Thrive Everyday, June 2022

June 14, 2022
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Welcome to Thrive Everyday! Our monthly wellness email has a new name, but still delivers the same great content to help you and your family thrive.

June is National Men’s Health Month, a time to raise awareness of screenings and tests that can detect preventable health problems among men, as well as to promote healthy lifestyle choices and habits to improve mental and physical health.

TIAA and CAPTRUST Return to Campus
TIAA and CAPTRUST will be resuming in-person, one-on-one financial advising sessions at the Employee Wellness Center @ 350 Alexander Street. See details in the “financial wellness” section below.

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.


Financial Wellness

TIAA

Keep your financial goals on track with TIAA’s live webinars, including “Demonstrating the Value of Responsible Investing” and “Help Protect You, Your Family, and Your Money.” For the complete listing of this month’s TIAA webinars, visit the registration page.

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 conduct in-person sessions on Monday, 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.

Market volatility is a concern for many employees. CAPTRUST offers resources that address market volatility, including an article, Handling Market Volatility When Your Money Is at Stake and a three-minute video, Understanding Volatility

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.

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.

June Webinars

Welcome Home Fair

Hear from a panel of industry experts about current market conditions and what it takes to become a homeowner.
Wednesday, June 15, 6:30 p.m.
Register through Zoom

Dealing with Debt
Get a break down of all the different debt options, including settlement, consolidation loans, debt management plans, and bankruptcy.
Wednesday, June 22, 6:30 p.m.
Register through Zoom

Learn more about the programs and services provided by Isles.

Children’s Educational Assistance Plan
The annual tuition grant under the Children’s Educational Assistance Plan is increasing from $20,150 to $20,700 for the 2022-23 academic year.


Physical Wellness

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the United States, but it is highly treatable in the early stages if detected through a screening. Memorial Sloan Kettering recommends having a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test at around age 45, as the results are a good predictor of your lifetime risk of developing the disease. Men at low risk for prostate cancer may need fewer screenings, or screenings at a later age. Talk with your doctor about when to start and stop screenings, and how often you should have them. Take the quiz to find out what’s right for you.

Princeton partners with Memorial Sloan Kettering to offer MSK Direct, a program that gives you guided access to expert cancer care and provides support throughout your care experience. To use this benefit, call the Princeton University dedicated MSK Direct line toll-free at (844) 303-2123, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or visit MSK Direct for Princeton.

HealthAdvocate

Read about the “Top Tips” men should follow to live a healthier and happier life.

Let Health Advocate help you and your family members, including parents and in-laws, navigate the often complex healthcare system. Common reasons to use the benefit include:

  • Resolve billing and claim issues
  • Explain benefits coverage and health conditions
  • Schedule tests, appointments, and second opinions
  • Find providers and hospitals
  • Assist with a wide variety of elder care services, including Medicare claims

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

My Heath Coach

Free Blood Pressure Screenings with Health Coach Heather Behan
Tuesday, June 14
Employee Wellness Center @ 350 Alexander Street
Stop by between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. / No appointment necessary

National Men’s Health Month is a good time for all men to speak with their doctor(s) about when and how often they should be screened for cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, and depression.

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 email TrestleTree.


Mental Wellness

Carebridge

Supporting Your LGBTQ+ Family Members
In recognition of Pride Month, Carebridge is offering a thirty-minute expert led learning session to address common experiences and questions related to supporting LGBTQ+ family members. 
Tuesday, June 14, noon 
Register through Zoom

Coping with Elder Caregiving
Gain insights on the most effective ways to get the best care for your loved one, to successfully cope with elder caregiving responsibilities, and to retain quality of life for yourself.
Tuesday, June 21, 10:00 a.m.
Register through Zoom

Announcing eM Life, a new mindfulness tool offered through Carebridge. Use the app and/or website that provides evidence-based mindfulness solutions to prevent and reduce mental health concerns. To begin your mindfulness journey, follow these instructions. The benefits of practicing mindfulness include reduced levels of stress and anxiety, better mood, increase in compassion, more resilience, higher productivity and efficiency levels, and better quality of sleep. This tool has:

  • Live and interactive mindfulness sessions held multiple times every day, in various languages, by a diverse group of highly certified experts.
  • On-demand access to hundreds of hours of content across a wide range of topics like sleep, anxiety, performance, eating, parenting, leadership, financial stress, and more.
  • Video and audio-only experiences offered in 1-10+ minute single sessions or multi-episode series.
  • Immersive programs including Mindfulness at Work, QuitSmart™ Mindfully, and Skills to Thrive in Anxious Times.

Be kind to your mind! Discover the ways Carebridge can support you and your family.


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.