Wellness Works, the Wellness program for Maricopa County employees, strives to establish a work environment that promotes healthy lifestyles, decreases the risk of disease, and enhances employees quality of life.
The program encourages employees and their families to strengthen their health and well-being through physical activity, proper nutrition, self-care, and stress management.
Major improvements are being made to the Fitness Center, Group Exercise Studio, and locker rooms at 301 W. Jefferson.
The improvements include:
Fitness Center: New flooring, ceiling fans, and a pull-up bar
Locker Rooms: Wall fans
Group Exercise Studio: TRX training zone and shelving
To accommodate the upgrades, the facilities will be closed during the following dates/times:
Fitness Center: Closing: September 15, 4:00 am | Opening: September 26, 5:00 pm
Locker Rooms: Closing: September 17, 4:00 am | Opening: September 18, 5:00 pm
Group Exercise Studio: Closed between 4:00 am-11:30 am September 15 - 19
Closing dates/times are definite. Opening dates/times depend on construction.
“I got my flu shot to protect my
Tom Manos, County Manager, got his flu shot. You can protect yourself, your family, and your co-workers against the flu and get your shot too.
Maricopa County employees and their adult dependents enrolled in a County-sponsored medical plan can get a FREE flu shot at a worksite flu shot clinic. Click on the link to schedule your flu shot. Bring your medical ID card with you to your appointment.
If enrolled in a County-sponsored medical plan, you can also get your flu shot free at select in-network local area pharmacies, or through your in-network primary care physician.
Wellness Works and Public Health are providing a variety of activities to help you eat more fruits and vegetables during the month of September. You can participate in one, two or all of the activities.
Secret Snack Exchange (September 2-30)
Select a snacking partner in your work area. Both of you sign up for the exchange by logging into Survey Monkey.
Gather information and find fruits and veggies to give your snacking partner.
Secretly give the fruit or veggie to your snacker one day a week each week of the challenge for a total of four times.
A Bushel of Information
Public Health has a bushel of fresh, healthy fruit and vegetable information to share with you during the month of September.
30 Days/30 Waysof Smart Snacking Calendar
The 30 Days/30 Ways of Smart Snacking Calendar will provide you with a healthy snacking idea each day of the month for September. These easy-to-prepare snacks are perfect to bring to the office, or to pack in lunches for the kids.
A La Carte Lunch and Learns | 12:15 - 1:00 pm
Quit It! is a new, innovative program that provides personalized counseling sessions designed to empower employees to become and stay tobacco-free. The program is sponsored by the County, the onsite Walgreens Pharmacy, and Take Care Health Center. For information on the program, go to the "Stop Using Tobacco" page.
Do You Know Your Stress Level?
Wellness Works encourages you to assess your stress to identify your current level of stress and to take five minutes out of your day to address your stress with proven stress reduction techniques. The assessment is anonymous; you will receive your stress score and its interpretation after completing the assessment.
Wellness Works Newsletter
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