Where Wellness Matters
Staff Wellness Program
Employees of the Anoka-Hennepin School District will value a healthy lifestyle and will make choices that demonstrate their desire for wellness.
To promote and support employee wellness. Being healthy and happy is something that all Anoka-Hennepin employees and their families deserve. The staff wellness program, Where Wellness Matters, created by the district's Wellness Steering Committee, is devoted to helping achieve this goal. You are welcome to participate in various ways through district-sponsored wellness. Each building has identified a Wellness Champion (wellness contact) to help serve as a resource. Let's work together in bringing continued health and happiness to our Anoka-Hennepin team!
Building Wellness Champion
Did you know that each building in our district can apply for a $750 mini grant to be used toward wellness initiatives? Check with your building to find out who your wellness champion is.
Check out the Wellness Calendar each month to join the Where Wellness Matters committee in taking daily action to see The Power of Purpose. The February calendar is focused on The PoWEr of Kindness. [Click the image of the calendar to view larger or download. Must be logged into your Anoka-Hennepin account to access.]
Classes, Activities, Events
Anoka-Hennepin Community Education
Offerings will be listed below for you to take advantage of this great opportunity of enrolling in a health or fitness class offered by the Adult Learning program.
Staff receive a $10 discount on Adult Learning fitness, health and finance classes.
It's important for you to set aside a little time for you.
- Try a healthy cooking class from the comfort of your own home.
- Plan for future success with our informational financial literacy classes.
- Improve your personal health and wellness.
- Online and in-person options available.
Register online with the Winter/Spring code (WSD24) or call 763-506-5766 to utilize the staff wellness discount.
Feb. 12 - NEW! Abdominal Strengtheners That Won’t Stress Your Back or Neck - Online
Feb. 13 - Retirement Income Planning - Staff Development Center
Feb. 17 - Basic Self Defense - Northdale Middle School
Feb. 28 - Yoga with Weights - Sandburg Regional High School
Feb. 29 - Yoga/Pilates Combo - Sandburg Regional High School
Practice the PoWEr of Kindness
Have you ever been the recipient of an act of kindness? That warm fuzzy feeling when someone pays you an unexpected compliment or generously pays for your coffee? In our fast-paced world, benevolence and compassion often end up taking a back seat to self-interest. People are so wrapped up in their own lives, instead of experiencing the power of kindness.
The truth is, kindness is vital to our human existence – we are “wired” for it! Science shows that being kind and treating others well has a positive influence on those who practice it. It’s a boost for your mental and physical health. And the art of kindness expects nothing in return.
- Kindness feels good
- Kindness reduces anxiety
- Kindness keeps us healthy
- Kindness relieves stress
So, start your day asking yourself, “How am I going to show kindness today?” Practice the power of kindness and plant those positive seeds in your mind … where focus goes, energy flows! Be an inspiration – be kind.
- Call the Employee Assistance Program toll-free 1-800-626-7944 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. View more information about this free resource here!
- Self Care by AbleTo (self-help app - formerly Sanvello)
SupportingYoU: Employee Wellness Podcast
SupportingYoU, an employee wellness podcast, aims to provide teaching and school district staff with a library of resources to support employee health and mental wellness. Topics support student mental wellness, offer guidance around difficult conversations for teachers, and share important school climate themes with school administrators. This information could inform school support programming, curriculum, or school practices for teachers/staff and be available for listening at any time that is convenient. Go to ahschools.us/SupportingYou for more information.
Rally, wellness program
Real Appeal®, an online weight loss program
Optum, the district's Employee Assistance Program
Self Care by AbleTo, self-help app (Formally Sanvello)
Wellness Mini Grants
Who can apply for a wellness mini grant?
How much money can our building apply for?
How are the grants disbursed?
What have other buildings received grants for?
Is there a deadline?