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Human Resources

Wellness

 Rivier Cares...
                    ... about Employee Wellness! 


In addition to the benefits the University offers, the Office of Human Resources (OHR) has collaborated with both internal and external partners to bring wellness opportunities to the University community.

Do you have an idea for collaboration? Or, do you know of a service in the area that would support our wellness? We’d like to hear from you! Please contact Erica Raiche, Benefits Manager, at x8211 or eraiche@rivier.edu. Thank you! 

Nashua Family Resource Center 

Each month, the Nashua Family Resource Center offers a variety of free programs for families. Below are flyers for the programs that will be offered in May.

Active Parenting
Helping Hands
Play Group 

Tobacco Cessation Resources 

Are you, or is someone you love, looking to stop smoking? It's never too late! Below are some links to resources that can help you quit.

Call the QUITLINE: 1-800-QUIT-NOW
New Hampshire Tobacco Helpline: http://trytostopnh.org
http://www.smokefree.gov
City of Nashua Tobacco Prevention and Control: http://www.nashuanh.gov/CityGovernment/Departments/PublicHealthCommunityServices/TobaccoPreventionandControl/tabid/1018/Default.aspx 
Nicotine Anonymous:http://www.nicotine-anonymous.org/ 

KYN: Know Your Numbers 

The OHR and the faculty and students of the Nursing Division are pleased to offer biometric screening to the Sisters, faculty and staff of the University. A biometric screening gives you an immediate snapshot of your overall health. Your health screening will provide you with basic health indicators, such as your BMI, blood pressure, cholesterol level and blood glucose level. These numbers can be used to determine your risk for conditions such as diabetes and heart attack. After your screening is complete, our nursing faculty and students will counsel you on your results. Biometric screenings are a source of invaluable information that can help you live a healthier life and prevent serious illnesses, while potentially saving you money in health care costs.

The screenings are staffed by our Nursing faculty and students, and each employee will be given a ‘health passport’ which includes the results of their biometric screening. The screening is at no cost to the employee and the results are not retained by the University or the Nursing Division.

    Fall 2013 Screening Dates - TO BE ANNOUNCED.  

Please email eraiche@rivier.edu with your preferred screening date and time to make your appointment.  

Wellness Coaching 

Your EAP, The Wellness Corporation, offers wellness coaching services. This program provides employees with access to Wellness Coaches who are dedicated to providing high quality, personalized wellness coaching, education and referral services. Wellness Coaches will answer your general wellness questions, provide personalized health education, preventative health coaching, and supplementary resources to help you make positive lifestyle changes.

Your Wellness Coach can assist with a variety of issues, including but not limited to acupuncture, asthma, cardiovascular disease, chronic pain, diabetes, fitness & exercise, heart health, menopause, nutrition, pre and post  natal care, smoking cessation, stress management, weight management, and yoga.

How Do I Access Wellness Coaching? 

To access a Wellness Coach, simply call 1-800-828-6025. Coaches are available Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Your coach will work with you to assess your situation and develop personalized wellness goals. After the initial assessment, Wellness Coaches are accessible to offer ongoing support via a toll free number.

You can also access wellness coaching resources online at http://www.wellnessworklife.com. If you are a returning registered user, enter your username and password in the ‘sign in’ box. If you are a new visitor, you may sign up for a free account by clicking the ‘register’ button. Once you’re logged in, you can access Wellness Coaches by clicking the ‘Health & Wellness’ tab on the top right side of the page.

Muldoon Health and Fitness Center (HFC)  

The Center provides indoor space for basketball, floor hockey, indoor soccer and volleyball, as well as a fitness room with weight training equipment. Outdoor athletics facilities include a beach volleyball court, soccer field, softball field, and a campus cross-country trail.

The Muldoon HFC is open to Sisters, faculty, and staff. New users need to schedule an orientation appointment for the weight room. Open hours are posted at the HFC and online. The schedule is subject to change due to camps, games, practices, or other college events. The gym may not be available for use at times due to college events. Please check the Health and Fitness Center’s website for reopening information.
 

Wellness Discounts  

 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Member Savings

Your Harvard Pilgrim membership entitles you to some special savings on many health-related products and services. And don’t forget about the $150 fitness reimbursement! For more information, view the member savings page here

Best Fitness 

Sisters, faculty, and staff can join Best Fitness at a discounted rate. As an employee of the University, your enrollment fee is waived and membership is $19.99 per month for 12 months. Free 14-day passes are also available in the Office of Human Resources. For more information, please visit Best Fitness at 55 Northeastern Boulevard in Nashua or call them at (603) 769-9805. Employees should bring their ID cards with them to sign up.

Hampshire Hills Sports and Fitness Club  

Faculty, staff and Sisters are invited to join Hampshire Hills, a full service, resort-style fitness facility in Milford, at a discounted rate. As an employee of the University, your joining fee is just $75 (instead of the regular $400 joining fee) and you’ll receive up to 20% off the regular monthly dues. To learn more about Hampshire Hills, please visit their website at: http://hampshirehills.com/ 

To become a member or if you’re already member and want to get the discounted rate, please contact membership representative Cindy Schultz at (603) 673-7123 ext. 300 or at cschultz@hampshirehills.com. Employees should identify themselves as Rivier employees upon joining or inquiring about the club.

The Holistic Self Care Center  

Sisters, Faculty and Staff receive a 15% discount on all movement classes, workshops, CEU and CME training classes, as well as some services. For more information about the Center, please visit them at 12 Murphy Drive in Nashua, call them at 603.883.1490, or visit their website at www.thehsccenter.com. Employees should identify themselves as Rivier employees when making an appointment or signing up for a class, and should bring their ID cards with them when they go to the Center.

Bikram Yoga Nashua 

Sisters, Faculty and Staff receive 10% off regular rates. For more information, please visit Bikram Yoga at 5 Pine Street Extension, #6 Mill South, in Nashua, call them at 603.880.9642 or visit their website at http://www.bikramyoganashua.com/.  Employees should bring their ID card with them when they go to Bikram Yoga. 

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