Wellness Month 2019
This October we’re celebrating Employee Wellness Month at Northwest Colorado Health!
All month long our employees will have a chance to participate in wellness activities that will be available live and recorded. And for every activity that an employee tracks, they will be entered into a drawing for 5 HUGE prizes! Staff will get bonus points if they submit a photo of their activity or surroundings during a Wellness Activity. We will be uploading the photo submissions on this page daily, so please check back to see everyone’s wellness journey this month.
Week 5 November 2-November 6 is Social Wellness Week
Taylor Cross – Unicorn
Coming in Hot from the 80s:
Adrienne Idsal the Sloth
Alvin and the Chipmunks:
Kathy Lowrey – Little Red Riding Hood, and my Big Bad Woof Sadie
Arin Daigneau – my kids carving pumpkins
Arin Daigneau – Troy’s pumpkin
Julia Walker – Halloween at the Walker house
Lauren Carpenter – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Arin Daigneau – Jasmin’s pumpkin
Valerie Powell – my favorite Halloween decorations!
Sue Walker – Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns
Week 4 October 26-October 30 is Environmental Wellness Week
Arin Daigneau – 53 bags of leaves from cleaning-up our yard last week.
Jaclyn McDonald – cleaning up our yard
Julia Walker – cleaning up after the dumpster bears!
Valerie Powell – cleaning up the Core Trail
Brandi Long – cleaning up trash in the parking lot
Kyleigh Lawler – picking up trash at the Respite House
Bryanna McFadden – going to campsites, picking up trash for the next person
Week 3 October 19-October 23 is Financial Wellness Week
Valerie Powell: Walgreens coupon for $4 off: click here
Lauren Carpenter: I have a fun coupon for financial wellness week! My husband and I moved into a new place and decided to upgrade our mattress and it. is. amazing. It came in a box and was delivered within a week. The mattresses are awesome memory foam and I get great sleep on it. They have a 10% off sale at Tuft & Needle right now and they also have an extra discount for healthcare workers! Click here for the offer.
Sue Walker – Honey works great to save money automatically!
I use the iBotta app to get cash back on purchases, it can be used for in-store or online shopping.
Reanna Messer – I had a patient use GoodRX the other day, and I thought it was amazing. You can set your location, type in the drug that your provider is writing and find local prices so you can get the best deal on your prescriptions! It also allows patients to know what they’ll be expected to pay.
Brandi Long – Don’t forget to download your city market digital coupons to get extra savings on top of your card savings.
Julia Walker – the City Market app has saved me tons of money on things I buy all the time!
Holly Cox – this is 1 of our money jars that we have for change. We use this for either Christmas or vacation $$
Bryanna McFadden – growing my first garden while saving on expenses !
Week 2 October 12-October 16 is Emotional Wellness Week
Use this calendar to practice simple mindfulness activities every day, click on the image or download here: mindfulness-calendar
Katy Thiel – to relax, I love getting out in the winter and hiking with my dog!
Anita Reynolds – My grand loves are my absolutes happy place. When I’m with them, all is right in the world.
Arin Daigneau – Cross stitching keeps me sane! Here’s my most recent project completed, my son’s Christmas stocking.
Brandi Long – I enjoy hiking, waking and running for stress relief.
Suzi Mariano – My hobby that relieves stress-cooking!
Julia Walker – Doing art, and keeping live plants around me helps me relieve stress.
Emily O’Winter – mountain biking
Valerie Powell – I like to scrapbook my outdoor adventures and trips.
Brittany Ahlgrim – a much needed massage
Amanda Russell – Paper crafts & tea!
Jamie Zander – spending time with my family always helps me relax.
Susan Madigan – Spending time outside and watching sunsets from our back porch is good for my mental health!
Sue Walker – spending time in the mountains relieves my stress!
Reanna Messer – hiking with Kevin & “the boys” helps me relax
Judy Strnad – Hiking up hill with my 2 best buddies-husband Dan and black lab Elmer for sunset happy hour.
Lauren Carpenter – Being able to bake (especially apple pie) really helps create calm for me
Lauren Carpenter – I also love going for runs with my dog in our neighborhood every evening for some exercise
Kyleigh Lawler – being in nature with my kids
Kathy Lowrey – stress reliever is cooking healthy meals for my family
Kathy Lowrey – One stress reliever is my dog Sadie who loves to give kisses and lay on me when I’m trying to work out
Alicia Medrano – We enjoy playing outside with the puppy. Also playing on the playground.
Alicia Medrano – This is what helps me relieve stress, I enjoy turning this on when I work from home.
Bryanna McFadden – going outside looking for the wild horses
Bryanna McFadden – helping others helps me
Week 1 October 5-October 11 is Physical Wellness Week
Kathy Simpson – Hunting & Celebrating Her Anniversary with her Husband
Anita Reynolds – Walking between Clinics
Stephanie Einfeld – Camping with my family in Vernal, UT
Emily O’Winter – Healthy Recipe: polenta with zucchini noodles and a homemade marinara sauce
Jaclyn McDonald – Family hikes
Arin Daigneau – my last garden bed that hasn’t frozen yet!
Stephanie Anderson – gardening, being outside & enjoying nature!
Stacy Earle – a hike around the lake
Reanna Messer – my dogs at Stagecoach
Jenny Fox – 14ers I hiked last weekend
Judy Strnad – hiking to Windy Ridge
Brandi Long – added water chestnut and onion, skipped the carrot. It was delicious!
Sally Habermehl – doing one of the things I love, hiking!
Karlie George – my family and I enjoy going on evening walks through town!
Lauren Carpenter – a hike to the top of Hahn’s Peak with friends