April 2020, Volume 2, Number 9
Upcoming Wellness Events
Working Parents Webinar by Inova (Recorded)
10 Minute Mindfulness Session
FCPS Retirement 101 Webinar by VOYA
403(b) Plans and Your Pension Webinar by AXA Equitable (Register via email)
Estate Planning: Five Essential Documents Webinar by Inova
Emotions and Your Money Webinar by VALIC
Social Security and Your Retirement Webinar by VALIC
Retirement Income Strategies Webinar by VALIC
CareFirst Members Resources
Mental Health Support
Through CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield you have access to specialized services and programs to help you get well, if and when you need assistance related to:
If you or someone close to you needs support or help making an appointment, call (800) 972-0716 or visit www.carefirst.com/frederick.
Looking for tools, information and activities to keep you on your wellness journey? CareFirst Wellness Platform powered by Sharecare has everything you need to stay focused! Click here to register and get started today! Or call (877) 260-3253 and select option 7.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
What is an Employee Assistance Program?
EAP provides you and your household members with free, confidential assistance to help with personal or professional problems that may interfere with work or family responsibilities.
The program is a FREE benefit provided and paid for by FCPS. If assistance is needed beyond the provided counseling visits, the EAP Care Coordinator will assist you in finding a resource covered through your insurance.
How does it work?
Call Inova and a Care Coordinator will confidentially assess your concern/question, assist with any emergencies, and connect you to the appropriate resources. The Care Coordinator then becomes your personal point of contact, keeping in touch to ensure you achieve your desired outcomes.
What is included?
For information or assistance please call (800) 346-0110 or log into your INOVA portal. Sign in with the username FCPS and the password Schools then click the “Login” button.
For hearing impaired, please call (877) 845-6465.
Inova is offering a series of 10 minute live, web-based sessions facilitated by an Aware Specialist this week to help you and your family stay well and well balanced. These sessions will help you focus, release tension, and reset for improved well-being.
Sessions are being offered at multiple times. To participate, click on the sessions you plan to attend in the above wellness calendar and submit your registration.
Spring into Motion Challenge
You can shake off the winter blues and start moving again with Spring Into Motion!
What Is Spring Into Motion?
Spring Into Motion is a four-week wellness challenge designed to help you move more and have fun as you explore Spring Things including baby animals, beautiful blossoms and seasonal destinations. Spring Into Motion can help you boost energy and improve health! The challenge starts on Monday, May 11 and ends on Sunday, June 7!
Now is the time to commit to your health and restart your fitness goals. The goal of the challenge is to help you achieve at least 30 minutes of activity or 6,000 steps per day. Tracking your steps or walking minutes is simple with the interactive spring event route.
You will have access to delicious recipes, inspiring articles and motivating daily emails at your fingertips!
This is also a team challenge! Start thinking about a team of five members and a creative team name.
Registration opens on Monday, May 4! Get ready to take the first step toward a healthier you this spring!
Polyester microfiber multi-function wear (can be worn as a bandana, head wrap, scarf, face mask, etc.) for all participants.
Virtual Fitness Classes
FCPS Wellness has scheduled FREE virtual fitness classes for FCPS employees. If interested, please click on the name of the class to register. Sessions will be held every day until June 30, 2020.
Yoga: Monday at 4:30PM-5:30PM
Yoga class will include breath control, simple meditation, and specific bodily postures. This class is great for beginner yogis and experienced yogis!
Abs & Core: Tuesday at 4:30PM-5:30PM
Abs and core fitness classes will work on strengthening the core muscles that help with posture.
Bootcamp: Wednesday at 5:30PM-6:30PM
Bootcamp class will work on bodyweight interval training.
Cardio: Thursday at 4:30PM-5:30PM
Cardio class will work on several high intensity movements. This class is great for all fitness level with modifications available!
Meditation & Relaxation: Friday at 4:30PM-5:30PM
Meditation & Relaxation class will allow a mental break at the end of the week.
Pilates: Saturday at 12PM-1PM
Pilates is a form of exercise emphasizing the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness to support efficient, graceful movement.
Zumba: Sunday at 12PM- 1PM
Zumba combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate interval training - alternating fast and slow rhythms.
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The FCPS Wellness Newsletter is published monthly August-May by FCPS Human Resources, 191 S. East St., Frederick, MD 21701.
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