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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

 

Whether it is due to a dull, monotonous existence or an over loaded, over worked lifestyle, the effects of burnout are hazardous to your health!  This training will teach you the symptoms of burnout and help you identify how close you may be to it.  Practical tools and strategies will be discussed to enable you to take the necessary steps to avoid the danger.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018
1:00 p.m.-12:00 p.m.
Wastewater, 4th Floor Lunch Room


Thursday, October 4, 2018
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., or
12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Minoru Yasui Building, Room 907
303 W Colfax Ave.

Time flies, but it is never too late (or early) to get a handle on your health and wellness.  We will go over what health and life issues you should be aware of from your 30s to 60s, including what screenings to stay on top of!

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Webb Building, 4.H.2

Grace returns for her final eight week series of the year! Join us for an hour a week to calm your mind, focus on your priorities and reduce your stress. This is the last series for 2018, so don't miss out! 

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Wednesdays, August 22-October 10, 2018
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Webb Building, 4.I.3

Relax and unwind with some stretching and breathing exercises! Kate or Sam will guide you as you unwind in this free yoga session. Don’t worry if you can’t touch those toes! The 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
Castro Building, third floor conference room


Three sessions available:

  • 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Lunch Yoga with Kate
  • 12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m. Lunch Yoga with kate
  • 4:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m. After Work Yoga with Sam
Updating Goals during Job Change

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.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Minoru Yasui Building, Room 907
303 W Colfax Ave.

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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.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Roslyn, Glass Bldg - Transportation Supervisors Room

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.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2018
6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m.
Wastewater, 4th Floor Lunch Room


Tuesday, October 2, 2018
6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m.
Roslyn, Building C - Lunch Room over Sweeper Barn


Friday, October 12, 2018
6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m.
Roslyn, Building C - Fleet Lunch Room


Thursday, October 18, 2018
12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Minoru Yasui Building, Room 907
303 W Colfax Ave.

“It’s all in your head!” We’ve probably all heard that at some point in life. Whether you buy into it or not, what we say to ourselves matters! Being present and mindful can be difficult with the business of life, but incorporating a few skills can have a profound affect on your well-being!

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Monday, September 24, 2018
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Wastewater, 4th Floor Lunch Room


Tuesday, September 25, 2018
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Webb Building, Room 4.I.4

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

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Thursday, October 25, 2018
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., or
12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Minoru Yasui Building, Room 907
303 W Colfax Ave.

“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.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., or
12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Minoru Yasui Building, Room 907
303 W Colfax Ave.

Smoothies have long been a tasty, convenient way to boost nutrition.  To maximize this benefit, the proper combination of ingredients are necessary.  The best smoothies provide protein, fat, and fiber, as well as a variety of different colors.  During this smoothie social you will have the opportunity to create and taste various blends while learning the benefits of the ingredients used.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., or
12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Minoru Yasui Building, 9th Floor Kitchen/Lounge Area
303 W Colfax Ave.

Osteoporosis is largely preventable.  Learn the causes, how to identify your risk, and prevention tips.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Wastewater, 4th Floor Lunch Room

Stress…we can’t avoid it, but learning how to manage it can significantly improve your long-term health. You will learn about the detrimental effects of chronic stress, the power of small daily changes, and how to fit stress -reducing activities into your life.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Webb Building, 4.I.4

 
Managing Your Finances

Do you have questions about your TIAA retirement account? Get answers at one of TIAA’s one-on-one consultation sessions. TIAA consultations are held at locations throughout the city, including fire and police stations, Denver International Airport, Wastewater Building and human services facilities. A full day of consultation sessions will be held at the Webb Building June 20, 2018. 

Register: visit www.TIAA.org/Denver or call 800.732.8353.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Police Administration Building


Thursday, August 23, 2018
City and County Building, consultation sessions available starting at 9:00 a.m.

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).

TIAA, the City and County of Denver’s Deferred Compensation Plan partner, will offer webinars through the month of September, to educate city employees on making informed financial planning decisions. Learn about saving for retirement, managing income and debt, insurance and more.

View the webinar schedule and reserve your spot for a webinar.

 

 
Classes for Caregivers

An estimated 5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer's dementia. Join us to learn ways to reduce your own risk and to discuss taking care of a loved one who is already affected. The session includes basic facts regarding Alzheimer’s and other dementias, warning signs, communication tips and information on how to reduce the risk for dementia

Topics include: 

  • What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?
  • What are the most common types of dementia?
  • What are the warning signs for dementia?
  • Cognitive issues might not be dementia 
  • How to get a dementia diagnosis 
  • Dementia communication tips
  • Caregiver challenges and self-care
  • Resources available in the Denver area
  • How we can make Denver more dementia friendly
  • The latest hopeful research updates
  • Things you can do right now to reduce dementia risk or delay onset

Click here to register.

 

Thursday, September 27, 2018
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Webb Building, 4.I.4

 

Denver D with Benefits & Wellness Denver Office of Human Resources

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

Find your Wellness Champion!