• Where Wellness Matters with an apple Where Wellness Matters

     

    Staff Wellness Program

     

    Vision

    Employees of the Anoka-Hennepin School District will value a healthy lifestyle and will make choices that demonstrate their desire for wellness.

    Mission

    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.

     

      Wellness Calendar

      • 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.]

        February 2024 Wellness calendar

         

      Classes, Activities, Events

      Monthly Update

      • [February 2024]

        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. 

        Additional Resources:

      • SupportingYoU: Employee Wellness Podcast

        SupportingYoU logoSupportingYoU, 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. 

         

      UnitedHealthcare Resources

      • 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?