TEW Webinars/Classes – Tacoma Wellness

TEW Webinars/Classes

As part of the Tacoma Employee Wellness (TEW) Program, you can earn points towards a financial incentive by watching a TEW sponsored webinar and/or by attending an onsite wellness class. If you attend a webinar or class ‘live’, your points should automatically load the following month.

If you watch a recorded webinar/class, you are required to submit this form (after you watch the recorded webinar/class) to your Wellness Coordinator: wellness@cityoftacoma.org (email) or 747 Market Street, RM 1420, Tacoma, WA, 98402. You can also fax it to 253-591-5873.  You should retain a copy for your personal records.

Please note that only webinars/classes advertised by the TEW Program qualify. You can find a list of upcoming webinars/classes on the Training Calendar or on the Wellness Events Calendar.  City-wide emails are also sent advertising these opportunities.

Recorded Webinars

Slash the Cravings (31 minutes): In this 30 minute webinar, gain tips on how to manage food cravings by taking a deeper dive into our evolutionary bodies. We will touch on what foods are typically craved, how to balance your cravings by the food and food environment we are in and review tips on how to make healthy food more flavorful! Here is the PowerPoint and a a handout about the science behind cravings.

Stressed Out Class 1 (50 minutes): This three-class series is designed to help you cope with stress effectively. The first class of the series provides an overview of stress physiology and general recommendations on stress.

Here are some handouts from the class: stress handout, mindful coloring page, stress and culture article, webinar slides

2020 Wellness Incentive Requirements (17 minutes): There are now even more ways for you to earn the incentive! This presentation walks through the new wellness program requirements and offers a brief refresher on Track and the the monthly health insurance premium reduction. 

Be Heart Smart (31 minutes): Int his webinar, learn how to use food and lifestyle factors to lower your risk for heart disease. Topics will include treatments for lowering blood pressure and reducing cholesterol. 

Making Change (32 minutes): In this webinar, a registered dietitian will guide you through how to make successful behavior changes. 

Critical Ages for Retirement Planning and Know Your Options with ICMA-RC (1 hour): A quick review of significant events based upon your age as you approach and move through your retirement years, and a review of the options you have available to you as a participant in your retirement plan through ICMA-RC as your retirement plan provider. Please note: The date does not matter. You are accessing a recording and need to register in order to view the recording.

Healthy Holiday Eating (31 minutes): In this webinar, a registered dietitian will guide you through how to be healthy this holiday season. We will review mindful eating and body kindness, recipe alterations and other tips for a happy holiday.

Retirement Savings Drawdown (1 hour): You’ve planned, you’ve saved, now what? You may need to draw down your savings to meet ongoing and periodic expenses over many years, while also providing for loved ones. Many uncertainties exist, and you don’t want to over or under spend. Learn about distribution strategies commonly used for retirement savings. Please note: The date does not matter. You are accessing a recording and need to register in order to view the recording.

Carbohydrate Conundrum (29 min 30 sec): In this webinar, a registered dietician will guide you through the real deal on carbohydrates and how to enjoy them in a healthy way, especially with the holidays.

Meal Planning Reset (31 minutes): In this webinar, a registered dietitian will guide you through some basic steps to successful meal planning. You will learn various tools and tips while leaving with a few easy yet inspirational recipes. Fall is a great time to start saving money, time and food waste!

Supercharge your Digestion (29 minutes): In this webinar, a registered dietician will guide you through the basics of proper digestion as well as how to manage your own. If you’re worried about your digestion or just want to learn about your microflora, nutrient absorption and get some great recipe ideas, watch this webinar!

Using Food to Reduce Inflammation (30 minutes): Learn facts and nutrition strategies to manage chronic pain and what the research says about how foods can reduce your body’s chronic inflammation to protect against heart disease, diabetes and manage arthritis symptoms.

Healthcare Costs in Retirement (1 hour): Healthcare costs in retirement are likely to be your biggest expense.  We’ll help you understand the potential costs and take meaningful steps to be prepared. But if you are relying on Medicare to cover them all, you may be in for a surprise.  We’ll help you understand Medicare – Its benefits and limitations.

Estate Planning for Everyone (1 hour): Estate planning is not just for the wealthy.  It’s about ensuring your assets go to whom and when you want; protecting and controlling assets if you become incapacitated; and clearly communicating your opinions and decisions in order to minimize confusion, stress, and fighting among loved ones.  You can build an effective estate plan around some key documents.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Recorded Webinars

There are also several webinars available for you to watch at your convenience on the First Choice Health (EAP) website. To access these webinars, go to www.FirstChoiceEAP.com and enter in the username: cityoftacoma. Once you are on the site, you will see a tile with “Webinars” inside. By clicking on that link you can explore the upcoming webinars and archived webinars, which cover a plethora of different topics related to our mental, emotional, and physical well-being.