Employee Wellness Programs

  • All DPS employees have access to a comprehensive wellness program that supports their physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and financial well-being.  To learn more or to register for a workshop or webinar, please click the buttons below.

    To access the 2020-2021 Employee Wellness Program one-pager, please click here.   

  • Physical

    • YOU Revolution: A 6-week health and wellness program that covers nutrition, sleep, stress management, exercise, and involves one-on-one health coaching opportunities to improve an individual’s physical and mental well-being. Click here to register and learn more!

    • Move @ Work: This virtual based program encourages employees to take 5-7 minutes each day to move at work.  Certified personal trainer, Saara Haapanen, created this program to focus on physical activity, stretching, and mindfulness.  Learn more here!

    • Walktober: S​tarting Oct. 1, take a virtual tour of landscapes around the world – all while incorporating more physical activity into your life here in Denver! Walktober features a motivating team competition, interactive message board, helpful resources, PRIZES, and more. Register hereby Sept. 30! Household members (18+ years) can also participate at no cost.  

    • Mile High Fitness: These virtual classes are conducted by a certified fitness instructor are a convenient and fun way to stay active in the convenience of your own home. Classes such as HIIT, Yoga, and Pilates will be offered each Wednesday through December.
      • Click here to sign the waiver and register for the October Yoga classes!  
      • Click here to sign the waiver and register for the November and December Pilates classes!

    • ClassPass: Fitness industry leader ClassPass makes it easier for you to work out from anywhere.  With this ClassPass offer, Kaiser Permanente members can get:
      • Unlimited on-demand video workouts at no cost
      • Reduced rates on livestream and in-person fitness classes
      • To get started, sign in at kp.org/exercise.

  • Emotional

    • Power of Pregnancy workshop: Certified personal trainer, Gina Fontaine, leads the prenatal fitness workshop that teaches expecting mothers various exercises and mindfulness skills, which will help participants maintain balance in your work and personal life to create a healthier mom and baby ($30/participant).

    • Finding More Margin in Your Day Webinar: Kaiser Permanente’s certified health educators facilitate a virtual 60-minute presentation where participants will learn strategies to lessen time stress, create healthier boundaries and build more self-care and downtime into their day.  Participants will be invited to create a realistic action plan, using their personal strength to improve their health and well-being. To view the webinar recording, click here!

    • Working with your Health Care Provider: Creating your A-Team Webinar: Kaiser Permanente's certified health educators facilitated a virtual 60-minute presentation where participants learned about different health care providers, how to find a health care team they trust and how to make the most out of their appointment.  To view the webinar recording, click here

  • Financial

    • Well Aware: An incentive-based program that encourages employees to be up-to-date on their preventive screenings and fill out a health risk assessment.  All DPS benefit-eligible employees can participate and will receive a $200 stipend upon completion.

    • PERACare Medicare Informational Webinar: Whether you’re about to retire or already enrolled in Medicare, knowing more about your Medicare benefits can give you an advantage. Join our free PERACare Informational Webinar just for Denver Public Schools employees to learn more about Medicare and the retiree health care insurance options offered through PERA. We’ll also discuss how your coverage can change once you retire and what to do if you plan to keep working after 65. To register, click here!
      • November 2, 12pm-1pm
      • November 4, 4pm-5pm

    • AIG Retirement Services: Provides financial planning and retirement services for DPS employees. To schedule a time for a FREE one-on-one consult with an advisor, please call (855) 230-3616 or click here! AIG will also be offering FREE virtual workshops for all DPS employees. Click below to reserve your spot!
      • Financial Wellness - November 9, 2020 from 4pm-5pm
        • Focuses on our ability to manage all aspects of our financial life. At times it can feel difficult and complicated to get our finances under control. By attending this presentation, you can learn how to gain control over your financial life and become more productive in other areas of your life, including your ability to focus on family, friends and work.
      • Conquering Student Loan Debt - November 16, 2020 from 4pm-5pm
        • If you are one of many Americans burdened by student loan debt, there are programs that can assist, lessen, or even eliminate that debt. There is no denying the importance of education in helping improve lives - both personally and financially. Education is essential to remain competitive in an ever-developing world, but attaining an education can be very expensive. It is usually expected that at least a portion of a higher education will be financed through a student loan or other forms of borrowing. But that debt could become a huge financial liability even many years after graduation.
      • Planning for Financial Security - December 7, 2020 from 4pm-5pm
        • Successful financial planning begins with knowledge and continues throughout your life. This workshop will provide a comprehensive financial planning overview on the following topics: cash management, retirement planning, investment planning, tax planning, risk management, and long-term care.

    • FutureFIT Financial Wellness Series: This webinar series is all about making it easy to learn about the financial topics that matter most to you whether you’re just starting your career or nearing retirement. To learn more and register, click here!
      • Retirement Pathfinder
      • Student Debt Solutions
      • Simple Steps to Improving Your Financial Health
      • Risk Management
      • Retirement Strategies for Women

    • PERA 101: Virtual financial sessions that gives employees a better understanding of the Colorado PERA retirement system.  
      • September 23, 2020 from 4pm-5pm. Register in advance for this webinar here.
      • September 24, 2020 from 12pm-1pm. Register in advance for this webinar here.
      • October 20, 2020 from 4pm-5pm. Register in advance for this webinar here.
      • October 22, 2020 from 12pm-1pm. Register in advance for this webinar here.

    • PERA URE: Understanding Your Retirement Estimate (URE) sessions give employees who are within five years of retirement the opportunity to learn more about the retirement process and receive a personal PERA benefit estimate. 

  • Spiritual

    • Passage Works "A Virtual Taste of Mindfulness:" This live, 60-minute virtual workshop will introduce participants to a variety of mindfulness practices that help relieve stress and allow us to show up in a more positive and productive way with others. Each workshop will begin at 4:00pm on the first Thursday of the month.  Click on the dates below to register.

    • Head Space: A meditation app that helps reduce stress while increasing resilience and improving sleep. DPS educators have access to the Headspace app at no cost!

    • Mindful Life: A 4 part webinar series designed to reduce employees’ stress, increase their productivity, and improve their job satisfaction, work engagement, and overall well-being. Stay tuned for more information!
      • The power of Mindfulness During Uncertain Times
      • Maximizing Personal Growth in Difficult Times - Focusing on What YOU Can Control
      • Tools to Conquer the Waves of Anxiety
      • The Power of Positivity 

  • Nutritional

    • The Keys to Preventing Diabetes: Kaiser Permanente’s certified health educators will facilitate a 60-minute workshop, where participants will learn about the five keys to preventing diabetes. To learn more and register, click here!
      • November 3, 2020 12pm-1pm

    • Healthy Celebrations: Kaiser Permanente's certified health educators will facilitate a 60-minute workshop, with ideas and resources related to creating healthy menus, maintaining fitness, and addressing stress during the holidays. To learn more and register, click here!
      • December 1, 12pm-1pm

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