HEALTH EDUCATION

KAPLAN EMPLOYEES QUALIFY FOR:

When you're ready to embrace wellness, Riverside Corporate Wellness is dedicated to giving you the information you need to make informed choices about nutrition, lifestyle, preventative care and overall wellbeing. As an employee of Kaplan, your employer has made an investment in you to ensure you are educated about all dimensions of wellness, from Primary Health to Alternative Therapies to Fitness and beyond. 

READY TO BECOME YOUR HEALTHIEST SELF?

Contact us. We'll help you choose your direction, develop your personalized plan for wellness, and connect you with the services available to you through your employer's partnership with Riverside Corporate Wellness.

 

 

HEALTHY CHOICES VENDING

Healthy Choices Vending is dedicated to providing nutritious and delicious snacks and beverages. The culture of Kaplan supports wellness, and Healthy Choices Vending supports the health-conscious employee.

 

CPR/AED TRAINING

Whether you need certification for work, school, or just want to learn it because you want to protect your loved ones at home, this is your opportunity to learn to act quickly, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if necessary, and save a life. It’s more than just chest compressions. Learn to offer help to those who are choking, as well as CPR for adults, infants, and children. RCW offers the American Heart Association Heartsaver or Healthcare Provider CPR certification course. These classes are held monthly in the RCW Fitness Facility, and are open to all Riverside Center employees and their families, as well as those in the community needing or desiring CPR certification. 

 

The cost is $40 per participant. Please visit the Upcoming Events section on the homepage or the below link for course availability. The course is held in Riverside Center South Fitness Facility, second floor. Payment must be made by check to the course instructor Russell Van Riper at least 24 hours before the course at the fitness facility to reserve your place. Contact Michelle Pless with questions. 

 

ANNUAL HEALTH EXPO

The Annual Health Expo is dedicated to your health and wellness awareness, and offers relevant and timely opportunities for you and your family. Your unique needs as part of a health conscious community are considered to bring programming, vendors, and relevant speakers to your workplace for day-long engaging events.

 

As participants, you may choose to be screened for lifestyle related conditions such as lipid disorders, diabetes, skin cancer, and osteoporosis. The Health Expo also provides the opportunity for you and your spouse or domestic partner to receive the influenza vaccine.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Social Wellness is an important part of the Riverside Center mission and culture. We recognize the importance of giving back to our community with volunteerism. Riverside tenants are given the opportunity to participate in volunteer activities such as the LHI and Kaplan sponsored BloodCenter of Wisconsin Blood Drive. Held twice a year, tenants have risen to the challenge and continue to surpass blood donation goals. Blood drives are announced by email, and appointments can be made through the BloodCenter link on this website.

Kaplan takes this responsibility to heart, and provides employees paid time to participate. SAP is also a proud sponsor of blood drives through the American Red Cross.

Please visit the Announcements section on the Home Page to see the dates of the next Blood Drive.

 

BROWN BAG LUNCHEONS

Brown Bag Luncheons are offered monthly at Riverside Center. These are educational opportunities to learn about health and wellness issues such as physical and mental health, financial, parenting, and social wellness topics. Registered dietitians, doctors, and other health and wellness professionals share their expertise with participating Riverside Tenants. 

 

Registration is required. Email mpless@rcwlacrosse.com to register. Click on the Announcements section on the homepage.

 

DIMENSIONS OF WELLNESS

Physical

The physical dimension recognizes your need for regular physical monitoring and activity. Learning in this dimension focuses on diet and nutrition and discourages the use of tobacco, drugs and excessive use of alcohol. Health and wellness are possible when adequate exercise and sound eating habits are combined. Safely and efficiently building or maintaining your physical strength, flexibility and endurance are also important.

 

This dimension also includes personal responsibility for medical self-care of minor illness, and the appropriate use of medical services. By monitoring your own health and understanding the warning signs, the relationship between nutrition, exercise, and performance is easier to understand and appreciate. Looking and feeling well most often lead to the mental benefits of enhanced self-esteem, self-control, determination and a sense of direction.

 

Intellectual

The intellectual dimension recognizes your participation in creative and mind-stimulating activities. Intellectual and cultural learning activities at work and in the community are motivating and important to overall wellness.

 

In this dimension, you explore issues related to problem solving, creativity, and learning. You’ll cherish the time you spend staying well-informed, pursuing personal interests and reading books, magazines, and newspapers. As you expands your knowledge and skills, you discover how to share your priceless gifts with others.

 

Occupational/Financial

The occupational/financial dimension recognizes the satisfaction you feel in your life through work and your sense of wellness centers on your attitude while at work and your sense of personal enrichment.

In this dimension, you contribute your unique gifts, skills and talents to your work. Work becomes both personally meaningful and rewarding. You’ll convey your values through your involvement in activities that are gratifying for you.

 

Social/Environmental

The social/environmental dimension encourages you to contribute to your environment and community. It emphasizes the interdependence between others and nature. With wellness in this dimension, you increase your awareness of your importance in society as well as the impact you have on multiple environments.

 

In this dimension, you personally take an active part in improving our world by encouraging healthier living and initiating better communication with those around you. You actively seek ways to preserve the beauty and balance of nature as you discover the power to make willful choices to enhance personal relationships and important friendships. Wellness in this dimension builds better living spaces and community.

 

Mental/Emotional

The mental/emotional dimension recognizes awareness and acceptance of your feelings. Emotional wellness is the degree to which you feel positive and enthusiastic about yourself and life. It includes the capacity to manage your feelings and behaviors including a realistic assessment of your limitations, autonomy, and your ability to cope effectively with stress.

 

In this dimension, as a well person, you maintain satisfying relationships with others. Acceptance and awareness of a wide range of feelings in yourself and others is essential. Expressing feelings freely and managing these feelings effectively is vital as you arrive at your personal choices and decisions.

 

Emotional wellness is based upon a synthesis of your feelings, thoughts, philosophies, and behavior. A well person lives and works independently while realizing the importance of seeking and appreciating the support and assistance of others. You’ll be able to form interdependent relationships with others based upon a foundation of mutual commitment, trust, and respect. You’ll take on challenges, take risks, and recognize conflict as being potentially healthy.

 

Spiritual

The spiritual dimension recognizes your search for meaning and purpose in human existence. It includes the development of a deep appreciation for the depth and expanse of life and natural forces that exist in the universe.

 

This dimension’s wellness is characterized by a peaceful harmony between your internal feelings and emotions, and the rough or rugged stretches you experience in your life. Often you may experience feelings of doubt, despair, fear, disappointment and dislocation. There is also pleasure, joy, happiness and discovery. These are all important parts of your search, displayed in the value system that you adopt to bring meaning to your existence.

 

Source: National Wellness Institute, http://www.nationalwellness.org/

 

 

SPOT TOPIC

Spot Topics are one-half hour educational wellness presentations on unique and timely "micro-topics." Designed for a limited and more intimate interactive audience, Spot Topics are held in the group fitness area. These interesting presentations are based wholly on your suggestions and  are given by health and wellness experts. Watch the Announcement section for dates and times.

 

WELLNESS RESOURCES

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

nccam.nih.gov/health

 

Rethinking Drinking-Alcohol and your health

rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov

 

Aim for a Healthy Weight

nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/lose_wt/index.htm

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

cdc.gov

 

USDA My Plate Resource

choosemyplate.gov

 

Health.gov-Your Portal to Health Information from the U.S. Government

health.gov

 

Men’s Health Resource

health.nih.gov/category/MensHealth

 

Women’s Health Resource

womenshealth.gov
 

Kids’ Health Resource

kidshealth.org


Caregiver Action Network

caregiveraction.org/family-caregiver-toolbox

 

Campaign to Change Direction

www.changedirection.org

Health & Education

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/index.shtml

Emotional Health

http://www.everydayhealth.com/emotional-health/index.aspx

Mental, Emotional and Social Health

https://www.helpguide.org/

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