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Pre-Retirement Seminars (Coming in January)

08 Jan 19
Shannon Carmody
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It is never too early to start planning for retirement. City of Tacoma employees and their friends/family members are invited to attend a multitude of educational opportunities through January and February. We look forward to seeing you there!

2018 Flu Shots and Health Fairs

27 Aug 18
Shannon Carmody
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2018 Flu Shots and Health Fairs

Even healthy people can get the flu!

You MUST complete an insurance form and provide the information on your medical insurance card to get a flu shot. If you are not enrolled in a City Medical Plan but you ARE a City employee, you are still welcome to get a Flu Shot (at no cost).

Save Time: Complete the FLU SHOT FORM in advance to ensure a quicker line and process.

Who can’t get a flu shot: These locations are servicing City employees only and cannot accommodate family members.  Family members should visit their doctor or insurance participating pharmacy for a free flu shot.

Location Date Time
Green River Headworks 9/11/2018 8:00am – 9:00am
Environmental Services Central Treatment Plant 9/12/2018 7:15am – 9:00am
Cushman Project 9/13/2018 11:00am – Noon
Loveland 9/14/2018 8:30am – 9:30am
Center for Urban Waters 9/17/2018 8:30am – 10:00am
Street Operations 9/20/2018 7:30am – 8:30am
Tacoma Rail 9/20/2018 6:00am – 8:30am
Environmental Services – Solid Waste 9/26/2018 11:00am – 3:00pm
Cowlitz Hydro Project 10/04/2018 7:30am – 8:30am
Tacoma Police Department 10/18/2018 11:00am – 3:00pm (Health Fair)

AND

7:30 pm – 8:30pm

Tacoma Municipal Bldg, Room 708, Health Fair 10/24/2018 7:30am – 2:00pm
Tacoma Public Utilities, Employee Wellness Center, ABS Ground Floor, Health Fair 10/31/2018 7:00am – 2:00pm

August HealthVine is now available!

14 Aug 18
Shannon Carmody
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Here is the newest edition of our Tacoma Employee Wellness Program Newsletter, HealthVine. In the August HealthVine, you will find information about the following:

  • Take your Compass Health Assessment (and save up to $480 in 2019)
  • Summer Incentive Campaign
  • 2018 Heart Walk Details and Winning T-Shirt Design
  • Employee Spotlight: Cassie Petty, Environmental Services
  • Upcoming Wellness Assist Days
  • Upcoming Onsite Yoga Classes
  • Upcoming Wellness Webinars
  • Cost-Free, Convenient, Confidential Consultation and Work-Life Resources

June/July HealthVine is now available!

02 Jul 18
Shannon Carmody
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Here is the newest edition of our Tacoma Employee Wellness Program Newsletter, HealthVine. In the June/July HealthVine, you will find information about the following:

  • Win Prizes During the Summer Incentive Campaign
  • Men’s Health and Recommended Screenings
  • Wellness Champion Opportunities
  • Upcoming Wellness Webinars
  • Safety Talk On Exercise (by the City of Tacoma’s Safety and Health Division)
  • Summer Hiking Options (Dog and Kid-Friendly)
  • Wellness Survey Results (Update)
  • Google Fit Sync Option

Pinky Swear (Spring) Challenge!

18 May 18
Shannon Carmody
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Registration is OPEN!

Challenge runs May 21 – June 21

Make a promise to better health.

  • Challenge Start:  May 21, 2018 (Monday)
  • Challenge End:  June 21, 2018 (Thursday)
  • Create or Join a Team: Go to tew.redbrickhealth.com, log in and click “JOIN THE CHALLENGE” on the RedBrick Homepage. Teams can have anywhere between 2-6 members.
  • Rules: Earn points on a daily basis (up to a maximum of 1,500 per day) as you track your healthy habits (e.g., exercise, eating and sleeping). To learn more please refer to Page 3 in the May 2018 HealthVine.
  • Weekly Prizes: All employees who earn at least 300 points per day will be entered into the weekly drawings. Winners will be awarded a Fitbit Charge 2.
  • Grand Prize: We will award two winning teams: the team with the highest average points AND the team with the highest cumulative points. The winning team members from each team will each be awarded a $100 Gift Card.  What if there is a tie? If there is a tie in either category, RedBrick will conduct a random draw to select the winning team.

Latest HealthVine is available!

07 May 18
Shannon Carmody
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The newest edition of our Tacoma Employee Wellness Program Newsletter, HealthVine. May is Stroke Awareness Month and Bike Month. In the May HealthVine, you will find information about the following:

 

  • Five things everyone should know about stroke
  • Tacoma Employee Wellness survey (coming soon)
  • How to save at least $240 in 2019
  • How to TRACK and sync an app or device
  • Upcoming Spring Challenge: Pinky Swear
  • Bike Month events
  • RedBrick customer service testimonial

New Year, New You Challenge

08 Jan 18
Shannon Carmody
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Join (or create) a team TODAY!

https://tew.redbrickhealth.com

We are excited to kick off the New Year with a friendly competition.  The New Year, New You Challenge is a is a six-week team-based challenge designed to provide the motivation and support you need to help make your healthy New Year’s resolutions a reality.

Registration: Jan. 8 – 26, 2018

Team(s): Employees create their own teams. Teams can have anywhere between 1-10 members.

Challenge Duration: Jan. 15 – Feb. 25, 2018

Rules: You can earn points on a daily basis (up to a maximum of 1,500 per day) as you aim to move more and eat better. Learn more about how to earn points from the January 2018 HealthVine, which was recently mailed home to employees.

Weekly Prizes: All employees who earn at least 300 points per day will be entered into the weekly drawings. Winners will receive a gym bag, cooler and sports bottle. The drawing dates are as follows:

  • Jan. 16 (registration drawing)
  • Jan. 23
  • Jan. 30
  • Feb. 6
  • Feb. 13
  • Feb. 20
  • Feb. 27 (grand prize drawing)

Grand Prize: The winning team members will each be awarded a Fitbit Charge 2, which is a heart rate and fitness wristband that tracks activity, exercise and sleep. For this prize, team activity points are averaged, so that all teams have an equal chance of winning.

Do you need help registering for RedBrick? Please contact your Wellness Coordinator.

City of Tacoma Employee Wellness Centers

18 Sep 17
Shannon Carmody
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City of Tacoma Employee Wellness Centers

Rules and Guidelines/Release of Liability Form

Employee Wellness Center (EWC) @ the Muni Complex

Amenities: 80 lockers, 8 showers, 2 changing rooms, and a fitness room that includes 2 online subscriptions to BeachBody and Daily Burn, exercise bands, exercise mats, Bosu balance balls, TRX bands, dumbbells, kettlebells, plyometric boxes, and 6 cardio machines (2 treadmills, 2 ellipticals, 1 upright bike, 1 rowing machine)

Location: Basement of the Tacoma Municipal North Building (Muni Complex Site Map)

Address: 733 Market Street, Tacoma, WA 98402

Employee Wellness Center (EWC) @ Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU)

Amenities: Fitness room that includes 2 online subscriptions to BeachBody and Daily Burn, exercise bands, exercise mats, Bosu balance balls, dumbbells, kettlebells, 2 weight benches, and 16 cardio/strength machines (3 treadmills, 4 ellipticals, 1 recumbent bike, 1 upright bike, 1 spin bike [available in December], 1 rowing machine, 1 pulldown/row vitality machine, 1 multi-press vitality machine, 1 leg press, 1 functional training workstation glide, 2 weight benches, 1 vertical power tower)

Location: Southwest corner of the Administration Building South (ABS)  (TPU Site Map)

Address: 3628 S 35th ST, Tacoma, WA 98409 (TPU Parking Map)_________________________________________________________________________

Hours of Operation: Seven days a week from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

How to access the facilities? There is a set of Rules and Guidelines that you will need to read, and a Release of Liability Form that you will need to complete and submit. This is true even for employees that have already submitted their Release of Liability Form for access to the EWC @ the Muni Complex (prior to Aug. 31, 2017).

Is there a fee to access the Fitness Rooms? There is a $5 per month fee (taken out of the second paycheck of the month) for employees who want to use one or both of the EWCs. There will not be a fee for employees who only want access to the Locker/Shower Room at either location. Note: Employees who wish to use the Locker/Shower Room at the EWC @ the Muni Complex will need to return the Release of Liability Form, as it is part of the EWC.

Questions? Contact your Wellness Coordinator at 253-591-2002 or wellness@cityoftacoma.org.

Rules and Guidelines/Release of Liability Form (required for access)

2017 Flu Shots and Health Fairs

18 Sep 17
Shannon Carmody
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2017 Flu Shots and Health Fairs

Even healthy people can get the flu!

You MUST complete the FLU SHOT FORM and provide the information on your medical insurance card to get a flu shot: This enables the vendor to bill either Kaiser Permanente or Regence.

Important Note: If you are not enrolled in a City Medical Plan, because you are a City employee, you are still welcome to get a Flu Shot (at no cost). You do still need to complete the insurance form (but you can leave the medical section blank).

Save Time: Complete the FLU SHOT FORM in advance to ensure a quicker line and process.

Who can’t get a flu shot: These locations are servicing City employees only and cannot accommodate family members.  Family members should visit their doctor or insurance participating pharmacy for a free flu shot.

Location Date Time
Environmental Services-CTP 9/19/2017 7:15am – 9:00am
Public Works Street Operations 9/21/2017 7:30am – 8:30am
Center for Urban Waters 9/26/2017 9:00am – 10:30am
Tacoma Rail 9/27/2017 6:00am – 8:00am
Tacoma Police Dept 9/28/2017 2:00pm – 5:00pm & 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Loveland 9/29/2017 8:30am – 9:30am
Green River Headworks 10/4/2017 7:00am – 7:30am
Cowlitz Hydro Project 10/5/2017 7:30am – 8:30am
Cushman Project 10/17/2017 11:00am – Noon
Tacoma Public Library, Moore Library, Health Fair (vendor list) 10/19/2017 9:00am – 10:00am
Environmental Services-Solid Waste 10/25/2017 11:00am – 3:00pm
Tacoma Municipal Bldg, Room 708, Health Fair (vendor list) 10/26/2017 7:30am – 2:00pm
Tacoma Public Utilities, Employee Wellness Center, Health Fair (vendor list) 11/2/2017 7:00am – 2:00pm

Employee Wellness Center – TMBN

13 Mar 17
Shannon Carmody
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As part of the Employee Wellness Program, the City of Tacoma has established an Employee Wellness Center in Tacoma Municipal Building North (733 Market St., Basement Level) on a trial basis, to give City employees a safe, convenient place to pursue Wellness goals.

The Employee Wellness Center features lockers, showers and a fitness room equipped with stackable armless chairs, exercise mats, exercise bands and anchors, instructional posters, and the ability to view exercise instruction online through BeachBody and Daily Burn.

BeachBody and Daily Burn classes will be pre-scheduled for the first month. After that, the room can be reserved by and for employees through Microsoft Outlook like any other shared employee resource, under the name Fitness Room TMBN. Employee group reservations are encouraged.

Detailed rules and guidelines for use of the Employee Wellness Center are available here  

Normal operating hours for the Employee Wellness Center – which is accessible via City-issued employee identification badge seven days a week – are 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.  

Questions about the Employee Wellness Center? Contact Wellness Coordinator Shannon Carmody at (253) 591-2002 or wellness@cityoftacoma.org.