Skip navigation

Benefits & Wellness Classes

 
 

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

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. Use passcode: 781897 - with Shigeko

Thursdays, 7:00 a.m.8:00 a.m. Use passcode: 310628 - with Shigeko

The last eight-week mindfulness series of 2020 will begin Thursday, October 8. This series is a deep dive into a mindful life. Each class includes a breathing exercise and a guided meditation. Meditation is a practice for a mindful life. This class explores mindfulness of focus, mindfulness of the body, mindfulness of emotions, mindfulness of values and identity, and mindfulness of the heart to cultivate empathy and compassion for the self and others. Participants are supported with weekly emails, homework and a community-focused environment to encourage continued practice. 

Every Thursday starting October 8, 2020, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Register now.

Join the mindfulness session.

Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, BMI, Body Fat, Waist circumference. Each year you go through a biometric screening, collect these numbers and forget about them. You will gain an in-depth understanding of what each of these numbers mean and why it is important to know your numbers!

Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 11:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. Register now.

Attention gentlemen!  What are you doing to lead your best life possible?  Do you know the steps you can take to decrease your risk for disease and enjoy optimal health and wellness?  During this training, we will discuss health issues men face and the steps you can take to enhance the quality of your life.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 10:00 a.m-11:00 a.m. Register now.

Ladies, this one is for you!  Specifically geared toward the issues that affect women, this seminar covers stress, metabolism, disease risk, menopause.  We will explore how lifestyle choices play a role in each of these areas and how simple strategies can improve your outcome.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Register now.

Most people believe their social and political views are based on fact and reflect their important values. Having conversations about sensitive topics such as politics, racism, and social issues can cause strain on relationships with friends, family and co-workers. Instead of allowing political discussions to destroy these relationships, what if we could use these conversations to examine our own beliefs, look at facts and find common ground?

Thursday, November 5, 2020, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Register now

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Register now.

In this session, ComPsych clinical and product experts will discuss “collective trauma,” and ways it can be acknowledged in the workplace to promote interpersonal empathy, unity and understanding. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Register now.

Managing Your Health Webinar Playbacks

As Election Day nears, are your media consumption habits helping you make good decisions, or are they making you sick? This training will help you implement healthy media habits that don’t damage your mental and physical well-being.

Watch the playback.

Delta Dental of Colorado's Chief Dental Officer, Dr. Brad Guyton, and Vice President of Hygiene at Aspen Dental, Jan Lebeau, discuss how oral health is linked to your overall health and happiness. Participants will learn about the mouth-body connection and will be given multiple new reasons to smile as we journey through this connection together. Watch now.

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.

Click here to access the recording.

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.

Click here to access the recording.

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.

Click here to access the recording.

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

COVID-19 caught us all by surprise, and we have had to adjust in many areas of our lives. Because the future is uncertain, this class will review government-based programs, nationwide resources, and any stock or real estate market changes. We will also cover fundamental financial wellness disciplines, debt repayment strategies and tips to help you get through current or potential setbacks. Earn 50 Vitality financial health points for attending.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Register now.

Credit scores influence personal finances in more ways than most people realize. Whether it’s your auto insurance premium or the interest rate on your mortgage, you want your credit score to be deemed “excellent”. We’ll discuss the criteria that determines a credit score, as well as how to establish new credit, how to recover from credit challenges, and best practices for maintaining an excellent credit score. Earn 50 Vitality points for attending.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Register now.

The dream of owning your home is attainable if you get your finances in order and learn as much as you can about the process. In this class, we’ll help you get started by walking through the different mortgage loans available, reviewing what lenders look for in a borrower, and what costs you can expect during the process. We’ll also talk about how to make sure you can afford your house so that you can enjoy it for years to come! Earn 50 Vitality points for attending.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Register now.

Your financial future is in your hands, so get the insights, guidance and educational materials you need to make the most of your deferred compensation plan. Nationwide is hosting several webinars, Retirement 101 and Budgeting, to help you understand your benefits and how to plan smart for your financial future.

View the dates/times and register.

Join the Denver Community Credit Union Money Makeover webinar.

Thursday, November 5, 2020, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. 

This webinar will show you how taxes can impact your retirement income. You'll gain a better understanding of tax flexibility, tax bracket placement, combinations of income, and sequencing strategies to create sustainable retirement income. Enter your employee ID number in the comments section during registration to earn 50 Financial Health Vitality points for attending.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Register now.

Credit scores influence personal finances in more ways than most people realize. Whether it’s your auto insurance premium or the interest rate on your mortgage, you want your credit score to be deemed “excellent.” We’ll discuss the criteria that determines a credit score, as well as how to establish new credit, how to recover from credit challenges, and best practices for maintaining an excellent credit score.

Tuesday, November 10, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, November 10, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Register now.

Learn tips as strategies for managing money and bills during a crisis, common current fraud and scams to keep an eye out for, and more. Earn 50 Vitality financial health points for attending.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Register now

Debt is one of the biggest obstacles keeping Americans from reaching financial goals, so this class encourages you to prioritize debt management. But it doesn’t stop there! This class will also go over specific debt reduction strategies and help you choose one that you can sustain.  Plus, review how to write and follow SMART goals, so you can leave this class motivated and empowered to reduce your debt.

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Register now.

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. 

New Member Orientation: Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Join the meeting.

DERP Pension Benefit and Summit Savings: Thursday, October 15, 2020, 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. Join the meeting.

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

This webinar, offered through the Denver Community Credit Union, will teach you strategies to build and grow your savings based on your goals.

Watch now.

When you create a retirement plan, a lot of focus can be on the amount of money you need to save in order to sustain your retirement lifestyle. Unfortunately there are many risks that can get in the way of you reaching your savings goal. This class covers ten significant financial and planning risks that are worth reviewing.

Watch the webinar playback.

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

Watch the webinar playback.

Many people can’t wait for retirement, yet they haven’t considered how they will sustain their ideal retirement lifestyle. To be confident in the amount of retirement income that you need, you should first estimate the difference in cost between your current lifestyle and the retirement lifestyle you dream about. In this class, we provide tools to help you estimate that difference. This class offers a wide range of considerations to help you formalize a realistic retirement plan to help make your retirement dream a reality.

Watch the webinar playback.

Whether a financial setback catches you by surprise or is planned for, this class helps you get through the event and take steps to be better prepared for any future challenge. We walk you through a three-step process that includes assessing the scope of the setback and the impact on your budget, communicating with your team and tracking your progress. 

Watch the webinar playback.

Did you know that your employer provides access to My Secure Advantage™ (MSA) – a comprehensive, customized financial wellness program – for you and your families? When it comes to living a financially stress -free life, every decision you make adds up. What exactly is money coaching, how is it unique, and what should you expect? There is no one better to respond to these questions than an actual MSA Money Coach. One of our coaches shares his thoughts and experiences as to how working with a Money Coach can best benefit you. 

Watch the webinar playback.

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.

Click here to access the webinar.

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.

Panelists answer a variety of financial-related questions from webinar attendees on subjects ranging from debt and mortgages to investments and retirement.

Click here to access the webinar. 

Get ready for several compelling reasons why you need investing to achieve long-term goals. Then build your knowledge base as the webinar defines stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other investment options. Review how you would go about investing in each of those options. The webinar concludes with an overview of risk and return, as well as the fees associated with different types of investments, so you can feel more confident about adding investing to your financial action plan.

Click here to access the webinar.

This class reviews a few time-tested investment principles and then covers the basics of opening a brokerage account. Learn the differences between online investing platforms versus the more traditional practice of meeting face-to-face with an investment advisor. You'll also be provided with a variety of best practices for monitoring your investments and adjusting your strategies over time.

Watch the webinar playback.

Every two seconds someone becomes a victim of identity theft. This webinar is designed to help you understand how personal data gets compromised, what you can do to prevent it and the first steps to take if you become a victim. Everyone can use an annual reminder of best practices since identity theft is always evolving.

Watch the webinar playback.

Learn from those who have gone before you! This webinar shares the ten habits most people practice when they have little financial stress in their lives. The MSA coaching staff has conducted over a million financial consultations, and the most experienced coaches were interviewed to develop this list of ten habits. The goal is for attendees to take pride in the habits they are practicing well, and to develop an action plan to address the habits they would like to improve.

Watch the webinar playback.

Creating and sticking to a budget is the foundation for great personal finances. Why? It gets you in the habit of reviewing and adjusting your spending so that the most important goals in your life get funded. This class will outline a process for creating a spending plan and will offer practical tips for sticking to it!

Watch the webinar playback.

As consumers, all of us will have to make a large purchase at some point in our lives, whether it’s a washer and dryer, living room furniture or a car.  Many factors can come into play when deciding on a large purchase.  This webinar talks about buying now vs. later, saving vs. financing and buying vs. leasing.  The webinar explores credit and budget implications, as well as strategies for planning ahead and saving money in the long term.

Watch the webinar playback.

The dream of owning your home is attainable if you get your finances in order and learn as much as you can about the process.  This webinar helps you get started by walking through the different mortgage loans available, reviewing what lenders look for in a borrower and what costs you can expect during the process.  You will learn how to make sure you can afford your house so that you can enjoy it for years to come!

Watch the webinar playback

 
 

 

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.