Staying Well with Princeton Benefits, February 2022

Feb. 7, 2022

February is American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke prevention across all age groups. Older adults are not the only ones at risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD); numbers are increasing among those 35-64 years of age. Plus, did you know high blood pressure is a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke? That’s why it’s so important to monitor it regularly and know your numbers.

Taking care of your physical, mental, and financial wellness is extremely important. We hope this monthly benefits newsletter will make it easy and convenient for you to do just that.

PHYSICAL WELLNESS

My Health Coach

Know Your Numbers for Heart Health
During this 30-minute talk, Health Coach Lisa Calabrese discusses how cholesterol levels and other health measurements provide a snapshot of your health and risk for disease. You will come away with strategies to improve your numbers and your overall health.

Thursday, February 24, 11:00 a.m. 
Register through Zoom

Weight Loss Support Group
Studies show surrounding yourself with a strong support network during your weight loss journey is linked to long term success. Health Coach and Dietician, Heather Behan will host a one-hour virtual support group for six consecutive weeks. Discussions will focus on nutrition and fitness programs that work, common challenges, and success stories, as well as the overall importance of maintaining a healthy weight. For questions, email allengagement@trestletree.com or call (866) 237-0973.

Wednesday, February 23, noon
Register through Zoom

A healthy diet + an exercise routine + less stress = reduced chance of having a heart attack or stroke. Follow these tips to learn more.

Get more details on the My Health Coach program.

HealthAdvocate

1 in 3 Americans have high blood pressure. If left unchecked, it can lead to serious consequences including heart disease, stroke, and eye and kidney damage. Learn how to understand your blood pressure numbers and what lifestyle changes you can make to help reduce your blood pressure, like adding certain foods to your diet or quitting smoking.

Learn more about Health Advocate.


MENTAL WELLNESS

Carebridge

How to Ease Anxiety

Anxiety can create severe emotional distress and can linger. The seminar will present comprehensive interventions to ease anxiety, which is good for your mind and body…and heart!

Wednesday, February 23, noon 
Register through Zoom

Carebridge Counseling Program
Scheduling a confidential counseling appointment with Carebridge, Princeton’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP), is free, easy, and convenient. If you would like to speak with a counselor by phone or video, visit their appointment website.    

Be kind to your mind! Discover the ways Carebridge, our Employee Assistance Program, can support you and your family.


FINANCIAL WELLNESS

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 February 23.

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 the upcoming “Discover the Power of Financial Well-being.” 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. 


The Employee Wellness Center @ 350 Alexander

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.