2020 Wellness – Windom Sharing Center – Help Your Community!

HELP YOUR COMMUNITY!
CONSIDER DONATING TO THE WINDOM FOOD SHELF
HELP THOSE STRUGGLING!

 

ALL items appreciated but there is an immediate need for Chips, Cookies, and Paper Products!

 

Collection Site: Backdoor at City Hall (please don’t enter the office).  Please put donations in a grocery bag with your name (if you want participation credit for $500 Wellness Incentive).  
Collection Duration: 3/30-4/10 (donations will be delivered periodically as they arrive)   

Email Comments/Questions to:  Windom.wellness@windommn.com

2020 Wellness – Live Webinars and Recorded Training

CONVENE ONLINE TRAINING – AVAILABLE TO ALL

https://convenellc.org/2020-webinars/ – Visit website to checkout 2020 Live Webinar line-up

Register for next Live Webinar :https://webinar-registration.paperform.co/

Sign up here for the April 16th webinar 11:30-12:30 pm
Waste Free Kitchen
Improve Grocery Shopping, Meal Planning & Decode Expiration Dates to Waste Less Food

Webinar Description


Imagine walking out of the grocery store with 4 bags full of fresh food, dropping one, and not bothering to pick it up.

Seems crazy, but that’s essentially what most of us are doing all the time.

The average American throws away over $35 each month in the form of uneaten food. Yup, the lettuce that went bad, the leftovers you never got around to eating, and the science experiment in the back of the fridge you’re hoping your partner will clean up one day—they all add up to 15 to 25 percent of the food you buy going uneaten.

In this webinar you will learn easy tips on how to reduce food waste.

You will learn (Learning Objectives):

  • Grocery shop smarter
  • Plan meals better
  • Decode expiration dates
  • Use your fridge to its full potential
  • Cook with leftover ingredients
  • Store foods properly, including specific shelf-life, storage and creative use-it-up ideas for common foods.

Reducing food waste has never been easier or more delicious! Learn how in this webinar!

Watch Recorded Webinars : http://convenellc.org/watch-recordings/

NOTE: Select City of Windom, MN as organization  to register for the Webinars in order to get credit

Wellness Incentive: Earn participation credit for wellness incentive by attending live webinar or watching a recorded webinar on a topic of your choice.  Turn confirmation into Chelsie at Chelsie.Carlson@windommn.com

Email Comments/Questions to:  Windom.wellness@windommn.com or ask a Wellness Committee member.

Committee: Cheryl Lillegaard, Dawn Aamot, Nancy Sajban, Dana Wallace, Drew Hage, Chelsie Carlson

MSRS Customer Service Changes

MSRS Customer Service Changes during COVID-19 Social Distancing

As the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues, MSRS remains open for business. Our priority is maintaining the health and safety of our participants and employees while still providing retirement benefits and services. 

We have highlighted some notable changes as we continue business during this crisis.

Meetings with a Retirement Counselor

To limit exposure, all counseling sessions will be conducted by phone until further notice. Participants can Request an Appointment on the MSRS website or contact our Service Center to schedule an appointment.

Participant Concerns about Market Volatility

Over the last two weeks, equity markets across the globe have experienced sharp declines as investors reacted to news of COVID-19 and other events. It is understandable that retirement plan participants are concerned.

Now may be a good time to have your MSRS representative meet with your employees via phone appointments. 

Appointment scheduling is easy!  Simply schedule a date and your representative can send you a website link for your employees to sign-up online.

Retirement Seminars Rescheduled

MSRS pre-retirement seminars have been canceled through April, 2020. Future seminar dates have been posted on our website

 

 

 

 

MMUA – Employee Safety Memo

Memo to: All Employees                                             March 20, 2020

Important Notice Regarding your Safety/Health

 

I know were currently in the middle of handling the COVID19 pandemic at the City of Windom but I want to reiterate some basic Stress/Anxiety Relief tips to the entire crew. 

As members of the City of Windom’s safety team and staff we want to strive to reduce all near misses and accidents to zero.  Eliminating potential near misses and being a safety officer everyday will help ensure we meet our goal of zero injuries.  The following tips can be used for Stress/Anxiety Relief during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

  • Focus on Things you can control (Thoughts and behavior)
  • Keep the big picture in mind
  • Remember the size of the news coverage can outweigh the threat
  • Use wisdom and logic
  • Turn to reputable news sources and fact check before reacting
  • Control how often you check the news
  • Use peaceful behavior it will be addictive to others
  • Evaluate personal health behaviors and others around you will follow (family, kids, coworkers)
  • Feeling alone or to isolated? Make a phone call, skype, facetime, or text and just have a conversation
  • Don’t let fear influence decisions (Hoarding supplies)

 

If you have any questions about the jobsite or workplace safety DO NOT hesitate to call me directly or send an email.  Let’s work as a team to be 100% safe and remove all the hazards we possibly can before its to late.  Always available for questions or comments!

 

Stay Safe Team!

Anthony Lenz

Regional Safety Coordinator MMUA

Cell: 507-848-7625

Email: alenz@mmua.org

 

Resource: COVID-19 health spending and savings account FAQs

 

Resource: COVID-19 health spending and savings account FAQs

 

Due to COVID-19, many questions have arisen about health spending and savings accounts, specifically about commuter benefits (TRA) and dependent care FSA (DCAP).

To address some of these common questions, we’ve published an FAQ page to our Learning Center. This is a free, public resource that you can share with your clients/employees who may have questions.

We will be updating the page on a regular basis so please reference often.

If you have questions not addressed in the FAQ, please reach out to your Further representative.

 

WAH – PERA Educational Session – CANCELLED!!

WAH – I just received notice that the PERA presenter is sick and the session for today has been cancelled!

 

PERA Educational Session – Windom Area Health

 

Message from Windom Area Health:

  I just wanted to make you all aware that our area’s PERA representative- Dwayne Dugan- is planning to offer a free PERA information session at the hospital next Tuesday (March 3rd) beginning at 10:30 in our Large Conference Room.

Here is the link to register:

Windom PERA Session

https://www.mnpera.org/event/ready-to-retire-windom/

 

The 2020 Census is Coming Soon!

2020 Census Coming Soon!

WAH – PERA Educational Session

PERA Educational Session – Windom Area Health

 

Message from Windom Area Health:

  I just wanted to make you all aware that our area’s PERA representative- Dwayne Dugan- is planning to offer a free PERA information session at the hospital next Tuesday (March 3rd) beginning at 10:30 in our Large Conference Room.

Here is the link to register:

Windom PERA Session

https://www.mnpera.org/event/ready-to-retire-windom/