Welcome to Denver Wellness

Mission-- Denver Wellness supports all City and County of Denver employees on their path to well being by providing empowering health information, engaging wellness activities and all-inclusive health opportunities.

Vision—Denver Wellness is a support program that every employee can access to find resources to improve their health. Denver Wellness is a support program that meets employees where they are on their journey to well being.

Objectives

  • To reduce health risks through engagement.
  • To empower employees to make healthy and informed choices.
  • To encourage wellness through education and physical activity.
  • To provide resources to help employees on their way to wellness.
  • To celebrate employees who take action to learn about their health status.


Be engaged. Be empowered. Be Well.
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Shave the Date -- Movember 1st

Does your 'Stache stop people in their tracks? Does your moustache say, 'Hey, I'm a classy guy!'? Can your facial hair spark an engaging conversation about men's health? Do you have a co-worker with a handle bar that--handles its own? If so, we want to hear from you! In support of the global Movember Campaign, Denver Wellness presents the 

2014 City and County of Denver Employee Movember Contest!

The Rules:

  • Contest Runs 11/1/14 – 11/30/14
  • Each Mo Bro must begin with a clean-shaven face.
  • Must send a “before” (clean-shaven face) to OHR.Communications@denvergov.org
  • Don’t forget to send follow-up photos! Photos will be posted to Wellness Facebook Page.
  • The Mo with the most likes will be declared Mr. Movember 2014 (sash, ‘stache crown and fun prizes included) --  1st and 2nd runner up winners to be ‘stached and sashed as well!
  • For the entire month of Movember each Mo Bro must grow and groom a moustache. Don't fake it -- no beards, goatees, fake moustaches (stick-on/glue-on).
  • Each Mo Bro must conduct himself like a true gentleman.

Get ready to get your Mo Grow on Bro! Check out everyone's Mo status on our Denver Wellness Facebook page!

** For our Safety gents, there is a special category for you -- We're following the rules here.

**Can't grow your own Mo? Enter the Mo Design Contest.** This is where we want to see your inner Picasso take shape! Download the template, choose a Mo, cut it out, design it, and send your photo to OHR.Communications@denvergov.org. We'll post your design to our Denver Wellness Facebook page. One entry per employee. The Mo with the most likes wins! (Great prizes awarded here too!)

Founded in 2003, the Movember Foundation is the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health. The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during Movember (formerly known as November), to spark conversation and raise vital funds for its men’s health programs. Visit www.movember.com for more information and to find out how you can participate locally, nationally, and globally! 


In this stressful holiday season, make time to take care of yourself! Denver Wellness has teamed up with some great partners to offer you free meditation, yoga and cooking demonstrations throughout November and December!

o   Healthy Cooking with registered dieticians from Kaiser Permanente! Visit our second demo on December 4th-- drop by to take a break any time between 2:00pm and 3:30pm

Go to City U and to sign up for these opportunities at the Webb Building-- look under Instructor Lead Trainings. Check out the Denver Wellness Calendar for dates and times.

o   Meditation with Michael Oh—during the lunch hour

o   Wellness Yoga with Sam Abraham–during the lunch hour

Don’t miss the free week in the Employee Fitness Center the week after Thanksgiving! Email the fitness center to help set up your workout that week EmployeeFitness.Center@denvergov.org.

Devner Wellness is launching Cafe Well to encourage teamwork, fitness, good relationships and support.  

Cafe Well let's you track ANY kind of good health habit! Online or on your smart phone!
Create a challenge for you and your team! See how many glasses of water you can drink, or relax by logging how many books you have read this summer.
Cafe Well can link to your Fit Bit, or Track My Run! Watch your progress as you work out! Have a fitness or nutrition question? Sign in and chat with one of Cafe Well's health experts! Create your profile today, on Cafe Well!

All City Employees can get the support they need to quit smoking.

The Colorado Quitline, 1-800-QUIT- NOW (1-800-784-8669) provides free resources, such as patches lozenges or gum. United Healtcare, Kaiser Permanente and Denver Health all offer free coaching online, on the phone, or in person. Visit the links below to learn more and quit today.

United Healthcare Online Coach

Kaiser Online Quit Program  and Webinars. For individual coaching call 1-866 868-7112 (toll free).

Contact Denver Health at healthandwellness@dhha.org to sign up for a health coach.

 

Tips for being a superstar Wellness Champion!

  • Promote using healthy snacks like fruit, nuts, and whole wheat baked goods at meetings and agency celebrations
  • Encourage your co-worker when they make a healthy effort-- offer to be a work out buddy, congratulate them on their successes
  • If you notice your colleague hasn't moved from their seat for hours, ask them if they would like to take a break together-- fill up your water bottle, look out a window, walk around a bit.

Wellness Champions represent their agencies at quarterly meetings with the wellness staff. They give us recommendations, suggestions and input about how our programs are doing. If you would like to become a wellness champion for your agency, please send us an email at wellness@denvergov.org

 

Wellness Events

Check out our online calendar for all of our Wellness Program events.

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Contact Us!

Email Denver Wellness at wellness@denvergov.org

Call Denver Wellness at 720-913-5690

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 Follow our Health and Wellness Pinterest Board!

Find your Wellness Champion!

Visit us on the 4th floor of the Webb Building!
Next to Administration.

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