February 2019, Volume 1, Number 2
Your FCPS Resources for Quality of Life
Mon. & Wed. at 4:15pm
Sun. at 1:30pm
Pre-Retirement Seminar at Frederick High School
Your Life in Retirement Educational Workshop Presented by VALIC
Health & Wellness Expo at Tuscarora High School Register and attend for an opportunity to win $100*!
Business Health Services
Your FCPS Employee Assistance Provider
Understanding the basics: the nature of the tax code and the responsibilities it bestows upon taxpaying individuals, couples and business entities, plus the advantages that come with being proactive about fulfilling those responsibilities, and the damage that can result from not meeting them. Here, courtesy of the Financial Planning Association (www.FPAnet.org) in Denver, Colo., are a few general rules of thumb to help you stay in the taxman's good graces.
Read About Basic Tax Information
Tips to Enhance Your Well-Being
Traumatic events affect survivors, rescue workers, and the friends and relatives of victims who have been involved. They may also have an impact on people who have seen the event either firsthand or on television.
Read About How to Cope During a Traumatic Event
Featured Café Series Webinar
Tune in to February's featured webinar which will be Tax Saving Strategies, presented by Henry Gorecki.
Click here for how to access these webinars in your MyBHS Portal.
Click here for how to access these online self-paced trainings in your MyBHS portal.
Many people hate to go to meetings. They insist that most of them take too long, lack focus, and create more problems than they solve by keeping the participants from crucial tasks.
Read About How to Plan Better Meetings
Your FCPS Dental Plan
How can a healthy mouth help your heart?
This February, learn about the link between dental wellness and heart health. Discover strategies for preventing heart disease and ways to support a heart-healthy life with better oral care.
The link between your teeth and heart
What do gum disease and heart disease have in common?
>> Explore the connection
Lower your risk of heart disease
Want to protect your heart? Try this simple strategy to decrease your risk of having a heart attack.
>> Learn what to do
Share this heart-healthy recipe with someone you love.
>> Get the recipe
How gum disease affects heart health
Understand the connection between coronary artery disease and your gum health.
>> Download the flyer
Healthy gums, healthy body
Heart disease isn’t the only condition linked to your dental health.
>> Watch the video
Your NEW FCPS Employee Assistance Provider
Effective March 1, 2019, INOVA will be providing FCPS employee assistance services, currently provided by BHS. INOVA offers the following services and resources for employees and household members:
Maryland State Retirement Agency (MSRA)
The registration forms for the SPRING 2019 Pre-Retirement Seminars have been posted to the MSRA website. These sessions are a valuable pre-retirement planning tool for all eligible members and their spouses.
Participants may register on-line or a completed registration form may be e-mailed, faxed or mailed to the Community College of Baltimore County’s address or fax number shown on the registration form.
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The FCPS Wellness Newsletter is published monthly August-May by FCPS Human Resources, 191 S. East St., Frederick, MD 21701.
Brief information, subject to edits, and captioned photos for possible inclusion are due to Phoebe.Barreto@fcps.org by the 15th of the month. For more information: 301-644-5085.