Thrive Everyday, August 2022

Aug. 10, 2022
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Feeling the August blues? Many people experience sadness and anxiety as summer comes to a close and we begin to prepare to adjust to schedule changes, like sending the kids back to school and shorter days. Be sure to take care of yourself, both physically and mentally, as you enjoy the final (hot) days of the season.

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


Mental Wellness

Carebridge

Parenting Check-In: Promoting Your Adolescent’s Social & Emotional Health
As your teen grows, it’s important they take care of themselves both physically as well as emotionally. By learning the skills on how to manage their feelings, cope with changing situations, and adjust their mindset for different circumstances, your teen can thrive. Participation is anonymous.
Wednesday, August 10, 2:00 p.m.
Register through Zoom

Discover How to Bring Positivity & Compassion to Each Day
Negative thinking is one of the most significant and damaging risk factors that can impede the capacity for resilience. During this training, you will learn how to observe your negative thoughts with openness and clarity so that they can be held in mindful awareness and met with sympathy and kindness.
Tuesday, August 16, 11:00 a.m.
Register through Zoom

How to Advocate for My Child with an IEP or 504 Plan
View the recording of this recent webinar

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 200 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices. Dial 988 for immediate assistance.

Contrary to popular belief, work-life balance is not about evenly distributing hours spent at work with hours spent outside work. Instead, it is about balancing your sense of fulfillment, energy, and satisfaction across all aspects of your overall wellbeing. Carebridge has a new App to help you build resilience and overcome life’s everyday struggles, so you can do just that.
On the App you will find:

  • On-demand relaxation and mindfulness exercises
  • On-demand videos, podcasts, and trainings
  • Self-screening assessments
  • Mental health support
  • Work-life resources
  • An online chat tool

Download the new App today!

From prevention to intervention, Carebridge, our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), can help. The benefit includes free, confidential 24/7 support and counseling services, life coaching, and more, to support you and your family. In addition to our traditional EAP, Carebridge counselors are available for in-person counseling at the Employee Wellness Center @ 350 Alexander Street on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Schedule your appointment online.


Physical Wellness

Doctors in Your Office: Annual Physicals at the Employee Wellness Center
When was the last time you had an annual physical? If you are overdue or you are having trouble getting in to see your Primary Care Physician (PCP), take advantage of this convenient program.

Blood work will be performed during the appointment, and you will receive a summary of your visit and lab results within 5 to 7 days after your appointment through secure email. You will receive a call only if you need to follow up with a PCP or specialist for medication guidance and monitoring. To book a free physical, register online. Once registered you will be sent additional online forms to complete that should be completed prior to your appointment.

If you are enrolled in a Princeton medical plan you are eligible for one annual physical each calendar year. If you are enrolled under a medical plan outside of Princeton, please check eligibility by calling the number on your ID card.

My Health Coach

As daily routines change again, getting adequate sleep and establishing healthy sleep habits are essential for good health. Nutrition, exercise, and boosting your immune system can also play an important role in falling and staying asleep. Speak to a health coach to learn more about this topic.

The My Health Coach Program can help you manage your overall health. Health Coaches work with you to meet your goals. All visits are free and confidential. To set up your first appointment call 866-237-0973 or send an email.

AbleTo

AbleTo provides virtual therapy and emotional support to assist you with the stress and anxiety that comes with a medical condition or life change. Meet 1-on-1 with a coach, licensed therapist, or both who will guide you through a personalized 8-week program to assist you in gaining control of your condition.

The AbleTo program is free for those enrolled in a Princeton medical plan, with the exception of the CDHP. Under the CDHP visits are covered at 100% after the deductible is met.

HealthAdvocate

Health Advocate can help you locate a primary care physician (PCP), in-network specialist, or a facility that is right for you. They are also available to schedule medical appointments for you and your loved ones.

To use the confidential benefit, call (866) 695-8622 or visit Health Advocate.


Financial Wellness

The Hartford

When the unexpected happens far from home, it’s important to know whom to call for assistance. Through your Princeton life insurance policy there is a Travel Assistance & ID Theft Protection Services benefit.

Losing a loved one is an overwhelming experience. To help you manage this difficult time, you have access to Funeral Concierge Services to give you peace of mind when you need it most.

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.

Future Webinar! Retirement Readiness
This webinar will include topics such as Social Security benefits, healthcare planning with Medicare, creating income in retirement, and asset allocation strategies.
Wednesday, August 17, 1:00 p.m.
Register

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 “Writing Your Next Chapter – 5 Steps to Setting Your Retirement Date.” For the complete listing of this month’s TIAA webinars, visit the registration page.

TIAA offers individual retirement counseling sessions, either online, by phone, or in-person, 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.

Counseling is available in English and Spanish.  

Learn more about the programs and services provided by Isles. 


Employee Wellness Center Logo

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.