Wellness at MHC (Archive)

Our work-life-wellness initiatives demonstrate our commitment to:

  • Promoting personal health and wellness that will enhance the general well-being and quality of life of employees;
  • Developing a climate of sustained commitment to and improved overall health and wellness of employees and their families;
  • Building community; Promoting the use of the Kendall Dance and Sports Complex, and
  • Having fun!

Wellness Initiatives by Year

2017 – 2018

Spring 2018

Spring Activity Challenge: 3-week activity minutes challenge through InKin

See the final results (must log into my.mtholyoke)

Team Prizes

All members who have at least 1 hour of "acitivity" registered on the inKin site win the prize for their team below!

  • 1st Prize: $75 Gift Card
  • 2nd Prize: $50 Gift Card
  • 3rd Prize: $25 Gift Card
  • 4th Prize: MHC Duffel Bag & Ear Buds/Arm Band
  • 5th Prize: MHC Water Bottle & Salad Bowl

Individual Prizes

  • Top winner (Champion) in Each Team: fitbit Charge HR

Celebratory Party

To celebrate our accomplishment, we will have a celebratory party! Please come join us!

Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Time:
3 – 4 pm
Location:
Cassani Lounge in Shattuck

  • Prize ceremony for the Champion Team
  • Raffle drawing for 2 fitbit Charge HR (for attendees only)!
  • Snacks & drinks wil be provided

Team Members (must log into my.mtholyoke)

Wellness Champion Committee

  • Kellie Buck, Human Resources - Committee Chair
  • Sue Ferraro, Health Services
  • Jean Janecki, LITS
  • Mika Keezing, Human Resources
  • Joy Kellen, Human Resources
  • Cindy Legare, Human Resources
    CIndy Lepage, Student Financial Services
  • Audrey Markarian, Advancement
  • Beckie Markarian, Advancement
  • Bardee Sadlier, Physical Education & Athletics
  • Erin Stahlberg, LITS
  • Natalina Tulik, Philosophy & Religion
  • Heather Utter, Dining Services

Fall 2017

Turkey Challenge Top 3 Winners and Wellness Raffle Prize Winners Announced

Thank you to everyone who participated in our wellness initiative in Fall 2017. Congratulations to the winners!

Turkey Challenge: 6-Week Step Challenge through InKin

Participants will be entered into a raffle based their daily average steps throughout the challenge: 2501-5000 average steps: $25 gift cards x 3, 5001-7500 average steps: $50 gift cards x3, 7501-15000+  average steps  Fitbit Charge HR’s x 3. Top 3 participants with the most total steps will receive an Amazon Fire Tablet. Challenge will run from November 13 thru December 22.

We will be using a new platform called InKin that allows users of fitbits and other devices to participate. However, our license only permits for 250 users, so sign up early to ensure your spot! Complete this form to be entered into the 6-week Step Challenge starting November 13, 2017.

Instructions:

For new fitbit users:

  1. Set up your fitbit with fitbit.com or through fitbit phone app. For Fitbit Zip Winners, read these instructions to set up the zip.
  2. Request invitation to be invited to the challenge by typing email into this form: HERE.
  • Read how to Set up a profile in InKin
  • Sync your device form InKin
  • Join the Turkey Challenge. You will receive 2 emails from inKin. One will be a general invitation to create your profile and then one inviting your to the challenge.

For existing users:

  1. Request invitation to be invited to the challenge by typing email into this form: HERE.
  2. Set up a profile in InKin
  • Read how to set up your device with InKin
  • Join the Turkey Challenge. You will receive 2 emails from inKin. One will be a general invitation to create your profile and then one inviting your to the challenge.

For users of devices other than fitbit

  1. Review the list of devices supported by inKin.
  2. Follow instructions above for "existing users"

Drop-in Classes at Kendall

  • Participate in Raffles by attending any of the drop-in classes at Kendall Fitness Center
  • One class session = one ticket for a raffle (win Gift Cards or Gift Certificates)
  • Check Kendall Activity Schedule for available classes

Mindfulness through the Religious and Spiritual Life Department

  • Tai Chi: Mondays 4:30 pm in Torrey Dining Hall
  • Mindfulness Meditation & Snacks: Wednesdays 4:30 pm Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary
  • Participants in any of these events will get tickets for raffles
  • For more information about organized by the Religious and Spiritual Life Dept, view their Events Page

Webinars

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Brought to you by GoToWebinar® Webinars Made Easy®

This acadmic year's webinars are all completed.

On-Campus Flu Clinic

Get your flu shot provided by Rite Aid Pharmacy!

The office of Human Resources and Rite Aid are making it easier to get your flu shot again! 

Dates: September 20, 2017
Place: Blanchard Student Center Room 318
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

2016 – 2017

Wellness Survey - Raffle Winners Announced!

We would like to thank you all for your participation, and use the survey result for developing and improving our wellness programs!

On-Campus Flu Clinic

Get your flu shot provided by Rite Aid Pharmacy!

The office of Human Resources and Rite Aid are making it easier to get your flu shot again! 

Dates: September 28, 2016
Place: Blanchard Student Center Room 318
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

  • Registration needed to guarantee service. Please select a time frame for your shot. Walk-ins as available.
    • If you are 65 years and older, High Dose Flu Vaccines for Seniors are also available. Please check the appropriate box on the registration form above if you would like to get the High Dose Flu Shot.

      For more information about the High Dose Flu Vaccines, please read this: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/65over.htm

  • Bring your insurance card the day you get your flu shot!

Flu Clinics will be open for employees, spouses and dependents insured by any of the following:

  • Advance PCS
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA/NY/CT/VT/NH
  • Boston Medical Center (BMC) Health Net
  • CareMark
  • Cigna
  • GIC
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Health New England
  • Masshealth
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
  • United Health Care

2015 – 2016

Fitbit Challenge

Trying to stay in shape this winter season? Starting a new year’s resolution? Trying to get fit or just looking for a new challenge? Please join us in the MHC Penguin Challenge starting .

Human Resources will be giving away 100 Fitbit zip trackers. To participate in the raffle, please fill out this entry form (http://goo.gl/forms/VnD2VPIA30) before November 30, 2015 at 9:00am. If you already have a Fitbit tracker, fill out this register form (http://goo.gl/forms/232Zn7XVJJ) to register to the MHC Penguin Challenge. You only need to fill out one of these forms.

Please see the details and join us NOW! 

Questions? Call Human Resources at x2503 or email hr-benefits-g@mtholyoke.edu

Penguin Challenge Ceremony
Date: Friday, April 15, 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Field House Lounge, Kendall Fitness Center

Thank you all for your participation in the Penguin Challenge. HR would like to invite all Penguin Challenge participants and T-shirt winners to participate of this ceremony. Nominees that have inspired others during the challenge will also be honored in the ceremony (they will receive invitation emails after April 7). Refreshments and goodies will be provided. Please contact Mika or Teresa in HR at x2503 if you have any questions.

Monthly Prizes

Raffle Winners!!

Top Members (with Average of 15, 000 Daily Steps or More)!! - Eligible for Dry-Fit T-shirt

Flu Clinic

Get your Flu shot provided by Rite Aid Pharmacy!

Dates: September 30, 2015

Place: Blanchard Student Center Room 108

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

  • Registration needed to guarantee service. Walk-ins as available.
  • Bring your insurance card the day you get your flu shot!

Flu Clinics will be open for employees, spouses and dependents insured by any of the following:

  • Health New England
  • Fallon Total Care
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • BMC Health Net Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • United Health Care
  • Catalyst RX
  • AARP
  • Express Scripts
  • GIC
  • All Federal Employee Insurance Plans
    and Medicaid/Medicare

2014 – 2015

MHC FitBit Challenge 2015 - Walk around the World

The circumference of the Earth is 24,901 miles (according to Google).  Do you think the MHC Community has what it takes to collectively walk this distance over the next 3 months?

WE WANT TO FIND OUT!

Questions? Call Human Resources at x2503 or email hr-benefits-g@mtholyoke.edu 

 

 

iPad Mini Drawing Winners Announced!

The drawing for 4 iPad MInis took place on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 12:45 pm in the Great Room, Blanchard Hall. We added five gift cards to extend our great appreciation for your participation and support in this challenge! Thank you to everyone who participated in the drawing!

List of Winners!!

 


 FitBit Weekly Activities!

Currently we have no activities scheduled.

 

Additional FitBit Drawing Winners Announced!

List of Winners 

 


Flu Clinics

SAY BOO TO THE FLU!
Get your Flu shot in October!

Dates: 10/20, 10/21 and 10/22

Place: Blanchard Student Center Room 108

Time: 9:30am to 3:00pm

Appointment needed to guarantee service. Walk-ins as available

Make your appointment HERE

Bring your BC/BS Membership card the day you get your flu shot!

Flu Clinics will be open for employees, spouses and dependents insured by BCBS or by any of the following:

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • MVP
  • UniCare
  • Fallon Community Health Plans
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of RI
  • Medicare Part B
  • All Medicare Advantage Plans
  • MassHealth

Employees who do not have Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as their medical insurance carrier would pay $23.00 at the time of the clinic.  The vendor will accept cash or checks; checks for $23.00 should be made payable to Maxim Health Systems.

The flu shot is administered in the upper arm, please dress appropriately on the day of the clinic so that the upper arm can be exposed.

ahealthyme Portal

The new ahealthyme secure website assesses, informs, and tracks what you want about your health—from screenings to weight loss to stress—all from your computer or Smartphone.  ahealthyme has been designed to be interactive and fun while helping you reach your personal wellness goals.

Ahealthyme is confidential and open to all employees that have BC/BS of Massachusetts as their medical insurance carrier.

ahealthyme has:

  • Health assessments through My Health Tools
  • Wellness Workshops. Self-paced, no cost workshops on a wide-range of topics from getting active, to weight loss, to stress management
  • Nutrition & Exercise tools to help you stay on track including nutrition and exercise logs, a recipe library and a meal planner
  • Monthly newsletter

View instructions for Account creation and log in process HERE

Wellness Bingo

Wellness Bingo is a program that encourages the completion of healthy behaviors.  Complete a “Bingo” (vertical, horizontal, diagonal) and earn a Varsity Duffel Bag with MHC Logo. If you complete more than one row of Bingo you can participate in a raffle of $25 gift cards to Target, Stop & Shop OR Home Depot. Your name will participate in the raffle one time for every extra row of Bingo you complete.  To be eligible to win prizes, you need to enroll.

Congratulations to the Winners!!

View the complete list of winners of the Bingo Challenge 2013-2014.

Stay tuned for more initiatives!

Resources for Bingo: