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All Onsite Wellness Classes Cancelled Until Further Notice

All onsite wellness classes are cancelled until further notice. Online classes will continue as scheduled. Employees will be notified in advance once onsite classes resume.

Class Offerings

Managing Your Health

There is no doubt that COVID-19 is causing stress for many people. Those who are already struggling with mental health might be having a harder time, especially when we have to be physically distant from those who we rely on for help. This series of classes is designed to create more understanding around mental health and well-being and how you can help colleagues and friends who may seem like they are having a hard time.

Demystifying Counseling - Register now - Thursday, May 28, 2020, 3:00 p.m.

Coping with Crisis or Traumatic Event - Register now - Thursday, May 28, 2020, 3:00 p.m.

Understanding Depression - Register nowThursday, June 4, 2020, 3:00 p.m.

There is no doubt that COVID-19 is causing stress for many people. Those who are already struggling with mental health might be having a harder time, especially when we have to be physically distant from those who we rely on for help. This series of classes is designed to create more understanding around mental health and well-being and how you can help colleagues and friends who may seem like they are having a hard time.

Connecting Mind and Body for Healthy Living - Register now - Thursday, June 11, 2020, 3:00 p.m.

Living with Change - Register now - Thursday, June 18, 2020, 2:00 p.m.

Resiliency: Bouncing Back After a Setback - Register now - Thursday, July 9, 2020, 3:00 p.m.

Using Guided Imagery for Wellness and Stress Reduction - Register now - Thursday, August 6, 2020, 2:00 p.m.

Mindfulness: Being Present in Your Work and Life - Register now - Thursday, August 27, 2020, 3:00 p.m.

Take a 30 minute break to move your body! Michelle Zellner will be coming to you live with a variety of exercises to help keep you of sound body and mind as we all navigate this shifting landscape. Many of you know this friendly familiar face from the wellness training that she has been providing for City and County of Denver employees for the last four years. Now's your chance to get up and get your move on!

 

Monday, June 1, 2020, 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Register now.

Friday, June 5, 2020, 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Register now.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Register now.

Friday, June 12, 2020, 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Register now.

Thursday, May 28, 2020, 12:00 p.m.

It is no longer a secret that the human body is designed for movement and a sedentary lifestyle can decrease overall well-being. We will go over the various types of exercise, the benefits of each, and why knowing your purpose is critical to determining your ideal prescription of movement.

Register here.

Shigeko and Sam's yoga classes focus on stretches, meditational movements, grounding balance and restoring poses. The classes help you build strength, vitality and confidence while reducing stress. For the online class you will only need yourself and some space. For more information visit Shigeko's website.

Mondays, 5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m. - Vinyasa level 1 and 2 with Sam. Meeting ID: 831 6215 1742

Tuesdays, 3:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m. - with Shigeko

Thurdays, 7:00 a.m.8:00 a.m. - with Shigeko

Managing Your Health Webinar Playbacks

During this time when you may be asked to work from home, there can be a lot of different reactions and unknowns. ComPsych, the city's employee assistance program has provided a free prerecorded webinar to help individuals navigate the common feelings regarding change and uncertainty. The webinar also addresses how to set up a routine and prepare oneself and environment to work remotely. All impacted employees and their family members are invited to view the webinar.

Click here to access the webinar.

If you missed this live webinar, you can now access the recording online. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many changes in our everyday lives. We’re now spending more time

than ever with the people we love. While there are many benefits to this added family time there are certainly struggles as well. Juggling multiple schedules, emotions and needs - all in one space - can be challenging. This session will help you navigate your relationship with your partner/spouse and kids while supporting your own well-being. This webinar, hosted by ComPsych, the city’s employee assistance program, is available to all employees and their family members.

Click here to access the recording.

If you missed this live webinar, you can now access the recording online. The way we manage our departments and staff, as well as our personal lives, during this time of the

coronavirus pandemic is new to everyone. While we’re all in this together, we’re also individuals who face the crisis differently. And during this time, managers are still responsible for the productivity of their staff. In this webinar you’ll learn tips to help you in your job as a manager. This webinar, hosted by ComPsych, the city’s employee assistance program, is available to all employees and their family members.

Click here to access the recording.

Did you get swept up in pandemic shopping and buy dry beans and frozen vegetables and now you don't know what to do with them? Are you trying to reduce your trips to the store and use up everything in your pantry? Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many of us have been cooking the majority of our meals at home, and for some, that could be new territory. Deann will cook a healthy meal and answer your questions about cooking from scratch.

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If you missed this live webinar, you can now access the recording online. The webinar discusses emotional eating. Eating unhealthy foods can feel like a coping strategy in the moment, but often leaves feelings of shame, anger, and defeat. This webinar focuses on the relationship between emotions and food consumption as well as strategies for recognizing emotional eating and retraining yourself to eat for physiological rather than emotional reasons. This webinar, hosted by ComPsych, the city’s employee assistance program, is available to all employees and their family members.

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If you missed this live webinar, you can now access the recording online. This webinar addresses the disruption, fear and anxiety generated by the COVID-19 pandemic. While worry can alert us to actions we need to take to remain safe, it can also lead to panic and impulsivity. This course will address how to distinguish helpful worry from unhelpful anxiety and identify ways to manage it. This webinar, hosted by ComPsych, the city’s employee assistance program, is available to all employees and their family members.

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If you missed this live webinar, you can now access the recording online. This workshop focuses on specific activities to reduce stress caused by COVID-19. Learn proven stress-reducing techniques such as recognizing choices available to us, engaging in healthy activities, remembering past successes and how we’ve survived previous stressful situations, and taking breaks. These techniques can help us de-stress and proceed in a more effective way. This webinar, hosted by ComPsych, the city’s employee assistance program, is available to all employees and their family members.

Click here to access the recording.

 
Managing Your Finances

Financial confidence can be tough to maintain, especially when living through a global pandemic. Following a plan with these four components can significantly help: controlling spending, managing debt, prioritizing savings, and maintaining excellent credit. Regaining focus on these disciplines will help reduce financial stress in your life. Click the links below to watch or register.

Part 1: Controlling Spending - Access webinar recording.

Part 2: Managing Debt - Friday, May 15, 2020, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Part 3: Prioritizing Savings - Friday, May 22, 2020, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Part 4: Maintaining Excellent Credit - Friday, May 29, 2020, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Friday, May 29, 2020, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

When planning for retirement, you need to consider how to replace the income stream provided by your career and reconfigure a weekly schedule built around employment. This webinar will review potential sources of income in retirement and their related tax considerations. The goal is to raise awareness of possible adjustments to your investment plan that could increase the odds of your retirement dream becoming a reality.

Register here.

Join this online forum where financial experts from My Secure Advantage will answer live questions about financial goals or any other financial topic you may have questions about. The panelists will be ready to answer questions on subjects ranging from debt and mortgages to investments and retirement.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Register now

Employees in the first half of their careers aren’t often thinking about or planning for retirement. This class, offered by My Secure Advantage, emphasizes the importance of starting to plan as early in your career as possible to allow savings to grow. There are many competing needs or wants for every dollar you save, so this class will talk about how you can use goals and budgeting to stay on track with funding whatever lifestyle or timeline you envision for retirement.

Thursday, June 25, 2020, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.  or 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Register here.

Access short, interactive, financial-focused learning experiences online. These free mobile accessible modules are 2-7 minutes in length and cover many subjects including taxes, debt management, creating healthy financial habits, building emergency savings, and family conversations about money. Logging in is optional, but if you log in with your city email address and complete at least five different modules, you’ll earn 50 financial health Vitality points. Get started today!

Receive personal and confidential financial coaching from your home! Speak with an Accredited Financial Counselor for guidance with your own personal finances. This free service is offered by the Denver Community Credit Union, but you don’t need to be a member to participate – it’s open to everyone in the community. Visit the Denver Community Credit Union website and select the Coaching Request Form to schedule your own session.

Join the Denver Employees Retirement Plan (DERP) staff to learn more about your future retirement benefits. RSVP’s are not required, but DERP staff will prepare and present an estimate of your retirement benefits to you at the meeting if you RSVP by email or phone 303.839.5419. If you cannot attend the meeting, visit DERP’s website for more information. The Frequently Asked Questions page has answers to specific questions. 

Future meeting dates TBD.

Retirement is an important phase of life – one that requires significant financial planning. To assist City and County of Denver employees in retirement planning, Denver Employees Retirement Plan (DERP) produced a video series to provide an overview of planning for financial security in your retirement years.  The series focuses on the three main sources of income in retirement:

You can view the series in its entirety (54 minutes) or each section individually (12 - 13 minutes each).

Nationwide’s retirement specialists are currently booking virtual account reviews. Schedule an appointment with Rachel Schmelzer or Greg Greive to discuss your Summit Savings deferred compensation account and get answers to your questions. You’ll also receive insights, guidance, and educational tools to make the most of your account. Schedule your virtual account review soon and earn 50 Vitality points!

Managing Your Finances Webinar Playbacks

When it comes to investing, volatile markets can cause us to doubt our investments and want to take action, but maybe we should be doubting our doubts! This webinar looks at the historical performance of markets, reviews time-tested investment disciplines and offers tools to help you review the time frames of your goals and risk tolerance. The goal is to turn your focus to your investment plan and future expectations and worry less about today’s markets.

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COVID-19 caught us all by surprise, and we’ve had to adjust as quickly as we can. Because some households are operating on reduced income during this time, this webinar gives advice to get through the financial shock and prepare for any future challenges. The webinar will walk you through a three-step process that includes assessing the scope of the current setback and the impact on your budget, communicating with your loved ones and creditors, and how to track your progress. You'll also learn about available resources and how to keep moving forward through these challenging times.

Click here to access the webinar.

 
 

 

Manage Your Health and Your Finances

See your primary care physician whenever possible. Your physician has easy access to your records, knows the bigger picture of your health, and may even offer same-day appointments. When seeing your physician is not possible, it’s important to know your quick care options to find the place that’s right for you and help avoid financial surprises. Keep these resources handy, so that you are prepared:

Contact us

Denver Wellness questions?

Call: 720.913.5690
Email: wellness@denvergov.org
Visit: Webb Building, 4th Floor (next to Benefits)

Stay tuned for more information about our new wellness champion network.