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Benefits & Wellness Classes

Class Offerings

Managing Your Health

Theresa Grove of OHR Benefits explains your city benefits and answer your questions. This is a great opportunity for new hires to receive an overview of the City and County of Denver’s benefits and ask questions. The focus will be primarily for new hires but all employees are welcome. Reservations are not required.

Mondays 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Webb Building, Room 1.F.4.

Every other Wednesday 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
DEN, rotates between AOB and AIM 

Every other Wednesday 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
1200 Federal Blvd, OHR Offices 

Every other Wednesday 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Wastewater Management, 5th Floor Conference Room


Cancer has impacted many employees in one way or another, whether it’s a family member, a close friend, or even yourself. We are here to help!

Second Wednesday each month
Webb Building 4.J.1
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

No need to register for this class - just show up!

Hormones dictate every process in the human body---including whether we gain or shed weight! You will learn about the key players involved in our ability to lose weight, and what you can do to maximize the positive effects.

Register: email

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Webb Building, Room 4.I.4

"Get plenty of sleep" is a recommendation we hear often. For many, this is easier said than done. We will talk about the critical processes that occur during sleep, and the health consequences resulting from a lack of sleep. We will also go over strategies and techniques to promote a peaceful night's sleep.

Register: email

Thursday, March 29, 2018
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Webb Building, Room 4.I.5

Is your stress out of control? If so, this series taught by Michelle Zellner of Better Beings is for you. This five-week class will consist of a weekly seminar, followed by a 30-minute practical stress management activity.  One-on-one telephone coaching is also available as part of the program. The following topics will be covered:

  • Balancing your act
  • Stress and your health
  • Mind matters – the power of thought
  • Burnout ahead! Steps to avoid the danger
  • Mental health and wellness

***Seating is limited for this class***

Register: email or call Cody Goodson at 303-446-3558.

Tuesdays April 2-May 1, 2018
4:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
Wasterwater Building, 4th Floor Lunchroom

Organic products are usually more expensive than the conventional counterpart.  We'll talk about when it is worth the extra money!

Register: email

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Webb Building, Room 4.I.5

Feeling the pressure to keep it ALL together ALL of the time? Working, parenting, cooking, paying bills, emailing, texting, driving, exercising. Phew! No wonder you feel drained and like you’re always ‘running behind’. 

This workshop is for you if you:

  • Have too much to do and not enough time to do it. 
  • Always feel like you only have time to deal with the urgent and have been neglecting taking care of yourself because there’s too much on your plate.
  • Want to feel more balanced and have a better idea about your priorities.
  • Want more focus, so you can get the most important things done each day without wasting time on so much noise and distractions.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to clear your mind from the negative/anxious thoughts, so you can think clearly. 
  • How to turn down the volume on all the noise and be super focused. 
  • Hot to move from a state of anxiety and overwhelm to a state of calm, focus and high energy in a matter of minutes.

Register: email

Friday, April 6, 2018
11:30 p.m.-12:30 p.m.
Denver International Airport, City Conference Room

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Webb Building, Room 4.I.5

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As the days get longer and warmer, it's time to start slathering on the sunscreen! Learn about how to protect yourself as you enjoy Colorado's famous sunny days.

Register: email

Thursday, April 12, 2018
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Webb Building, Room 4.I.4

Ladies, this is an unavoidable part of being a woman. Some have an easy time, while for others it can be a really challenging phase of life. We will walk through the physiology and psychology of  "the change", and arm you with tools to be a good manager of menopause!

Register: email

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Webb Building, Room 4.I.5

Relax and unwind with some stretching and breathing exercises! Ti will guide you as you unwind in this free one-hour yoga session. Don’t worry if you can’t touch those toes! This class will focus more on what you CAN do! Yoga builds heat in the body, stretches and releases the muscles and helps calm the chatter in our busy minds. Build focus and cultivate balance inside and out.

Every Wednesday
4:45 p.m.
Castro Building, third floor conference room

Fitting in Fitness

Making healthy choices can be difficult for anyone, but for those with a non-traditional work schedule, it can be especially challenging.  These trainings highlight the dangers of unhealthy habits and provide ideas for creating a structure that allows for a healthy outcome.

Thursday, May 3, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Webb Building, Room 4.G.2

Happy Back

Chronic back pain affects millions of people.  We’ll go over the various causes of back pain and how to best position yourself to avoid it.

Thursday, May 10, 2018
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Webb Building, Room 4.G.2

Common Injuries - How to Prevent and How to Treat

Knee pain, back pain, plantar faciitis, tendonitis. These and other injuries can sideline your fitness program.  Learn how to prevent and treat them to keep you on the right track.

Thursday, May 17, 2018
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Webb Building, Room 4.I.5

Core and Flexibility

We have all heard about working your core and maintaining your flexibility. But why is this important?  You will gain an understanding of the role core strength and flexibility play in your everyday life and why they are even more critical as we age.

Thursday, May 24, 2018
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Webb Building, Room 4.I.5

Ready to Roll

The foam roller is one of the most effective devices for preventing injury, alleviating chronic pain, and improving flexibility.  Individuals will participate as I demonstrate how, what and when to roll.  This class will have participants rolling---literally!  Foam rollers will be provided for participants.

Thursday, May 31, 2018
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Webb Building, Room 4.G.2

Managing Your Finances

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).

Want to learn more about your future retirement benefit with DERP? Join the Denver Employees Retirement Plan (DERP) Membership Services staff and TIAA to learn 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. Please email or call 303.839.5419 to RSVP.

Please note: This meeting is intended for members hired on or after July 1, 2011.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Webb Building, Room 4.G.2

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Central Library, 7th FLoor Conference Room


Denver D with Benefits & Wellness Denver Office of Human Resources

Financial Wellness FAQ

I'd like to go to a class, how do I sign up?
If registration is required, you will find instructions with the course description. Most of the classes do not require registration - just show up!

Manage Your Health and Your Finances

See your primary care physical 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
Visit: Webb Building, 4th Floor (next to Benefits)!

Find your Wellness Champion!