Thrive Everyday, July 2022

July 8, 2022
Thrive at Princeton. Thrive Everyday. Make the Most of Your Princeton Benefits.

Studies show that time away from work is critical to your overall wellbeing, happiness, and productivity. Be sure to take a vacation this summer to relax, reset, and unplug from technology. Your body and brain will thank you!

Reminder: TIAA and CAPTRUST have resumed in person, one-on-one financial advising sessions at the Employee Wellness Center @ 350 Alexander Street. The links to schedule financial advising sessions are provided below in the Financial Wellness section.

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

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!

Carebridge is offering the following 30-minute webinars:

Parenting Check-in: Tips for Keeping Your Child Engaged with Learning Over the Summer
Discover how to help your child prepare for the upcoming school year by keeping their learning skills active.

Wednesday, July 13, 11:00 a.m.
Register through Zoom

Grief Check-In: Helping Those Who Grieve
Learn skills to convey your compassion and concern in a way that helps your loved one cope with the pain.

Thursday, July 21, 2:00 p.m.
Register through Zoom

Be kind to your mind! Carebridge, our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), offers free, confidential 24/7 support and counseling services 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

My Health Coach

Having fun in the sun is what summer is all about, but do not forget about protecting yourself as well. July is Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Awareness Month, a good time to learn how to keep your skin and eyes protected from harmful UV rays.

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.

HealthAdvocate

Follow these sun safety guidelines to protect yourself from the dangers of the sun.

Did you know Health Advocate will help you and your family members, including parents and in-laws, navigate the often complex healthcare system? To use the confidential benefit, call (866) 695-8622 or visit Health Advocate.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Nearly 85% of adults between the ages of 18 and 65 will have at least one strain of Human papillomavirus (HPV) at some point in their life. For many people, the virus will go away on its own, but chronic HPV infection can cause several types of cancer. Each year, more than 34,000 people in the U.S. will develop cancers linked to HPV, but most of these cases can be prevented with vaccination before exposure. Get the facts on HPV by visiting MSK Direct for Princeton and ask your doctor about the HPV vaccine for you and your family.

If you or a loved one has been impacted by cancer, please call the Princeton dedicated MSK Direct line at: (844) 303-2123.

Kindbody

Preventive Care
This webinar will give an overview on the importance of preventive care and the various steps you can take to stay healthy, for your overall wellbeing and for your fertility. 

Wednesday, July 13, 3:00 p.m.
Register through Zoom

Learn more about Kindbody, Princeton’s fertility and family-planning benefit.

Princeton Farmers' Market

Eat fresh! The Princeton Farmers’ Market takes place on Thursdays, now through November 17, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at the Dinky Train Station parking lot, 172 Alexander Street. Featuring local produce, foods, and more!


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 July 20. 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 “Beneficiary Designation Considerations.” 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.