyou complete your physical activity, snap a photo of
Fun virtual race where you accumulate miles as you run, walk, bike, swim, hike, or even pogo stick. Complete the challenge without ever leaving your neighborhood!
Complete your miles individually or on a TEAM of up to 8 people - INSPIRE your friends to take the challenge with you!
Who: Anyone can participant
What: Virtual Race
When: Anytime from now to over the course of the year
How much: $25-$70 packages
Upon completion of the Amerithon Challenge, Wellness at Work has a $25 incentive gift cards for each participate (employee and/or spouse) on the County's Insurance.
You can Manually enter your miles in our tracker or sync your FitBit, Garmin, or Strava account for automatic upload. Miles earned running, walking, biking, swimming, etc. Count whatever miles you cover exercising.
The Amerithon Challenge Medal is a 6 Piece Finisher Medal to commemorate your journey across the United States.
• More freedom to enjoy delicious, satisfying foods.
• More possibilities to make the plan fit every lifestyle.
• More flexibility for days when you need it most.
• A whole new approach to enjoy food and live life like never before
Thursdays-Justice Center- Clerk's Conference Room 12-1 pm
Attend at any Weight Watchers meeting locations
pays 1/3 of the registeration ($52 off a 12 week series;
$62 off a 17 week series)
Weight Watchers New "Freestyle" program
Interested in join? Please fill out: Registeration form
Send to Wellness@CharlotteCountyFL.gov
If you are not renewing, please cancel your Weight Watchers Etools resource:
14 weeks- Etools cancelation instructions
19 Weeks- Etools cancelation instructions
For workout videos that you can customize the type of exercise, time, and level, and be able to use virtually anywhere check out
Looking for fun, exciting activities happening in beautiful Charlotte County? Check out the
Weekly Happenings on the
Charlotte County Tourism website for great events, exhibits, festivals, outdoor adventures, and fitness activities.