The Giving Tree – Sponsor A Child for Holidays

Please see note below I received regarding a community effort to help kids in need during the holidays.  Please let me know by Monday October 22nd if there are any employee groups that would like to sponsor a child.  I will collect the gifts in my office and make sure they get to Travis so he can get them to Family Services.

I will need a main contact for each employee group wishing to sponsor a child so I can send the child’s wish list. 

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WOW – Word of the Week Wellness Challenge

GO VIKINGS!

Don’t have time to workout? Short bursts of intense exercise can be just as effective as longer periods of moderate activity!  Use this challenge to add short periods of activity into your day!

WOW – Word of the Week

VIKINGS

V=15 Burpees
I=30 Jumping Jacks
K=10 Pushups
I=30 Jumping Jacks
N=20 Second Plank
G=10 Arm Circles
S=15 Mountain Climbers

 

Have fun and see how many times you can perform “health” during the week. Modify the exercises if needed.  Encourage your co-workers and family members to join you. Challenge yourself to complete more rounds each week!

OPTIONAL: Email Windom.wellness@windommn.com to report your completed rounds OR if you want to pick the next WOW word!!!

Earn VEBA Incentive participation by emailing Windom.wellness@windommn.com to report completed rounds for at least one week.

 

Check. Change. Control – Health Message #2

Along with regularly monitoring and controlling your blood pressure numbers, your family health history also plays an important role in reducing your risk for heart disease and stroke. Having a blood relative with certain health conditions or diseases can increase your risk for getting those conditions, too. Even though some diseases can be passed down, you can decrease your chances of having some of these conditions by making healthy food and lifestyle choices.

Use the Family Health Tree diagram (http://bit.ly/1iwtiR2) to make a map of your blood relatives and their health history. Learn more about how your family health history can impact your risk for heart disease and stroke: http://bit.ly/2wwLDv9.

Read how one trainer has used his knowledge of his family history to reduce his risk of high blood pressure and that of his clients: http://bit.ly/2rGohSc

Don’t forget to log your latest blood pressure in the CCC tracker (www.ccctracker.com ) this week.

 

 

NOTE: Participation will count toward earning $250 VEBA Incentive for 2018

 

 

In the United States, high blood pressure accounts for the second-most
heart disease and stroke deaths among preventable causes.

It’s second only to smoking.

Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure. (Many don’t even know they have it.)
The best way to know if you have high blood pressure it is to have your blood pressure checked regularly.

 

 

Doctor on Demand – Urgent Care and Mental Health

Mental Illness Awareness Week!!

Mental Health Services are now available through Dr. On Demand.  Checkout the link below!

 

https://blog.doctorondemand.com/mentalhealth/home

 

 

Livewell – Creative Spirits Event

We still need 7 additional attendees to host our painting event!  Spouses are invited at the discounted price!!  You may signup a friend but they would be responsible for the full cost of $35.00.  Please let me know ASAP!!

 

Join us Monday October 29th at River City Eatery for City of Windom Creative Spirits Event.    The back room at River City Eatery has been reserved from 5-9 for City of Windom employees and/or spouses for this event.  The painting event will be held 6:00-8:00 pm.   Come before and stay after for great food and spirits!  Spouses welcome.

Date: October 29, 2018
Time: 6-8 (painting)
Cost: $15 for painting supplies

NOTE: We need at least 15 participants to host this event.  Please RSVP by Thursday October 18th by calling City Hall at 507-831-6129 or email Windom.Wellness@windommn.com

 

Attendance earns participation credit for 2018 VEBA incentive.

 

 

HY-VEE A1C Testing – Free

FREE A1C event held at Hy-Vee on Tuesday, November 13, 8am-12 noon.

The A1C test is a blood test used to measure the average level of glucose in the blood over the last two to three months, and is used as a means of checking how well blood sugar levels are being controlled for a person with diabetes or as a screening test to see if someone has diabetes.

You DO NOT need to be fasting.

Appointments are 15 minutes and will take place inside the Hy-Vee Healthy You Mobile parked in the Hy-Vee parking lot.

Linda will collect the  blood via a finger stick just like the biometrics.

Each participant will receive a giveaway bag with some coupons and a few samples inside.

Linda will be doing a big public promotion for this, but before she does, she is giving City of Windom employees first choice at appointments.  

If you sign up PLEASE make sure you show up as you are taking a time slot someone else could have used!!

Please call Chelsie at 507-831-6129 to reserve a time slot.   Please reserve your time slot by Tuesday October 16th.

 

 

 

2018 September Financial Reports

2018 SEPT Council Summary

2018 SEPT Balance Sheet

2018 SEPT Cash_Investments

2018 SEPT Fund Income Statement

2018 SEPT Fund Summary

2018 SEPT General Capital

2018 SEPT Fund Income Statement-DETAIL

2018 SEPT Investment Positions

2018 SEPT Special Fund Tracking

2018 SEPT General Reserve Estimate

WOW – Word of the Week Wellness Challenge

Don’t have time to workout? Short bursts of intense exercise can be just as effective as longer periods of moderate activity!  Use this challenge to add short periods of activity into your day!

WOW – Word of the Week

HABIT

H=20 Squats
A=40 Jumping Jacks
B=20 Crunches
I=30 Jumping Jacks
T=30 Second Wall Sit

Have fun and see how many times you can perform “health” during the week. Modify the exercises if needed.  Encourage your co-workers and family members to join you. Challenge yourself to complete more rounds each week!

OPTIONAL: Email Windom.wellness@windommn.com to report your completed rounds OR if you want to pick the next WOW word!!!

Earn VEBA Incentive participation by emailing Windom.wellness@windommn.com to report completed rounds for at least one week.

 

Check. Change. Control – Reminder to Upload your BP Reading – Week 2

Thank you for your participation in the Check. Change. Control. program. High blood pressure is mostly a symptomless condition, which is why it’s called the “silent killer.” The first step in managing your blood pressure is monitoring your blood pressure on a regular basis. That means everybody needs to get their blood pressure checked by a healthcare professional. Call to Action: Please upload at least one blood pressure reading by using the online tracker this week. For your convenience blood pressure cuffs are located in multiple City facilities.   Also, attached is information on how to make sure you’re taking your blood pressure correctly. If you have any questions or problems uploading your blood pressure readings, please email Windom.Wellness@windommn.com.   For more information on blood pressure, go to: www.heart.org/hbp

Attachment: How to Measure Blood Pressure Accurately

NOTE: Participation will count toward earning $250 VEBA Incentive for 2018

 

 

In the United States, high blood pressure accounts for the second-most
heart disease and stroke deaths among preventable causes.

It’s second only to smoking.

Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure. (Many don’t even know they have it.)
The best way to know if you have high blood pressure it is to have your blood pressure checked regularly.