Wellness Watch - May 2017

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Marion County Oregon

MAY 2017

May 2017 Header

A New Resource

Marion County Wellness will now be offering a monthly E-Newsletter, Wellness Watch. The area of well-being has a wide spectrum of topics and approaches that can easily overwhelm a person. Wellness Watch will help sift through the information and focus on one topic each month. We will offer an overview of these topics as well as share resources available through our EAP provider and our two health insurance providers.

While the primary goal of this newsletter is to help you better understand each topic and become more familiar with the resources available to you, a secondary goal is to open up the conversations we have with our coworkers, family and friends. As we learn new information or have questions about these topics, communication with the people in our lives is encouraged. The more open we become in discussing our health, the more likely we are to place a higher value on our health. This will surely lead to a healthier and happier life.

Cascade Centers (EAP) Resources

cascade centers

Cascade Centers administers the Employee Assistance Program for Marion County.  This is a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL service for employees and their family members to get help for a wide range of personal problems.

Through our partnership with Hubbub, Cascade offers a comprehensive program that seamlessly uses technology, activity trackers, and game mechanics to turn things we all should be doing—like drinking more water or taking the stairs—into motivating challenges that help people achieve healthier lifestyles. Use your personal email and Company Code: MarionCounty. This months challenge is "Afternoon Pick-Me-Up". Compete to earn $75 Amazon gift cards.

Cascade's partnership with GlobalFit provides you with access to the right products at the right price. Create lasting healthy changes with discounted gym and studio memberships, nutrition and weight loss programs, and wellness tools and resources.

Kaiser Permanente Resources


Kaiser Permanente offers many resources for members. If you are a member, make sure you register to gain access to the full quiver of resources.

With online wellness programs, you'll get advice, encouragement and tools to help you create positive changes in your life. Start with the Total Health Assessment, a simple online survey to give you a complete look at your health.

If you need a little extra support, KP offers Wellness Coaching by Phone at no cost. You'll work one-on-one with your personal coach to make a plan to help you reach your health goals.

For access to classes, coaching, help with smart choices, special rates and more, CLICK HERE.

Regence BlueCross BlueShield Resources


Regence BlueCross BlueShield offers many resources for members. If you are a member, register to gain access to the full quiver of resources.

Without registering you can view articles and information on Fitness, Nutrition and Weight Loss. In addition to these areas, the Health & Lifestyle section of Regence.com covers a variety of topics to help you achieve optimal health.

Once you are registered and logged-in, a variety of tools are able to be accessed. A great place to start is with the General Health Assessment. This will give you personal results with recommendations for healthier living and is completely confidential.

When logged-in you will also gain access to Wellness Workshops, Meal Plans, Exercise Log and Planner and Rewards.