Maricopa County's Wellness Works program supports and encourages a healthy workforce by providing programs and resources to help employees maintain or improve their health.
Employee Benefits and Wellness Division
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March Is Nutrition Month
Stress and Food: Finding Balance
What's the connection between stress and nutrition? Join this webinar, presented by Kristi Mollner, RD, to learn about how stress impacts our choices around food, strategies for managing this stress, and other tips for easing tension around food in your daily life.
Tuesday, March 16 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Eat Well with Foodsmart Telenutrition
Telephonic nutrition counseling is a free opportunity to consult with a registered dietitian who will offer personalized guidance on nutrition. Whether you have a specific goal in mind or are generally looking to feel better, they will meet you where you are, answer questions, and work with you to develop a plan.
The County is providing two (2) FREE telephonic/virtual visits with a Foodsmart dietitian. Complete two calls and earn credit for one "Your Choice" Activity. Register here.
Becoming a Better Listener
Tuesday, March 21 | 12:00 PM MT
Statistics show that people remember only half of what they hear, even moments after they've heard it. Surprising? The fact is that while most of us like to think we're good listeners, almost everyone needs to improve their listening skills. This workshop offers a fresh approach to this common problem.
Being Adaptive in Order to Thrive in Our Ever-Changing World
Thursday, March 23 | 12:00 PM MT
"Because we've always done it like that," may not be the best answer to, "Why do we do the things we do?" In our ever-changing world, we are seeing shifts in our markets and economies, our cultural norms, our behaviors, and ourselves. Now is the time to thrive by learning how to be adaptive and to be consistently able to change yourself to accommodate and maximize the benefits of change.
April is Financial Wellness Month
Virtual Retirement Series
It’s never too early to start planning for retirement! With MetLife’s virtual, four-week series, Retirewise®, you’ll be on your way to making smarter financial decisions and creating an action plan that works for you and your future. Register today!
Wednesdays, April 5 – 26, 2023
12:00 – 1:00 PM
|Each Retirewise® session has different topics that build on each other:|
Week 1 – Building the Foundation
Week 2 – Creating & Managing Wealth
Week 3 – Establishing Your Retirement Income Stream
Week 4 – Making the Most of What You Have
Working on your Wellness Incentive activities? Register for a Retirewise® series and attend 3 out of the 4 virtual sessions to receive credit for the “Your Choice” Activity. Credit will be automatically awarded approximately two weeks after the four-week series ends.
The Five Pillars of Personal Finance
Tuesday, April 25 | 12:00 PM MT
Strong financial literacy can help support you through many life goals. This session will cover the five core concepts of financial literacy, which include earning, spending, saving, borrowing, and protecting against risk. Learn about the essentials of each area and practical skills to help you address and manage your personal finances.
Basics of Estate Planning
Thursday, April 27 | 12:00 PM MT
Most people think estate planning is just for the elderly, but it is important to everyone else, too - especially for those with minor children, substantial assets or unusual circumstances. Estate planning can allow one to make decisions on who receives his or her estate, make arrangements for disability, medical care and guardianship for minor children. Properly done, estate planning can remove many burdens from surviving family members during a stressful time.
From budgeting to building financial resilience, there are steps you can take to boost your overall financial wellness. This toolkit, provided by ComPsych, has resources and tools that can help.
May Is Mental Health Awareness Month
Webinar: The Science of Stress
What Happens in our brains and bodies when we experience stress? Although it's not realistic to eliminate all stressors in life, the way we understand, recognize, and respond to stress can make a big difference for overall well-being. Join this webinar to learn about the science of stress and coping strategies.
Tuesday, May 16 | 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Thursday, May 18 | 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Small Steps for Mental Health
It's not always easy to care for our mental well-being. Sometimes, even the smallest changes can help! Download this activity calendar for the month of May and discover straightforward ways to support your mental well-being.
How to Earn Your Wellness Reward
Enrolled in a County medical plan? Reward yourself physically and financially and complete the activities to earn the Wellness Reward of $30/paycheck!
Watch this webinar to learn how to navigate the Wellness Portal and what healthy activities you need to complete to earn your reward.
Your Wellness Portal is where you’ll go to elevate your health and wellness and earn your Wellness Reward of $60/month! Register here Version OptionsWellness WorksGetting quality sleep is critically important to your health. Lack of sleep not only makes you tired, but can affect your mood, hormones, weight, memory, and overall ability to recover.Headline New Wellness Portal! Wellness Portal! Wellness Portal! Wellness Portal! Wellness Portal! Wellness Portal!. Call 866-941-2143 with questions.
The activities required to earn your Wellness Reward include completing a Health Check Survey (health assessment), and two “Your Choice” activities.
REGULAR PROGRAMMING INCLUDES:
- LA Fitness memberships at reduced rates for County employees and their families
- Onsite Fitness Centers with free memberships at various County locations
- Weight Watchers at Work reimbursement for employees who meet program requirements
- Wellness campaigns offered throughout the year (Bike to Work Day, Fitness Walk, etc.)
- A Wellness Incentive Opens a New Window. Opens a New Window. ($30.00/pay period) to help employees reduce the cost of their medical premium
Detailed information about these programs can be found on the County’s Intranet, (MyMC) on the Wellness Works page Opens a New Window. .