Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wellness Wednesday 9/28/16

Happy Wellness Wednesday and thank you for your commitment to a culture of wellness.

Remember to check on a regular basis. 

County employees: if you are having trouble opening a link, go to

Biometric Screenings 2016

Information and frequently asked questions


Click for Quick Start Guide and Registration Link:             QSG 2016

Calendar Schedule of screening locations:                          Locations


Registration & HWA timeline:     September 19 – October 29, 2016

Screening timeline:                         October 1 – October 29, 2016

Health Coach Call:                            After Screening – November 30, 2016

All 4 steps – Registration, Health & Well-being Assessment, Screening and Health Coach Call MUST be completed by November 30, 2016.

After Steps 1, 2 and 3 are completed, you will receive an email to prompt you to call the Health Coach.  Please provide an email that you will check often.  The employee must make this call to receive their wellness incentive.

You must be fasting (no food or drink, except water) for 10 hours prior to screening.

You must have screening done each year to maintain your wellness incentive.

You can upload labs that were drawn after July 1, 2016. See Step 2.

All benefit eligible full time and permanent part-time employees can participate.  All Hanover employees with Hanover’s Health insurance through Anthem will receive the wellness incentive with the completed process. Others can enjoy the benefit of a free screening and access to the USPM website as a great resource and programs to engage in your health.

There will be flu shots given at each on-site location and at the clinic during your screening for your convenience.  PLEASE bring a copy of your insurance card for processing – no charge to employees.

Also, go to My Community My Resources and complete a 5 minute Online Assessment to determine your risk for Diabetes.  This may qualify you for a program with the YMCA. 

Tip of the Week……
Chest up tall!  Did you know that if you stand tall when you exercise, you activate muscle that flattens your belly?  It’s easy to do, just pretend you are getting your picture taken.  If you are like most people, you automatically stand with your chest up tall.  Be sure not to hold your breath.  Doing that simple little move can make every exercise a belly flattener.




Vendor Spotlight

Yoga with Michele Nierle

Trying to balance your life?
Trying to stay healthy?
Trying to be the best you can be?
Trying, trying, trying, and left feeling overwhelmed and depleted?
Come, slow down, reset and discover your natural rhythm with yoga.
What to expect:

·         Movement and stillness to create space in the body and mind

·         Compassionate and safe guidance

·         Breath awareness for resetting the nervous system

·         Your whole Self opening up!

Michele is available for one-time special events and continuing series. Group and individual rates available.  For more information please contact Michele at or Lisa Allen at

Dance Fitness Connection’s 2016 Class offerings - Sign up a class at your school or department! See Flyer - DFC Fall 2016 Class Offerings

Weight Watchers Fall Promotion – Start a meeting at your location!!  Contact Elisa Allen

Upcoming Promotion:
Our next special limited-time promotion runs 9/19-10/7.  Your registration session must occur between 9/19-10/7 
15% off 17 weeks with at least 20 enrollments, bringing the cost to $158.10
10% off 12 weeks with at least 15 enrollments, bringing the cost to $140.40.  

Join a class at LMS starting next Monday 10/3/16 @ 4:15pm  - Contact Elisa Allen

Healing Connections  Class Offerings, Discounts and more!

Up Coming classes through Parks and Rec – Break Your Carb Addition, Secrets to Label Reading, and Slow Smooth Exercise Class for ages 50+

Click here for an updated vendor list:  Hanover Vendor List

Click here for our Incentive Reimbursement Program:  Incentive Information

County employees: if you are having trouble opening a link, go to


Healthy Recipes from SkinnyTaste…..Recipes and meal plans

Wellness Newsletters from our business partners:

NEW From Emma Moyer - 20 Minute Meal Prep Video: Meal Prepping Video   Dinners Made Easy   Mason Jar Salads

NEW From Emma Moyer - Detox, Cleanse and Jump Start

New…Bon Secours September Newsletter: Workforce Wellness

Are you a First Year Employee:  Click here to see what the YMCA has to offer: YMCA Summer Offer

County employees: if you are having trouble opening a link, go to

Community News:


American Heart Association’s Heart Walk – Join the Hanover Team!


We’re proud to announce that we will be forming a team for the Richmond Heart Walk, scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 8th at West Creek Parkway. The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premiere event that brings communities together to raise funds and celebrate progress in the fight against this country's No. 1 and No. 5 killers, heart disease and stroke.   This inspirational day is filled with energy, excitement and hope! Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Heart Walk creates an environment that's fun and rewarding for the entire family. We are just weeks away from the event, I ask that you sign up today by going to our team page- Hanover County Heart Walk Team Page and clicking the “Join My Team” or “Start a Team” button or email our AHA staff partner, Rachael Schrinel at with your interest. Participating is free and also pet and stroller friendly, so bring out the family for a morning of fun and education. Walk the 1 or 3 mile route with friends, family, coworkers and other members of the community you meet along the way and help us make an impact today!
With Heartfelt Thanks,

Oak Knoll Middle School 5K and Kids Fun Run – October 29, 2016 @ 10:00am.  Contact Shelli Stepp or 804-365-4746.

Comfort Zone Camp, which is a nonprofit bereavement camp for children 7-17 who have lost a parent or primary caregiver.  Below is information on a 5K they are sponsoring at Pole Green Park

General information about comfort zone camp:

Information from our providers:

Time well spent from Anthem:
Prevention: Protecting Your Eyes        Live Well:  Time for You and Eye              Word of Mouth

Are you expecting?  Contact Anthem and enroll in this FREE program: Future Moms
Provides moms-to-be with telephone access to nurses to discuss pregnancy-related concerns. This program provides the education and tools to help track the pregnancy and prepare for the baby, including breastfeeding support through LiveHealth Online.

Anthem has a 24/7 NurseLine.  Contact Anthem for more information.
Provides anytime, toll-free access to nurses for answers to general health questions and guidance with health concerns. Callers can also access confidential, recorded messages about hundreds of health topics

Optima Health:

Optima Health – Employee Assistant Program

Available to all full and part-time Hanover Employees and their dependents. 1-800-899-8174

If you have any questions, please contact the Benefits Department in Human Resources

Are you aware that ALL FULL TIME AND PERMANENT PART TIME HANOVER COUNTY EMPLOYEES, DEPENDANTS AND ANY INDIVIDUAL LIVING IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD are eligible for Optima Health benefits?  And...You are all eligible for FIVE visits per issue, not per year. Look for the Webinar Series and Training, Development and General Wellness Courses available.  Check out the Work/Life Link.  You will find information on parenting, aging, balancing, thriving, working, living and international information.  This flyer may help you navigate the site:  Work/Life Flyer

FREE for all employees…..Staying healthy can be easy and free with 7 different programs and support items from Optima Health and Sentara.  My Life My Plan offers:

Healthy Heart • Yoga DVD • Guided Mediation DVD • Eating for Life • Tobacco Cessation •

WalkAbout with Health Edge • Tai Chi DVD

Simply call the toll free number and request one program or all of them – Call 1-800-736-8272.  See flyer for details: My Life My Plan

From Optima:  Thought of the Week

Additional Resources:

Virginia Navigator – Senior Navigator and disAbility Navigator is a statewide non-profit service offering free health and community support information and guidance to older adults, family caregivers, and health care professionals – supporting independence, dignity, and quality of life.  All information can be found at 

Elisa Allen, RN, Wellness Coordinator

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