Staying Well with Princeton Benefits, October 2021

Oct. 13, 2021

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month — a time to educate, promote research, support survivors and patients, and most importantly, to encourage regular preventive screenings. Statistically, one in eight women is at risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. Early detection is key for a favorable outcome against this disease. All woman 35 and older should schedule an annual mammogram and remind others to do the same.

Taking care of your physical, mental, and financial wellness is extremely important. We hope this consolidated presentation of benefits information will help you do just that.

PHYSICAL WELLNESS

Princeton’s Mammography Program

If you are due for your annual visit, or past due because of the pandemic, now is the time to schedule your preventive mammogram. This year, the Princeton Fall Mammography Screening Program is taking place from October 18 through October 30. Princeton Radiology has reserved appointment slots for Princeton faculty and staff, including evening and Saturday appointments, at these locations:

Princeton Radiology                                                                                                              
419 N. Harrison Street                                              
Princeton, NJ 08540                                                
(609) 921-3345        

Princeton Radiology
8 Quakerbridge Road                                               
Mercerville, NJ 08619                                                                     
(609) 890-0033

My Health Coach

Self-Care Strategies for Coping with Stress
Understanding stress and its impact on your health is vital to staying well. This interactive webinar will provide you with practical tools and offer self-care strategies to cope with stress which include exercise, sleep, and nutrition.

Thursday, October 21, 11:00 a.m.
Register through Zoom

What is Breast Cancer Screening? — Read about the recommendations, exams, benefits, and more.

Get more details on the My Health Coach program.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Several speakers will discuss topics related to breast cancer awareness, breast health, and the importance of annual screening mammograms.

Wednesday, October 13, noon
Register through Zoom

For valuable information on breast health, visit the MSK Direct for Princeton website or take MSK’s short assessment to get personalized recommendations and advice on how to reduce your risk for cancer.

Health Advocate

If you need assistance finding an independent, in-network facility for your annual preventive mammogram, or any other preventive screening, please reach out to Health Advocate at (866) 695-8622.
Learn more about Health Advocate.

FluFest

The last two days of FluFest are October 12 and 13, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Princeton faculty, staff, students, retirees, and affiliates can get their free flu vaccine at the Frist Campus Center Multipurpose Rooms with their Princeton ID. No appointments are necessary. Face coverings are required.


MENTAL WELLNESS

Carebridge

Carebridge Onsite Counseling Program at the New Employee Wellness Center
Confidential, in-person counseling sessions through Carebridge, Princeton’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP), are available at the new Employee Wellness Center, located at 350 Alexander Street. If you would like to speak confidentially with a Carebridge counselor, schedule a free consult on their appointment website.

Personal Life Coaching with Carebridge
Life coaching can assist you in fi­guring out your strengths, your personality, your values, and in developing a personal vision to achieve your goals. This benefit offers six free personal life coaching consults, by phone, provided by certified life coaches.

Strategies Parents Can Take to Eliminate Bullying
This Carebridge Guidance webinar will educate participants on the issue of bullying, the impact it has on children and parents, and discuss ways to eliminate this problem.

Thursday, October 14, noon
Register through Zoom


Discover the ways Carebridge, our Employee Assistance Program, can support you and your family.


FINANCIAL WELLNESS

National Retirement Planning Week is October 11 through 17. This is a good time to take stock of your financial situation, talk to a financial advisor, and make a plan that can put you on a path to a financially sound retirement. The University offers FREE financial advisory services to its employee’s through CAPTRUST Financial Services.

CAPTRUST

CAPTRUST’s number one mission is to connect participants with timely, relevant, and actionable content to help you make smarter financial decisions and ultimately retire with confidence. This benefit is free, completely confidential, and provided by a company that has no products or services to sell you.

CAPTRUST Financial Advisors will be conducting virtual and phone consultations on October 26.

Topics covered in the 45-minute individual advisory sessions include retirement and general financial planning and investment education and advice. Schedule your appointment.

To speak to a counselor about the University’s retirement plan and/or other financial issues, call the Retirement Advice Line at (800) 967-9948. For more information, including articles, videos, and other valuable resources, visit the CAPTRUST website.

TIAA

Keep your financial goals on track with TIAA’s live webinars, including “Paying Yourself: Income Options in Retirement” and “Within Reach: Transitioning from Career to Retirement.” For the complete listing of this month’s TIAA webinars, visit the registration page.

TIAA offers individual retirement counseling sessions, either online or by phone, which provide in-depth planning assistance. To schedule an appointment, register online.

Isles

Isles is dedicated to helping people manage everyday money issues such as budgeting, saving, and reducing debt. They also provide HUD-certified housing counselors who can assist those looking to purchase a first home, as well as those having difficulty meeting their mortgage or rent obligations. Counseling is available in English and Spanish. 

Learn more about the programs and services provided by Isles. 


Introducing the New Employee Wellness Center @ 350 Alexander

In our new space, you’ll find support to help you care for yourself and your family, so you can thrive at work and at home. Whatever challenges you’re facing, help is available. Get more details on the HR website.


Questions?

For questions about physical or mental wellness resources, contact Lynn Herbine. For financial wellness inquiries, contact Jane Edgar. The Benefits Team is available to assist at (609) 258-3302 or benefits@princeton.edu. For complete details on all wellness resources and programs, visit the HR website.