Wellness

Biometric Screening Event

Well Wisconsin Biometric Screening Event

When:  Monday, April 18th

Time:   Appointments available between 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Where:  University Union, Phoenix Rooms

Who can Participate:  Member employees and spouses/domestic partners enrolled in State Group Health Insurance.  Note: As of January 1, 2016 adult children are no longer eligible to participate or receive the Well Wisconsin Incentive.

How to Participate:  Pre-Registration is required!

                                   Register online at http://wellwisconsin.wi.gov/My-Assessment

Deadline to Register:  Thursday, April 14 (or until all appointments are filled)

 

In 2016, all state health insurance plans are offering $150/employee and spouses/domestic partners for completing the Well Wisconsin program.  There are two steps to completing the program.

  • Participate in a biometric screening

Get up-to-date testing results on your height, weight, and Body Mass Index (BMI), cholesterol level, glucose measurement, and blood pressure.  At the on-site screening you will be asked to provide proof of insurance (health insurance card).  You will then go through a series of staffed stations for the testing, which generally takes less than 20 minutes.  At the end of the screening you will be given your results.

  • Complete your Health Risk Survey online provided by your health plan

Use your biometric screening results to complete the survey.  Visit http://wellwisconsin.wi.gov and click on your insurance plan in the column to the left for a direct link to the online Health Survey.  This quick, easy survey will ask a range of questions including your daily stress level, family medical history, and typical meal plan.  The Health Survey is designed to help you gauge intangible well-being factors to pinpoint possible health risks.

Once the biometric screening and health survey are completed, the $150 incentive will be processed and issued by your health insurance provider.  Health plan issued rewards are considered a fringe benefit of employment and must be treated as taxable income by the primary subscriber’s employer.  Your health plan is required to report payment information for the subscriber and enrolled family member’s to the subscriber’s employer.  Individual health information will never be shared with the employer.

 

Even if you are unable to attend the on-site Biometric Screening on April 18th, you can complete the biometric screening portion with your physician (the necessary paper forms for physician’s completion are available under each individual health plan on the Well Wisconsin website).

 

Please direct any questions to Kimberly Danielson, Benefits Specialist, at (920) 465-2196 or danielsk@uwgb.edu.

CSA Lunch ‘n Learn held on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

CSA Lunch 'n LearnThank you to Suzi Sevcik of Sleepy Hollow Farm & CSA for providing us with excellent information about Community Supported Agriculture!  We are looking forward to enjoying fresh vegetables and herbs during their 15 week harvest season from mid-June through mid-September.  For more information about CSA’s or to sign up for Suzi’s CSA that may be delivered to campus, please visit the Sleepy Hollow Farm & CSA website (http://www.sleepyhollowfarmcsa.com/), or contact the Wellness Committee at wellness@uwgb.edu.

Stand Up Desk Information Sheet

UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee member and Assistant Professor, Megan Olson Hunt, with the help of Jill Fermanich, Environmental Health Specialist, created an informational sheet about stand up desks.  Please click on the following link to learn more about stand up desks:

Stand Up Desk Informational Sheet

Winter Break Fitness Challenge Winners

Great job to all the staff members who exercised at the Kress Events Center over winter break!  The winners from the random weekly drawings are:

  • Lynn Rotter
  • Barb Tomashek-Ditter
  • Amanda Wildenberg

They won a water bottle and a T-shirt.

The randomly drawn grand prize winner is:

  • Cali Basten

Cali won a Massage Envy gift card.  Congratulations Lynn, Barb, Amanda and Cali!

Watch for details about our upcoming 50 Wellness Tips Poster Challenge!

2016 BELLIN RUN

bELLIN 2016UW Green Bay Corporate Challenge
Bellin 10K Run/Walk • Green Bay, WI • Saturday, June 11, 2016

REGISTER TODAY to participate on the 2016 UW-Green Bay Corporate Challenge team for the Bellin Run
New this year – $5.00 registration fee discount for UWGB employees!

Team Name: UW-Green Bay
Team Password: 840
Registration Discount Promo Code: 40BR5

Registration procedures:

  1. Log in to www.bellinrun.com, and click on Register Online.  This will take you to the Bellin Run registration page.
  2. Click on Register Now, then choose Corporate Challenge Team Member under either the 10K or Children’s Run options.
  3. Type in your company name (UW-Green Bay) and click Search.  Enter team password 840.
  4. Enter the remainder of your individual registration information. (Friends/family participants will be required to list the employee participant to facilitate VIP delivery of race packets.)
  5. For 2016, the first 75 UWGB employees who register prior to the early registration deadline of May 1st are eligible for a $5.00 registration discount. Enter 40BR5 in the Promo Code field and click the Apply Promo Code icon (note: usage of this promo code is restricted to employees only).
  6. Either click on Add Another Registrant or continue with billing information.  After you submit your registration, you will see a registration summary.   If you have any errors, contact bellinrun@bellin.org.

If you have questions please contact Human Resources at ext. 2390.

Enduring health requires goals and a plan – then working to achieve those goals. Make the Bellin Run one of those goals and then assure you do your best by training for success. Visit the Bellin Training page for helpful guides on training for this event!

Early Registration
12/20-5/1
Regular Registration
5/2-6/1
Late Registration
6/2-6/9
10K
$25
$30
$35
Children’s Run
$12
$12
$12

This is the Year!  Challenge yourself.  Encourage another.

CSA Wellness Lunch ‘n Learn

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Would you like to enjoy fresh-picked locally grown veggies and herbs each week? Please come to this Lunch ‘n Learn to find out more about CSAs!  Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between a farm and a local community of supporters that provides a direct link between the production and consumption of food. CSA members cover the farm’s operating cost by purchasing a share of the harvest. This provides members with a healthy supply of locally grown, seasonally fresh produce throughout the growing season.

Sleepy Hollow Farm & CSA is a small, farmer owned farm in Kewaunee County. They specialize in growing a variety of veggies using sustainable farming practices, and no chemicals, herbicides or pesticides touch your food. (For more information about Sleepy Hollow Farm & CSA, you can visit their website at: http://www.sleepyhollowfarmcsa.com/)

Presenter Suzi Sevcik has a lifetime of farm experience. From growing up on her parent’s dairy farm to now working the fields with her own farm. Using techniques that are kind to the earth to grow veggies, she takes the approach of never ending improvement. Trialing different varieties to see what grows well in their micro-climate, to constantly find better ways to grow veggies and manage weeds and pests. The mission always remains the same – To produce nourishing food that respects that land, and feeds our community and to exemplify a sustainable model for small-farm viability.

When: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Time: 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.

Where: University Union, Room 103

Please RSVP at http://uwgreenbay.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_blakMU7YlehnH7L

Upcoming Area Wellness Events

Looking for information on local wellness opportunities? Check out these upcoming wellness events being held throughout our area during December.

Yoga
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015
Time: 6:20 p.m.
Location: Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

$1 Open Gyms
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Green Bay Elite

Soup & Ski
Date: Wednesday, December 16 2015
Time: 12 p.m.
Location: Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

Give the Gift of Life & Donate
Date: Friday, December 18 2015
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Aurora Medical Center Oshkosh

Cupcake Day 5k
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2015
Time: Virtual
Location: You Choose

Sunrise Solstice Walk
Date: Monday, December 21, 2015
Time: 7 a.m.
Location: Cattail Trail Boardwalk

 

 

 

 

 

December Lunch n’ Learn

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:

What: Wellness Lunch n’ Learn ‘Healthy Seasons’ Eating’

When: Thursday, December 10, 2015
12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Heritage Room, University Union

The last thing most of us want to think about over the holidays is dieting or watching what we eat.  After all, Thanksgiving and Christmas start the party festivities that last well into the New Year.  Unfortunately, it’s a time to be tempted to over eat and put on those extra pounds.  So what do you do to avoid all that?  Join Deb Guenterberg as she shares some simple holiday eating tips and tricks to make the most of the season without weight gain.

 

 

 

Upcoming Area Wellness Events

Looking for information on local wellness opportunities? Check out these upcoming wellness events being held throughout our area during November.

Jingle Bell Run/Walk
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: UW-Fox-Valley
 
Ugly Sweater 5K
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: Best Western Lakefront Hotel
 
Compassion Meditation for Family Caregivers
Date: Monday, November 16, 2015
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Thompson Community Center

 

‘Cooking with Squash’ Cooking Class
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: St. Norbert College
 
2015 International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015
Time: All Day
Location: Prevent Suicide Fox Cities Office, Appleton

8th Annual Turkey Trot
Date: Thursday, November 26, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m

Locations throughout Wisconsin

Movember
Date: Monday, November 30, 2015
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Lester Public Library, Two Rivers