Washington and Lee University’s
8th Annual Health & Wellness FairTuesday, September 20, 2016 8:00am–noon
Evans Dining Hall
The 8th Annual Health and Wellness Fair is only one week away!
Join us for the annual wellness fair, featuring a wide variety of wellness and health care vendors. The fair will include a free breakfast, on-site flu shots, and a wealth of information from local health and wellness professionals. CVS will be providing flu shots.
Vendors this year include Evolve Wellness, Rockbridge Area Health Center, TIAA/CREF, Fidelity, National Park Service, YMCA, Center of Gravity and other local wellness and recreation opportunities. This event will kick off a week of wellness!
Biometric screenings will be offered from September 20-28, at several locations on campus. This is the first step in getting started with the Live Well W&L wellness program. Make your appointment at wlu.wellemployeesolutions.com. To schedule an appointment for the Facilities screening, on Thursday, September 28th, please contact Linda Agnor (email@example.com or x8493).
CVS will be at the wellness fair providing flu shots. Pre-register for your flu shot by completing a simple on-line form.
Group Exercise classes are FREE all week long for employees! Visit go.wlu.edu/campus-recreation to see the current schedule.
Questions? Contact Human Resources firstname.lastname@example.org or ext8920
If you have an address change during the year, you can update the address with HR/Payroll and certain benefits carriers by clicking on “Directory” in the upper right corner of most W&L web pages. Log-in if you aren’t already and click on “Preferences.” You can make edits on this page and HR and Payroll are automatically notified. We then notify benefits providers who can accept the information from us (Anthem, UCCI, FBA and Fidelity.) If you have benefits through TIAA, Genworth or MetLife, you’ll need to contact those carriers directly. Contact information for all carriers is on the back cover the 16/17 Benefits Guidebook.
As part of the Wellness Fair activities, Campus Recreation is offering free group exercise classes to all employees from September 19-25. Following this week, eligible employees can attend unlimited classes until June 30, 2017 for $50. The fall schedule is posted at go.wlu.edu/campus-recreation. The selection includes a wide variety of workouts including yoga, group cycling, TRX, pilates, WERQ, boot camp and more.
CVS will be back this year providing flu shots at the Wellness Fair on September 20th. The shots are free for those covered by the Washington & Lee University group health insurance. If you are covered by another insurance, you are subject to your own insurance copay for vaccinations.
You can schedule an appointment time online with CVS. Walk-ins may also be available.
It Costs How Much? What to Expect When Paying for Senior Care
September 20 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm Location: 2 South Main Street, Community Room
Brown Bag lunches welcomed. Beverages provided.
RSVP Online http://tinyurl.com/Sep20CostofCare
Many experience “sticker shock” at the cost of long term care. For instance, the average annual cost of a nursing home is about $80,000, significantly more than a year of college tuition! In the U.S., 80 percent of long term care is provided by unpaid family caregivers who often struggle to sort out the different resources and options. This seminar will help clear up common misunderstandings about paying for long term care and addresses:
The different options for care
The different payers of long term care
Variables that impact the cost of care
How to financially plan for long term care
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Lauren Fatovic is a masters level social worker and Senior Care Advisor with Care.com’s Senior Care Planning team. As an undergraduate student, Lauren discovered her passion for working with seniors and sought to pursue a specialization in health and aging. Lauren has worked in a variety of settings with seniors including long-term care, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, and in the community with frail and homebound elders. She graduated with a Master of Social Work from Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work.
RSVP Online http://tinyurl.com/Sep20CostofCare
If you’d like to meet with TIAA Financial Consultant Kurt Johnson or Fidelity Retirement Planner, Boyce Brice in September, their schedules and instructions for making appointments are listed on the “Programs and Events” tab on our website at humanresources.wlu.edu.
For those nearing retirement, they can explain the options for drawing money when you retire and can help with related paperwork.
Haven’t started saving for retirement yet? Take advantage of these on-campus appointment opportunities to learn about our retirement plan and investment options and they will assist you with opening your account.
We encourage all employees to meet annually with a consultant to review your investment selections, beneficiaries and demographic information.
As always, let me know if you have any questions about your retirement or any employee benefit.
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Heading back to school can be a tough transition for everyone in the family. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to help your kids transition from their summer to school day schedule. Check out these tips from the doctors you can see using LiveHealth Online. They can help you and your kids ease back into a better sleep schedule for school. And don’t forget the doctors you can see using LiveHealth Online are available any time of the day or night. So if your child comes home from school and feels under the weather, you can visit with a doctor in minutes from the comfort of home.
Don’t wait for weight loss – sign up or renew membership by September 13th for 15% off your Weight Watchers Series membership. Additionally, W&L will subsidize 50% of the cost for eligible employees and spouses/partners.
You are invited to a Weight Watchers Open House on Tuesday, September 13th noon-12:30pm in Elrod Commons room 214. Contact Anne Remington for more information.
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